Best pressure washers 2020: group test review

Blast away grime with our pick of the best powerful pressure washer cleaners on sale

There’s nothing like a pressure washer to take the strain out of car cleaning, but even if you own one, a stream of new models can tempt you to upgrade.

Makers aren’t just chasing higher outputs, but also safety; too much power can damage a car. Kärcher has its own pressure monitoring and guide system, and rivals are offering more compact units, hoping to draw buyers with limited storage. So which of Continue reading “Best pressure washers 2020: group test review”

Best sat-navs 2020: group test review

Want to avoid traffic lights, queues and speed cameras? Here are the best portable sat-navs to guide you through the traffic

Satellite navigation systems have become an everyday tool for UK motorists and if a car doesn’t have sat-nav built-in, there’s a very good chance that a portable sat-nav system will be employed by its driver. There are many free sat-nav apps for smartphones, but they work off your mobile phone data so it may be better to rely on a dedicated sat-nav unit.

As you Continue reading “Best sat-navs 2020: group test review”

Mercedes SLC bows out with run-out Final Edition for 2020

Two-seat compact Mercedes drop-top to be taken off sale next year with no plans to replace it

Mercedes has called time on the SLC roadster – its rival for everything from the Mazda MX-5, to the Audi TT and entry level versions of the Porsche 718 Boxster – by announcing a run-out Final Edition version of its smallest drop-top, on sale now and on roads next spring. 

On sale since 2011 in one form or another, the SLC is the oldest Mercedes still on sale, and Auto Express understands a Continue reading “Mercedes SLC bows out with run-out Final Edition for 2020”

How to scrap your car, and get the best price

How to scrap or recycle your car, and what prices to expect from the scrap yard

Sometimes the sad day dawns when the cost of fixing a car turns out to be more than it is actually worth. At this point pragmatic motorists will have to take a deep breath and say ‘goodbye old friend’ to their pride and joy, but do you know how to scrap your car? Our handy guide below reveals all.

There are exceptions when scrapping your car may not be the best idea. For example, if your car is a rare or Continue reading “How to scrap your car, and get the best price”

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign revealed in showroom spec

On sale now, the 710bhp Nissan GT-R50 celebrates the golden anniversary of the GT-R nameplate and of Italdesign

This is the production version of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. Only 50 examples will be built, each priced at €990,000 (around £883,000), with first customers due to take delivery at the end of next year.

Nissan and Italdesign both celebrated their 50th anniversaries in 2018, and the GT-R50 was built as a joint golden anniversary gift. The initial concept was revealed in Continue reading “Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign revealed in showroom spec”

Concept cars: the all-time greatest designs

Concept cars are what happens when the car industry lets its imagination run wild. We pick out the greatest ever concepts…

Concept cars. They’re not for sale, and a lot of them aren’t even able to move under their own power. Yet the concept car is a vital asset to the car makers that build them. They can showcase a new design direction for a company, or reveal future technology that will reach production in later years. Either way, the reveal of a concept car can be just as exciting as Continue reading “Concept cars: the all-time greatest designs”

‘Jaguar in good shape for a transformative 2020’

2020 is set to transform Jaguar's future forever and the new Jaguar F-Type is leading the charge, says Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler

Jaguar had, for a while, been seen as the poor relation in the JLR family. At one stage, Land Rover was selling more Evoques alone than Jaguar was selling of its entire model range. 

That changed with the arrival of the F-Pace and E-Pace SUVs, while the multi-award-winning I-Pace has really helped move the brand into a new electrified era.

• Best Continue reading “‘Jaguar in good shape for a transformative 2020’”

New car sales 2019: growing demand for hybrids and EVs fail to stop falling registrations

Hybrids, plug-ins and electric cars grow in popularity, but new-car market can't shake off decline

November 2019 saw a further dip in new-car registrations, with 158,639 new models finding homes, down 2,018 (1.3 per cent) on the same month last year. That fall is significantly less pronounced than October, however, when the market was down 6.7 per cent.

Last month’s registration figures, compiled by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), echo themes that appear Continue reading “New car sales 2019: growing demand for hybrids and EVs fail to stop falling registrations”

New 2021 Skoda Fabia fast-tracked for an early arrival

New Skoda Fabia to be fast-tracked for a 2021 launch and we have exclusive images of how it could look

Skoda is gearing up to unveil the fourth generation of its big-selling Fabia supermini, due in showrooms in the first half of 2021. The current Fabia was introduced at the end of 2014, so a replacement wouldn’t normally be due until late 2021. However, Skoda has fast-tracked the Mk4 model slightly to hasten a switch of platforms that will allow it to both give the car a more striking look Continue reading “New 2021 Skoda Fabia fast-tracked for an early arrival”

Gauge Magazine December 2019 SEMA Issue

Winter is here and so is the Gauge Magazine December 2019 SEMA Issue! This issue is full of all the SEMA coverage that you have been waiting for.  Starting off our coverage with the SEMA 2019 Freaks Pre Party. Check out all the rides and fun that happens at the pre party and see who won the Gauge Magazine award!  SEMA 2019 Domestic Cars is one to not miss! Full of custom domestic rides full of new products and graphics that will blow your mind. Next is SEMA 2019 Import rides, it’s hard Continue reading “Gauge Magazine December 2019 SEMA Issue”