The BMW 740e and 740Le xDrive plug-in iPerformance hybrids arrive on sale in the UK, with official economy of up to 134mpg and prices from £68,330. BMW effectively launched a new sub-brand with the arrival of the 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring, and it now goes on sale […]
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The facelifted 2016 Volkswagen Up! goes on sale in the UK with cosmetic tweaks, equipment updates and 89bhp 1.0 litre TSI. Prices from £8,995. A facelift for the Volkswagen Up! City car was revealed back in February, with the refreshed VW getting its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show the following month. And now the 2016 […]
The Audi SQ7 TDI – Audi’s diesel SUV with extreme power – goes on sale in the UK, priced from £70,970, with fiurst customer SQ7s due in August. The Geneva Motor Show in March saw Audi deliver a new diesel version of their biggest SUV, the Q7, which is not, in itself, that remarkable. But […]
The new SEAT Ateca SUV – SEAT’s first foray in to the huge SUV sector – has acquired residual value ratings of up to 59 per cent after three years. We all know that when we lease a car, the monthly payments are dictated not so much by the amount the car would cost to […]
The Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner is a limited run Bentayga offering everything the well-heeled fly fisherman could ever want. As niche markets go, the one that’s defined by a venn diagram intersecting those obsessed by fly fishing with those willing to spend the thick end of £200k to transport their fishing gear, will, we’re certain, […]
The Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover, revealed at this year’s Chicago Motor Show, goes on sale in the UK from £21,295, rising to £26,995 for the First Edition model. The Kia Niro Crossover, Kia’s first proper production hybrid, and certainly the first Kia Hybrid for the UK market, has now gone on sale in the UK […]
The Land Rover Defender could be reborn as Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos seeks to recreate it as a homage niche off-roader with much improved quality. For the last week there’s been a huge amount of speculation about the return of the Land Rover Defender to production, kicked-off by an article in The Times which claimed Jim Ratcliffe […]
The new supercar from Bristol – known as Project Pinnacle – will be the Bristol Bullet and be revealed later this month complete with BMW V8. Bristol Cars have been making slightly eccentric supercars for ‘Gentlemen’ buyers – such as LJK Setright and Bob Geldof – since after the second world war. But a shortage of eccentric […]
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 is a limited edition V12 Vantage created to celebrate the Spitfire’s first flight. The Spitfire – or Supermarine Spitfire, to give it its full title – is the plane that won the war in the public’s eyes (although, certainly in the Battle of Britain, it was the Hurricane that […]
The new Ford Focus RS is just starting to hit Australia, and their safety organisations are calling for it to be banned unless the drift mode is disabled. We like to think of Australians as a bit out there, risk-taking outdoor lovers with a thirst for life and adventure. But it seems not. In fact, […]