The Volvo XC40 has been named the Japan Car of the Year 2018, beating off competition from the Toyota Corolla Sport and the VW Polo. This time last year the Volvo XC60 was named the 2017 Japan Car of the Year, fighting off competition from BMW 5-Series and Toyota Camry to give Volvo its first COTY award in […]
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The 100,000th Volvo S90 has been built in China, and it’s heading for the UK as Volvo celebrate a production milestone for the S90 saloon. Two years ago, Volvo announced they were shifting production of the S90 saloon from Sweden to China, planning to export from China to markets around the world. And we did […]
Land Rover ends its 70th anniversary celebrations with a trip down memory lane for an employee who worked at ‘Rover’ at the start of Land Rover production. The celebrations of Land Rover’s 70th year in 2018 have focused mainly on the Series cars and Defender, and although the final piece of its celebration goes back […]
A report commissioned by the RAC declares that plug-in hybrids should be banned from using public charging points as they charge too slowly. We recently reported that most plug-in hybrids never see a charging point, as most owners rely on the car to generate its own charge and don’t bother to plug in either at […]
Almost two years on from the arrival of the McLaren 720S – a replacement for the 650S – McLaren unveils the 720S Spider, Woking’s open-top 720S. It’s getting on for two years since the McLaren 720S arrived to usurp the 650S, and McLaren has finally got round to revealing its open-top sibling – the McLaren […]
The new SEAT Tarraco – SEAT’s new seven-seat SUV – goes on sale in the UK with prices starting from £28,320 for the biggest SUV in SEAT’s range. After resorting to asking the public to name its new seven-seat SUV, the SEAT Tarraco was duly named as SEAT’s range-topping SUV and revealed at the Paris […]
A Russian company – Aviar Motors – is planning an electric classic Ford Mustang Fastback lookalike complete with an 840bhp electric powertrain – the Aviar R67. Recreating classic cars with modern underpinning is becoming more and more of a thing, with everything from David Brown’s modern take on a 1960s Aston Martin DB to an ever-expanding […]
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, built as a one-off to celebrate 50 years of GT-R, is going in to production, with a limited ruin of just 50 cars at £1 million each. Earlier this year, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign was revealed as a cracking one-off car to celebrate 50 years of GT-R, and Nissan took the […]
The new Skoda Scala arrives to replace the Rapid in Skoda’s range and take the fight to the VW Golf and Ford Focus. Launches in the first half of 2019. Skoda has been busy teasing the replacement for the Rapid for a while, including a look at it with the Vision RS Concept in Paris, and […]
With a debut in production guise for the Polestar 1 – Volvo’s electric performance arm’s first outing – due in 2019, Polestar are honing its driver experience offering. It’s more than a year since the Polestar 1 was revealed, and it’s still probably six months away from actually going in to production, so it’s important […]