The Renault Zoe EV gets zero stars in the latest Euro NCAP tests, with the budget Dacia Spring EV doing little better with a one-star rating. As Euro NCAP tests come to a close for 2021, the last batch has managed to deliver up a bunch of five-star ratings for many of those tested, but […]
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The new Ford Amarok Pick-up, effectively a new Ford Ranger in VW clothes, is previewed in sketches ahead of a debut in 2022. It’s only a couple of weeks since the new Ford Ranger Pick-up was revealed – the first new Ranger in a decade – and the new Ranger is set to arrive with […]
Polestar has released an over-the-air performance upgrade for the Polestar 2 offering an additional 66bhp for 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds. As we move into a new world of electric cars more like electronic mobile boxes than cars as we’ve known them for a century or more, we’re going to get used to them being regularly […]
BMW hands over its millionth electric car to a customer as its electrification drive gathers pace, and aims to double EV sales in 2022. You could say that BMW, much like Nissan, has rather squandered the lead it had with EVs when the BMW i3 arrived with the promise of more dedicated EVs to follow. […]
Renault starts the tease for a new SUV to replace the Renault Kadjar, with Renault Austral the chosen name. Debuts spring 2022. The Renault Kadjar has been with us since 2015 and, apart from a minor titivate in 2018, it’s remained unchanged. But there’s a new Kadjar due in 2022, but it won’t be a […]
New car registrations in the UK in November rose slightly on 2020, but supply still ‘Chip’ constrained as EVs thrive and Diesel withers. The last four months have seen new car registrations fall as the global ‘Chip’ shortage constrains production, but November saw a small glimmer of light with registrations nudging up (by 1.7 per […]
The Mazda2 ‘self-charging’ Hybrid arrives to add to the Mazda2 range, although it’s actually a Toyota Yaris in Mazda clothes. Mazda is adding to the Mazda2 range with a new ‘self-charging’ full hybrid Mazda2, but instead of dropping a proper hybrid powertrain in the current Mazda2, Mazda has taken the Toyota Yaris Hybrid and added […]
Lexus begins the tease for a new electric crossover called the Lexus RZ, underpinned by the same platform as the Toyota bZ4x and due in 2022. Toyota may be a bit behind the curve with a move to BEVs, but they’re starting to shift up a gear with the arrival of the Toyota bX4x. And […]
The new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid SUV arrives in the UK in 2022, adding to the Corolla range and filling the gap between the Toyota C-HR and RAV4. More than three years ago, around the time Toyota took the decision to drop the Auris badge and replace it with Corolla, we reckoned that, eventually, the […]
Polestar is back to tease the Polestar 3, a Polestar SUV with next-gen Volvo XC90 underpinnings, ahead of a debut expected next year (2022). Just this week we reported that it’s starting to look like the replacement for the Volvo XC90 is going to be the Volvo Embla, offering a more ‘Estate’ take on an […]