Porsche has increased the battery size on the plug-in hybrid Cayenne – Cayenne E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid – for greater EV range. Are plug-in hybrids the way to go to turn car buyers on to electric cars? Well, like all tricky questions, the answer is both yes and no. Yes, running a plug-in […]
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The Bugatti Bolide is revealed as a 1825bhp track car promising a top speed of more than 311mph and the ability to lap Le Mans in record time. There is speculation, still rife, that VW are going to flog Bugatti to Rimac as the car world changes and massively expensive ICE hypercars become anachronistic. But […]
Aston Martin has another ‘White Knight’ as Mercedes makes its latest technology available to AML in exchange for a 20 per cent stake. Aston Martin has a long history of ‘White Knights’ riding to its rescue as it uber-cool brand has failed to turn brand perception in to a profitable business, and the arrival of […]
The Jaguar E-Pace SUV gets a facelift, but it also switches to a platform shared with the Range Rover Evoque to support electrification. Despite their not inconsiderable woes, Jaguar Land Rover has been busy updating the Jaguar range by switching platforms suitable for electrification. Well, hybrid and mild hybrid at least. Having already updated the […]
The electric Nissan LEAF gets a price cut in the UK, and additional equipment, as Nissan reacts to increasing EV competition. The Nissan LEAF is, in many ways, as responsible for the EV ‘revolution’ as Tesla, despite it being Nissan’s only EV offering. But the competition for electric car sales is getting stronger all the […]
The Skoda Octavia iV arrives as a plug-in hybrid, joining the performance PHEV Octavia vRS iV, with prices from £30,795. Skoda has already dipped its toe in to the plug-in hybrid market with the new Octavia vRS iV, but now it’s the turn of the bread and butter Octavia – as a Hatch or Estate […]
The Fiat Tipo gets a bit of an update for the 2021 model and adds the Tipo Cross to the range with raised ride height and butch cladding. Two years ago, when Sergio Marchionne was still alive and at the helm of Fiat, he made it clear that the future for Fiat was city cars, […]
Lexus has passed the landmark of one million sales in Europe – and 250,000 in the UK – as it hits 30 years on the market. It’s 30 years since Lexus arrived in Europe as the ‘posh’ bit of Toyota, since when it’s gone from a single model – the original Lexus LS – to […]
According to reports from Germany, Volkswagen plan to put Bentley under the control of Audi is a rationalisation of its brand portfolio. Just last month we reported that VW are planning to sell Bugatti to Rimac as they look for a way to rationalise their diverse brands and fund a future of electric cars. But […]
Lewis Hamilton wins the Portuguese Grand Prix, in the process breaking Michael Schumacher’s all-time win record with 92 victories. Is Lewis Hamilton the greatest all-time F1 driver? The record books are certainly going to say so now he’s broken Michael Schumacher’s all-time F1 victory tally with his 92nd win, at the Portuguese Grand Prix, and […]