The MINI Countryman Cooper D diesel is dropped in the UK, along with diesel engines in the BMW 2 Series and M50d variants. It seems, however hard car makers try to make diesel engines as clean and efficient as is possible, buyers just don’t care, and have gone from loving the torque and economy of […]
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Volkswagen in planning cheaper electric cars to join its ID offerings and due in 2023, and an ICE model cull too. We learnt only yesterday that the electric VW ID.3 is the best-selling EV in Europe (well, in October it was), and before long the electric ID.4 SUV will go on sale, followed by more […]
The Mk8 version of the Volkswagen Golf Estate – and the high-riding Golf Alltrack – go on sale in the UK from £24,575. Volkswagen may be pushing hard down the electric road with the new ID.3 and ID.4, but it’s still the Golf that pays the bills. And despite the VW ID.3 being the best […]
The Ferrari 488 GT Modificata is revealed as a track-only Ferrari 488, using technology from the GTE and GT3 with aggressive aerodynamics. Few car makers are in the position of picking and choosing their customers, but Ferrari is different; if you want to buy a Ferrari you’ll need to have the right profile. But if […]
The new electric Volkswagen ID.3 makes its mark in Europe, becoming the best-selling electric car in a difficult market. New car registrations have been decimated this year in the wake of Covid, and sales/registrations of new cars across Europe was down by seven per cent in October compared to the same period in 2019. But […]
The Vauxhall Corsa gets updated for 2021 with updated styling, new engine options and a lower starting price for the electric Corsa. It’s not that long since the current Corsa arrived on sale, although initially only as the Corsa-e, Vauxhall’s electric take on the new Corsa. But the regular ICE versions of the current Corsa […]
Hyundai announces the Hyundai Bayon, a new B-Segment SUV sitting below the Kona in Hyundai’s range in the UK and Europe. Hyundai already has a strong range of SUVs in the UK, including the Kona, Tucson and Santa Fe (and, sort of, the NEXO), so you might have thought they had all the bases covered. […]
Subsidies for plug-in hybrid cars in Europe should end say campaign group as they are far more polluting in the real world than stated. Opinions on plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV) vary a lot, with EV enthusiasts claiming they’re a waste of space and ordinary motorists often finding them a good halfway house to actual EV […]
The Rolls-Royce Dawn, Wraith and Cullinan Black Badge ‘Neon Nights’ specials deliver neon-effect paint jobs to the Black Badge cars. What colour do you expect a Rolls-Royce to be? Black seems an obvious choice, or any muted dark shade, and for a bit of ‘flash’, perhaps add a contrast bonnet. But that perception of Roll-Royce […]
The Porsche Taycan has set a world record for drifting an electric car with an outing in Hockenheim covering more than 26 miles of drifting. Ever since the Porsche Taycan arrived as Porsche’s first EV, there have been no shortage of plaudits for its immense abilities and immense performance. Whether you think electric cars are […]