Lotus announces the Type 130 – their first new car for more than a decade – will be an electric hypercar, teased with a misty green image. There was a time, under Dany Bahar’s tenure at Lotus, when the announcement of a new hypercar would have to be met with scorn. But Lotus is a […]
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The Aston Martin Rapide E makes its debut in production guise at the Shanghai Motor Show, delivering 602bhp and over 200 miles of range. Four years ago Andy Palmer, Aston Martin boss, confirmed that AML were working on their first electric car, that it would be an electric RapidE (that’s Rapide with a big E […]
The Mercedes Concept GLB arrives at the Shanghai Motor Show as a bit of a baby G-Wagen, bringing traditional off-road looks to a small Mercedes SUV. With exception of SUVs like the Mercedes G-Wagen, Jeep Renegade, Suzuki Jimny and the not yet arrived new Land Rover Defender, SUVs have become slicker and sharper, more like […]
Volvo cars across Europe will be connected to warn each other about upcoming road hazards and slippery road surfaces to help cut accidents. It’s no secret that Volvo is on a mission to end all fatalities in cars and make driving as safe as possible, although the recent announcement about Volvos limited to 112mph from […]
The Audi AI:ME is revealed in Shanghai, previewing an autonomous electric city car designed to transport you round the cities in the future. One of the joys of an electric car, even a pretty prosaic electric car, is that it feels more lively to drive than its equivalent ICE model thanks to the instant torque […]
Volkswagen has revealed the ID Roomzz Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, a large electric SUV with sliding doors and 302bhp. If you hadn’t worked it out yet, Volkswagen is throwing its hat in to the electric car ring with a vengeance as it seeks to distance itself from the dieslegate scandal, and aims to […]
Ford is introducing new car key fobs for the Fiesta and Focus with motion sensing technology to beat car thieves using signal grabbers. A year ago we asked why car makers haven’t introduced motion sensing keyless car key fobs which switch off when not being used so tech-savvy thieves can’t grab the signal and steal […]
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix in a convincing Mercedes 1-2, and Ferrari’s Vettel takes third place thanks to team orders. There was an expectation that Ferrari would show their mettle in China after Charles Lecelrc’s impressive drive in Bahrain a fortnight ago, and take the fight fully to the Silver Arrows. But […]
The Volvo XC40, Volvo’s smallest SUV, is in such demand that Volvo will start production in China of the XC40 to help meet that demand. The Volvo XC40 is not just a cracking little SUV, it’s arguably the default choice in its sector, offering the most appealing combination of abilities, with its style, practicality and […]
Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix – F1’s 1,000th race. It’s a Ferrari second row. You might have thought, after Leclerc’s performance in Bahrain that, barring mechanical issues, the Chinese Grand Prix would see Ferrari in charge properly challenging Mercedes. But not so. In fact, the 2019 […]