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Expensive Land Rovers and Teslas are the most UNRELIABLE cars, says watchdog

British car maker Land Rover and US electric vehicle producer Tesla have been named the two most unreliable manufacturers in a poll of thousands of UK drivers. Land Rover, which has for years struggled with reliability issues with its big – and expensive – 4X4s, was named the least dependable brand for cars aged 0 … Read more Expensive Land Rovers and Teslas are the most UNRELIABLE cars, says watchdog

UK car production crawl to a 45% decline in August

Car factory production in the UK fell by a massive 45 per cent in August ,as weak demand for new motors during the Covid-19 pandemic continued to strangle the automotive industry. Just 51,039 new motors left UK assembly lines last month compared to 92,153 in the same month of 2019.  That’s despite a predicted surge … Read more UK car production crawl to a 45% decline in August

Volkswagen ID.4: 10 things you need to know about the electric SUV

After months of anticipation – and leaked images – Volkswagen has finally unveiled its first ever electric SUV, the ID.4. The family-size motor becomes the second model in VW’s electric-dedicated ID range, following the recent arrival of the ID.3 in the UK earlier this month, and is one of 75 battery-powered models the German brand … Read more Volkswagen ID.4: 10 things you need to know about the electric SUV

Tesla’s 520-mile range Model S Plaid goes on sale in the UK for £131k

Order books have opened Tesla’s new tri-motor Model S ‘Plaid’ – which will become the electric car with the longest range available from 2021. Following Tesla Battery Day on Tuesday, the US brand has listed for sale in the UK the new Model S Plaid with an estimated range in excess of 520 miles – … Read more Tesla’s 520-mile range Model S Plaid goes on sale in the UK for £131k

We take the latest Porsche Panamera for a spin at the MoD’s tank testing grounds

The last time I drove a Porsche Panamera I had £3.3million in gold bullion stashed in the boot.  I was taking part in an audacious run across London from a secret location to a vault in Hatton Gardens carrying a total of £10million in January 2018. Sadly no gold was involved when test-driving two new … Read more We take the latest Porsche Panamera for a spin at the MoD’s tank testing grounds

Electrified Range Rover Velar 4X4 gains a new £57k plug-in hybrid option

Range Rover has added a new £57,000 electrified plug-in hybrid option to its refreshed and upgraded Velar 4X4 line up. The aerodynamically-shaped mid-size luxury SUV, which sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, is gaining a new additional P400e model variant combining a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 105kW electric motor. … Read more Electrified Range Rover Velar 4X4 gains a new £57k plug-in hybrid option

Toyota’s GR Super Sport 1,400bhp hypercar is revealed

Toyota’s upcoming hypercar has made its first public appearance this weekend with the radically-designed GR Super Sport previewed at the Le Mans 24 Hours race on Saturday. The limited edition vehicle, which is based on the Japanese maker’s LMP1 endurance racer, will go up against Mercedes-AMG’ ‘One’ hypercar, which is also race-derived with its engine … Read more Toyota’s GR Super Sport 1,400bhp hypercar is revealed

Mini launches Paddy Hopkirk Edition to celebrate 1964 Monte Carlo Rally winner

Marking a motorsport icon: Mini launches £27,500 Paddy Hopkirk Edition to celebrate racer who drove the original to victory in 1964 Monte Carlo Rally Mini marks 56 years since the original won the Monte Carlo Rally with special Paddy Hopkirk Edition Just 100 of the cars named after the Northern Irish racer will be available … Read more Mini launches Paddy Hopkirk Edition to celebrate 1964 Monte Carlo Rally winner

Morning rush hour has ‘fully returned’, says traffic report

Morning rush hour on our roads has ‘fully returned’ just as Britons prepare for second-wave lockdown, says traffic report Morning rush-hour traffic in recent weeks has risen to same levels as January The RAC said this has predominantly been caused by parents dropping their children off at school between 8am and 9am  Car volumes during … Read more Morning rush hour has ‘fully returned’, says traffic report

Classic 1977 Norton Commando still in its original shipping crate to be auctioned

When owners say their second-hand vehicles are ‘as good as new’, the reality is usually far from it. But this classic motorcycle being sold at auction in November definitely lives up to the claim, with it still being packed inside its original delivery crate.  The Norton Commando is already a highly-collectible vintage motorbike, but this … Read more Classic 1977 Norton Commando still in its original shipping crate to be auctioned