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LAND ROVER: All-new Range Rover makes global debut

Land Rover has unveiled its new fifth-generation Range Rover starting from £94,400 and is available to order now with first deliveries expected in the first quarter of next year.

TESLA: New Model Y goes on sale in UK from £54,990

The long-awaited Tesla Model Y has finally gone on sale in the UK. It’s available to order now, with prices starting from £54,990, with first deliveries expected in early 2022.

MG: ZS EV updated for 2022 and gets more range

The all-electric version of MG’s best-selling ZS compact SUV has been given a midlife refresh for its 2022 model year.

MERCEDES-BENZ: EQS saloon now on sale from £99,995

The all-electric Mercedes EQS saloon is now on sale. The brand’s flagship EV is a battery-powered alternative to the opulent Mercedes S-Class and has a starting price of £99,995.

GENESIS: New all-electric GV60 set for 2022

The Genesis GV60, the brand’s new electric coupé-SUV, will be available from late 2022.

SKODA: Enyaq Coupé iV to debut in 2022

Skoda UK has previewed the new Enyaq Coupé iV ahead of an official reveal.

VOLKSWAGEN: Affordable ID.Life EV concept revealed

Volkswagen has revealed its latest – and affordable – all-electric concept car, the ID.Life, at the Munich Motor Show.

E10 petrol: What is it and can my car run on it?

E10 petrol is up to 10 per cent ethanol and is available at UK fuel stations now as part of the bid to cut CO2 emissions

BMW: iX5 Hydrogen to get small production run

BMW unveiled its i Hydrogen NEXT concept car in 2019. Two years on, the German carmaker will present the BMW iX5 Hydrogen at the IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich next month.

VOLKSWAGEN: ID.5 GTX previewed ahead of Munich reveal

Volkswagen has revealed the third member from its all-electric ID sub-brand, the ID.5 GTX, ahead of its full reveal at the IAA Munich Motor Show next month.

BMW: Early refresh and M Sport trim for iX3 EV

After less than a year on sale, BMW has revealed its 2022 iX3 EV with a mild styling refresh and upgraded technology.

TESLA: Supercharger network to open to rival EVs

Tesla boss Elon Musk has suggested that the brand's popular Supercharger network of rapid chargers will open up to rival electric vehicles and has offered up more detail on how this will work.

AUDI: RS 3 2022 Sportback & Saloon unveiled

Audi has unveiled its updated RS 3 for the car’s 2022 model year. It has received a series of chassis upgrades and wears an all-new exterior design.

Volkswagen: All-new 316bhp Golf R Estate

Volkswagen has revealed the all-new Golf R Estate – the latest of the brand's performance-focused 'R' models.

BMW: New 2 Series Coupé in Goodwood FoS debut

The 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed was a fitting venue for this week’s international reveal of the new BMW 2 Series Coupé.

VOLKSWAGEN: New 2022 Polo GTI revealed

The new Polo GTI will go on sale later this year and is likely to cost little more than its rivals, starting from around £25,000.

BMW: 2021 X3 and X4 M Competition models revealed

BMW has revealed updated 2021 versions of its high-performance BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition SUVs, with prices starting at £85,100 and £86,860 respectively.

RENAULT: Pre-production images of Mégane E-Tech Electric released

Renault has released images of its all-new, all-electric Mégane E-Tech Electric in pre-production form.

BMW: Techs and Specs for all-new iX eSUV announced

BMW UK has announced prices, technical and specification details of the all-new BMW iX electric SUV, which goes on sale in November.

CUPRA: Enter the all-new Born sporty EV hatch

CUPRA – the performance sub-brand of SEAT – has unveiled its sporty electric hatchback that shares its underpinnings with the Volkswagen ID.3.

BMW: Hans Zimmer and BMW develop EV driving sounds

BMW IconicSounds Electric brings a diverse sound portfolio to BMW models powered by a fully electric or plug-in hybrid drive system.

PORSCHE: All-electric Macan previewed in development 'mule' guise

This is the new electric Porsche Macan SUV – in development mule guise. It's due to begin ‘real-world testing’ and is scheduled for launch in mid-2023.

VOLKSWAGEN: ID.4 EV gets 295bhp GTX range-topper

Volkswagen has revealed the range-topping GTX model for its ID.4 UK line-up. Packing 295 bhp!

JAGUAR: All-electric I-Pace gets two new ‘Black’ models

Jaguar’s sleek I-Pace EV has been given a sportier look, thanks to the introduction of a new I-Pace Black trim level.

MERCEDES-BENZ:  EQS luxury EV saloon

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the EQS saloon, the marque’s flagship electric car, which is a zero-emissions alternative to the Mercedes S-Class and becomes the range-topping model of the EQ sub-brand.

KIA:  All-new EV6 electric car now on sale

KIA’s new EV6 electric car is now available to pre-order. The sleek car will be KIA’s flagship EV, with up to 316 miles of range.

BMW:  First images of all-new i4 EV saloon revealed

BMW has revealed the first pre-production images of its all-new i4 electric saloon that will rival Tesla’s best-selling Model 3 and the hugely impressive Polestar 2.

PORSCHE: New Taycan Cross Turismo revealed

Porsche has unveiled its new Taycan Cross Turismo. It’s available to order now with a starting price of £79,340, with first deliveries scheduled for the summer.

BMW: New M3 and M4 Competition siblings on sale now

Two of the most highly anticipated models to be released this year, the all-new BMW M3 Competition saloon and M4 Competition coupé are now available to order.

VOLKSWAGEN: Orders open for Touareg R PHEV flagship

Volkswagen has opened its order books for the new Volkswagen Touareg R plug-in hybrid and issued the full specification for its UK-bound line-up.

MERCEDES-BENZ: New C-Class saloon and estate revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the sixth-generation of its ‘bread-and-butter’ C-Class model. It has been the German marque’s best-selling model of the last decade and this new iteration gets a host of improvements.

VOLVO: New C40 Recharge EV coming to the UK

Volvo has announced that its all-new C40 Recharge - a pure-electric compact SUV based on the larger XC40 P8 Recharge SUV - is coming to the UK.

AUDI: e-tron GT revealed - and an RS too!

Audi has unveiled the sleek and slippery e-tron GT which has the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S rivals firmly in its sights.

VOLKSWAGEN: Order books open for ID.4 electric SUV

Volkswagen has opened the sales order books for the new ID.4 SUV. It is expected to be a big seller for Volkswagen, as it taps into demand for electric cars and SUVs.

BMW’s perfect storm: The new 626bhp M5 CS

The perfect storm has come ashore as order books open for the BMW M5 CS. The recently-revealed M5 CS is a hard core, lightweight version of the ‘regular’ M5 Competition saloon.

BMW: New M Mesh Edition joins X2 line-up

BMW has introduced a new M Mesh Edition trim level to its X2 range. It is now available to order with first deliveries expected in March, 2021.

MERCEDES-BENZ: All-electric EQA finally revealed

It’s been nearly four years since the all-electric concept was initially exhibited at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, but now the Mercedes-Benz EQA has finally been revealed.

PORSCHE: 718 Boxster gains 25 Years anniversary edition

Porsche has introduced a 25 Years anniversary limited-edition 718 Boxster to mark the model’s quarter-century.

MERCEDES-BENZ: New EQS to get full-width MBUX Hyperscreen

The new Mercedes-Benz EQS saloon is in the closing stages of development, but the German auto-maker has unveiled a highlight of the interior which it has called the ‘MBUX Hyperscreen’.

VOLKSWAGEN: Order books open for new Golf Estate

The new Volkswagen Golf Estate is now in showrooms and available to order, with prices starting from £24,575.

RENAULT: New ZOE Venture Edition trim level announced

Renault UK has announced the addition of a new Venture Edition trim level to its award-winning ZOE EV line-up for 2021.

JAGUAR: 2020 F-Pace SVR – assume the braced position

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR has been updated, bringing it in line with the rest of the facelifted F-Pace range for its 2020 model year.

SKODA: The all-new Octavia vRS

The launch of the all-new vRS completes Skoda’s introduction of the fourth-generation of its best-selling Octavia hatchback and estate, higher levels of safety, new driver assistance systems, more comfort and modern connectivity features.

AUDI: Refreshed SQ5 TDI now available to order

Audi has opened the order books for its high-performance SQ5 SUV, which has received a host of updates for its 2021 model year.

GOVERNMENT: Sales of new petrol and diesel cars to end from 2030

In pursuance of its ‘green industrial revolution’, the government recently announced plans to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-fuelled cars to 2030 – five years earlier than originally scheduled.

BMW: New iX EV coming in 2021 with 370-mile range

BMW has revealed the new all-electric BMW iX SUV. Originally called the ‘Vision iNEXT’ when a concept, the new model will use BMW’s latest eDrive electric powertrain, with a power output of around 500bhp and an estimated range of roughly 376 miles.

SKODA: New Octavia iV PHEV joins UK range

Full details of the new Skoda Octavia iV PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) have been revealed. It’s the most efficient Octavia ever offered and is capable of up to 43 miles of pure-electric running.

VOLKSWAGEN: Order books open for 2020 Golf GTD

The new 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTD is now available to order for a starting price of £32,790. It’s the most powerful and efficient GTD yet and packs all the new Mk8 Golf’s latest technology.

AUDI: Q8 flagship SUV gains two new PHEV versions

As its onslaught of model-electrification continues, the Audi Q8 is the marque’s latest model to get plug-in hybrid power with two potent options for Audi’s flagship SUV.

McLAREN: All-new MV614 hybrid supercar in final testing

The first all-new High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar – dubbed MV614 – has entered the final stages of its development and test programmes.

POLESTAR: Precept GT concept to enter production

Polestar has finally confirmed it will put the four-door Precept GT concept revealed in February of this year into production.

VOLKSWAGEN: Order books open for Mk8 Golf GTI

The eighth-generation of VW’s iconic hot hatch is the most hi-tech version to date, so it’s not surprising that the price has crept up a bit compared to the last GTI.

JAGUAR: 2020 F-Pace gets updates and new PHEV powertrain

Jaguar’s popular F-Pace SUV has undergone a midlife refresh for its 2020 model year. The changes over the previous iteration include subtle exterior styling tweaks, a fresh new interior design and updated technology.

LAND ROVER: Defender gains PHEV power, new engines and new trim grade

Land Rover has announced several additions to its new Defender range, including the introduction of a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model, which becomes the most efficient available

MERCEDES-BENZ: New S-Class land yacht arrives in port

The seventh generation of the brand’s flagship luxury saloon was announced last week and features an all-new design, a vast array of new technology and a revised engine range.

BENTLEY: 2021 Bentayga Speed – the fastest SUV in the world

Bentayga Speed with its mighty bi-turbo W12 engine remains the ultimate Bentayga for markets like the U.S., Middle East, and Asia Pacific region.

New 2020 Audi S3 Sportback & Saloon

Audi has revealed the new 2020 Audi S3 range, based on the all-new A3 launched just last month. At 306bhp, it’s more powerful than before, and is available as a four-door saloon or a five-door ‘Sportback’ hatchback.

MASERATI: Hardcore Trofeo Ghibli and Quattroporte saloons

Following the launch last year of the Levante Trofeo with its 580 hp Ferrari-sourced V8 powerplant, the new Quattroporte and Ghibli are now available in top-end Trofeo specification, both fitted with the same 3.8-litre bi-turbo engine.

MERCEDES-BENZ: Eight-seat EQV available to order

Based on the V-Class, the EQV all-electric MPV is Mercedes’ second electric model after the EQC SUV and is one of the first electric MPVs on sale in the UK.

MINI: 2020 Countryman John Cooper Works

The facelifted MINI Countryman was unveiled earlier this year and now the range-topping John Cooper Works (JCW) performance model has arrived.

ASTON MARTIN: First DBX rolls off Welsh production line

It’s hard to believe that just over four years ago, Aston Martin announced its investment in a brand new manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales. Last week, the first Aston Martin to be ‘Made in Wales’ was driven off the production line.

AC CARS - Limited Edition Cobra Series 1 Electric

Rarely is a motoring icon reborn and updated at the same time, which makes the two new models in the 2020 AC Cobra range announced last week all the more interesting. Each new model runs a very different powertrain to the other. The first...

New e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback break cover

The all-electric e-tron S is the latest Audi to receive the ‘S’ treatment. It’s the first production electric car to feature three electric motors and pumps out a stonking 489hp.

CAR SECURITY : New anti-theft device to save millions

An innovative device that prevents cars with keyless start and entry from being stolen could save the insurance industry around £380 million a year on car theft claims.

JAGUAR: I-Pace gets faster charging and new tech

The Jaguar I-Pace has received a mid-life refresh bringing faster charging and upgraded technology to keep it competitive against rivals like the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-tron and Tesla Model X.

CITROEN: All-new C4 and e-C4 EV revealed

The 2020 Citroen C4 and e-C4 EV has been revealed. Gone are the librarian looks of the previous C4 – last updated in 2015 – as the all-new model has an eye-catching coupé-cum-SUV design, which is bang on trend in the current market.

MERCEDES-BENZ: EV charging service partners with BP Chargemaster’s POLAR network

Mercedes-Benz EQC all-electric SUV customers now have access to POLAR, the UK’s largest public electric vehicle charging network. Operated by BP Chargemaster, POLAR is now available along with other charging networks, through one optional subscription, via ‘Mercedes me Charge’.

Volvo: Electric XC40 Recharge P8 now on sale

The Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 is Volvo’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) and will arrive in UK showrooms towards the end of this year. Initially only available in ‘R-Design’, more trim grades are expected to follow shortly after.

SKODA: Safety first in the all-new Octavia

SKODA has revealed a range of safety features which are all set to make their debut in the fourth-generation Octavia, when it is released in UK showrooms this summer. The new technologies won’t just ensure safety for the driver of the vehicle but also other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

VOLVO : Next-gen Volvos to get Luminar LiDAR tech

Volvo Cars has partnered with tech firm Luminar to provide their industry-leading LiDAR and perception technology for Volvo’s next generation cars.

POLESTAR 2: Matching performance with safety

The Polestar 2 continues to spearhead the introduction and development of new technologies for the Volvo Car Group. It is the first fully-electric vehicle to feature new Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) technology and more.

LAND ROVER: Two new plug-in hybrids launched

Land Rover launches Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque PHEVs promising up to 201.8mpg and priced similarly to the rest of their respective ranges.

COVID-19: Drivers given six-month emergency MOT extensions

Recently, the government suspended MOT tests across the UK for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, after motorists expressed concerns over the consequences of not having a pass certificate due to MOT testing centres shutting down.

Vauxhall’s new all-electric Corsa-e

The all-new, all-electric Corsa-e features a range of up to 209 miles (WLTP) and is available to order right now.

CUPRA: 3D printing deployed for car development

At CUPRA – the performance arm of Spanish automaker SEAT – a team of innovative engineers is transforming the way vehicles are developed by printing car parts.

2020 road tax changes for cars, vans and motorcycles

Car tax changes for 2020 come into effect today, Wednesday 1st April and will introduce a widespread package of updates to all vehicle owners. At the top, the bottom line is that most new car owners will pay more tax from today 1st April, but electric car owners – both new and existing – pay zero, saving many around £1,600 over five years.

2020 Kia Sorento – UK engines and interior tech confirmed

Fourth-generation Kia Sorento will get hybrid and diesel power with a plug-in hybrid following later this year.

BMW: Sleek, near production-ready i4 revealed

The BMW Concept i4 previews the forthcoming 2021 BMW i4 and boasts a 523hp electric powertrain and a range of 373 miles.

AUDI reveals S version ‘drive concepts’ of its E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback

Audi has revealed two ‘drive concept’ cars that could essentially be more powerful versions of its E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback in the form of sportier and more performance-oriented ‘S’ models.

Virtual Geneva Motor Show Round-Up

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, car manufacturers have still been busy unveiling their latest creations and sharing them online. Read on for Driver Buddy’s round-up of the newest models from Aston Martin, BMW, Honda and more.

'Virtual' Geneva Motor Show - The Big Reveals

The cancellation of this year’s Geneva Motor Show following the coronavirus outbreak has given rise to a new phenomenon – the ‘virtual’ motor show.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S 4Matic+ The world’s most powerful T2.0-litre!

The high-performance compact SUV has been revealed online and is expected to go on sale in the UK in April with a price tag in the region of £53,000.

Jaguar Land Rover reveals its electric urban mobility concept – and plans pilot for 2021

Jaguar Land Rover, which recently unveiled Project Vector as part of the company’s Destination Zero initiative, offering its vision of an autonomous, electric and connected future for urban mobility.

E.ON and VW co-develop new solution for ultra-fast charging EVs

Cooperation between E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components contributes to establishing an ultra-fast charging infrastructure.

All-New 2020 Audi A3 Goes Quattro Testing in the Azores

Camouflaged quattro versions of new Audi compact hatchback tackle a course also used for the Azores rally to demonstrate latest quattro technology.

Fiat 500 and Panda Mild-Hybrids Now Available

UK pricing and specifications for the new Fiat 500 mild hybrid and Panda mild hybrid have been announced, arriving in UK showrooms mid-February and March, respectively.

New Mercedes-Benz eVito: Specs, Techs and Pricing

More details have been released on the highly-anticipated Mercedes-Benz eVito, which offers 112hp of power, 300Nm of torque, a 92-mile average range and a six-hour charging time.

Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Sold Every Seven Minutes

The UK EV market grew by 21% in 2019 with more than 72,000 new plug-in cars registered in the UK – that’s one registered every seven minutes.

Safest cars revealed by Euro NCAP - Best of the Best in class 2019

2019 was a fantastic year for car safety, and Euro NCAP has highlighted the Best of the Best in class for 2019

Sony Vision-S All-Electric Concept Car

The Sony Vision-S concept car has been unveiled at CES to showcase the firm’s latest vehicle safety and infotainment innovations.