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Euro NCAP: Five-star safety across the energy spectrum

Euro NCAP

Five new cars, representing a wide range of propulsion types, have been tested in the latest round of Euro NCAP safety tests. The first European offerings of two Chinese brands – Lynk & Co’s 01 hybrid and NIO’s battery electric, the ES8 – achieve the maximum five-star rating. The Audi Q4 e-tron, also a pure electric vehicle, also gets a top…more

The EQB: all−electric compact SUV with up to seven seats

Mercedes

Whether it’s for a large nuclear family or a small extended family: as a seven-seater, the new EQB offers space for many family configurations and a wide variety of transport needs. This gives it an exceptional position among compact electric cars. The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to…more

Vauxhall continues its electric journey with All-New Astra-e

Astra-e

In its eighth generation, Vauxhall’s All-New Astra will be available for the first time as battery electric Astra-e. Plug-in hybrid and highly efficient petrol and diesel versions of the All-New Astra go on sale next month, with the Astra-e following in early 2023. A Sport Tourer version of All-New Astra will follow the hatchback in…more

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo

Think of the Volkswagen Polo like you would your favourite pair of jeans. It’s an affordable small car that looks smart and is comfortable in everyday use, and because it’s got a Volkswagen badge on its nose it also comes with an added bit of posh desirability. But just like that trusty pair of Levis, it’s hardly…more

The ŠKODA Fabia: setting a new benchmark in its segment

ŠKODA Fabia

The fourth-generation Fabia continues ŠKODA’s extraordinary success story of offering all you need and that little bit more. This is the first Fabia to be based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform. It is the most spacious car within its segment and boasts further enhanced comfort features as well as a several new safety and assistance…more

Updated 2021 Citroen C4 SpaceTourer

Citroen has removed some complexity from the C4 SpaceTourer’s range, dropping its least popular trim-levels and engines from sale after consulting its customer order books, Citroen has launched a revised version of the C4 SpaceTourer which drops the least popular trims and engines from the line-up. The old car’s entry-level Live trim has been discontinued, after Citroen…more

Lotus at Monterey Car Week: News Review

As the sun sets on the 2021 Monterey Car Week, Lotus Cars reports a week of debuts, track action, commercial success and another wonderful time spent with friends old and new in California. Commenting on the week’s festivities, Lotus Cars USA’s Jim Carter said: “Monterey Car Week never fails to deliver. 2021 marked Lotus’ return…more

Audi A3 Cabriolet review

  The Audi A3 Cabriolet is the drop-top version of the A3 saloon. Its main rivals are the BMW 2 Series Convertible, the Vauxhall Cascada and the VW Golf Cabriolet. The Cabriolet is one in a range of A3 models such as the two-door A3, the practical A3 Sportback and the all-rounder A3 Saloon. The Audi A3…more

Is the Mazda MX-5 a good car?

While previous generations of the Mazda MX-5 had numerous alternatives to worry about, this latest car really is in a class of one, undercutting sports cars such as the upcoming BMW Z4, Audi TT Roadster and Mercedes SLC on price. It’s available with a cloth roof that folds down manually, or with a metal roof that…more

Renault Clio adds flair with Lutecia Limited Edition

Lutecia Limited Edition

The award-winning Renault Clio range is now even more attractive with the addition of the eye-catching Lutecia Limited Edition. Boasting Diamond Black metallic paint as standard, which is set off by contrasting brass detailing, the Lutecia Limited Edition has a stylish, elegant appearance that perfectly lives up to its naming that is derived from the…more