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40% fuel duty cut to be debated by MPs
Petrol Station pumps
Consumer news
19 May 2022

40% fuel duty cut to be debated by MPs

A petition to cut fuel duty must now be debated by the Government after 12 years of fuel duty freezes
New Citroen C3 Elle starts at £18,150
Citroen C3 Elle front corner
Citroën C3 hatchback
18 May 2022

New Citroen C3 Elle starts at £18,150

The French car manufacturer is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Citroen C3 with a special edition Elle model
The Pass Plus Scheme: how much it costs, car insurance discounts and is it worth it?
Learner badge
Consumer news
18 May 2022

The Pass Plus Scheme: how much it costs, car insurance discounts and is it worth it?

Pass Plus can help a new driver feel more confident on the roads and reduce the cost of car insurance
New Peugeot 308 gets £25,270 price tag
2021 Peugeot 308 - front 3/4 dynamic
Peugeot 308 hatchback
17 May 2022

New Peugeot 308 gets £25,270 price tag

Two plug-in hybrid options and a hi-tech interior for the Peugeot 308 as the brand looks to take on prestige brands
Android Auto and Apple Carplay missing from some BMW vehicles
BMW Apple CarPlay
BMW
16 May 2022

Android Auto and Apple Carplay missing from some BMW vehicles

BMW has shipped a number of vehicles without connectivity features but claims it will equip them ‘over the air’ by the end of June.
New technology and sustainable materials for Audi
Audi TT RS and Audi Q3 RS
Audi
12 May 2022

New technology and sustainable materials for Audi

Audi has added new technology, paint colours, and sustainable materials to models across its range.
Mazda opens the order books for the updated 2022 MX-30
2022 Mazda CX-30 front corner
Mazda MX-30 SUV
12 May 2022

Mazda opens the order books for the updated 2022 MX-30

Mazda has introduced enhanced charging performance and new sounds to the refreshed MX-30.
2023 electric Volkswagen Aero B spotted testing in Germany
Volkswagen Aero B front corner
Volkswagen
11 May 2022

2023 electric Volkswagen Aero B spotted testing in Germany

The German car maker has been spotted taking its Passat-sized electric car on the road for further testing ahead of its 2023 launch.
Euro NCAP awards top marks for Qashqai and ID.5 in driver assistance tests
Euro NCAP testing Highway driver assists
Consumer news
11 May 2022

Euro NCAP awards top marks for Qashqai and ID.5 in driver assistance tests

Euro NCAP reveals the latest results of its new Assisted Driving assessments
New BMW X1 and iX1 shown testing ahead of launch
BMW iX1 winter testing front corner
BMW X1
11 May 2022

New BMW X1 and iX1 shown testing ahead of launch

BMW confirms 272 mile range for new iX1 as it completes testing with new X1
Skoda release sketches for 2025 electric supermini
2025 Skoda EV supermini sketch
Skoda
10 May 2022

Skoda release sketches for 2025 electric supermini

The new supermini will share a platform with both Cupra and Volkswagen.
Volkswagen releases sketches of new 2025 ‘ID.1’ electric car
Volkswagen ID. 1 sketch
Volkswagen
6 May 2022

Volkswagen releases sketches of new 2025 ‘ID.1’ electric car

Known as the ID.1, the latest design gives a glimpse of a smaller electric car expected in 2025.
2022 Kia Soul facelift expected shortly as US models receive update
2022 Kia Soul EV Facelift front
Kia Soul EV
6 May 2022

2022 Kia Soul facelift expected shortly as US models receive update

A recently revealed facelift of the US-spec Kia Soul reveals styling tweaks and several revisions that are also expected on UK models later this year.
New Audi Q5 to arrive in 2023 without electric model
2023 Audi Q5 render front quarter
Audi Q5 SUV
6 May 2022

New Audi Q5 to arrive in 2023 without electric model

Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines will be the only choices for the new Audi Q5 when it arrives next year.
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX set to join the range in 2023
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX
Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback
5 May 2022

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX set to join the range in 2023

The electric hot hatchback will get dual motors and is set to be introduced during the ID.3’s mid-life update next year.
Used Volvo XC90 review: 2014-present (Mk2)
Volvo XC90 SUV front corner
Volvo XC90 SUV
20 Apr 2022

Used Volvo XC90 review: 2014-present (Mk2)

A supremely stylish and comfortable full-size SUV, loaded with safety technology and powered by efficient engines including mild hybrids and plug-in h…
Range Rover Velar gets new HST model
2022 Range Rover Velar HST
Range Rover Velar SUV
14 Apr 2022

Range Rover Velar gets new HST model

The HST P400 and D300 sit at the top of the Velar range; Edition model returns
Skoda reveals future design language with new baby Enyaq
HERO
Skoda
14 Apr 2022

Skoda reveals future design language with new baby Enyaq

A new SUV has been teased ahead of a reveal that will showcase Skoda’s future design language, with additional EV models planned.
New Citroen C3 You supermini starts at £12,995
2022 Citroen C3 You
Citroën C3 hatchback
11 Apr 2022

New Citroen C3 You supermini starts at £12,995

Citroen takes aim at the Dacia Sandero with its new entry level C3, which replaces the C1
New entry-level Mercedes-AMG SL roadster introduced
Mercedes AMG SL 43
Mercedes SL
7 Apr 2022

New entry-level Mercedes-AMG SL roadster introduced

Four-cylinder engine and F1 turbocharger technology is announced for the new SL 43
Isuzu D-Max updated with new variants
Isuzu D-Max 2021
Isuzu D-Max pickup
5 Apr 2022

Isuzu D-Max updated with new variants

Automatic transmission and rear differential lock are now more widely available across the range
Budget 2022: Sunak cuts fuel duty by 5p per litre
Car refuelling
Consumer news
23 Mar 2022

Budget 2022: Sunak cuts fuel duty by 5p per litre

Package of measures includes fuel duty cut for a year and higher threshold for National Insurance
UK government urged to consider pay-per-mile road pricing to replace fuel duty and VED
UK motorway
Consumer news
4 Feb 2022

UK government urged to consider pay-per-mile road pricing to replace fuel duty and VED

UK Transport Committee has recommended the introduction of a road pricing scheme to replace the current vehicle excise and fuel duty levies
Audi range gets a refresh for 2022
Audi S5 Coupe Black Edition
Audi
14 Jun 2021

Audi range gets a refresh for 2022

Audi is updating its entire lineup for 2022, with almost every model receiving new in-car tech and trim upgrades
Toyota releases 'Relax' 10-year warranty for new and used cars
Toyota RAV4 PHEV front 3/4 tracking
Toyota
1 Jun 2021

Toyota releases 'Relax' 10-year warranty for new and used cars

Toyota and Lexus models can now be covered for up to 10 years; so long as you service the car at a main dealership
Coronavirus: what COVID-19 means for drivers and car buyers
coronavirus
5 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: what COVID-19 means for drivers and car buyers

The Coronavirus outbreak affects the car industry, motorists and car buyers: here’s what you need to know
Official: new petrol and diesel car sales will be banned from 2030
Consumer news
18 Nov 2020

Official: new petrol and diesel car sales will be banned from 2030

UK Government brings ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars forward but hybrids will be sold until 2035
What is WLTP: MPG and fuel economy figures explained
Exhaust emissions
Tips and Advice
29 Jul 2019

What is WLTP: MPG and fuel economy figures explained

The new WLTP emissions test should make it easier to achieve your car’s quoted MPG figures