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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Top 10 driving test mistakes

Young driver

Have you ever wondered what the most common reasons are for learners failing their driving tests? In a bid to ease the driving test backlog, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has contacted all UK-based driving instructors highlighting the main mistakes made by learner drivers. It’s hoped that if …

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Volkswagen Golf GTE review

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Looking for a swift, practical car that’s kinder to the environment, but not quite ready to go fully electric? You could do a lot worse than the all-new Volkswagen Golf GTE – the all-new “performance” plug-in hybrid version of the iconic hatchback. Despite having a smaller engine than the GTI …

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First podium of the season for “Ferrari”

Verstappen with the winner's trophy and a Ferrari Trento celebration bottle

Red Bull ace Jos Verstappen’s first win of the year at the chaotic, incident-strewn Emilia Romagna Grand Prix also marked a new era for F1- it was the 2021 podium debut for Ferrari Trento, the new Official Toast of Formula 1. After the ‘dry’ Bahrain Grand Prix two weeks ago, …

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Roadkill: UK wildlife road death toll revealed

Animal-road-death-toll-report-by-GoCompare

Six badgers, five pheasants and five hedgehogs are run over on UK roads EVERY day, according to a new report by GoCompare. Small mammals are the most commonly hit animals on our roads (8,580 a year), followed by birds (4,652) and large mammals such as deer (1,000). Amphibians (72 a …

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Motorists reveal their electric dreams

Nissan Leaf charging

New research has revealed that 70% of European motorists would consider an electric vehicle for their next car. A survey of 3,500 petrol and diesel, and 3,500 electric car owners spread across seven countries and regions, including the UK, examined EV satisfaction as well as attitudes other drivers have towards …

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Top 10 most scrapped cars in the UK

Ford-Focus-Mk-2

New research from car recycling website Scrap Car Network indicates that Brits scrapped a third more cars in 2020, with the Ford Focus leading the way. Some 10,000 more cars were scrapped in the past two years via the website, and a record 37,000 cars were consigned to car heaven …

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Maserati signs soccer and style icon David Beckham

Maserati and David Beckham

Italian luxury car maker Maserati has welcomed its new brand global ambassador, David Beckham. Global sporting icon, philanthropist, businessman and style trailblazer, Maserati reckons the former England captain is the perfect partner to accompany them on the next leg of its journey, “breaking boundaries and driving the brand forward to …

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Meet the amazing MG Cyberster concept

MG Cyberster concept car

The first official pictures of the stunning new MG Cyberster retro EV have been revealed ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. Developed by the team at the MG Advanced Design Centre in London, the Cyberster is a two-seater sports car recalling the brand’s tradition, …

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CUPRA Born undergoes final winter testing

CUPRA Born undergoes final winter testing

CUPRA’s first fully-electric vehicle has endured temperatures of -30ºC just a few miles from the Arctic Circle during testing prior to its world premiere in May. Nearly 19,000 test miles have been accumulated day and night to ensure the car delivers the best performance even in the most extreme conditions. …

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New ownership for Caterham Cars

Caterham Cars

British sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars has been acquired by Japanese automotive group, VT Holdings. The company, which bought Caterham from businessmen Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun, has been the Japanese importer for the Seven since 2009, where it currently sells more than 120 cars annually. As one of Japan’s …

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