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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.

Green light for the cute Citroen Ami

Citroen Ami

Citroen has confirmed that its fully electric Ami city car will launch in the UK next year. More than 12,000 UK customers have already registered their interest in this cute EV which has a range of 46 miles and a top speed of 28mph. With a length of only 2.41m …

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Top 10 reasons drivers are embarrassed about their cars

Ford-Focus-Mk-2

One in six motorists are self-conscious of their car and almost half feel their motor deserves more care than it’s currently given, according to a new study of 2,000 drivers. More than a third are simply embarrassed by the mess their car is in, 41 per cent reckon they are …

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Top tips for travelling with children

Graco-car-baby-seat

Car seat experts Graco have launched a safety campaign in collaboration with Halfords and Dadsnet, aiming to help parents achieve the ultimate goal – safe and happy car journeys with kids. According to research conmductred with Graco’s 15,000 Instagram followers, parents prioritise three key factors for journeys – safety, entertainment …

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MINI celebrates major milestone

20 years of MINI production at Swindon and Oxford

The one millionth MINI has been delivered in the UK, just over 20 years since the start of modern MINI production in 2001. In all, MINI has sold more than 5.1 million cars globally in the past two decades, and the UK is the brand’s largest market. The 3-Door Hatch, …

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Skoda Enyaq iV transformed into a Popemobile

Skoda-Enyaq-iV-fit-for-Pope-Francis

Pope Francis is being treated to zero emissions travel courtesy of specially converted Skoda Enyaq iV EVs during his visit to Slovakia. The two pure electric SUVs, plus two smaller Karoqs, were adapted according to the Vatican’s wishes. To make it easier to see the Pontiff, clear glass windows in …

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Why the all-new Nissan Qashqai is heaven scent

Peter-Karl-Eastland-Nissans-Odour-Evaluation-Lead-Engineer

Meet Peter Karl Eastland – the man who Nissan claims has helped achieve that coveted ‘new-car smell’ for the latest Qashqai. Peter, who’s an Odour Evaluation Lead Engineer based at Nissan Technical Centre Europe, is blessed with an extremely acute sense of smell – a gift he realised he had …

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Police forces trial all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E police car concept

Ford has unveiled Mustang Mach-E police concept at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham, following several requests from forces around the country to evaluate the pure electric SUV. The Metropolitan Police Force has already appraised the standard Mustang Mach-E and has now requested a full test of the marked concept. …

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Volkswagen Tiguan R review

Volkswagen Tiguan R review

When you’re driving an ever-increasing amount of hybrid and electric vehicles, it’s refreshing to review a car with no eco pretensions – just a good, old-school car aimed at petrolheads. To be exact, the Tiguan R is the performance version of Volkswagen’s mid-sized SUV that’s attractive, practical, well-equipped, fully connected …

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Top 30 pet names Brits give to their cars

David Baddiel - The Adventures of Pre-Loved Cars

Betsy, George and Beast have topped a list of the most popular ‘pet’ names for cherished cars. A study of 2,000 drivers found four in 10 have named a car, with Bessie, Betty, Bertha, and Bertie also common monikers. Boris, Lucy, and Dolly completed the top 10, with other popular …

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New E10 petrol perplexes a quarter of motorists

New-E10-eco-petrol

One-in-four drivers are still in the dark about a new greener fuel now available at pumps, according to RAC research. More than a quarter of drivers (27%) are yet to check whether their car is compatible with E10 petrol which arrives at forecourts this month, with a similar proportion (24%) …

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