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Tesla Model 3 named ‘new car of the year’

Tesla Model 3 review

The Tesla Model 3 has been crowned New Car of the Year 2020 at the annual Auto Trader New Car Awards. Tesla’s acclaimed Model 3 proved to be an aspirational favourite with the public, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Kia Niro and Porsche Macan for Best New …

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Average UK car costs £192 a month to run

Cost of motoring

New research has revealed that it costs an average of £192 a month to run a car, with fuel accounting for nearly half of all expenditure. The study, conducted by online car parts provider CarParts4Less, calculated an eye-watering total of £2,300 a year. Fuel costs for a typical driver were …

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End of an era for the Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne milestone

After more than a decade in production, the final example of the Bentley Mulsanne has been completed. More than 7,300 Mulsanne luxury saloons – all handcrafted at Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire – have left the production line. The Mulsanne’s lineage can be traced back through Bentley’s history, from the …

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Fiat Centoventi wins prestigious concept design award

Fiat Concept Centoventi

The adorable Fiat Concept Centoventi has been named Best Concept Car of 2019 in the Car Design Awards. It’s thought that the Centoventi (Italian for 120) will go into production as an electric replacement for the Fiat Panda. The Car Design News (CDN) jury, which is made up of 18 …

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SEAT Ibiza crowned ‘Used Car of the Year’

Seat Ibiza review

SEAT’s popular Ibiza has been named ‘Best Used Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Used Supermini’ at the Auto Express 2020 Awards. The panel of judges cited its space and comfort, coupled with a refined and agile driving experience. The current (fifth) generation of Ibiza was named ‘Best Supermini’ at …

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It’s the 50th birthday of the original Range Rover

Original Range Rover and Range Rover Fifty

Land Rover is celebrating the golden anniversary of the game-changing Range Rover with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty. Launched on 17 June 1970, the pioneering Range Rover was the original luxury SUV, boasting superb refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability. In its lifetime, the Range Rover has achieved …

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Toyota produces 4.5 millionth British-built car

Corolla - Toyota's 4.5 millionth British-built car

The restart of manufacturing at Toyota’s UK car plant has seen the factory produce its 4.5 millionth vehicle. The milestone model, a Toyota Corolla hybrid hatchback, came off the production line at the Japanese giant’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire. Production resumed on 26 May following temporary closure due to the …

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Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

RAC mechanic

Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make …

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Audi signs ‘Special One’ José Mourinho

José Mourinho, Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and new Audi Ambassador, with his Audi Q8

Tottenham Hotspur head coach José Mourinho has joined Audi as a brand ambassador. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the announcement of the reopening of Audi Centres across the UK for service business, and in England for sales (since June 1), plus the resumption of Premier League football …

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