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Lexus LS500h (2018) review: a distinctly Lexus flagship
2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante first drive - Dauer: 104 Sekunden
Mercedes-Benz S500 L (2018) review: too clever for its own good?
Quick group test: Citroen C3 Aircross vs Kia Stonic vs Renault Captur vs Seat Arona
Fresh Mercedes C-class facelift gets new tech and interior updates
Citroen C4 Cactus (2018) review: comfort is king
Lexus LS500h (2018) review: a distinctly Lexus flagship
2018-02-20 07:04:18 ► Amazing design inside and out. ► Disappointing powertrain. ► Lexus only needs to sale 100 in the UK every year If you’re not trying to sell cars to everyone, you don’t have to make cars that everyone likes. The smaller premium car makers do best with polarising designs which 90 per cent of buyers will reject, but which the other 10 per cent will love sufficiently to forgive a few failings and choose in favour of the omni-capable offerings of the German Big Three   Read More ...
Aston Martin DB11 Volante review: V8 power without the roof
2018-02-19 14:01:58 ► We drive new DB11 soft-top. ► Tested in V8 Volante spec. ► Full review, specs, prices and more. Late last year, Aston Martin slotted a V8 engine into its new DB11 coupe, creating a model to sit below the V12 for the marginally less wealthy. We liked it so much that we said the cheapest DB11 was also the best   Read More ...
2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante first drive - Dauer: 104 Sekunden
2018-02-19 12:23:21 The DB11 Coupe marked a step change for Aston Martin when it was launched in 2015: new looks, new engine, new bodywork, new chassis. The Volante - or convertible - version of the DB11,builds on that success with fantastic looks and Aston’s brilliant V8 engine driving the rear wheels. Subscribe for more videos from Auto Trader every Friday: Don't forget to click the notifications button so you'll be the first to see any new videos. Read the full review: Auto Trader is the UK’s biggest, best and most trusted car buying website, and our YouTube channel will help make finding your next vehicle easier than ever   Read More ...
German court to rule on whether cities can ban heavily polluting vehicles in pivotal moment for country's car makers
2018-02-19 12:06:24 A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country’s roads. Environmental group DUH has sued Stuttgart in Germany’s car-making heartland and Dusseldorf over levels of particulate matter exceeding European Union (EU) limits after Volkswagen's (VW) 2015 admission to cheating diesel exhaust tests   Read More ...
This Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Could Prove The Most Expensive British Car Ever Sold In Britain
2018-02-18 21:28:28 Aston Martin has made some devastatingly gorgeous and storied cars over the years. But few could hold a candle to the legendary . Unfortunately for collectors, only 19 were originally made (along with another six continuation examples). But one is coming up for auction, and it could prove the most valuable British car ever sold. Known by its registration number 2 VEV, this historic Aston stands out even in the rare company of other DB4GTs   Read More ...
New Audi SQ7 review: physics-bending fun with cutting edge-tech
2018-02-18 14:00:24 ► Audi SQ7 tested on UK roads. ► Diesel V8 punches out 664lb ft. ► Capable of 0-62mph in just 4.9sec. Some cars are big, some are fast – but some like the Audi SQ7 break the rules and decide to do both. Audi’s hot-SUV is based on the regular Q7’s MLB modular architecture and uses a 48-volt backbone that powers both an active anti-roll set up, and a third compressor for the SQ7’s 4   Read More ...
Self-Driving Nissan Qashqai Arrives In The UK Priced From £31,275
2018-02-18 12:14:35 The facelifted Nissan Qashqai can now be ordered with the optional ProPilot system in the United Kingdom. Available only for the Tekna and Tekna+ grades, and powered by the 130PS (128hp) 1.6-liter diesel engine with automatic transmission, it starts from £31,275 ($43,277). The self-driving technology can be engaged via the special button on the right spoke of the steering wheel and assists the driver by controlling the steering, throttle and brakes   Read More ...
Best family cars - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 21 Sekunden
2018-02-17 12:30:55 Families come in all shapes and sizes, and so do family cars. Here, our expert pick out the best ones in a range of different sizes, to satisfy a range of different budgets. Subscribe for more videos from Auto Trader every Friday: Don't forget to click the notifications button so you'll be the first to see any new videos. Search for a Renault Captur here: Search for a Seat Alhambra here: Search for a Skoda Superb estate here: Search for a Nissan Qashqai here: Search for a Skoda Kodiaq here: Auto Trader is the UK’s biggest, best and most trusted car buying website, and our YouTube channel will help make finding your next vehicle easier than ever   Read More ...
Exclusive look at the new Kia Ceed, rival to the Focus, Astra, and Golf - Dauer: 93 Sekunden
2018-02-17 12:30:50 Rachael Hogg heads to Frankfurt for an exclusive look at the new Kia Ceed hatchback. The rival to the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and VW Golf will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It goes on sale in summer 2018, with a mid-spec model set to cost from around £21,000. Subscribe for more videos from Auto Trader every Friday: Don't forget to click the notifications button so you'll be the first to see any new videos. Auto Trader is the UK’s biggest, best and most trusted car buying website, and our YouTube channel will help make finding your next vehicle easier than ever   Read More ...
New Kia Ceed unveiled - family hatch sets sights on VW Golf and Ford Focus - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 55 Sekunden
2018-02-17 12:30:45 UBSCRIBE for more great car videos: New Kia Ceed - full story: This is the all-new Kia Ceed. The company’s new small family hatchback will be seen in the flesh for the first time at next month’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show before going on sale later in the year. This is the third generation of Kia’s rival for the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra; and, like both previous models, it has been designed and developed in Europe. Johnathan Burn takes a look around… More Auto Express videos Facelifted MINI revealed: VW up! GTI review: Car reviews playlist: More on AutoExpress   Read More ...
New Skoda Karoq road trip - 1,500 miles, five countries, one brilliant SUV - Dauer: 15 Minuten
2018-02-17 12:30:41 UBSCRIBE for more great car videos: Skoda Karoq - the complete guide: Car buyers can’t get enough of SUVs, which is why every major maker is expanding its line-up in this rapidly growing area of the market. Latest to arrive on the scene is the new Skoda Karoq, a model which has an integral role to play in the firm’s long-term plan to significantly increase sales by 2025. More than that, though, it has a hard act to follow, replacing the much-loved Yeti as the company’s contender in the mid-size SUV class. To find out just how good it is, we sent James Batchelor on a special 1,500-mile road trip from the Czech Republic to the UK… More Auto Express videos Car reviews playlist: Skoda Karoq - first review: BMW X3 review: More on AutoExpress   Read More ...
Renault Megane Sport Tourer - is this the most stylish estate you can buy? - Carbuyer - Dauer: 5 Minuten, 44 Sekunden
2018-02-17 12:30:32 Renault Megane Sport Tourer review: Watch our latest video: Sign up to Carbuyer’s newsletter for the latest videos, news, reviews and advice: The Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate takes the virtues of the Megane hatchback – namely decent economy, a very comfortable ride and above all a very sure sense of style inside and out, and adds extra practicality when you need it. It’s far from the biggest of estate cars, but it provides that little bit of extra usefulness that families need from time to time. The best news is that the running costs are barely any different and that beautifully designed interior survives unscathed   Read More ...
Man in court charged with causing child's death by dangerous driving
2018-02-17 12:29:24 A MAN has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a child by dangerous driving. Patrick James Veitch, 48, is alleged to have been at the wheel of a Porsche Panamera when he was involved in an incident on the near Grimston Bar, York. Veitch, a company director, also faces charges of causing serious injury to another child and to a man by dangerous driving at the same time in the same incident   Read More ...
Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 SUV in-depth review | Mat Watson Reviews - Dauer: 10 Minuten
2018-02-17 12:09:18 The Volkswagen T-Roc: it's the German brand's take on the small SUV. It's got striking looks and comes in a range of eye-catching colour combinations both inside and out - but does it have the substance to match the style? I find out in this in-depth review. Subscribe – ... Save – Facebook – Insta – Twitter – Read our full Volkswagen T-Roc review – Volkswagen T-Roc infotainment and interior review – Volkswagen T-Roc practicality review – Volkswagen T-Roc POV test drive – See the best Volkswagen T-Roc deals – Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you   Read More ...
Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 SUV practicality review | Mat Watson Reviews - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 15 Sekunden
2018-02-17 12:09:11 The Volkswagen T-Roc gets chunky SUV looks, but it's 21mm shorter than a Golf hatchback. So is it still roomy enough for everyday life? In this practicality review you'll see how comfy it is with three adults in the back, how easy it is to fit a child seat and just how much stuff I can cram in the boot. Subscribe – ... Save – Facebook – Insta – Twitter – Read our full Volkswagen T-Roc review – Volkswagen T-Roc infotainment and interior review – Volkswagen T-Roc POV test drive – See the best Volkswagen T-Roc deals – Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow   Read More ...
Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 360 | Look Around - Dauer: 61 Sekunden
2018-02-17 12:09:05 Take a look around the Volkswagen T-Roc's cabin to see what it looks like inside, and see for yourself what it’s like for visibility out the front and the back. Subscribe – ... Save – Facebook – Insta – Twitter – Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you – no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal. Visit our site to   Read More ...
Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 SUV infotainment and interior review | Mat Watson Reviews - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 13 Sekunden
2018-02-17 12:08:57 The Volkswagen T-Roc is one of the German brand's most striking new cars on the outside, but how does it look and feel from behind the driver's seat? Find out this - and how well the touchscreen infotainment system works - in this review. Subscribe – ... Save – Facebook – Insta – Twitter – Read our full Volkswagen T-Roc review – Volkswagen T-Roc practicality review – Volkswagen T-Roc POV test drive – See the best Volkswagen T-Roc deals – Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you   Read More ...
All new Kia Ceed 2019 revealed – you’ll be amazed at how cool it looks! | Top10s - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 19 Sekunden
2018-02-17 00:16:51 This is the all-new Kia Ceed. It’s a rival to cars like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf - so what sets it apart in such a competitive class? Find out as we take a look at the carwow top 10 things you need to know about it. Subscribe – ... Save – Facebook – Insta – Twitter – Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you – no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal   Read More ...
Electric cars: What if you live in a flat?
2018-02-16 23:08:01 In the street where I live no one yet owns an electric car - because there are no driveways on which to charge them. Indeed nearly a third of car-owners in the UK have no off-street parking, as they live in a flat or a terraced house. Public charge points are not always an option either; even in big cities the nearest facility can often be a 20-minute walk away   Read More ...
The CAR Top 10: innovative French cars
2018-02-16 21:04:31 ► CAR's top 10 clever Frenchies. ► Elevator-doored superminis...► ...to now-iconic MPVs. More often than not, it's been French car makers that have taken the biggest leaps into the unknown, whether by accident or design. Here are our 10 of the coolest... Matra-Simca Rancho. All the funkiest off-road stuff slung together into an intriguing package for on-road drivers. So far ahead of its time that it would still look fresh if it were launched today, 40 years on   Read More ...
Our Peugeot 3008 long-termer should count its blessings
2018-02-16 21:04:26 ► Our Peugeot 3008 SUV long-termer. ► It's powered by an award-winning petrol. ► And is also brown... or is it copper? A surprise visit this week from Vauxhall's curiously dubbed Grandland X makes for an interesting comparison with the car from which it stole almost everything except the overcoat. If you thought that – even by today's breakneck development-speed standards – the Grandland X hit the launch pad somewhat sharpish after PSA's purchase of the company, that's because it had already been hatched as a joint venture some time beforehand   Read More ...
Mercedes-Benz S500 L (2018) review: too clever for its own good?
2018-02-16 21:04:23 ► Major facelift for S-class saloon. ► Driven in S500 spec here. ► Still the luxury car king? Luxury saloons may only represent a small portion of the car market but it’s a hugely important part, due to the huge amount of new technology that makes its debut. With a still-impressive BMW 7-series, plus a fresh Audi A8 and Lexus LS   Read More ...
Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s slash fuel prices by up to 2p per litre in fresh supermarket petrol price war
2018-02-16 18:09:30 ASDA has slashed fuel prices by up to 2p per litre igniting a fresh supermarket petrol price war. The supermarket has chopped 2p per litre of unleaded petrol and 1p per litre off diesel. And now Morrisons have also confirmed it will be cutting the cost of unleaded and diesel by 2p per litre at its 333 filing stations across the UK   Read More ...
Peugeot UK Launches GT Line Premium Trim Level For 3008 And 5008
2018-02-16 15:18:51 Peugeot wants to boost the appeal of the 3008 and 5008 in the United Kingdom by launching a new trim level. Called GT Line Premium, the grade is available on both models, which start from £28,590 ($39,520) for the 3008 and £30,565 ($42,250) for the , and are available for order. This represents a £2,125 ($2,937) and £1,850 ($2,557), respectively, hike compared to the and 5008 GT Line trim, but the extra equipment is valued by Peugeot at £2,720 ($3,801)   Read More ...
Mazda 3 Fastback 2.0 Skyactiv-G 120PS Sport Nav (2018) review: against the tide
2018-02-16 14:02:01 ► Mazda 3 Fastback driven. ► Worth one over the hatch?► Well specced and good to drive. Visiting from the land that time forgot, a naturally aspirated petrol-engined compact saloon. Not such an oddity in some other parts of the world, but this flies in the face of all current trends in the UK. But just because the Fastback Skyactiv-G has no turbochargers, no rear hatch and no pretence of being a 4x4 does that mean it’s inferior to more modish alternatives? What are your engine and spec choices? In its current line-up Mazda offers the Fastback with two engines, two spec levels and one transmission   Read More ...
Balearic government to ban tourists from driving diesel and petrol cars in Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca
2018-02-16 13:08:44 MALLORCA and Ibiza are to BAN all tourists from entering the islands with diesel cars from 2025 as it takes a tough new stance to protect the "endangered" environment from CO2 emissions. The same will happen with cars run by petrol - but this will be from 2035. Any tourist arriving from the mainland by boat who is "oblivious" to the proposed new rules will first face a warning, before fines later come into force   Read More ...
Fuel from crashed crane near Builth Wells 'contained'
2018-02-16 12:36:33 A fuel spillage from a 96-tonne crane which toppled into a Powys field has been "contained" as authorities try to prevent contamination of the River Wye. Diesel and hydraulic fluid leaked from the crane which crashed on the A470 and turned upside down at Erwood Bridge near Builth Wells on Thursday. The crane driver escaped from the wreck before the emergency services arrived at 17:50 GMT and was taken to hospital   Read More ...
Quick group test: Citroen C3 Aircross vs Kia Stonic vs Renault Captur vs Seat Arona
2018-02-15 21:03:39 ► Fresh batch of crossovers. ► Which is best?► We find out in our quick test. You don't have to be clad to work here, but it helps distinguish a mini-SUV from a plain old 'mini. Here, the Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stonic. . . . . . , Renault Captur. . . . . . and Seat Arona. .   Read More ...
Aston Martin Completes The First Phase Of Its New Factory In Wales
2018-02-15 15:19:10 Aston Martin is hard at work building its new factory in Wales, and has just completed the first phase. The St Athan site will be the home of the company’s debut crossover. Tentatively dubbed DBX, the new model is slated to begin production sometime next year. The automaker took possession of the site from the Ministry of Defence late in 2016 and started work on converting it into an automotive assembly plant   Read More ...
Hyundai Nexo: Water produced by driverless car could be stored and used to drink
2018-02-15 14:34:33 Commuters could soon be taken to work in a driverless car which is so clean they could relax on the journey with a cup of tea brewed using water from the tailpipe. The state-of-the-art Hyundai Nexo is a crossover SUV vehicle which runs on electrical energy generated by hydrogen fuel cells. Unlike traditional combustion engines, hydrogen cars don’t emit carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide so its only by-product is water vapour   Read More ...
New Ferrari Portofino review - 591bhp California T replacement driven - Dauer: 8 Minuten, 16 Sekunden
2018-02-15 12:34:32 UBSCRIBE for more great car videos: New Ferrari Portofino - review: The Ferrari Portofino, a new entry-level convertible GT car to replace the California T, ups the ante on the outgoing California T with more power, a new, lighter chassis, and aggressive looking, more aerodynamic bodywork. Under the bonnet sits the same 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 engine found in its predecessor, though Ferrari has tweaked it with new components and recalibration of the engine management software. Now producing 591bhp, let’s see what difference the extra 40bhp makes… More Auto Express videos Car reviews playlist: Aston Martin DB11 review: McLaren 720S review: More on AutoExpress   Read More ...
2018 Seat Ibiza Review - is it better than the Ford Fiesta? | What Car? - Dauer: 5 Minuten, 34 Sekunden
2018-02-15 12:34:27 In 2017, the Seat Ateca family SUV took on, and beat, the mighty Nissan Qashqai, and now Seat is hoping for similar giant-killing success in the small car arena with the latest Ibiza. Don't forget to visit to see how much we can save you on a new Seat Ibiza. New videos are uploaded to What Car? each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe now: Visit our website at Buy a new car with What Car? at What Car? is the UK's biggest car-buying brand and has been helping Britain's car buyers make purchasing decisions for more than 40 years   Read More ...
Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition is hot hatch's final farewell
2018-02-15 00:02:37 ► Focus RS Heritage Edition. ► It's orange and fast...► ...and is the last of its breed. Goodbye Focus RS. Sounds a little too soon to be saying adieu to Ford’s mental hot hatch, but there’s a new Focus just around the corner. Ford is not only commemorating the end of the Focus RS’s production schedule on 2 April 2018 but 50 years of the Escort name, even though the Escort name hasn’t been used by Ford UK since the first-gen Focus replaced the Escort in 1998   Read More ...
Ferrari Portofino (2018) review: California is so last year
2018-02-14 14:00:52 ► Ferrari Portofino driven. ► Successor to Cali T. The Portofino is Ferrari’s replacement for the California T. Like its predecessor, the Portofino marks the entry point to the Ferrari range – this time at £166,180, an £11k increase – and remains a front-engined, two-plus-two-seat convertible with a folding hardtop. But despite being identical in concept, there are some big changes beneath the thoroughly redesigned skin, including a new bodyshell, and the entire folding hardtop, including its mechanism   Read More ...
X appeal? New BMW X4 SUV unveiled
2018-02-14 14:00:49 ► BMW X4 revealed. ► Coupe sibling to X3. ► Coming to Geneva 2018. Is BMW’s fresh X3 not sleek enough for you? The new is here to save the day and you can order one now from £43k. We’ll see it in the metal at the 2018 Geneva motor show. BMW has sold an X4 since 2014 and racked up 200,000 sales worldwide   Read More ...
Fresh Mercedes C-class facelift gets new tech and interior updates
2018-02-14 14:00:45 ► Updated Mercedes C-class. ► New tech and interior tweaks. ► On sale March 2018. Merc’s perennial C-class saloon and estate have been updated for 2018 and it’s headed for the Geneva motor show. This generation of C-class has been on sale since 2014, so Mercedes has jolted a bit of life into the spec range, interior and engine line-up. I really can’t tell the difference No, from the outside there are barely any changes to report   Read More ...
Drink-driving charge after fatal crash in Ardwick
2018-02-14 12:34:41 A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was killed in a crash. Pamela Richards, 73, died at the scene of the crash involving a Nissan Micra and a VW Golf on Hyde Road in Ardwick, Manchester, on Saturday evening. The driver of the Micra, a man in his 70s, remains in a serious condition in hospital, police said   Read More ...
New BMW X4 2018 – is this THE worst looking SUV? | Top 10s - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 30 Sekunden
2018-02-14 12:11:01 This is the all-new BMW X4. An SUV for buyers looking for a sporty look, it gets a swoopy coupe profile to set it apart from the X3 on which it's based. But what else is new? Here's the carwow top 10 things you need to know about it. Subscribe – ... Save – Facebook – Insta – Twitter – Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you – no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal   Read More ...
New Mercedes-AMG G63: behemoth 4x4 gets a 577bhp, Affalterbach makeover
2018-02-13 21:03:17 ► The G-class, AMG style. ► 577bhp 4.0-litre V8 biturbo. ► New car to be shown at Geneva. The new Mercedes-Benz G-class made its debut just a few weeks ago, but Affalterbach has already given it the AMG treatment. Featuring the substantial G-wagen chassis as a base, the new G63 features all-new gizmos like AMG’s Ride control suspension, new driving modes and fast-changing 9-speed ‘box   Read More ...
Honda, Toyota, Nissan Will Leave UK If Doing Business There Becomes Unprofitable
2018-02-13 18:19:43 Japan’s UK ambassador fired a warning shot to Prime Minister Theresa May, saying that Japanese automakers would have to leave Great Britain if the imposed trade barriers after Brexit make their business there unprofitable. The ambassador’s comments were regarded as an unusually blunt warning on the risks of trade barriers, Reuters reports. “If there is no profitability of continuing operations in the UK – not Japanese only – then no private company can continue operations,” Koji Tsuruoka said when asked how real the threat was to Japanese companies of Britain not securing frictionless EU trade   Read More ...