OEM Spotlight

7th April 2020

Kia Warns Against Demonizing Hybrid Powertrains

UK government plans to bring forward a total ban on new cars with ICE powertrains risks derailing automakers’ electrification strategies. That’s the opinion of Paul Philpott, president and CEO...

18th March 2020

Tested: Audi Q7 50 TDI Quattro 286PS S line S tronic – Powertrain with Huge Potential

You can’t look at a large vehicle today without the question of emissions instantly popping into your head. Yet, our recent story, Tire Wear Pollution 1,000 Times Worse Than...


17th March 2020

Škoda Octavia Reveals Full Powertrain Lineup

Škoda has published full powertrain details and images for its popular mid-sized family Octavia model that should have debuted at the cancelled 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Headlining the range...


5th March 2020

Fiat’s Baby BEV Boasts Near 200 Mile Range

Fiat’s first BEV maybe its ‘baby’ urban wonder 500 model but it is still claiming a 199 mile range between full charges. The boast, based on the ‘real-world’ WLTP...


14th February 2020

Ford Tells Boris ‘Put BEV Money Where Mouth Is’

Ford has made it clear that the UK government will have to help automakers meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s brought-forward ICE ban for new vehicles. Fittingly during the European...


29th January 2020

Seat Promises V2X Connectivity for New Leon

Seat has promised to include the first mass-market application of V2X technology in its new mid-segment Leon model. To be sold in hatchback and station wagon versions in the...


28th January 2020

Cadillac Catches Up With Lane Changing Tesla

Cadillac has added automated lane-changing to it latest Super Cruise system as it catches up with Tesla technology. Among other enhancements to the new system, automatic lane-changing should allow...


17th January 2020

VW Explores Voice Controlled Vehicle Functions

Volkswagen is leading the move to enabling vehicle functions to be taken over by voice assistants raising the possibility of the technology having a mission critical role in future....


8th January 2020

Tested: Nissan Juke Ideal Urban Car-Share

All sorts of peer-to-peer car-share ‘clubs’ are popping up in urban environments around the world. That’s hardly surprising to a city dweller such as myself because urban mobility will,...


3rd January 2020

Tested: Škoda Superb L&K 2.0 TSI DSG – the Here and Now Super-Urban Solution

Speak to almost any European car dealer and you will hear the lament that diesel sales continue to plummet amid urban air quality concerns. However, this trend has revitalized...


3rd December 2019

Jaguar’s 570bhp V8 Star of New F-Type

Star of the facelift new Jaguar F-Type sportscar has to be its stonking V8 that elevates the car into the supercar arena. Boasting 570bhp, the 5.0-liter supercharged engine in...


29th November 2019

Tested: Ford Mondeo Vignale HEV Estate – Built Tough By Mechanics

Who doesn’t enjoy a good long drive? Many passengers, that’s for sure, but for the dedicated motorist there are few greater pleasures than a ‘mission’ drive in a car...