Can Bentley's new Bentayga beat the range topping Range Rover?

Bentley's new behemoth (left) has turned the market on its head. Range Rover has responded by building its most expensive production model yet (right). So which one is best. We take to the road (and off-road) to find out.

Vauxhall Corsa is the car most likely to have a chequered past

New research by My Car Check found that 6.25 per cent of all Vauxhall Corsa SXI models it scrutinised had not only been written off but also had outstanding finance left to pay on them.

A study discovered that two fifths are unclear why their premium price may fluctuate and over a third don't understand how their choice of vehicle affects the amount they pay.

After months of waiting, Ferrari finally offers its chiselled 488 GTB supercar in right-hand drive, so how does it stack up against its British rival from McLaren?

Number of average speed cameras have doubled in three years

Permanent average speed checks are now carried out on 263 miles of the UK's roads and experts say more are to come as 'spot' cameras installed 25 years ago are coming to the end of their life.

Revenues declined 3 per cent, and the group's pre-tax profits of €3.2 billion (£2.4 billion) for January to March this year was 19 per cent down on the same period in 2015.

If you have a family then an SUV can make a lot of sense, even if a 4x4 that can traverse deserts and jungles get used for little more than clogging up the roads by private schools twice a day.

Can a Tesla Model S get to Wales and back? We test it long-distance

Tesla's Model S is the electric car that confounds stereotypes. It can hit 60mph as fast as a Lamborghini, is as spacious as a luxury saloon and its Autopilot feature can even spare you the pain of a drive back into town. But can this car of the future hack the test of a cross-country family trip? Simon Lambert found out.

At an industry event last week to show off the cutting-edge technology being used to create driverless cars, debate centred on what it will mean in terms of insurance and the law.

These lively but still relatively sensible models present the best of both worlds, with their cooking powertrains, accomplished chassis, five-seat cabins and everyday practicality. But which one wins?

The 10 popular cars with the biggest dealer discounts

Haggling over the price of a new motor can be uncomfortable for some, but get yourself armed with the right information and the task can become a lot easier. So if you need some ammunition to help you negotiate a saving on a new car, online seller AutoeBid has revealed the top 10 discounted models to us - with savings of up to 28 per cent on some new cars.

If you won a six-figure weekly salary, what would you buy first? If you are a young footballer chances are it's a supercar. Now, a new course has been set up to teach them to drive safely.

Britons buying fewer home-built cars despite carmaking rise

According to new data released on Wednesday, nearly 150,000 models were built at British car factories in the fourth month of the year - a 16.4 per cent increase on last year's stats. However, just over 27,600 of these were for UK buyers, seeing a drop in demand of eight per cent.

A litter-filled interior is far from the worst thing mechanics have to face. Kwik Fit has revealed its oddest finds, including hamsters which inspired a new advert (pictured).

Top 10 most economical cars on sale according to real-world mpg tests

You can't always rely on the fuel efficiency figures that manufacturers are reproducing. But these are the most economical cars based on tests carried out on real roads. All the cars in this list have also scored at least four out of five stars in tests carried out by What Car? magazine.

The average resident permit has risen to £64 but many drivers are facing costs ten times that to park. Birmingham tops the table charging £785 for some annual residential parking.

The AA warns surging oil prices will push petrol above 110p a litre

Any hopes of petrol prices stabilising after two and a half months of rises have been all but quashed by a new report predicting that oil will soon reach $50 a barrel. The AA warned the continued surge in oil, which has already pushed petrol prices up to 109.2 pence per litre, will result in increasingly expensive fuel fill-ups in the near future.

'Hi boss. I'm too ill to make it in today.' It's a phone call we've all had to make at some point, but a survey has found many drivers pick up their car keys despite phoning in sick.

The new Ford Focus RS has received unanimous plaudits from the motoring fraternity, but can it bridge the gap to a performance car rival that costs £15,000 more? We put it head-to-head with the BMW M2.

New Top Gear host Chris Evans reveals his top family hatchbacks

Practical, capacious and easy to live with - the family hatchback has a distinctive criteria set to match-up to. Here are the models that did - and didn't - float the boat of Top Gear's new front man, Chris Evans, when he drove them during the last year.

The Nissan Qashqai, Honda Civic and Vauxhall Astra are all built in Britain. However, you won't find those in this list of the best British cars of 2016, selected by the new Top Gear host.

We have to thank McLaren on behalf of the British automotive industry for taking the supercar fight to Italy in such audacious fashion, with such sincere gusto and relentless passion.

Plug-in SUV showdown: BMW X5 versus the Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC90

With official fuel consumption figures of over 80mpg, these three big plug-in SUVs aim to deliver premium style with everyday efficiency. But which one of the trio is best? We pitch the Volvo XC90 (middle) against the Porsche Cayenne (left) and BMW X5 (right).

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If Buzz Lightyear had an off-duty car, this could be it. But would it take him 'to infiniti and beyond!'? Infiniti is Nissan's posher cousin. And the Q30 did create a buzz when I took it for a spin.

Figures just filed for the company, based in Goodwood, West Sussex, show that sales fell 21 per cent from £446m to £353m, while profits dipped from £18.2m to £16.6m.

Wheelchair added to a car increases insurance premiums by 69%

Enormous rear spoilers, fire-spitting exhausts, race-car-like roll cages - all of these car modifications will have a LESSER impact on your car insurance costs than if you have wheelchair access added to your vehicle. New data revealed a wheelchair lift will increase premiums by an average of 69 per cent.

A record £102m has been spent on buying personalised number plates this year, we reveal Britain's priciest and how to spot a registration with value.

They say first impressions count, particularly for those looking to sell their home. With this in mind, we picked some properties for sale to see if you would be swayed as a buyer by the car on the drive.

Queen's Speech to introduce legislation that will allow driverless cars

The Department for Transport has said such cutting-edge technologies are crucial to the country's economy and that its proposals will help deliver jobs. The self-driving car market is currently growing at 16 per cent a year and could be worth up to £900billion worldwide by 2025. The port is part of the government's plan to raise revenues in the space sector from £12billion to £40billion by 2030, which would mean capturing about 10 per cent of the sector worldwide.

When you consider the fuel efficiency of a Ford Fiesta in 2005 compared to one you can buy today, you could be saving £123 a year filling up in 2016 despite petrol and diesel being more expensive.

You may be used to remortgaging to take advantage of a cheaper deal but it's now possible to refinance your car loan quickly and easily online.

The 10 cheapest cars to insure for young drivers revealed

Young drivers have to fork out an astonishing £8,000 in the first seven years after passing their test just to be on the road, so picking a car like these could pay off. The average young driver hands over £1,247 each year, says, but these cars would cost an average of £842.


When Christine and Justin Clark, the Rotherham parents of quadruplets, decided to downsize from their seven-seater SUV, the question was obvious. How to fit everyone in?

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Last year a total of 2,090 motorists were charged with drug driving according to new freedom of information data obtained by price comparison website

Sales of electric cars rise by 120% in a year with more than 45,000 on the road

The number of electric cars on the road has more than doubled in a year. Official figures show 45,326 plug-in and hybrid cars were in service at the start of this year - 25,000 more than last year. This compares to just a two per cent rise in the sales of traditional cars over the same period. It represents a phenomenal growth since 2010, when there were just 134 electric vehicles on the roads, according Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) data.

Pranging a vehicle you've hired on holiday could mean having to pay an excess amount of up to £2,000, but a quarter of those who do say they didn't cause the damage.

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The A523 The Silk Road in Macclesfield, A610 Nuthall Island in Nottingham and A167 Durham Road in Gateshead top the list of the UK's red light 'hot spots'.

Ford's V8 Mustang is brutishly brilliant

Ford's new Mustang (right) is available as a fully-fledged UK car for the first time since the original launched some 50 years ago. It comes in right-hand-drive, warranty and all. This means you can pick up an icon that will hit 60 in less than five seconds, for just £35,000. We spent a week with the 5.0 litre V8, to see if it can cut it in Britain.

The first station on a new 'hydrogen superhighway' network for pollution-free fuel-cell cars opened on Tuesday. Four more are planned to encircle London in the coming months.

Revamped, reworked and reborn - Mercedes-Benz's new E-Class looks to build on the previous-generation model's strengths while addressing its weaknesses. But can it match the rivals?

Upcycler Max McMurdo turns battered VW Beetle into £5,000 worth of funky furniture

The banana-skin yellow 1974 VW Beetle has been remastered into 25 items of furniture. This includes the products pictured: brake-drum lamps worth £150, a rear-bench sofa for sale at £650 and driver's-seat rocking chair available for £400.

Previously only available in the US, Ford has decided to convert the large Edge SUV to a UK-spec car to cater for the demands of the ever-growing sector. But is it any good?

epa04744356 Tinosch Ganjineh (L) Project Leader AutoNOMOS, and Daniel Goehring, Project Leader Self-Driving Cars Intelligent Systems and Robotics Freie Universitaet Berlin (R) drive in a driverless car, presented by Swiss communication company Swisscom, during a press event in Zurich, Switzerland, 12 May 2015. In cooperation with UVEK (the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications) and Germany's Autonomos Labs, Swisscom presented the first driverless car to take to Swiss roads. The car is a VW Passat, which Autonomos Labs has fitted with sensors, computers and software. The computer drives, steers and brakes the vehicle autonomously, and detects other vehicles and pedestrians by means of laser scanners, radar and video cameras.  EPA/ENNIO LEANZA

The new regulations at the United Nations, due to be published next month, will allow cars to drive for up to three minutes without any intervention from the driver on British motorways.

AutoExpress find police forces spent almost £400k in the last five years on wrong fuel in

A new investigation has found there have been 2,147 police misfuelling incidents since 2011. This means more than one officer a day tops up his squad car with the wrong fuel type. But can you guess which force has the biggest repair bill?

Someone found guilty of drink driving can receive charges of up to 14 years imprisonment, unlimited fines and a ban - but those who feign injury to make a false claim are perceived to be just as bad.

New car sales grew at the slowest pace since the beginning of the year in April but the industry continued to show signs of good health, as carmakers gather for the London Motor Show.

How to get more money when you sell your car: what it's worth doing

Is a car without a service history worth 20 per cent less when it comes time to sell? Will having your alloy wheels repaired get you a better price? Should you have your car serviced before part exchanging? A former car dealer explains all and reveals what you should do to get more for your motor.

They're paid hundreds of thousands of pounds a week, but many footballers turn to finance for their cars - as do other high net worth individuals. We find out why.

Opening on Friday 6 May, it will be the first time the British public will get to see the Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 Spider, Rolls-Royce Dawn and Lamborghini Huracan Spyder in the same place.

Kia under fire from fed-up drivers stuck with out of date sat-nav maps

Thousands of Kia drivers who have models with built-in satellite navigation systems have been left with maps three years out of date as it struggles to get an update made. The manufacturer has come under fire from drivers, including Alex Pickering from Shropshire. He has a Kia Optima 63' plate and was told an update would be ready in March.

New-car drivers in the UK are clocking up repair bills of £402million a year within just two months of taking delivery of the vehicle with most accidents taking place on the 57th day of ownership.

Tesla wants to save its drivers from breathing in air pollution. Bioweapon Defense Mode strips pollutants from the air before it enters the cabin and scrubs the inside air of any harmful particles.

Mitsubishi admits cheating some fuel economy figures for 25 YEARS

Mitsubishi Motors president Tetsuro Aikawaa revealed that an internal investigation discovered the carmaker has been exaggerating fuel economy data since 1991. The revelations have further dented the reputation of the carmaking industry, which has already been called into question by the VW diesel emissions scandal and its aftermath.

Car purchasing firm WeBuyAnyCar sent emails claiming the value of cars could be a lot less in three months' time. It included a graph branded 'misleading' by the advertising regulator.

A Honda Civic rolling off the production line at their plant in Swindon, as the car giant showed its commitment to the UK by announcing that its Swindon plant will be the world manufacturing centre for its next-generation five-door Civic model. 

PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 31, 2015. In a move which will safeguard jobs, Honda is investing £200 million in the Wiltshire facility as Swindon becomes a global production hub for the new Civic. See PA story TRANSPORT Honda. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

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It was the best performance for 12 years as 159,074 vehicles were built in Britain with 74.4 per cent for export and first-quarter production up by 10.3 per cent to 443,581 cars.

Audi's just-revealed TT RS is only a fraction slower than its £120,000 R8 supercar

These are the first official images of the new souped-up Audi TT RS - a car that's going to cause some panic in the supercar-owners fraternity. Despite the Audi TT RS engine being half the size of its £119,520 R8 rocketship sibling, it can still hit 62mph in 3.7 seconds.

Powered by a 660cc three-cylinder petrol engine, the Project M is claimed to return 107mpg up to a speed of 45mpg and already has a proven safety track record. But would you want one?


Speeding down route 101 at a cool 70mph heading into San Francisco, I'm with a driver whose arms are folded. It's utterly surreal. Suddenly the vehicle swings into the inside lane.

The top 10 most disappointing new cars revealed

The world of motoring isn't all about glamour, speed and sharp handling - some cars are just disappointing. Experts at motoring magazine and website Autocar are regularly left infuriated and irked by certain models. The list includes (left to right above) the Toyota Avensis, Proton Gen 2, Vauxhall Adam, Nissan Micra, Mini Paceman, Fiat 500L, BMW X4, Mitsubishi Mirage, Ford Ecosport and DS4. They aren't necessarily the worst cars on the market, but they managed to annoy Autocar testers...

The sleek Lamborghini Huracan will cost you £181,875 without extras while the new Audi R8, yes Audi, costs £133,500 for its most potent version, the V10 Plus.

Experts are convinced the only way that cars will meet future exhaust emission pollution regulations is with 'an element of electrification'. So how do today's crop compare?

Audi's A3 Sportsback vs new Mini Clubman

Mini's recently launched Clubman is looking to take the premium hatchback crown but Audi's A3 Sportback isn't about to give up its position as the class benchmark without a fight. What Car? pitched two similarly equipped, powered and priced diesels against each other to see if the newcomer upsets the status quo.

Standing for Retractable Fastback, the MX-5 RF is due to go on sale next year for around £21K. And it's arguably the hardest looking version yet with an intricate folding roof.

Tesla has unveiled its cheapest electric car, the Model 3, which will have at least a range of 215 miles according to the California-based manufacturer.

Has the new Ford Focus RS got what it takes to beat the Volkswagen Golf R? Let's find

This could be the ultimate hot-hatch face off: two family-size hatchbacks fitted with high-performance turbocharged engines and four-wheel drive that have already gained a cult following. But which one is best?

We test a Range Rover Evoque and respond to a reader's questions about reliability and practicality. Find out what our verdict is on the baby of the Land Rover line-up.

Sir Stirling Moss won 16 Grand Prix at speeds exceeding 150mph - now he drives an electric car with a 50-mile range. The racing legend joins us for a test drive to tell us why.

What's it like to use a £300k Rolls-Royce in real life? We test the Wraith

The Wraith is the smallest, and most powerful Rolls-Royce of the moment, but with a price tag of £235k is it a car you can really enjoy driving every day? We used it as a daily commuter through the city, on twisty B-roads and mundane motorways to find out in our real-life test drive.


Designed and built with women in mind, the new Evoque focuses on fun, but still does the business. Danella Bagnall was engineering project director - the first female in that job at Land Rover.

You want a family-size saloon with a premium badge? You, sir or madam, want a BMW 3 Series. Or do you? What Car?now says Audi's A4 is the best in class. Rob Hull tried it out

Bodie's Ford Capri from hit show The Professional sells for a record £55,000

Ford Capris are the hottest modern-classic car for collectors right now. Throw in the fact that a model featured in cult TV hit show the Professionals and you're onto a winner. The 1978 3.0 S Capri, pictured, sold for £55,000, surpassing the previous world record set earlier this year. However, Dennis Waterman's Capri from Minder, inset, failed to meet its even higher target.

Classic cars may have proved great investments, but for they also come with plenty of frustration. So what if you could make money out of your classic and get it to pay its way?

If you want something sensible buy an anorak. That old advertising slogan was taken to heart by a classic car collector who paid £25k for a classic Peugeot 205 GTI.

The GT500 Shelby Cobra, which was formerly owned by ex-Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, was used as a 'beauty car' in the film and toured the world to promote the movie.

How to get the cheapest car insurance: Ten tips for cheaper car cover

One in three motorists pay over the odds for their car insurance - and the worst thing you can do is simply renew. We reveal ten tips to get the cheapest car insurance deal and show you the places to go to compare car cover and potentially save hundreds of pounds.



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