First off-road test drive of the new Land Rover Discovery

The new Land Rover Discovery has proved a hit before buyers can even get one on the road, but the real verdict on the 4x4 will come when those new owners take it off the tarmac. More than 10,000 people have placed orders for the new Land Rover Discovery 4X4 - including 2,000 in the UK. To see what's in store for them, Ray Massey gets an early off-road test of the new Discovery.

It's been rebranded as the Insignia Grand Sport to refresh the staid image of the Insignia that came before it in a hope it can kick-start an assault on premium executive cars from BMW and Mercedes.

McLaren do package holidays, and they're probably the best package holidays in the world - as long as you own one of their ultra expensive supercars, that is.

London is the second most expensive city to park in at £8.84 an hour

The average cost to park for an hour in the centre of London is more than the newly increased national living wage of £7.50, new research has claimed. The cheapest city charges 55p an hour, according to a survey of parking costs around the world. The most pricey is New York, where it costs over £20 if you want to leave your car for an hour.

Luxury car manufacturer Bentley held secret talks with Brexit Minister David Jones on Thursday – calling for the Government to ‘clarify’ plans to leave the European Union.

James Bond’s favourite car-maker is to recreate in the 21st century a strictly limited run of 25 lightweight ‘track-only’ versions of its DB4 G.T. model, of which just 75 were built.

RAY MASSEY: Bentley's new diesel diamond should get you from London to Verbier on a single

Bentley's first diesel, the Bentayga, is also the world's fastest luxury diesel SUV, claims the company. It's no slouch off-road either, managing slippery slopes and rutted tracks with aplomb. With big 21 in wheels and powered by a triple-turbocharged four-litre V8 engine linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox (with manual paddles for added fun), it accelerates from rest to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 168 mph, yet will still manage 35.8 miles to the gallon with CO2 emissions of 210g/km.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class review

If you pay company car tax, the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class powered by a new 2.0-litre diesel engine is aimed squarely at you. But it needs to impress if it's to steal your eye from the competition, especially with the new BMW 5 Series on the way next year. We found out what it's like.

Struggling to work out how much your car is worth? You're not alone. One of the most common questions we receive is about accurately valuing a motor to buy or sell. We've enlisted an expert to help.

The ‘eye-watering’ figure was up by a more than a third in five years, the RAC Foundation said. It was also £66 million higher than town halls had budgeted for in 2015-16.

Rinspeed's new Oasis concept car has a steering wheel desk and dashboard garden

According to the wacky carmaker, the Oasis concept vehicle is 'a maneuverable speedster with an integrated small garden plot behind the windshield'. It's also a lot like R2D2 from Star Wars, according to the man who designed it.

Lexus has wrapped their 2017 SI Sedan in 41,999 programmable LEDs, transforming it into a screen on wheels that is capable of broadcasting glittering graphics and multi-coloured animations.

The luxury car maker’s chief executive Wolfgang Durheimer wants to boost investment in cars, jobs and expansion at its UK factory to secure its long-term future in the wake of the Brexit vote.

We test the menacing Audi RS6 Performance

Some cars look menacing even when they’re standing still. Many of them are Audi estates, and few things short of an incoming missile could look more threatening than the latest RS6 Performance.

Best selling cars in Europe from the Ford Fiesta to the Suzuki Vitara

The Ford Fiesta has been the best-selling car in the UK for some time, but data shows it's not loved at the same level anywhere else in the EU. Do you know what are the most popular cars in other countries? We reveal all, along with where the Fiesta sits in the sales charts.

More than 2.5 million new cars have been purchased in 2016 so far. It's the first time this landmark figure has been achieved by the eleventh month of the year in recorded history.

As well as improve air quality, a ban on diesel cars is expected to further incentivise the uptake of electric cars and improve the infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, the mayors claimed.

Rolls-Royce offers a sneak preview of the forthcoming Cullinan SUV

Bentley, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Maserati - they're all brands that have launched their first 4X4 model in the last 12 months. And now Rolls-Royce is following suit, with the arrival of the new Cullinan due in 2018. Here's a sneak peek of what it will look like.

Japanese firm Honda's latest concept car 'NeuV' comes with an emotional engine, which can react to its driver's conversations and emotions. Honda hopes that cars and drivers will form a social bond.

Ford unveils new 2017 Fiesta with crossover and up-market versions

These are the first official pictures of the new-for-2017 Fiesta - a supermini Ford claims is the most technologically advanced. So will it still be the UK's favourite car this time next year? With the addition of a jacked-up crossover variant - the Active (top right) - and a premium Vignale offering (bottom right), it has a good chance of appealing to an even wider audience.

Drivers who kill while using a mobile phone behind the wheel could face life in prison under a tough new crackdown by the Government. Ministers hope to make the behavior socially unacceptable.

Have you ever wondered what the total cost of all the fuel, tax, insurance, serving and parking you have to pay for while owning a car rings in at? Someone has crunched the numbers for you...

Crewe is the drink and drug-driving capital but Bristol is the worst place to drive

For every 1,000 drivers in Crewe there are 1.66 with a drink or drug-driving conviction, the highest rate anywhere in the UK - these are the top 10 locations with the most convictions of this type. But a combination of data says Bristol is the worst place to drive, according to new data from MoneySuperMarket.

The seventh generation of BMW's business-class barnstormer sets the benchmark for executive travel. It combines sure-footed, dynamic performance with sober, old-school comfort.

Is it cheaper to run a new car or a second-hand model?

New research by MoneySuperMarket has claimed that motorists could save almost a quarter on running costs if they choose a brand new car over a used one. It says a brand new Ford Fiesta, left, at £1,210 is cheaper to run than a five-year-old Fiesta, right. We check up on what that older car could cost and whether the claims stack up once you factor in purchase price, depreciation and real-world fuel consumption?

Maserati's Levante SUV review: It's a sporting bid for the school run

While 95 per cent of customers for the Italian maker's grand tourers, sporty coupes and softtops are male, British bosses say they expect up to 40 per cent of the takers for its Levante 4x4 to be women. The Levante is expected to be a popular sight around upmarket shopping areas.

The nation's biggest car builder has revealed plans to build electric models in Britain during an industry meeting this week. According to reports, it could mean an extra 10,000 UK jobs.

The Palo Alto-based car firm has confirmed that the global software updates will start to enable advanced automated features by Christmas, with further incremental updates to follow.

The F1 car you can legally drive on the road

Just like Lewis Hamilton, you could be clambering into your very own F1 car on a Sunday morning. The only difference is you could be driving yours to a Harvester for a roast dinner. This fully road-registered UK car is up for sale at auction next month - here's everything you should know about it.

If someone asked you to name a collectible Ford from the 90s, we doubt many people would say the Granada Scorpio. However, this one is a little different, as it's a low-mileage test mule.

The AA's 11-minute movie has been created following mounting concern about the 'epidemic' of illegal mobile phone use while driving, causing multiple deaths and serious injuries.

Say hello to the 194mph zero emissions NIO EP9 hypercar

Zero to 62mph in 2.7 seconds with zero tailpipe emissions. That's the promise from Chinese electric car brand NextEV, which will make just six of these $1.2 million road racers for its investors. And if you're too impatient to wait three-quarters of an hour for the batteries to charge, you can eject the two lithium-ion packs from the side of the vehicle and replace them in eight minutes.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders confirmed that output at car plants up and down the country fell by one per cent last month with 151,795 vehicles being constructed in total.

Insurers have slammed the rise which has pushed the tax up to almost double what it was in 2015 and they predict it will lead to an increase in the number of uninsured drivers on the road.

Mercedes' Maybach S 650 Cabriolet is designed for the rich and famous

If you want to travel in the utmost luxury with the wind flowing through your hair, your best option on four wheels is probably the £267,000 Rolls-Royce Dawn... until now. Feast your eyes on the new £260K Mercedes-Maybach - a 300-only premium convertible with an interior based on a luxury yacht.

The Association of British Insurers called for legislation forcing car makers to collect key data to be used after an accident to establish whether the driver or the car was to blame.

Jaguar had a host of stars to help launch its new 200 mph electric car in Hollywood this week. On the eve of the Los Angeles Motor Show, the Jaguar I-Pace car grabbed the most attention.

McLaren BP23 to be a next-generation F1 with three seats

The British car manufacturer has admitted it is currently developing a new 'hyper GT' vehicle under the codename BP23 - standing for Bespoke Project 2 with 3 seats - releasing this single picture to confirm the news (inset of the original 90s McLaren F1).

The Mayor of London has written to Volkswagen imploring the car giant to 'fully compensate' the capital's residents affected by the emissions scandal. He also wants TfL to be reimbursed.

Telematics specialist Wunelli reviewed 1billion miles of UK driving data, concluding that fixed speed cameras should be abolished We look at why and the alternative?

'Automotive Aladdin's cave' of cars including Ferraris and Porches goes under the hammer

A private collection of some of the 'rarest and most desirable supercars in the world', including a Ferrari 275 GTB/6C (top right), is to be sold after being seized from an Italian businessman. The impressive collection is made up of 44 Ferraris, 72 Porsches (seven are pictured in the main photograph) and 62 Jaguars including 21 E-Types. A £1.1million Maserati MC12 (top left) is also up for grabs. The cars were seized from a businessman by the Italian government and RM Sotheby's, which is hosting the auction, has likened the collection to an 'automotive Aladdin's Cave'. The sale will be held at Fiera Milano, a huge exhibition centre in Milan, Italy.

Italian customers will be able to buy vehicles at a price up to a third cheaper than other promotions, although the offers on will be limited to three models - the 500, the Panda and the 500L.

Figures revealed by the Accident Exchange show that there are 675,000 parking prangs in Britain a year, with low-speed parking accidents costing motorists or their insurers £1.4billion.

Alfa Romeo's Stelvio SUV revealed as resurgence continues

Called the Stelvio, Alfa's SUV is named after the famous mountain pass in the Italian Alps and is set to get head-to-head with the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace when it goes on sale in the UK next year. Picture's released today show the first views of the sporting SUV and we take a look at the details/

In a statement on Friday, the carmaker said it was taking measures to return the brand to 'a path of profitable growth' after 14 months of crippling costs associated to steps it took to deceive official tests.

With Road Safety Week around the corner, we've scanned the strange regulations from around the world that drivers have to adhere to in different countries.

Skoda tested its new Kodiaq on the UK's most extreme school run

Skoda will enter the large SUV sector from next year, but before right-hand drive models arrive in 2017 the Jones family put the Kodiaq through its paces on a commute across country from their farm in Wales to school, via some of the nation's toughest terrain. We get their verdict on the Skoda Kodiaq and put it to the test too, but strictly on tarmac.

The threshold at which personal injury lawyers can take cases to the small claims court would be raised from £1,000 to £5,000 - meaning legal costs are reduced.

The ’new’ Jaguar XKSS sports car is based on the original plans and will be the template for nine lost ‘leaping cats’ from the 1950s to be brought back to life.

Aston Martin reveals Vanquish S packing near 600bhp

One thing the 6.0-litre V12 Vanquish really didn't need was more power, but Aston Martin has loaded it with some extra boot anyway.The £200,000 beast revealed at the LA Auto Show delivers a monstrous 595bhp - enough grunt to complete a 0 to 62mph sprint in 3.5 seconds.

As a young and fairly new driver, Alicia Rouse expected to pay a little extra for her ten-year-old Vauxhall Corsa. But when it came time to renew, rising costs unearthed insurers' tricks.

The over 50s insurer has pulled its 'guaranteed' no-claims discount offer, which meant that motorists could make an unlimited number of claims in a year without the no-claims discount being hit.

UK car dealer will only sell matching white Ferrari and McLaren together

Imagine your dream car garage and there's a very good chance that it may feature both of these stunners. For one lucky buyer that fantasy could soon become a reality. But they'll need £700,000 to spare and enough room to store two ultra-collectible supercars, in the form of the Ferrari 458 Speciale (left) and McLaren 675LT (right). And the dealer has said the cars come strictly as a pair.

In the latest report on Google's highly anticipated autonomous fleet, the California-based firm reveal that it has taught its cars to perform one of the most difficult driving manoeuvres.

Asda has announced a national price cap on petrol, cutting charges by up to three pence per litre at all its UK filling stations, with Tesco following suit with a similar drop.

Porsche now has a limo for diplomats and execs

Porsche's are famed for being some of the best drivers' cars on the planet, but this new model could tempt you to sit in the back with reclining seats, private--jet-style tables and 10.1-inch screens. Find out more about the new Panamera Executive range.

Audi cars with automatic transmissions have technology capable of distorting emissions when they are tested, reports in Germany have claimed.

The MG6 costs £18,600 at the showroom but loses nearly £14,000 of that value over the first three years of its life. This leaves the Chinese-made car at the top of a list of the ten worst depreciations.

Ten fresh features of the new Volkswagen Golf revealed

Even a double or triple take of these first-release images of the 2017 car make it hard to identify any differences to the Golf currently on sale. Yet, while it might look the same it does have a new infotainment system, automatic gearbox and semi-autonomous driving features. Here are the 10 new elements of the familiar-looking Golf you'll struggle to spot

The motoring group, which monitors average fuel prices across the country, said retailers should knock 3p a litre off the current price of petrol and diesel.

Motorists' champion and model Jodie Kid is an ambassador for a new industry-wide service: the Motor Ombudsman which covers new and used cars, service, repair, finance and warranties.

Ferrari dubbed 'Holy Grail' of motoring to become world's most expensive car

The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most sought-after classic car because of its perfect blend of looks, rarity and performance on both the track and public road. Just 36 were built by the Italian manufacturer and this blue, 1962 model was the second to roll off the production line. It was raced at Le Mans and Sebring and, despite being more than 50 years old, is capable of 0-60mph in less than six seconds and a top speed of more than 170mph.

Very young babies whose neck muscles are not strong enough to stop their heads flopping forward could stop breathing if they are in a car seat, Bristol University researchers warn.

A survey of 19,018 AA members revealed that 49 per cent of over-65s would choose to drive through flood water instead of turning their car around to find an alternative route.

Do people win supercar giveaways

William Hindmarch setup BOTB in 1999, first venturing into Heathrow with a Porsche he had to clean with bottles of Evian because there were no taps on site. Now, thousands of people use his site every week to play for luxury vehicles. We chatted to some of the people who've won over the last two years.

When you think of a Mercedes you probably imagine luxurious, comfortable saloons, but the German brand is planning a pick-up truck for 2017.

Want a new car but don't want to spend a small fortune? We enlisted the help of the expert test panel at What Car? to tell us which sub-£10,000 models are worth considering.

The Civic Type R has had plenty of plaudits for its properly rambunctious attitude - it’s like a touring car racer that’s been slightly civilised for the public highway. But is that too much to live with?

The new production line will see both cars and vans converted for use by police forces and fire and ambulance services nationwide. The plant is also responsible for decommissioning models.

What is the most popular car colour?

There are some 30 million cars on the road in the UK today. The most popular colour accounts for 6.8 million so can you guess which one it is? The RAC has been digging into the data to find out which tones are on the up and which ones are going out of fashion. We reveal the answer based on DVLA stats.

Of the ten biggest cities in the UK, the one that tops the table as the highest average spender on new vehicles has an outlay of £26,271 - and the location may surprise you.

The Harley shudders like a pneumatic drill and has suspension so firm that you'll need your orthopaedist on speed dial, so could it win Rob Hull over in three months?

We find out how Williams uses F1 know-how to make supermarket aisles warmer, military tanks less susceptible to explosions and find more efficient ways to produce washing powder.

The new Countryman will also be the first Mini to be sold with the option of a plug-in hybrid version and comes with a raft of new features, not least its own fold-out picnic bench.

Rod Stewart's old Lamborghini Miura worth £900k up for auction

If you're interested in classic cars with a rock and roll past, these two hugely collectible vehicles have previous owners boasting a mass of number one hits and sell-out tours. The 1971 Lamborghini Miura, top was once owned by Rod Stewart, top right, while the 1972 Maserati Ghibli, bottom, was owned by Adam Clayton, bottom right.

Princess Diana's old Audi convertible, the Queen's Bentley and Elton John's Rolls-Royce Phantom are among an incredible collection of cars expected to sell for more than £1million next month.

If you have a penchant for Porsches then this upcoming auction will send you into a frenzy of air-cooled, Targa-topped, flat-six celebration. We've picked our 25 favourites from the sale.

H&H; Classics said its recent car auction at the Imperial War Museum 'brought in additional new foreign buying interest' as overseas investors jumped at the opportunity to buy.

Cars that dominated Britain's streets and driveways until relatively recently are on the verge of extinction - including the Austin Metro, Morris Marina and Ford Sierra.

The 10 best vehicles sold at the Goodwood Revival auction

As far as eclectic car auctions go, last weekend's Bonhams sale at the Goodwood Revival had one of the best arrays of assorted automobiles we've seen this year. It had everything from pre-war endurance racers to iconic 80s Group B rally cars as well as hugely collectible classics and an amphibious military vehicle.

Often 'barn find' is a term for a model of significant worth, hidden away and neglected for years. However, after 21 years in storage, this 1978 Datsun 260Z looks to be in incredible condition.

Classic cars have been one of the best performing alternative assets in the past year and going back further than that. So could you accelerate your wealth with one?

'It's only E-Type Jaguars and Sebastian Coe that make me feel proud to be British today'. Boycie's words from the series hit are even more fitting with the Rio Olympics closing a week before the auction.

And the anonymous buyer didn't even have to be there in person to swipe his iPhone or iWatch - instead, he secured the ultra-collectible classic on a social media app.

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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