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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Volkswagen Polo review

Volkswagen Polo

We drive the latest version of the big-selling Volkswagen Polo. Bigger, yes, but better than ever? What is it? The all-new Polo is the sixth generation of Volkswagen’s popular supermini originally launched in 1975. Some 14 million Polos have been sold worldwide (an estimated 1.4 million in the UK) and …

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Surprising driving laws and the penalties they carry

Mobile phone used as a sat nav

New research has revealed some of the most obscure and least well-known traffic laws. The study for the UK’s biggest online car garage and repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, shows that almost half (49%) of British motorists admit to breaking traffic laws. And half of those drivers who admit to breaking traffic …

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UK’s Top 10 favourite car colours

Silver Skoda Octavia

It’s official – silver has held onto its crown as the most popular colour for cars in Britain. New DVLA data requested by RAC Insurance shows that in the third quarter of 2017 silver cars made up just over a fifth (21%) of all cars on our roads, despite a …

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‘Donut Ignore the Signs’ warns Goodyear

Goodyear donut campaign

Goodyear has launched a new campaign to help motorists spots the signs and symptoms of unhealthy tyres – with a little help from donuts. It’s hoped the ‘Donut Ignore the Signs’ initiative will encourage drivers to commit to the habit of checking their tyres once a month. Poor tyre maintenance …

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Five tips for slashing the cost of car hire abroad

Car rental sign at airport

Brits hire an estimated two million cars abroad every year, according to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association – but are you getting the best deal? We’ve teamed up with Hitachi Personal Finance to help cash-conscious holidaymakers save money on their rental car and avoid possible extra costs. Read these top tips on …

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Jaguar XE 300 Sport vs Olympic speed skater

Jaguar XE 300 Sport vs Olympic speed skater

The new Jaguar XE 300 Sport has set a unique lap record at the world’s longest artificial outdoor ice circuit at Flevonice in the Netherlands. For a bit of added spice, the special edition sports saloon raced Hungarian Olympic champion speed skater Shaolin Sándor Liu around the 3km outdoor track. …

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Top 10 best new cars to own 2018

Motorists are happier than ever with their cars, according to one of Britain’s biggest new car ownership surveys. Auto Express Driver Power revealed overall customer satisfaction is at an all time high, with the Peugeot 3008 crowned Driver Power Car of the Year. The 2018 Driver Power average score of …

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New Toyota Auris is a smokin’ drift star

Drift champ Fredric Aasbo with his Toyota Auris

This is a Toyota Auris like no other. The all-new family hatchback has been transformed into a 1,000-horsepower track hero of Formula Drift in the hands of champion driver Fredric Aasbo. The racing prototype version of the new model has just posted a smoke-billowing win on its debut in the …

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Record number of women car owners

MINI Convertible

The number of cars registered to women has surged by more than a fifth (21%) since 2007, according to new research. Females now own more than a third (11.8m) of the 34.7 million cars on UK roads. New Motorparc data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) …

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Exclusive Goodwood drive day – the highlights

Goodwood Media Drive Day 2018 - credit Malcolm Griffiths-Goodwood

Goodwood is famous to petrol heads the world over for its hugely popular Festival of Speed, Revival and historic racing events. However, earlier this week I was invited to a special Media Drive Day featuring most of Goodwood’s main automotive partners, including Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, …

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