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Ford Fiesta makes history

Ford Fiesta has become the best-selling car of all time in the UK

The Ford Fiesta has become the best-selling car of all time in the UK. The Ford Escort has lost its crown as the UK best-selling car to its little nephew, the Fiesta. Sales of the Fiesta, first launched in 1976, have finally overtaken the Escort record of 4,105,961 in the …

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Award for Kia’s stunner

Kia GT4 Stinger concept car

Kia’s GT4 Stinger concept car has won a prestigious American design award – and it still hasn’t gone into production. The Industrial Designers Society of America has saluted Kia with a Silver “IDEA” for the Stinger. The IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) honours design excellence in its transportation category. Designed …

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New Fiat Panda off-roader

Fiat Panda Cross

Fiat unveils the latest version of its pint-sized off-roader, the Panda Cross. Based on the successful Fiat Panda 4X4, launched in 2006, the new model looks as rugged as a cute car can be, with black plastic body mouldings, perforated steel under tray, roof bars, special 15-inch alloys, distinctive lights …

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New MINI’s top trophy

Latest MINI wins coveted Car of the Year prize at Auto Express New Car Awards 2014

Latest MINI wins coveted Car of the Year at Auto Express New Car Awards 2014. The Cooper version of the British-built MINI also won the Best Premium Small Car award. Elsewhere, a Special Award went to Tesla’s pioneering Model S, while the SEAT Leon topped three categories. Full list of …

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Jaguar XE countdown

Jaguar XE

September 8 London premiere date set for Jaguar’s much-anticipated new sports saloon. Jaguar will officially unveil its latest car which will give premium car buyers more choice in a hotly-contested sector featuring such cars as the BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-class. The lightweight Jaguar XE is set to …

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Prius in Nürburgring record

Toyota Prius sets Nürburgring record

Toyota’s best-selling Prius hybrid sets 698 mpg fuel economy bechmark at 12.9-mile speed track. Most manufacturers head to Germany’s famed Nürburgring to set speed records – Toyota decided to do it their way… Toyota turned tradition on its head when they took their Prius Plug-in hybrid to the track, setting …

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Hyundai’s fuel cell first

Hyundai's ix35 fuel cell vehicle

Pioneering production Hyundai fuel cell car in “world record” drive. Hyundai Motors’ ix35 Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-production fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), has been driven between Oslo (Norway) and Malmö (Sweden) – a distance of 700 kilometres. Stopping off at Gothenburg (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark), the journey took …

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All-new VW Passat

New Volkswagen Passat for 2014

Volkswagen has revealed eighth-generation versions of the Passat. The new Passat will go on sale in the UK on October 7 with deliveries beginning in January 2015. Prices are likely to start at around £22,000 – £1,000 higher than those for the present model. The new car is a little …

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New car sales rocket

Ford Fiesta ST - UK's best-selling car

Ford Fiesta forges ahead as UK new car sales rise to nine-year high. Sales of new cars in the UK continued to motor ahead in June, resulting in the best first-half figures since 2005. June saw new car registrations rise 6.2% to 228,291, which means 1,287,265 new cars have been …

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New Aston Martin supercar

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo

Meet Aston Martin’s stunning DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo… virtually. Aston Martin has unveiled a new addition to the hugely popular PlayStation 3 game, Gran Turismo 6, in the shape of the drop-dead gorgeous Design Prototype 100 – DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo. Developed in-house by the design team at Aston Martin, …

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