Nissan Announces UK Battery Pricing EMBARGOED Monday 8th Dec 00:01

Mar 29th
Owners of the Nissan Leaf can buy a replacement battery for £4,920, Nissan UK has confirmed.  The scheme, including a £1,000 cashback for their old battery, is aimed to provide Leaf owners with clarity on what would happen to their battery should it fail outside Nissan’s five-year, 60,000-mile warranty against battery capacity failure. Paul O’Neill, EV manager for Nissan Motor…
3.5 Star Citroën C3

Mar 29th
Citroën has plenty of takes on the small car theme, but the Citroën C3 is what you’d consider its regular supermini. Prior to the current model, the previous C3 stretched back to 2002, before which were the Saxo and AX, although it’s difficult not to think of them, and the Saxo particularly, as small compared with the C3. To find…
The Magnificent Seven Rides Again

Mar 29th
Forty years ago, a new car company called Caterham Cars came into being – in a pub in Primrose Hill, as you’re asking. Caterham Cars had been around since the 1960s, but only as a dealer and distributor of Colin Chapman’s fabled Lotus 7. Indeed, it was only Caterham boss Graham Nearn who had kept the 7 in production after…
480bhp Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupé

Mar 29th
To say we quite liked this car when we first drove it in 2004 would be the understatement of the ensuing six years. There was something utterly thrilling about what was then called the Superformance Le Mans Coupé – a recreation of the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupé that won the world sportscar championship 45 years ago. Matt Prior Road test…
2015 BMW 7 Series Revealed - Pictures, On-sale Date And Engine Information

Mar 29th
The 2015 BMW 7 Series has renewed the brand’s assault on the luxury class. Set to go on sale in the UK on 24 October, the upmarket saloon has been comprehensively re-engineered in a move that sees it shed up to 130kg over its predecessor through the adoption of a new hybrid construction process that uses varying forms of carbonfibre…
'Range Rover Evoque XL' Gets Green Light From Land Rover

Mar 29th
Land Rover plans to launch a larger, lightweight Range Rover Evoque XL to slot between the existing car and the Range Rover Sport. According to a report from analysts at Bernstein Research seen by Autocar, the new model is codenamed L560 and is expected to be launched in 2016. The report also says L560 will be based on the same aluminium platform…
Evolved And Then Some

Mar 29th
There’s a lot to be said for good seats, and the gorgeous new smoke-grey leather and Alcantara Ralliart bucket jobs are the first thing you notice when you assume the position in this, the new Mitsubishi Evolution VIII FQ330. That’s right: 330, which means those crazy folks at Mitsubishi UK have squeezed yet another 30bhp out of that originally 276bhp…
4.5 Star Nissan Qashqai

Mar 29th
The first generation Nissan Qashqai was a platinum smash hit throughout its six-year lifecycle, and even remained one of the top 10 most sold cars in 2013 despite a sharp rise in competition. So how does Nissan follow that? The second generation Qashqai had a tough act to follow, just ask David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal, to carry on…
Lambo 'to Build Sesto Elemento'

Mar 29th
Lamborghini has suggested that its exciting Sesto Elemento concept from the recent Paris motor show could be put into production as a track-only special. Company boss Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar that Lamborghini is increasingly likely to make several examples of Sesto Elemento. It uses Superleggera running gear but is made from a new material, called forged carbon, that helps to…
Volkswagen Polo GTI Twin Exhausts

Mar 29th
We didn't get on all that well with the previous Volkswagen Polo GTI. It was worthy enough in a modest kind of way, but whereas its rivals made a punching bag of your adrenal gland, the Polo merely prodded at your reasoning, forever reminding you how economical and easy to live with it was. Nic Cackett Road tester Where the…
Porsche's New 911 GT3 RSR

Mar 29th
Porsche has extensively modified its 911 GT3 RSR GT race car for 2011. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR uses a 4.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Power is up by 5bhp over the outgoing model to 449bhp at 7800rpm, with maximum revs remaining unchanged at 9400 rpm. See official pics of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR…
Ford Semi-autonomous Emergency Steering System Under Development

Mar 29th
Ford is currently working on a system that speeds up the steering in an emergency if there isn’t enough room for the car to avoid a collision under braking alone. The system is called ‘evasive steering assist’, and activates in a similar way to autonomous emergency braking (AEB), by using radar and a camera to detect the car’s rate of…