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Toyota trims electric car forecasts as hybrid sales boom

Toyota has trimmed its sales forecast for fully-electric cars amid a boom in demand for its petrol-electric hybrids. The world’s biggest carmaker by sales said it now expects to have sold 120,000 battery-powered electric vehicles by the end of the financial year, down from a previous forecast of 123,000. That forecast itself was already significant...


5 common car breakdown problems – solved!

Your guide to getting back on the road if something goes wrong.


Cars to be sent to Ukraine under Sadiq Khan’s Ulez scheme

Cars to be sent to Ukraine under Sadiq Khan’s Ulez scheme - The mayor has asked Transport for London to amend the scrappage scheme so cars can be donated to Ukraine


Toyota urges owners of old Corolla, Matrix and RAV4 models to park them until air bags are replaced

Toyota urges owners of old Corolla, Matrix and RAV4 models to park them until air bags are replaced - Toyota is telling the owners of about 50,000 older Corolla, Corolla Matrix and RAV4 models to stop driving them because their Takata air bag inflators are at risk of exploding and hurling shrapnel


King Charles' Jaguar I-Pace up for auction - the first EV in the Royal Family

In a blaze of British, a Jaguar I-Pace personally purchased by King Charles III will go up for auction at Ascot Racecourse next month.


Fold-Up Cars Coming This Summer from Israeli Company, But Wider is Better for Some Things

The classic TV cartoon The Jetsons featured flying cars. But how about another trick George Jetson had - a car that could be folded? Knewz.com has learned that could be on the way this summer, thanks to a project in Israel. You can’t turn it into a briefcase, as Jetson’s car could. But it’s billed as “the world’s first adaptable car.” City Transfor...


Hamilton: New Mercedes much nicer to drive

Mercedes much-changed 2024 car is proving "nicer to drive" than its ill-handling predecessor, according to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.


Here are 14 of the best self-driving cars from TV and film

Supernatural, computer science, magic or murderous, these cars have minds of their own


EVs being forced on drivers, says Sir Jim Ratcliffe – as he unveils electric 4x4

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has accused British and European governments of forcing electric cars “down the consumer’s throat”, as he prepares to sell a new battery-powered 4x4 that will have a backup petrol engine. Speaking at an event in London, the billionaire behind Ineos and Manchester United warned electric vehicles (EVs) still have major drawbacks and...


51 fab cars with pop-up headlights

We all love a car with pop-up headlights. Here are many of the finest, from the Mazda RX-7 to the Vector M12.


Halloween fright: 27 cars with a sinister side

The original Porsche 911 Turbo, the Plymouth Fury and even the Rover 100 – all these cars have a sinister side.


The best modern Audis ever made

A journey into the finest from Ingolstadt


Collector to sell stash of 56 white Porsches at auction - that could make $36MILLION

RM Sotheby's says the haul of Porsches 'represents over a decade of dedicated collecting by one perfection-focused owner' - and one with a penchant for white paint, it appears.


The Auto Industry Outlook for 2024

Here's what to expect in the auto industry this year. If you’re in the market for a car it won’t be quite as daunting as it was during the pandemic and after.


'Time bomb': The used cars causing pollution and accidents in Africa

Every year, around four to five million used cars are shipped to Africa, mostly from Europe, North America and Japan, to be sold in countries where newer vehicles are too expensive for most. But these old cars, often in poor condition, are also bringing high levels of pollution to the continent, as well as causing accidents on the roads. Some are now campaigning for governments to take action.


Pity SUV drivers, fast being priced out of their badges of contempt for the planet

If you have tears – that is, any not used up on MPs struggling to get by, parents forced to choose between skiing and private schools, second homeowners who feel unwelcome, Etonians shut out of Oxbridge, and people cut adrift with unusable city wood burners – prepare to shed them on the latest affluent but afflicted minority: Range Rover owners unable afford their car insurance. Thanks in large part to the Daily Mail, which has been prioritising...


32 cars with crazy doors

From drop-down doors to aircraft-style canopies, there are many ways to climb into a car. We reveal some of the wildest door designs ever created


Best used buys for every budget from £2500

Used car prices are finally falling again; here are our top picks for low mileage bargains, all the way up to £50k


President Joe Biden’s Cadillac ATS-V is up for auction

A bespoke build for President Biden, this one-off Cadillac ATS-V is listed on the Cars & Bids auction site.


Behold, the Targa-topped ‘Sotto’: Singer’s 300th restoration

4.0-litre nat-asp flat-six. Five-speed manual. Carbon fibre body. Open air. Glorious


Volvo Cars proposes to distribute 62.7% Polestar stake to shareholders

(Reuters) - Volvo Cars said on Friday it plans to distribute 62.7% of its stake worth 9.5 billion Swedish crowns ($920.17 million) in Polestar Automotive Holding to its own shareholders. After completion of the proposed distribution, Volvo Cars said it will remain with an 18% stake in Polestar. ($1 = 10.3242 Swedish crowns) (Reporting by Rishabh Jaiswal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry


How the billionaire class is driving the resurgence of bespoke cars

Buying a car was once a made-to-measure process akin to ordering a bespoke suit. A wealthy driver would select a carmaker for the chassis, engine and moving parts of the vehicle, and a separate coachbuilder for the body. Now a surge of spending from the ultra wealthy has brought back a custom car industry that collapsed after the Second World War. ...


Nissan’s Sunderland factory will now make electric Jukes and Qashqais

And the next-gen Leaf, e-Juke and e-Qashqai will be inspired by Nissan's recent run of striking concept cars


Tinie Tempah fronts new TV show 'Bangers: Mad for Cars' - can it fill the void left by Top Gear?

With Top Gear looking set to be crushed and sent to the scrapheap, there's an opening for a new TV motoring show to capture the hearts of petrol heads. And Bangers: Mad for Cars on C4 might be it.


Rallying’s wildest cars star in compelling new film

, Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend, Ferrari and now Race for Glory: Audi vs Lancia, did the world need another car movie? Because whether you like it or not, the latter is not just a film about cars, it’s a “brand movie”, joining the litany of such cinematic ventures as The Lego Movie, Barbie, Air, The Founder, Tetris and so on. Think if this...


Some vehicles on Australian roads use 20% more fuel than claimed – which models are the worst?

Cars driven in Australia consume up to 20% more petrol than manufacturers are claiming, according to a program that tests “real world” on-road fuel efficiency with laboratory calculations. The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) testing – funded by the federal government – also found four of the 13 vehicles tested in its latest round of compliance checks exceeded regulatory limits for oxides of nitrogen or carbon monoxide. The testing of...


20 essential songs about cars

Whether driving down the street or planning a road trip, there's nothing like hearing tunes blast through car speakers. So put your pedal to the metal and check out these top songs about cars and driving.


US blocks Volkswagen imports over claims they were made with forced Chinese labour

Thousands of luxury cars including Porches, Audis and Bentleys have been impounded at US ports amid allegations they contained parts made through forced labour in China. The brands are all owned by German giant Volkswagen and contain “western China” electronic components suspected of breaching anti-slavery laws, according to the Financial Times. It...


EU poised to water down new car pollution rules after industry lobbying

The EU is poised to water down a landmark piece of car pollution legislation after extensive lobbying from the automotive industry, which experts say will cause an estimated €100bn in health and environmental costs. Analysis provided by the Consortium for Ultra-low Vehicle Emissions (Clove) exclusively to the Guardian and Voxeurop shows that half of the projected financial savings from the new Euro 7 standards on car emissions will be lost due...


Here are 10 ‘lightweight’ performance cars for under £15k we found this week

Who needs purpose-built, fifty grand track specials when bargains like these continue to roam the market?


HMRC scraps plan to close loophole that saves drivers thousands in car tax

HMRC scraps plan to close loophole that saves drivers thousands in car tax - It meant a driver could end up spending £5,376 more on company car tax per year


Revealed: The early technical clues from F1 2024’s first six car launches

The extent of RB moving closer to Red Bull has been examined in this year's early F1 designs, along with further big changes on the other launch cars.


You can't order Elon Musk's new Tesla Cybertruck in Britain - here's why

An event at the firm's Giga Texas facility overnight saw around a dozen Cybertrucks given to their lucky owners in a glitzy handover. But the EV is unlikely to be sold in the UK or Europe.


Will other cities copy Paris decision to hike parking charges for SUVs?

Pushing a pram as they walked out of a voting station, Joanna and Louis agreed that SUVs were not suitable for a compact city like Paris. “We have a young child and we would like there to be less traffic and more space,” said Joanna, a 34-year-old consultant. Like tens of thousands of other Parisians, the couple took part in a referendum on Sunday about whether owners of big cars should pay more to park in a city that has quickly become one of...


Britain exporting polluting used cars to poorer countries, study warns

Britain exporting polluting used cars to poorer countries, study warns - Dirtier cars being shipped abroad than those sent to the scrapyard, research shows.


Ted Kravitz raises yet more questions about Red Bull’s RB20 innovative solutions

"If the looks like that going into the race in a week's time, I'll be surprised but nothing's impossible."


Project CARS 2: why we’re still playing this forgotten racing game seven years later

This classic racing sim is still the GOAT in some key areas


Question of the Week: Bugatti, Koenigsegg or Pagani?

Three of the most exclusive of modern manufacturers, with dozens of engineering masterpieces between them. But which one rises to the top?


Elon Musk is planning to make Tesla Cybertrucks that float on water

The first of Tesla’s Cybertrucks finally rolled off the production line at the end of November – you might think that after all the drama around the model, Elon Musk would breathe a sigh of relief. But the billionaire has now decided the truck should also double as a boat. This seems like a completely rational decision, given the existing quality a...


Land Rover Defender convertible enters production

Valiance Defender features bespoke design elements and an electric fabric roof


Tesla recalls 2,000,000 cars to fix major safety flaw

Elon Musk's car company is facing more safety woes.


The best used luxury and 4x4 cars you can buy

We take a look at the cars that will handle any journey off road or on with style


One of four Jaguar C-X75 supercars built for 2015 Bond film Spectre has been made road legal - and now it's for sale

The orange Jaguar C-X75 - with a chassis number ending with the iconic '007' - is one of a handful of specially-made cars commissioned to play a pivotal role in 007 movie Spectre.


Top Gear's Top 9: truly unsung movie cars

Like the Bullitt Mustang! Just kidding


Tesla 'Model 2': £22,000 EV tipped for production in Germany

Long-awaited entry-level Tesla is in line to be built in Berlin, using new, cost-reducing construction methods


21 surprising rebadged cars

Badge engineering is the practice of rebranding an existing car as something new. We pick out some of the best examples


Bangers that work: 19 bargain cars that won't let you down

Of the compromises you’re willing to accept buying used, reliability shouldn’t be one of them. James Ruppert has pored through the classifieds to find bargain bangers that won’t fail you


The 20 greatest cars from South Korea

20 of our favourite cars from Hyundai, Kia, SsangYong and Daewoo


Why Tories are using cars as a political dividing line in the UK

After a week in which Rishi Sunak rowed back on the UK’s climate commitments and delayed a ban on petrol cars, it seems he is making a pitch to drivers a key part of his pre-election campaign. Here are the wedge issues the Tories are expected to deploy against Labour to paint them as “anti-motorist”: Electric cars Sunak’s controversial delaying of climate pledges was a huge moment and the headline was the delay to banning the sale of new petrol...


The Grand Tour: Sand Job review – Blokey pantomime clocks in at more than two hours, but it’s actually enjoyable

The Grand Tour: Sand Job review – Blokey pantomime clocks in at more than two hours, but it’s actually enjoyable - 3/5 Clarkson and co are back, for their penultimate adventure, with a trip from Choum in Mauritania to the beaches of Dakar in Senegal