We’ve been thinking about the SsangYong Actyon, and frankly all other coupe SUVs are dead to us

Coupe-ified SUVs aren’t actually as new a trend as you might think. In fact, SsangYong was building one in 2005

Row erupts as historic leafy village becomes magnet for 'entitled' 4x4 drivers

Residents say that the village stands at a crossroads, as its future shifts further away from its agricultural past

The second new Smart electric car is called #3, and it’s an SUV-coupe

Hashtag Three to follow Hashtag One as Smart continues its Geely-backed renaissance

Baffling ancient inventions science still can't explain

It's easy to think of the evolution of technology as a linear process, starting from the most primitive simple machines and only improving up to the self-driving cars and artificial intelligence that we have today. But that's not quite right. Some ancient cultures managed to develop some bafflingly complex and sophisticated inventions using techniques and knowledge that seemed to come out of nowhere, and in some cases weren't replicated for hundreds of years afterwards. Scientists and historians are always working hard to figure out how these inventions came about, but some secrets are hidden in history forever. Intrigued? Read on to uncover impressive ancient inventions.

Highway Code: Drivers' common mistake when we are trying to be polite that could land you with a £1,000 fine

Avoid unexpected fines by making sure you are up to date on the latest Highway Code

Man puts boulder on his drive to stop drivers cutting corner – and causes chaos

Drivers are getting stuck between a rock and a hard place.

What does the sensor behind my car’s windscreen do?

Many modern cars feature sensors fitted behind the interior rear-view mirror. We explain what these do and how they work.

Laughing gas is set to become illegal in the UK - what to know about the law change

A change in law aims to crack down on anti-social behaviour

Parkingeye issue at the Royal Preston hospital

David Sanderson has an issue with the company Parkingeye who run the parking operation at the Royal Preston hospital

What is really behind Domenicali's "cancel" F1 practice comments

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali raised some eyebrows at the weekend when comments he made suggested that he was looking at scrapping Friday practice sessions at grands prix.

Great 150mph used cars for under £20,000

Money isn't everything when it comes to achieving high speed thrills

UK cities with the worst pothole problems - including London, Nottingham and Manchester

After a harsh winter, motorists can expect plenty of potholes on British roads. But which areas are affected the most?

Classic Mini left in dusty garage for 33 years sells for £40,000 at auction

It went for four times its asking price.

Lifeline for the combustion engine: EU agrees to allow cars running on e-fuels to be sold after 2035 - and UK says it may do the same 'if they are zero emission'

A DfT spokesperson told us that if industry can prove e-fuels are 'zero-emission at the tailpipe' combustion engine cars using them would remain on sale beyond 2035.

Woman spent £11,000 on getting her driving license

South Korean woman Cha Sa-soon made international headlines 15 years ago when she finally earned her driving license after taking 960 theory and practical tests and spending £11,000.

Boat Race 2023: Oxford rower Felix Drinkall collapses after Cambridge victory

By Jim White, on the Thames For the fourth time in the past five outings, Cambridge won the University Boat Race. Not that, under Chiswick Bridge at the finish line, the delight in victory had diminished by regularity. In the Cambridge boat the cox Jasper Parish stood up, arms aloft, bellowing his delight. He then dived forward into the arms of his...

Fisker has claimed a 440-mile range for the Ocean Extreme e-SUV

Original estimate of 391 miles exceeded with latest WLTP range update

Road closed after police chase

Maidstone Road in Rochester was shut by police after a chase involving a silver BMW.

Fury over Sadiq Khan's ULEZ expansion grows as protesters cover cameras with shopping bags

The expansion of ULEZ will be going ahead later this year with some drivers subjected to a £12.50 daily charge.

Damon Hill thinks F1 star joined the wrong team after making controversial decision

Just two weeks into the new Formula 1 season, and 1996 world champion Hill has seen enough to suggest one of the newer faces on the grid might have made a mistake

Schuppan 962 CR, the exclusive and rare 1990s hypercar was a 600-hp fireball

The Schuppan Porsche 962 CR is a supercar that was produced in a limited edition in the 1990s, based on the famous Porsche 962, a racing car that dominated endurance competition for many years. The 962 CR featured an aerodynamic design, developed by the British designer Peter Stevens , which had also worked on the McLaren F1. The car was built around a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, with a body also made of carbon fiber to reduce weight. The engine was a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder capable of developing 600 hp at 7,000 rpm.

Antiques Road Trip star left speechless as table sells for triple its cost

During a recent instalment of the BBC show, the expert went on a trip down memory lane when he found a table that reminded him of his grandmother

Loose tyre sends car flying into air

A car was sent flying several feet into the air after being hit by a loose tyre from a pickup truck nearby.

The London bus route that goes on motorway for just one mile but longer than any other in the whole city

Weirdly there's nothing stopping from you standing up as the bus rockets down a motorway

Jenson Button takes ‘massive whack’ from Kimi Raikkonen in barmy COTA race

For Jenson Button, his NASCAR Cup Series debut was an "emotional rollercoaster", and included a hit from Kimi Raikkonen.

Teenager, 14, caught towing a caravan on the M4 with three friends is ordered to pay £20

The schoolboy, 14, was driving the Saab with three friends in the passenger seats when police spotted them on the M4 in Wiltshire. He was arrested and later admitted a raft of driving offences.

UK electric car future after 2030 car ban is 'unworkable' with e-fuels favoured

The UK should follow the lead of the EU and allow cars to run on e-fuels, according to one expert, who feared the country wouldn't be able to handle the 2030 switch to electric vehicles.

Autocar's A-Z of excellent used cars

With our complete guide, you'll never be short of inspiration for your next second-hand buy

South London residents fear someone will be killed unless lorries are banned from 'racing' down narrow one-way road

As shown in the video, vehicles also mount the pavement to drive along the street

Spain’s Natural Park Of The High Pyrenees Bans Motorcycles

Rider advocacy groups are challenging the biased mandate.

Who is Jack Doohan? The Australian driver making a name in F2

Jack Doohan is quickly making his way up the global motorsport ranks.

Outrage after Transport for London uses 'loophole' to install 4 ULEZ cameras

The cameras have been installed on traffic lights in Pinner

The Lando Norris livery request he has raised ‘several times’ to McLaren boss Zak Brown

If Lando Norris had his way, McLaren would go racing again in the colours from Lewis Hamilton's 2008 title-winning year...

Luxury 425ft 'Thunder Bird' hydrofoil vessel with full glass decks is unveiled in concept design

Turkish yacht designer Aras Kazar has called his creation Wakinyan, a Native American Lakota people word for thunder.

10 things we learned from the 2023 MotoGP Portuguese GP

The first round of MotoGP’s bold new era was filled with controversies and dramas aplenty, as Ducati kicked off its title defence in perfect style. Here are the top 10 things we learned from the 2023 Portuguese Grand Prix.

20 fab new cars from 25 years ago

With the Audi TT celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, we look at the cars launched alongside it back in 1998.

27 clever hidden features in cars

Some of these features are useful, others are just fun. We reveal the secret surprises concealed in modern cars.

Dick Van Dyke is 'sore all over' after car crash in Malibu

Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke has opened up about his recent car crash in Malibu, California revealing his airbag didn't deploy and he needed stitches on his chin

Toyota GR86 review: persistence pays off for the sports car nobody else was brave enough to make

Reading the press coverage from the launch of the Toyota GT86 in 2012, you could be forgiven for thinking Toyota was about to make a killing. We – myself included – were fawning in our praise. Can you blame us? Here, at last, was the antithesis to the creeping twin evils of bloat and remoteness that had characterised new cars for the prior 10 years...

Official LTN review by cycle lanes lobbyist ‘will be a whitewash’

A pro-cycling “campaigner” appointed to head a review into controversial low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNS) will declare them a success in a “whitewash” report, a Government committee has been told. More than 13,000 people signed an online petition on a Parliament website calling for an “independent review” into road closures amid fears they produce...

Harry Enfield on Bob Goody: ‘I was too frightened to approach him and tell him how he had inspired me’

In 1981 I saw Bob Goody and Patrick Barlow in the National Theatre of Brent while at university. It was a revelation to discover you didn’t have to be in Monty Python to be as funny as Monty Python. Two months later, I had written and performed in my first comic play, never having dreamed of a life on the stage. Hugh Laurie remembers seeing Bob taking his daughters to school in Archer Street, Soho, next to the strip club. I was working a lot in...

Python caught after slithering under truck while driver was sleeping

Python caught after slithering under truck while driver was sleeping -

London ULEZ: The very bizarre looking 'robot' car that's the 'cheapest' you can buy to avoid paying £12.50 charge

The Citroen Ami is one of the cheapest electric vehicles on the market

Fear in MotoGP, Marquez hits Oliveira at high speed, photos

A nightmarish start to the World Championship for Marc Marquez: the Honda rider ended up in the crosshairs of critics and fans alike for the accident he caused on the third lap of the Portuguese MotoGP Grand Prix, when he exaggerated a braking manoeuvre and hit Aprilia rider Miguel Oliveira.The Catalan star, who immediately apologised to the Portuguese centaur, was booed by the Portimao crowd, enraged by the home rider's crash, and after the race he was penalised by the race commission for his mistake.The race commission decided to punish the eight-time world champion with a double long lap time to be served at the next Argentine Grand Prix in Rio Hondo.

Dutch road races under threat with national ban on using local moto police

Open road races already faced a shortage of police to secure courses

Toto Wolff could be set for major embarassment as long time partner hints at split

Toto Wolff could be set for a further setback as Mercedes struggles with their W14 continue.

Wavy kerbs installed on London road to slow cars and promote cycling

The controversial filter is part of plans for dozens of 'Low Traffic Neighbourhoods' in busy urban areas.

Grandmother left bruised and battered after e-scooter hit-and-run

Christine Ranger has no memory of getting back home after the collision.

Peter Kay's tour sparked concern from pal Paddy McGuinness as he refuses to attend show

Top Gear star Paddy McGuinness has revealed he was worried when his friend Peter Kay announced his comeback tour plans last year.

Big-selling cars now vanishing from our roads

We look at the fate of some of the most popular cars of the 70s and 80s