October 30, 2014

October 29, 2014

  • Bipartisan leaders of a key House committee have asked Congress' independent watchdog arm for a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration amid escalating concern over the agency's handling of the General Motors ignition switch and...
  • from Autocar

    As well as its already confirmed Nissan Qashqai rival, which will arrive in 2016, Seat bosses are evaluating plans for a smaller and larger model Seat could end up with a three-strong SUV range, according to company boss Jürgen Stackmann.The first, a Nissan Qashqai rival based on the Leon, is confirmed for 2016 but both smaller and larger models are being planned.“A big SUV is potentially a yes for us but we have to make sure that customers want it” Stackmann told Autocar.It's understood that a...

October 28, 2014

October 27, 2014

October 24, 2014

  • Despite slowing sales growth in China, General Motors is doubling down on the country with a bold expansion plan that could make it Cadillac's biggest market within six years.
  • from Autocar

    On paper, Porsche's hypercar doesn't look capable of matching the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, but on track it proved that it has nothing to fear from its rivals It was daft to expect too little. But, as the old man still says to me, “expect nothing, son, and you’ll never be disappointed”. Ever the optimist. On paper, though, the bald figures suggested that a Porsche 918 Spyder would arrive at the MIRA proving ground for our road test too overfed and under-muscled to get near the sharpest end...

October 22, 2014

October 21, 2014

  • from Autocar

    BMW M2 coupé scooped, wet handling test, new Corsa takes on Fiesta and Polo, Bentley GT3-R driven, Porsche 918 Spyder road test, our long-term Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes off-road This week's issue of Autocar magazine, dated 22 October 2014, reveals the secrets of the forthcoming BMW M2 coupé. We've got the latest information on the Munich manufacturer's latest performance car, which is currently under development.As the autumnal weather takes a turn for the worst, we ask what car is best in...
  • from Autocar

    The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s best-selling car, the VW Polo the country’s classiest supermini. Can the new Vauxhall Corsa topple them? Want to know how important the new Corsa is to Vauxhall? It’s the company’s most profitable car. One in three Vauxhalls sold is a Corsa. Even last year, late in its model cycle, Vauxhall shifted 85,000 of them in the UK. Four per cent of all new cars sold here is a Corsa.And half the people who buy them are spending their own money. They’re not fleet buyers, they...
  • from Autocar

    Only one way to find out: get seven very different cars, a wet track and a data logger. We reveal who reigns in the rain How entirely fitting it was that the day of this test was that day that always comes each autumn. You know the one. It’s Monday morning. You leave the house in darkness. It is pelting with rain. You know that you’ll not return before darkness. There is no question about it: you will need a decent coat, from this very day forward, until the return of spring.The only...
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