Hoarding
Do you most value your space or the odds and ends that fill it?

Do we really want more smart motorways?

This week, Matt Prior discusses the phenomenon of hoarding and the usefulness of smart motorways

by Matt Prior
23 February 2018
Anything goes
Cupra Ibiza concept
The Cupra Ibiza concept could preview a future hot hatch from the brand

Is the new Cupra brand going to be a Renault Sport or Vignale?

Seat's new performance arm could go one of two ways; we consider its chances

by Mike Duff
22 February 2018
New cars
Opinion: Why Cupra has split from Seat
This new hot Ateca is the first car from Cupra

Opinion: Why Cupra split from Seat

Seat’s new division will charge more for its focused models; we ask if this plan work

by Mike Duff
22 February 2018
New cars

Why Porsche's diesel decision was well-timed

Porsche is axing diesel from its current lineup. Hilton Holloway explains why that was a shrewd move, and why it may not be permanent

by Hilton Holloway
21 February 2018
New cars
Ferrari 488 Pista
Ferrari claims the 488 Pista is “a significant step forward”

Is the Ferrari 488 Pista the best supercar yet?

We discuss whether race mods and a more flattering 'drift mode' can make our favourite supercar unbeatable

by Matt Saunders
21 February 2018
New cars
Plane
Flying in a jet airliner is a really safe way to travel

Why don't people have a phobia of cars?

Travelling along the ground in a car at 30mph, or travelling through the sky in a plane at over ten times that speed - Matt Prior puzzles over why we're not more afraid of cars

by Matt Prior
16 February 2018
Anything goes
Rolls-Royce Cullinan
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan. It's not an SUV; it's a high-bodied vehicle, apparently

Why won't some car firms call an SUV an SUV?

SUVs are hugely popular with buyers, yet some car makers seem afraid to use this label

by James Attwood
14 February 2018
New cars
BMW X4
The new BMW X4 (pictured) lands just four years after its predecessor

Will this be second time lucky for the BMW X4?

The new X4 lands just four years after its predecessor with hopes of righting that car’s wrongs

by Matt Saunders
14 February 2018
New cars
Stricken 911
Not only was the front crash structure damaged, but the front suspension too and the coolant leak meant the engine could not be run safely. Stranded.

What not to do if you crash a Porsche in France

A lesson for anyone who drives in France. Hopefully, it will never happen to you, but if you do crash, here are some things you should know.

by Autocar
9 February 2018
Anything goes
Sat Nav
Drivers may tap away at a car’s touchscreen – but not their phone’s

Here's why sat-nav and phone laws for cars are confusing

With the laws on mobile phone and sat-nav use rather fuzzy, it looks like it's possible

by Matt Prior
9 February 2018
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