Honda Swindon factory workers CR-V

Opinion: How Honda made bad news even worse

The proposed closure of Honda's Swindon plant is bad news for its 3500 employees – worse still was how they found out

by Mark Tisshaw
19 February 2019
Industry
EU flag Union Jack cars
Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Nissan and others are feeling the strain ahead of 29 March

Analysis: Brexit and the UK car industry

Is Brexit already having a damaging effect or will it be the catalyst for a turnaround?

19 February 2019
Industry
Honda Swindon
Honda's Swindon factory has been in operation since 1989

Opinion: why Honda is shutting its Swindon factory

Falling European sales, the slump in diesel demand, tariff cuts and trade wars all contributed to the firm's decision

by James Attwood
18 February 2019
Industry
Land Rover Discovery SVX Frankfurt reveal

Opinion: Now Land Rover can focus on models that matter

Cancelling the Range Rover SV Coupé and Discovery SVX means Land Rover can turn its attention to cars that will sell in numbers, like the new Defender

by Mark Tisshaw
15 February 2019
New cars
VW ID Beach Buggy
The versatility of Volkswagen's MEB electric vehicle platform means it can underpin the revived Beach Buggy....

Matt Prior: are we returning to the glory days of coachbuilding?

Volkswagen's MEB-based beach buggy is proof of the greater design freedom afforded to manufacturers by EV platforms

by Matt Prior
15 February 2019
Tester’s notes
Haynes Manual
Haynes Manual

Opinion: why John Haynes was a motoring hero

The inventor of the Haynes Manual helped generations of motorists to keep their cars in working order – even if they lacked engineering skills

by James Attwood
11 February 2019
Industry
Electric Jaguar XJ
Jaguar has been rumoured to be considering complete electrification

Opinion: why JLR isn't all-in on electric

When will electric vehicles become mainstream enough for JLR to kill off ICE drivetrains?

by Hilton Holloway
11 February 2019
Industry
Mini Rocketman electric car concept
2011's Rocketman concept was a sign of exciting things to come from Mini

A new role beckons for Mini, the master of invention

In its 60th year, Mini finds itself well placed to exploit the opportunities presented by electrification - here's why to get excited

by Mark Tisshaw
10 February 2019
Features
Matt Prior Porsche 911 Carrera S
New Carrera S: does the 911 remain the defining sports coupé?

Is the Porsche 911's sports car throne still safe?

The Porsche 911 is more perfect than ever, so why does our tester get the feeling it’s still not quite enough?

by Matt Prior
8 February 2019
Tester’s notes

Why Jaguar Land Rover lost £3.4bn

A headline-grabbing one-off charge shows how the British firm is paying the price for past mistakes, while also looking to the future

by James Attwood
7 February 2019
Industry

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