New Hyundai i30 N Line

New Hyundai i30 N Line launched as brand's first lukewarm variant

N Line model receives new bumpers, larger wheels and firmer suspension to bridge gap between regular car and i30N

19 July 2018
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The first Japanese car to be sold in the UK was the Daihatsu Compagno in 1965

Throwback Thursday 1965: the first Japanese car sold in the UK

The first Japanese car we got was a small two-door with a 41bhp 797cc engine, priced at £799. And it came from a brand you might not expect…

19 July 2018
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Throwback Thursday
VW’s ID R electric racer
Extreme weather posed a threat to the VW’s batteries

How Volkswagen broke the Pikes Peak hillclimb all-time record

VW’s ID R electric racer had been tipped to become the quickest car ever to climb Pikes Peak. But, as we discover, the 14,115ft Colorado mountain isn’t easily conquered

19 July 2018
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Pikes Peak
Renault Mégane RS Trophy

More extreme Renault Mégane RS Trophy revealed with 296bhp

Most potent Renault Sport model yet gets chassis upgrades for even sharper performance

19 July 2018
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New cars
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Audi TTS Coupe 2018 review

As talented as it’s always been, the TT covers every base as well as you would expect – even if it could be a little more exciting

18 July 2018
First Drive
JE Motorworks Land Rover Defender Ecoboost
JE Motorworks has plenty of experience with Land Rover Defenders

JE Motorworks converts Land Rover Defender to Ford Ecoboost power

Boosted 2.3 four-pot can be added to original Defender for £17,400

18 July 2018
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New cars
Autocar magazine 18 July – out now

Autocar magazine 18 July – out now

This week: Jaguar I-Pace faces Tesla Model S; radical new Vauxhall Corsa; 30 great cars for £300 a month

18 July 2018
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Mazda 6 2.5 GT Sport Nav+ 2018 UK review

Refreshed saloon is much more convincing inside, but range-topping 2.5-litre petrol engine makes concessions not seen lower down the range

18 July 2018
First Drive
Audi TT
Audi's facelifted TT in TTS guise

2018 Audi TT now exclusively 2.0-litre petrol-powered

Updated two-door gets streamlined engine line-up and more standard kit, as well as a sportier appearance

18 July 2018
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New cars
New Pininfarina SUV and saloon designs to make production in Vietnam

Pininfarina-designed Vinfast SUV and saloon models due at Paris show

First Vietnamese car maker will present two cars in October before sales kick off in domestic market next year

18 July 2018
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    18 July 2018
    As talented as it’s always been, the TT covers every base as well as you would expect – even if it could be a little more exciting
  • Mazda 6 2018 first drive review hero front
    First Drive
    18 July 2018
    Refreshed saloon is much more convincing inside, but range-topping 2.5-litre petrol engine makes concessions not seen lower down the range
  • Skoda Octavia vRS diesel longterm review hero front
    First Drive
    18 July 2018
    We’ve just had a diesel vRS for three months. Next up: a petrol vRS for three months. Which makes the better buy?
  • Maserati Levante Gransport 2018 UK first drive review hero front
    First Drive
    17 July 2018
    Minor updates make a big impact on high-riding Levante's refinement, even if outright performance still falls shy of rivals
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2018 long-term review hero front
    First Drive
    16 July 2018
    The Japanese hot hatch is all grown up in terms of character, technology and price, but is it still a fun-loving kid at heart? Let’s find out