New cars

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cars like Audi’s A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid are the future. Motoring editor Andy Russell discovers why.

Suzuki Vitara back and full of character

Thursday, March 26, 2015
New Suzuki Vitara retains the character of the original which became an iconic soft-roader.

The all-new Vitara is a very likeable left-field mid-size soft-roader, says Matt Kimberley, with plenty of substance to back up the style.

After the success of its i3 and i8 models, BMW is launching the X5 xDrive40e, its first core model plug-in hybrid.

BMW is launching its first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand with the X5 xDrive40e.

The powerful Honda CR-V is a near-perfect family wagon.

Still in the first flush of youth, Honda has heavily revised its CR-V and added some impressive new features, says Matt Joy of the Press Association.

New Mazda2 drives as good as it looks and boasts a more grown-up, quality feel.

The new Mazda2 is going to play a big part in Mazda hitting 50,000 annual sales, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Used Cars


Are little petrol engines going to be big business as drivers dump diesel, asks motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ford Anglia 105E.

There’s something very special about your first set of wheels and, no matter how many years have passed and cars you’ve owned since, you still remember that first car that put you on the road to freedom.

Vauxhall HA Viva.

Vauxhall is reviving the Viva name in a blast from the past.

Ford Fiesta Red and Black Edition models' 140PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine  is the most powerful 1.0-litre volume production car engine ever.

Ford is celebrating a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost petrol engines – five million produced worldwide since the line was launched in 2009.

Marshall Toyota at King’s Lynn has finished totting up its fund-raising for Comic Relief with a final figure of £2,800 – beating its target by £50.


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