News: Cars

UK's Zenos Cars enters administration after "cancelled exports"

Monday  14:10,   23 january 2017
Auto Express

Norfolk-based lightweight sports car manufacturer Zenos shuts up shop, blaming recent downturn in tradeThe statement says the administrators were appointed "after cancelled export orders in late 2016 resulted in a shortfall in funding, forcing[...]

Next generation Mercedes GLA crossover caught on camera

Monday  14:00,   23 january 2017
Auto Express

All-new version of Merc's smallest SUV on the horizon, alongside next generation A-Class hatchbackThough the final design of the GLA will be closely related to the next A-Class, much of the car’s underpinnings will also be identical with the[...]

Huge Mercedes G-Class 4x4² pick-up truck spied testing

Monday  12:00,   23 january 2017
Auto Express

Final send-off for current generation G-Wagen looks set to be a pick-up variant of huge 4x4² G-Class.It’s thought that the heavy masking at the rear hides a pick-up bay, meaning a double cab pick-up variant will sit alongside the original four door[...]

Revealed: new 2017 Vauxhall Crossland X baby SUV

Monday  12:00,   23 january 2017
Autocar

Vauxhall’s new family-orientated baby SUV will go on sale in June; bigger Grandland X to followThe Vauxhall Crossland X baby SUV has been revealed as a new addition to the firm's soft-roader[...]

These camouflaged cars aren't hunting or on a battlefield, but hiding a trade secret

Monday  11:55,   23 january 2017
CNBC

Car camouflage, which may conjure up images of soldiers on a far away battlefield, but they providing cover for prototype cars on test drives.In order to study the real-world performance of a new vehicle, automakers need to log thousands of miles on [...]

Dendrobium electric hypercar revealed with Williams F1 engineering

Monday  11:55,   23 january 2017
Autocar

Singapore’s first hypercar benefits from Formula 1 technology; it will make its debut at the Geneva motor showThis is the Dendrobium, a new all-electric hypercar developed by Singapore electric mobility company Vanda Electronics and Williams[...]

2017 Mini Countryman JCW revealed with 228bhp

Monday  11:55,   23 january 2017
Autocar

Mini's new hot SUV sprints from 0-62mph in 6.5sec, 0.2sec slower than its Clubman JCW siblingThe 2017 Mini Countryman JCW has been revealed, as the new 228bhp flagship of the Mini[...]

BMW 3 Series vs Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Jaguar XE: group test

Monday  11:55,   23 january 2017
Autocar

Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia good enough to beat the BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE in diesel guise?The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been such a long time coming that there’s no little irony that I’m stuck waiting for it now. Stuck in the office, staring at the[...]

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review

Monday  11:37,   23 january 2017
Autocar

Is an upgrade to 730bhp and the addition of four-wheel steering enough to realise the Aventador's potential?If the new Aventador S has a job to do - over and above the usual one of providing the most dramatic and attention seeking way of getting [...]

We reunite Ford Lotus Cortina TV star with its owner after 40 years

Thursday  19:06,   19 january 2017
Motoring Research

We bring together a Ford enthusiast and the Mk1 Lotus Cortina he sold four decades ago – now part of Ford’s heritage collection is that plenty of bread-and-butter models are represented. Here, 1996 and 2002 Fiestas line up next to a 1978 Granada –[...]

French emissions investigations could spread to PSA Group

Thursday  17:40,   19 january 2017
Autocar

French environment minister hinted that emissions investigations could spread further than Renault.It is alleged that the car produced NOx emissions of 585mg/km, rather than the 80mg/km it was understood to produce, when tested on the roads in[...]

Porsche Cayman GT4 RS on the cards

Thursday  17:40,   19 january 2017
Auto Express

Porsche insiders hint at more powerful Cayman GT4 RS, but 650bhp 911 GT2 and manual GT3 will arrive firstPorsche’s staff readily admit they’ve been surprised by the huge demand for the Cayman GT4, with talk among customers suggesting dealers have[...]

2018 Ford Mustang GT leaked on video

Thursday  17:05,   19 january 2017
Autocar

Ford's facelifted Mustang has been leaked on a video which shows the car's tweaked stylingThe 2018 Ford Mustang GT has been revealed on a video which shows the car's full styling, long before its expected debut later this[...]

Italdesign teases production supercar for Geneva 2017

Thursday  14:35,   19 january 2017
Auto Express

Italian firm Italdesign set to follow up last year’s rebodied Lamborghini Huracan with new project at 2017 Geneva Motor ShowThe company has released a teaser image – its second in as many months – along with the message: “This year we will shine a[...]

Airbus plans to test autonomous 'flying car' prototype in 2017

Thursday  12:30,   19 january 2017
Auto Express

Airbus group CEO Tom Enders reveals prototype 'flying car' with autonomous technology could be tested by year's endThe Airbus Group plans to test a prototype self-piloted 'flying car’ by the end of 2017, the group’s CEO Tom Enders has[...]