Toyota’s Land Cruiser gets a facelift for 2018

Revised styling, more comfort and a better driving experience denote the 2018 Land Cruiser, according to Toyota.

2019 American-spec Ford Ranger unveiled

After a seven-year absence, the Ford Ranger is set to return to North America. The new mid-size pick-up might look familiar, because it’s based on the Ranger T6 that was originally launched in Asia, Europe and other markets in 2011.

2018 NACTOY winners

This year’s North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year have been named at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Top 10: Irish car sales 2017

131,335 new cars were registered in Ireland during 2017, according to statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry. That total represented a reduction of just over ten percent compared to 2016.

Toyota updates the Yaris WRC for 2018

Ahead of its second season competing in the FIA World Rally Championship, the Yaris WRC has been slightly modified by Toyota Gazoo Racing.

Nexo fuel cell EV announced by Hyundai

Electric cars equipped with hydrogen fuel cells will only become popular when an adequate refuelling infrastructure exists. In the UK, for example, there are currently just twelve hydrogen stations (and five of them are clustered around London).

Top 10: UK car sales 2017 - winners and losers

2017 saw 2,540,617 new cars registered in the UK, a 5.7% reduction compared to 2016. However, as in previous years, some manufacturers bucked the overall market trend, while others most definitely contributed to it.

Top 10: UK car sales 2017

In absolute terms, 2017 wasn’t a bad year for new car registrations in the UK. Sure, the overall total was down compared to 2015 and 2016, but that was almost bound to happen.

Two Mercedes-Benz X-Class camping concepts

For this month’s CMT show in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz has created a couple of concepts based on its new X-Class pick-up.

Peugeot Sport reveals the 2018 308TCR

Following a merger of the FIA World Touring Car Championship and the TCR International Series, 2018 will see the inaugural staging of the FIA World Touring Car Cup. This promising series, which has adopted TCR technical regulations, is intended to attract more manufacturers to top-flight saloon car racing.

Nissan confirms UK prices for the 2018 Leaf

Ahead of customer deliveries beginning next month, Nissan has published prices for its new second-generation pure-electric Leaf.

UK pricing for the Suzuki SV650X announced

Following its first public appearance at last month’s EICMA show in Milan, Suzuki has revealed a UK launch price for the SV650X.

Mini launches Yours Customised

Personalisation has always been a key trait of the Mini brand under BMW ownership. Now that amenity is evolving to another level with the introduction of Yours Customised, a service which allows owners to order bespoke parts via a dedicated online store.

The DTM will return to Britain in 2018

After a five-year absence, DTM touring cars are going to compete again at Brands Hatch. What’s more, the longer GP track will be used in 2018, so drivers should face an even greater challenge.

A Škoda Kodiaq for emergency services duties

Another model has joined Škoda’s family of fully-converted cars for ambulance, fire brigade and police use. This new arrival is the all-wheel drive Kodiaq Rapid Response Vehicle, which should appeal particularly to agencies that require some off-road ability.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 first view

Visitors to yesterday’s Chevy Truck Centennial event held at the Texas Motor Speedway were treated to a first public appearance by the 2019 Silverado.

Fiat Professional launches the Ducato Minibus

People rather than freight are the intended cargo for the latest Ducato van variant. The new Minibus is being offered in a choice of two lengths, with both featuring a raised roof.

Toyota GR Super Sport Concept announced

Next month’s Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 will see Toyota Gazoo Racing exhibiting its new GR Super Sport Concept.

A new brand logo for Mini

Redesigned badges are going to adorn every Mini built from March 2018 onwards. In what is the first change since 2001, the marque’s familiar emblem will be depicted in two rather than three dimensions.

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior first view

Ahead of its public début at next month’s North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the new G-Class’s cabin.

UK prices for the Lexus LS 500h announced

With deliveries of the 2018 LS due to begin early next year, Lexus has confirmed the on-the-road prices for its all-new flagship model.

NEVS begins electric 9-3 production in China

In 2012, Chinese-owned National Electric Vehicle Sweden acquired the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile. Eighteen months later, as an interim measure, the new proprietors built a few more examples of the already aged petrol-fuelled Saab 9-3.

Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport limited edition unveiled

Although deliveries won’t begin until March next year, Mazda has already revealed details about the MX-5 Z-Sport. This new arrival – which is based on the existing 2.0 litre Sport Nav model – is going to be offered exclusively in the UK.

Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV introduced

A series of cosmetic changes and some chassis upgrades mark out the 2018 Colorado SportsCat and SportsCat+. Developed by HSV, these new pick-up variants are intended to offer a better on-road driving experience while maintaining their off-road abilities.

2018 Formula One calendar confirmed

Next year's FIA Formula One World Championship schedule has been ratified by the World Motor Sport Council.

2018 Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed

Provided that the homologation process goes to plan, customer rally teams should be able to take delivery of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 from next summer.

Morgan teases the limited edition Aero GT

Ahead of an official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show next March, Morgan has released some details about the new Aero GT.

The Golf GTI TCR is getting a facelift for 2018

Volkswagen Motorsport has unveiled a slightly revised Golf GTI TCR. The only significant change is at the front, where a redesigned nose is intended to provide a closer visual link between the race car and its road-going equivalent.

GMC has built a snow-ready concept truck

A set of Mattracks 150 Series tracks is a pretty obvious indicator that the All Mountain concept isn’t a normal pick-up. Its primary purpose is to traverse snow-covered rough ground in all weather conditions, hence the lack of ordinary wheels.

Future Toyota Adventure Concept unveiled

Short overhangs, a generous ground clearance, substantial skid plates, large 20” wheels and all-terrain tyres signal that the Future Toyota Adventure Concept is aimed at intrepid drivers.