Full marks to Nissan for giving its latest limited edition pick-up an interesting name. The Trek-1°, which is based on the range-topping NP300 Navara Tekna, alludes to the -1° longitude of the Navarre desert in Spain.
Holden has released the first images of its 2017 Astra sedan. This new four-door, which arrives at dealers in May, is essentially a Chevrolet Cruze with a restyled nose.
Current World Rally Championship regulations don't require manufacturers to build a certain number of identical cars in order to participate. That wasn't the case under the long-superseded Group B and Group A rules, which demanded the production of so-called homologation specials.
Total new car registrations hit an all-time high of 2,692,786 in 2016. Compared to 2015, that figure represented a modest rise of 2.3%. Of course, some manufacturers comfortably beat the market average, but it was a year to forget for others.
After just eighteen months, production of the current Civic Type R has come to an end. A total of 2,500 examples were allocated to the UK market and, to celebrate the model's departure, the final 100 have been built to Black Edition specification.
2017's North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year have been announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Numerous ‘experts’ predicted that economic doom and gloom would surely follow when the UK voted to leave the European Union. Well, if new car registrations are a pertinent measure, then they’ve been wrong so far.
Bentley has begun the new year by launching the most powerful car it has ever produced. The Continental Supersports, which revives a nameplate that last appeared in 2009, will be available in either coupé or convertible form.
Well, it only took five days for the first black-themed special edition of 2017 to appear. Ram is the guilty party, but doubtless many more manufacturers will adopt this time-worn tactic before the year is out.
2018 will see Ginetta participating in the FIA World Endurance Championship as an LMP1 chassis manufacturer. There won't be a works entry, though. Rather, Ginetta intends to supply three two-car privateer teams.
Plenty of new car launches are scheduled for this year. The ten listed below are worth getting most excited about, because they're all likely to have a significant impact on their respective market segments.
Next spring – almost three years after it was first unveiled – the Marco Polo camper van will finally arrive at Mercedes-Benz dealers in the UK. Actually, some future owners might have welcomed such a protracted delay as a chance to save up, because this is a rather expensive product.
Next month will see the arrival of two new additions to Toyota's five-door Aygo range. Named x-press and x-style, the former has a vibrant look while the latter is more restrained.
1987's Paris-Dakar Rally is probably best remembered for being the first time that a Peugeot 205 T16 won the event. However, a Nissan Patrol was also successful, finishing in ninth place overall and taking a victory in the diesel class.
A colossal tailgate spoiler plus a conspicuous under-bumper diffuser mean the 2017 Yaris WRC looks most imposing from the rear. Clearly, Toyota Gazoo Racing has fully exploited the latest FIA World Rally Championship regulations, which permit much more design freedom than before.
Ford Performance has revealed its latest factory-prepared customer race car. The Shelby FP350S, which isn't street legal, will be eligible to compete in NASA, SCCA and Trans Am championships.
Customer race teams will soon have another car available to them that meets GT4 regulations. That's because Mercedes-AMG has just become the latest manufacturer to join the fray.
Next year's FIA Word Rally Championship will see the introduction of new technical regulations. They're primarily intended to make the cars look more dramatic, but aerodynamics should also benefit.
Following a first round of voting, seven nominees for the 2017 European Car of the Year award have been named. They comprise a diverse group, but none are especially exciting or innovative.