BBR introduces an MX-5 Miata Stage 1 upgrade

BBR’s new Stage 1 package for the current Mazda MX-5 delivers huge output and performance improvements.

MG creates the E-motion concept

MG’s last coupé with supercar-rivalling performance was the short-lived XPower SV that arrived in 2003. Since then, the brand has had two Chinese owners and manufacturing in Britain has ceased.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan unveiled

According to Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG, “Our Concept A Sedan shows that the time of creases is over. With its perfect proportions and a sensual treatment of surfaces with reduced lines, it is the next milestone of ‘Sensual Purity’ and has the potential to introduce a new design era.”

2018 Lincoln Navigator first view

While the 2018 Navigator certainly has an imposing presence, Lincoln should be admired for resisting any temptation to overdo the glitziness. The ethos behind this all-new full-size SUV is summed up by Kumar Galhotra, brand President, who said, “Quiet luxury is both a look and a feeling.”

Jaguar launches a four-cylinder F-Type

As Porsche has already demonstrated with the 718 Boxster and Cayman, four-cylinder premium sports cars are perfectly acceptable. Indeed, maybe the arrival of those models prompted Jaguar to develop new entry-level versions of the F-Type Coupé and Convertible?

Audi R8 LMS GT4 announced

Audi has become the latest manufacturer to develop a GT4 race car for privateer teams.

2017 World Car Awards winners

This year’s World Car Awards were very successful for Jaguar.

Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan unveiled

Ford has launched the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. Based on the current Fusion Hybrid, it’s billed as the USA’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car.

Jeep launches the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Thanks to a supercharged 6.2 litre V8 engine which produces 707 bhp (527 kW / 716 PS) with 875 Nm (645 lb/ft) of torque, Jeep’s 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has become the world’s most powerful SUV.

2018 Buick Regal Sportback / TourX unveiled

Over the past few years, several members of Buick’s range have been based on Vauxhall / Opel models. That arrangement looks set to continue (United States import tariff increases notwithstanding), even after PSA Group completes its purchase of General Motors’ European subsidiaries.

2018 Insignia Country Tourer first view

While Vauxhall’s and Opel’s marketing departments will probably portray the new Insignia Country Tourer as perfect for people who like to explore the great outdoors, it’s also very suitable for urban environments.

BMW i unveils two special MemphisStyle cars

Garage Italia Customs and BMW i have collaborated to create unique MemphisStyle versions of the i3 and i8.

Top 10: UK car sales Q1 2017

New car registrations for the first quarter were up by 6.2% year-on-year, thanks mainly to a record-breaking March performance.

Mercedes-AMG reveals its 2017 DTM liveries

Formula One has influenced Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s choice of colour schemes for the 2017 DTM season.

The Golf GTE has had a price reduction

To coincide with the arrival of an updated Golf GTE, Volkswagen has decided to cut the UK price of its five-door hybrid.

2017 Toyota TS050 Hybrid unveiled

Toyota Gazoo Racing has revealed the updated TS050 Hybrid that is going to compete in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.

2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid revealed

Porsche’s FIA World Endurance Championship ambitions for 2017 are simple: win the manufacturers’ title, win the drivers’ title and win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race (all for a third consecutive time). The absence of Audi this season makes achieving those objectives slightly easier.

Toyota Australia creates a one-off Tonka Hilux

Toyota’s Australian subsidiary has built a unique Hilux pick-up that’s designed for extreme off-road use. As its name suggests, the Tonka Concept was inspired by the toy truck maker.

Peugeot launches the 208 Black Edition

Given it’s available with a choice of Nera Black, Hurricane Grey or Bianca White paintwork, the new 208 Black Edition is somewhat misnamed.

2018 SsangYong Rexton first view

SsangYong has released some images of its new Rexton, ahead of the SUV’s public debut at the Seoul Motor Show later this week.

DS 3 Inès de la Fressange edition unveiled

For the latest addition to its range, DS Automobiles has collaborated with Inès de la Fressange Paris to create a fashion-inspired limited edition.

Fiat’s Fullback Cross is for ‘lifestyle’ customers

Three factors should help the new Fullback Cross appeal to people who are considering buying a pick-up as their daily driver.

2017 Abarth 595 Trofeo UK prices announced

Abarth has confirmed specifications and pricing for its new 595 Trofeo, which arrives at UK dealers later this month.

Honda’s NM4 Vultus stars in Ghost In The Shell

Japanese manga and anime inspired the unconventional Honda NM4 Vultus, so it’s appropriate that a specially modified example is being used in Ghost In The Shell.

Citroën E-Berlingo Multispace confirmed

Following last month’s unveiling of the Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric, Citroën has revealed its virtually identical E-Berlingo Multispace.

Lightweight Lotus Elise Sprint unveiled

Next month will see the arrival of another Elise variant. The new Sprint, which is going to slot in between the existing Sport and Cup 250 models, has been on a strict diet.

Harley-Davidson introduces the new Street Rod

Compared to a regular Street 750, the 2017 Street Rod looks much more purposeful thanks to its unique 17” alloy wheels, colour-coded headlight cowl, bar-end mirrors and shorter tail unit.

Force India adopts a striking livery for 2017

A last-minute sponsorship deal with Austrian firm Best Water Technology Group has meant a new colour scheme for Force India.

Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV launched

Following the introduction of Kia’s Optima Plug-in Hybrid saloon in 2016, a Sportswagon estate version has been unveiled. It’s a logical move, especially considering the threats being made by numerous cities to restrict or even ban diesel-fuelled vehicles.

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR updated for 2017

Following its first year of competition, Volkswagen Motorsport has tweaked the Golf GTI TCR for the upcoming season.