Unique ‘Old Crow’ Ford Mustang GT revealed

Ford and Roush Performance have collaborated to build a one-off car that pays tribute to an outstanding Second World War pilot. Clarence ‘Bud’ Anderson, who served in Europe with the United States Army Air Force, achieved triple ace status flying P-51 Mustang fighters that were all named ‘Old Crow’.

Iveco creates two S-Way design concepts

To help launch its all-new S-Way heavy truck range, Iveco has unveiled a pair of special concepts.

Isuzu D-Max Workman+ launched

Isuzu has added a special edition to the D-Max pick-up range. As its name suggests, the Workman+ targets commercial users rather than ‘lifestyle’ customers.

BMW Motorrad introduces the R nineT /5

In 1969, BMW began building motorcycles in Berlin and the ‘/5 series’ R 50/5, R 60/5 and R 75/5 models were launched. Now, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversaries of those two events, the R nineT /5 has been announced.

Bentley EXP 100 GT concept unveiled

Long, low proportions, scissor doors and a glazed roof certainly give the EXP 100 GT a dramatic appearance. As well as offering a glimpse of what a future luxury coupé might look like, this new concept showcases ideas for an innovative pure-electric powertrain.

2020 Mini Electric specifications confirmed

Ten years after the Mini E research vehicle was created, the production Mini Electric has been launched. The newcomer – which is recognisable by a unique closed grille treatment – is being offered solely in three-door hatchback guise.

UK prices for the 2020 Kia XCeed

Kia has added a fourth body style to its Ceed line-up. Despite sharing the same underpinnings, the new XCeed – which is described as an “urban crossover with coupé-like European design” – is 85 mm (3.3”) longer and 43 mm (1.7”) taller than a Ceed hatchback. In fact, apart from the front door panels, the two variants don’t share any exterior bodywork.

BMW has built an X7 Pick-up

No, BMW doesn’t harbour any ambitions to enter the truck market. The X7 Pick-up is actually a one-off conversion devised by the company’s vocational trainees in Munich.

Ford introduces the track-only GT Mk II

Creating a supercar exclusively for circuit use must be a refreshingly restriction-free experience for manufacturers. After all, there’s no need to make it street legal, plus racing homologation rules don’t apply.

Six Vantage Heritage Racing Editions unveiled

Aston Martin is the manufacturer being celebrated by the ‘Central Feature’ sculpture at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. In response, the company’s ‘Q by Aston Martin’ bespoke division has created a collection of special models.

Top 10: UK car sales Q2 2019

Last October, the government announced some big changes to its Plug-in Car Grant. The maximum benefit reduced from £4,500 to £3,500, while tougher eligibility rules meant that plug-in hybrid models could no longer qualify for the subsidy. As expected, the new policies have had an effect on demand.

2019/2020 Formula E calendar confirmed

For 2019/2020, the FIA Formula E Championship is going to consist of fourteen rounds. That’s the highest number seen yet in a single season.

2020 Volkswagen California camper first view

Last year, Volkswagen registered 1,235 examples of the California camper in the UK. Its popularity is set to continue with an updated version which is based on the new Transporter T6.1 van.

Fiat updates the Panda Waze for 2019

Various cosmetic changes and some additional powertrain choices benefit the latest Panda Waze special edition, which is still based on the existing Cross trim grade.

Škoda offers its Kodiaq vRS to the UK police

Škoda continues to target emergency services fleets in the UK. The company’s latest ‘blue light’ product is a Kodiaq vRS police pursuit vehicle.

The Bentley Number 1 Edition by Mulliner

Bentley has created another limited edition to help commemorate the brand’s centenary. The new Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner pays tribute to the famous No. 1 4½ Litre ‘Blower’ of 1929. Driven by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, that unique racing car set an Outer Circuit lap record at Brooklands in 1932.

BMW Motorrad’s Vision DC Roadster concept

Over many decades, BMW has constantly upgraded and modernised the iconic twin-cylinder boxer motorcycle engine. Indeed, only a mass shift to electrification is likely to cause its eventual demise.

UK prices for the 2020 8 Series Gran Coupé

BMW has added another body style to its 8 Series range. The four-door Gran Coupé – which is due to arrive at dealers in September 2019 – joins the existing Coupé and Convertible versions.

Nissan builds an e-NV200 ice cream van

An ice cream van, its bonnet propped open and diesel engine running continuously to keep the on-board freezer cold, is a common sight in Britain throughout the summer. Recognising that the associated noise and fumes aren’t particularly pleasant, Nissan has created a pure-electric alternative based on the e-NV200.

Two new Volkswagen police vans unveiled

Following the recent introduction of the Crafter Police Support Unit, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has added a couple more officially-approved conversions to its ‘blue light’ fleet.

2020 BTCC calendar announced

Next year’s British Touring Car Championship will retain its established format of ten events with three races at each. The 2020 schedule does include several alterations, though.

Upgraded 2020 Renault Zoe revealed

Unless legislation ends up forcing it, a widespread shift to electric cars will only happen when manufacturers build affordable vehicles that don’t instil range anxiety. With the new ‘third-generation’ Zoe – in reality a much improved version of the previous model – Renault provides a strong argument for abandoning internal combustion engines.

Alpine launches the range-topping A110S

Extra power, a sharper chassis and some unique styling details define the Alpine A110S. This new version of the French two-seat coupé is due to arrive at dealers in October.

2020 Fiat Ducato unveiled

It’s well over a decade old, but judicious updates have managed to keep the current-generation Ducato relevant. Now, to help combat threats posed by relative newcomers such as the latest Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter, Fiat Professional has announced a few further changes.

The top ten car brands as rated by BrandZ 2019

WPP and Kantar Millward Brown have completed their annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study. Amazon heads the overall list for 2019, rising from last year’s third spot thanks to an estimated worth of US$315,505 million. Apple remains in the runner-up position, just ahead of Google.

Bentley is returning to Pikes Peak in 2019

At last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a Bentley Bentayga set a new production SUV record. For 2019, the brand’s goal is to achieve the fastest ever time for any production car.

BMW launches the M8 Competition

Engineering a car to be equally adept at track days and long-distance luxury touring is undoubtedly a tough challenge. According to its manufacturer, the new M8 Competition achieves that objective.

Some significant updates for the Nissan Navara

Apart from its new wheel designs, the 2019 Navara looks virtually identical to the superseded model. However, various mechanical upgrades have resulted in a pick-up that should be more capable and nicer to drive.

Seat launches the Mii Electric

In July, Seat is going to stop offering its Mii city car with an internal combustion engine. Afterwards, the only available variant will be the new Mii Electric, which is essentially the same car as the recently-announced Škoda CitigoE iV.

Hyundai introduces the Kona Hybrid

Hyundai is adding another powertrain option to its Kona range. The new Hybrid, which will sit alongside the existing Electric and internal-combustion versions, is due to arrive at dealers in August.