Toyota expands the Yaris Hybrid line-up

With an increasing number of car buyers realising that diesel might not be suitable for them, Toyota’s decision to add the Active and Sport trim grades to its Yaris Hybrid range could be timely.

The Explorer becomes wheelchair-accessible

Specialist converter BraunAbility has added an SUV to its range. The MXV, which is based on the Ford Explorer, offers full wheelchair access.

Jaguar F-Pace official 'spy shots' released

Times must be hard for those photographers who lurk outside car development centres, hoping to grab a blurry shot of the latest disguised prototype. Their role is increasingly being assumed by the manufacturers as part of tightly-controlled new-model teaser campaigns.

Opel announces the Astra TCR

Next season should see the all-new Astra competing on circuits around the world, as Opel has already begun developing it for touring car racing. The competition version, which will be aimed primarily at customer teams, is going to comply with current TCR regulations.

Ferrari unveils the 488 Spider

Following the 488 GTB's arrival in February, Ferrari has launched the striking 488 Spider. Of course, its main differentiating feature is a retractable hard top that can be raised or lowered in fourteen seconds.

Electric-powered Victory Empulse TT launched

If the new Victory Empulse TT looks familiar, that's because it's essentially a slightly modified Brammo Empulse R. Victory might be better known for building cruisers and tourers, but this move into electric motorcycles is simply explained: parent company Polaris bought Brammo in January 2015.

The Callaway Corvette Z06 SC757 is quick

Thanks to a larger 'GenThree' supercharger, triple intercoolers and a high-flow air intake, Callaway's modified Corvette Z06 boasts some impressive figures.

Chevrolet launches the 2016 Colorado diesel

When the current Colorado pick-up was first announced in November 2013, Chevrolet said a diesel option would be introduced across North America for the 2016 model year. Now, sure enough, it's here.

BMW i technology ends up on an HNF e-bike

Electric bicycle manufacturer HNF is using an innovative drive unit swing arm on its latest model, the Heisenberg XF1. The component, which was originally developed and patented by BMW's 'i' division, brings some significant benefits.

2016 Infiniti Q30 first view

Infiniti’s entry into the extremely competitive premium compact hatchback segment is getting closer.

2016 Mitsubishi L200 UK prices announced

Given that the current L200 is the most popular pick-up in the UK, the fifth-generation version is going to be immensely important for Mitsubishi's sales figures. This all-new model, which will be offered initially in double cab guise only, arrives at UK dealers in September.

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin unveiled

Following a protracted teaser campaign, Honda has finally revealed its CRF1000L Africa Twin.

225 bhp Morgan AR Plus 4 launched

To commemorate 65 years of the Plus 4, Morgan's racing division AR Motorsport has created a limited edition called the AR Plus 4.

Honda confirms UK prices for the 2016 Jazz

When sales begin in September, the all-new Honda Jazz will cost from £13,495.

WRX STI NR4 Spec launched in Australia

Subaru has confirmed that the WRX STI NR4 Spec competition model is going to be offered in Australia. Homologated according to the FIA's NR4 regulations, only motorsport users will be able to buy it.

2016 Yamaha XSR700 unveiled

Yamaha's 'Faster Sons' philosophy involves creating modern motorcycles that have been strongly influenced by the brand's back catalogue. The latest bike to receive this retro treatment is the XSR700, which is based on the current MT-07 but pays homage to the classic XS650.

Luxurious 2016 Ford F-150 Limited announced

A unique grille, 22” polished wheels, quad-beam LED headlights and a chrome front bumper identify the new Ford F-150 Limited.

2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring launched

Buick has added a Sport Touring trim grade to its Encore crossover range.

Michel Vaillant Z4 GT3 livery unveiled

One of the cars competing in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will be wearing a very unusual colour scheme.

2015/2016 Formula E calendar announced

Paris is set to become a host city for the second FIA Formula E Championship. Its ePrix will be run on a street circuit around the Les Invalides area of the 7th arrondissement.

Now the Nissan X-Trail can be petrol-powered

Since its European launch in 2014, the third-generation Nissan X-Trail has only been available with a 1.6 litre diesel engine. However, that situation is about to change with the arrival of a petrol alternative.

2016 GMC Sierra first view

Like the mechanically identical Chevrolet Silverado, GMC’s Sierra full-size pick-up is getting a few minor styling changes for 2016.

Shelby recreates the Cobra Daytona Coupe

Continuation cars are the result of manufacturers deciding to restart production of a defunct (and usually very rare or desirable) model after a few decades. They can certainly polarise opinion.

Mazda BT-50 refreshed for 2016

As facelifts go, the one being applied to the Mazda BT-50 is extremely subtle.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado first view

A redesigned front end identifies the 2016 Silverado full-size pick-up. More contemporary than before, it features a lot less chrome as well as revised lighting.

2016 BMW R 1200 GS TripleBlack revealed

A special TripleBlack version is joining BMW’s R 1200 GS range for the 2016 model year.

2017 World Rally Car plans revealed

Deciding how cars that compete in the World Rally Championship should look is a tricky business. To provide a dramatic sporting spectacle they need to appear purposeful, yet the manufacturers’ marketing people will still demand some visual similarities to their showroom models.

2016 Formula One calendar announced

Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA has confirmed that 21 races are set to constitute the 2016 Formula One World Championship.

Volkswagen builds a TCR competitor

Volkswagen Motorsport has transformed the seventh-generation Golf into a race car that’s set to enter the TCR International Series.

Mini introduces a Countryman Business model

No prizes for guessing the type of customer that Mini is targeting with the new Countryman Business.