More Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak images

Volkswagen Motorsport’s new pure-electric all-wheel drive prototype has been named I.D. R Pikes Peak.

Toyota’s Mirai enters police service in London

For the first time, the Metropolitan Police has some hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles on its fleet. Eleven examples of the Toyota Mirai – some fully liveried, some remaining plain – are being used for general purpose and response work.

570GT MSO Black Collection launched

McLaren Special Operations has created the 570GT MSO Black Collection. As that name indicates, this new limited edition follows an all-black theme.

2018’s BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car revealed

Since 1999, BMW has supplied the official course vehicles for MotoGP. That tradition continues this year.

2019 Mustang California Special announced

Fifty years years after the original version was produced, Ford has confirmed the return of the California Special appearance package. It’s going to be available for the 2019 Mustang GT coupé and convertible.

2018 Honda Forza 300 scooter unveiled

Revised styling, narrower bodywork, a redesigned tubular steel frame and a larger 14” rear wheel are the key traits of Honda’s latest Forza 300.

2019 Toyota Auris first view

Toyota could’ve quite easily used Brexit as an excuse to shift Auris production out of the UK. However, despite uncertainties surrounding future trading arrangements with the rest of Europe, the company has confirmed that the third-generation model will be built at the Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.

SsangYong’s all-new Musso arrives in Europe

SsangYong has unveiled the next-generation Musso pick-up truck. Available in crew cab guise only, it has a one-tonne payload and a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.

2018 European Car of the Year winner named

An international panel of sixty motoring journalists has decided that the Volvo XC40 is 2018’s European Car of the Year.

2018 World Car Awards top three finalists

It’d be intriguing to question members of the World Car Awards jury about their voting rationale, because some of 2018’s top three finalists seem nonsensical.

Hyundai Kona Electric specifications

As Hyundai points out, the new Kona Electric should be extremely trendy for two reasons: it’s a B-segment SUV without an internal combustion engine.

2018 Nissan Terra first view

Nissan's recipe for the Terra is very simple: take the NP300 Navara pick-up, then replace its cargo area with five-door SUV bodywork.

Mercedes-Benz introduces the Actros1 edition

Colour schemes seemingly inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team’s livery, an illuminated three-pointed star on the grille, bi-xenon headlights, LED rear lights, roof-mounted air horns and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels with painted hubs identify the Actros1.

Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept revealed

Alongside production versions of its all-new Rifter van-based MPV, Peugeot will display the rugged-looking Rifter 4x4 Concept at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

The Renault Zoe gains a more powerful motor

Renault will soon be offering its pure-electric Zoe hatchback with a better R110 motor.

2019 Vauxhall / Opel Combo Life first view

With Vauxhall and Opel now owned by Groupe PSA, it’s unsurprising that the next-generation Combo van is essentially a rebadged version of the all-new Citroën Berlingo / Peugeot Partner.

Toyota unveils the Proace Lerina camper van

Toyota has collaborated with Yorkshire firm Wellhouse Leisure to create the new Lerina camper. Like two other manufacturer-endorsed conversions – namely the Volkswagen California and Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo – it features a traditional side-kitchen layout.

The Kia Cee’d becomes the Kia Ceed

To coincide with the launch of its all-new C-segment hatchback, Kia has wisely dropped the superfluous apostrophe from the car’s inherited name. So the third-generation model – which will be officially unveiled at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show – is called Ceed rather than Cee’d.

DAF launches the XF 90th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate the company’s ninetieth year, DAF has introduced a special version of its XF tractor unit.

Ford creates the Focus RS Heritage Edition

With production of the current-generation Focus RS due to end in April, a special run-out model has been announced. The Heritage Edition – which is available only in the UK – officially commemorates the Ford Escort’s 50th anniversary.

2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63 revealed

A vertical-bar front grille, huge wheels, arch extensions and side-exit exhaust pipes mark out the all-new Mercedes-AMG G 63.

Fiat introduces the sporty Tipo S-Design

Although the Tipo isn’t an unattractive car, it is rather nondescript. Perhaps in recognition of such an image problem, Fiat has launched the more eye-catching S-Design trim grade.

Diesel-powered Ford Ranger Raptor unveiled

Previously, the Raptor nameplate appeared only on the full-size F-150 pick-up sold across North America. Now that situation’s changing thanks to the introduction of the mid-size Ranger Raptor.

Top 10: Facts about the 2019 Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled the third-generation Sprinter. While this all-new model looks very similar to its predecessor, beneath the skin there are some significant changes.

2018 Ford Ka+ revealed

Over three model generations, the Ford Ka has grown in size, acquired two extra doors, gained a ‘+’ suffix and become less interesting. Indeed, the current version (which was designed in Brazil and is built in India) essentially plays a ‘budget Fiesta’ role.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first view

Ahead of a public début at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai has released some images of its new Santa Fe.

Mercedes-Benz launches the Vito Sport Line

A sporty upgrade package for the Vito makes a lot of sense. After all, it’s the type of van that’s often driven by people who seem to be in a hurry.

2018 MotoGP livery for Suzuki’s GSX-R1000

Following the recent unveiling of its 2018 GSX-RR MotoGP bike, Suzuki has confirmed that a replica colour scheme will soon be available for the road-going GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R.

Lister creates the 208 mph F-Type Thunder

Cambridgeshire-based Lister has had a long association with Jaguar. Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of the company, wants the connection to continue via a new collection of modified cars.

2018 World Car Awards finalists

A jury of more than eighty international motoring journalists has decided the 2018 World Car Awards finalists.