Off-grid campers would like the Nissan x Opus

Nissan is currently busy finding applications for the Roam, a new 1 kW portable power unit that recycles batteries from the Leaf electric car. Following last month’s NV300 workshop van project, a collaboration with Suffolk-based Opus Camper has now resulted in a trailer tent concept.

A selection of five engines for the 2019 Vivaro

Vauxhall has confirmed that its new Vivaro van is going to be offered initially with a choice of five diesel engines. All of them meet the latest Euro 6D Temp emissions standards, plus they’ve been assessed using the more realistic Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

2020 Mitsubishi ASX first view

Mitsubishi’s ASX is rapidly approaching its tenth birthday. In automotive terms, that’s fairly ancient, so the compact SUV is getting another facelift to help it stay relevant in an increasingly crowded market segment.

2019 Ford Mustang Supercar revealed

Ford Performance, Shell V-Power Racing and Tickford Racing have together produced a new contender for the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The Mustang Supercar, which is due to make its race début at the Superloop Adelaide 500, will be the only two-door model on the grid.

2019 World Car Awards finalists

After an initial ballot, eighty-six jurors – all of them motoring journalists from around the globe – have decided the finalists for 2019’s World Car, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Urban Car and World Green Car awards.

A revised Mitsubishi Mirage line-up for 2019

Anonymous and innocuous are two words that could describe the Mitsubishi Mirage. While such unfortunate epithets are hard to shake off, some changes to the trim grade structure mean that canny buyers might want to give this supermini proper consideration.

A facelift for the Marco Polo camper van

Mercedes-Benz has announced some updates for the V-Class people carrier and its offshoots, the Marco Polo camper van and Marco Polo Horizon leisure vehicle.

Renault introduces the Zoe S Edition

Buyers of Renault’s pure-electric Zoe hatchback now face a revised trim grade structure. The Signature Nav version has been replaced by the S Edition, while the entry-level Dynamique Nav remains on sale.

Nissan is expanding its Micra line-up for 2019

A better selection of powertrains and another trim grade should help to improve the competitiveness of Nissan’s Micra supermini.

Corvette C7 Final Edition launched in Europe

Chevrolet customers in Europe can now order the Corvette Final Edition. Based on the outgoing C7 coupé, it’s available in either Grand Sport or Z06 guises.

Škoda has released two Kamiq design sketches

At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Škoda will unveil the new European-specification Kamiq (which only shares its name with the existing Chinese-made Kamiq).

2019 Renault Clio first view

Ahead of a début at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, Renault has released some details about the all-new fifth-generation Clio. This five-door supermini is the first model to be based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-B platform.

Top 10: Facts about the 2019 Vivaro van

Earlier this month, Vauxhall and Opel unveiled the people-carrying ‘Life’ versions of their new Vivaro. Now the all-important cargo van model has been revealed.

2019 Corvette Drivers Series editions revealed

In standard form, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport could never be described as drab. However, if a customer wants their new car to really stand out, then the four 2019 Drivers Series special editions might be of interest.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq first view

Three years after it was launched, Hyundai has announced a mid-life update for the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in and Electric. The various changes focus on providing better connectivity and some additional driver aids.

Nissan creates an NV300 workshop concept

A collaboration between Nissan and British design company Studio Hardie has resulted in a bespoke mobile workshop. Although the conversion incorporates custom-made storage cabinets and LED ceiling lights, it appears that the wrong vehicle was used.

Some Ford dealers will sell Westfalia’s Nugget

Westfalia is usually associated with Volkswagen, but the camper van specialist converts other manufacturers’ products too. Its Transit-based Nugget, for example, has been around for many years.

Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition launched

In 2019, the original Mini turns sixty. Kicking off the birthday celebrations is the new Cooper S Hatch 60 Years Edition, which comes in three-door guise only.

Toyota GR Supra versus Toyota GT86

Following a seemingly interminable teaser campaign, Toyota has finally revealed its GR Supra. Indeed, the process effectively started with the FT-1 concept, which was unveiled five years ago.

2019 NACTOY winners

Fifty-four motoring journalists from across Canada and the United States have decided 2019’s North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year.

2019 Vauxhall Vivaro Life first view

After Groupe PSA bought Vauxhall and Opel in 2017, some major product changes were inevitable. In particular, the Vivaro van – which had previously shared its design with the Renault Trafic – was an obvious candidate for replacement.

Lexus creates the LC Convertible Concept

Currently, Lexus doesn’t have an open-top car in its range, but that situation could soon change.

An improved Nissan Leaf is coming in 2019

When the second-generation Leaf electric car was launched in 2017, Nissan promised that a more powerful version with greater range would be imminent. Now, after a slight delay, it’s almost here.

Top 10: Irish car sales 2018

New car registrations in Ireland totalled 125,557 units during 2018, a drop of 4.4% compared to the previous year.

Top 10: UK car sales 2018 - winners and losers

2018 was a great year for a few manufacturers in the UK, even though total new car registrations dropped by 6.8% to 2,367,147 units. However, many others had a fairly disastrous time. They lost volume due to various factors including the introduction of the WLTP emissions testing regime, the shift away from diesel and simply not having enough desirable model types.

Top 10: UK car sales 2018

173,470 fewer new cars were registered in the UK during 2018 versus 2017, according to figures just published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept first view

Infiniti has released some images of its latest concept vehicle, which is due to appear at the North American International Auto Show this month.

Jimny concepts at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

Suzuki has probably pre-empted numerous aftermarket modifiers and customisers by creating a couple of Jimny-based concepts.

A unique McLaren P1 GTR that honours Senna

In 1988, the late Ayrton Senna won the first of his three Formula One World Championships. One car collector wanted to commemorate that event’s 30th anniversary in a very special way.

The Golf Match returns for 2019

Volkswagen has decided to simplify its Golf trim grade structure. The changes – which involve the SE and SE Navigation variants being replaced by a new Match specification – affect the three-door hatchback, five-door hatchback, SV (weird ‘tall Golf’) and estate models.