2015 Vauxhall / Opel Corsavan unveiled

Several months after the reworked Corsa first appeared, Vauxhall and Opel have revealed a similarly-updated Corsavan. Although refreshed styling is the most noticeable change, the new model’s payload has been increased by 21 kg (46 lbs) to 571 kg (1,258 lbs). Its cargo capacity is 920 litres.

Why buying a diesel car might not be wise

Nowadays roughly half of all new cars registered in the UK run on diesel. Fleet and private buyers alike have been enticed by the prospect of better fuel economy, lower carbon dioxide emissions and healthier residual values. However, that popularity could be about to wane.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight edition

Like so many manufacturers, Chevrolet has resorted to a ‘black look’ for its latest limited-run model. The Silverado Midnight edition, which is based on the existing 1500 LT Z71 variant, gains a variety of suitably dark cosmetic tweaks.

Lamborghini Huracán GT3 unveiled

Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn’t an advocate of factory-supported motorsport, so the late founder of the firm that bears his name probably wouldn’t approve of the Huracán GT3.

2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up first view

Toyota has revealed the new Tacoma mid-size pick-up for North America, which is going to be manufactured in Texas and Mexico.

2017 Ford GT unveiled

One of the undoubted stars at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit has been the all-new Ford GT.

The GLE 63 Coupé takes on BMW’s X6 M

Previously, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé would’ve been called the Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG Coupé. The change in naming style is meant to better reflect AMG’s sub-brand status, but it still denotes that this newcomer is the high-performance member of the GLE five-door fastback SUV range.

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel launched

Exclusive styling elements and some extra equipment identify the Rebel, which is a new trim grade for Ram’s 1500 pick-up range.

2015 Volkswagen Polo R WRC revealed

Ahead of its debut on the Monte Carlo Rally later this month, Volkswagen Motorsport has unveiled the revised Polo R WRC that will compete in the 2015 World Rally Championship.

2016 Nissan Titan XD pick-up unveiled

This year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit has seen Nissan launch the all-new Titan XD full-size pick-up truck.

2016 Buick Cascada first view

Buick’s decision to offer a version of the Vauxhall / Opel Cascada convertible comes as no surprise. After all, the brand has been pursuing the very sensible strategy of adopting products from GM’s European division for a while now.

Top 10: Irish car sales 2014

2014 turned out to be a year of significant recovery for the new car market in Ireland. Figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show that registrations totalled 96,344, a rise of just under 30% compared to 2013.

2015 NACTOY winners

The winners of the 2015 North American Car of the Year and the North American Truck / Utility of the Year awards have been declared today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country revealed

Maybe Volvo is about to create a new sub-niche with its new S60 Cross Country.

Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 announced

A year after Seat launched high-performance Cupra versions of its Leon hatchback, the same treatment is being applied to the ST model. In terms of the fast compact estate hierarchy - which is small but expanding - the new arrival will slot in between the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf R Estate.

2015 GMC Canyon Nightfall Edition

Onyx Black paintwork, a unique grille and some extra equipment identify the new GMC Canyon Nightfall Edition. Based on the existing mid-range SLE crew cab model, it’ll be available with a choice of either rear- or four-wheel drive.

Defender editions signal the end of production

Assembly of the venerable Defender is due to end at Land Rover’s Solihull plant in December 2015. So, to commemorate the imminent passing of a vehicle that can trace its lineage back to 1947, three Celebration Series editions have been launched.

Top 10: UK car sales 2014 - winners and losers

Stats published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have shown that total new car registrations in 2014 were up by 9.3% versus 2013. As always though, the overall market conceals some highly variable individual manufacturer performances.

Top 10: UK car sales 2014

2,476,435 new cars were registered in the UK during 2014. That figure, just published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, represents a 9.3% increase compared to 2013.

Detroit Electric SP:01 specs confirmed

Detroit Electric says its long-awaited SP:01, which is due to enter production early this year, will be the world’s fastest electric-powered two-seat sports car.

2016 Lexus GS F announced

Lexus is continuing to grow its line-up of ‘F’ performance models. The latest addition, which is set to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit later this month, is the mid-size GS F saloon.

Another Volkswagen Amarok limited edition

UK customers must be keen on special versions of the Amarok pick-up, because Volkswagen has begun 2015 by introducing another one here. This latest variant is called the Ultimate and production is being restricted to 500 units. A similar model was launched in Germany last June, so that name might sound familiar.

Infiniti Q60 Concept first view

In advance of a public debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit later this month, Infiniti has released the first image of its Q60 Concept.

Fast compact estates - the next big thing?

At the moment, the only available high performance compact wagon is the Ford Focus ST. With a turbocharged 2.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine developing 246 bhp (184 kW / 250 PS) and 360 Nm (265 lb/ft) of torque on overboost, it can hit 154 mph (247 km/h) and do the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 6.7 seconds.

Top 10: New cars due in 2015

Picking the most significant new cars coming in 2015 is not an easy task, simply because of the huge volume and variety of planned launches. Nevertheless, here are ten candidates that should make an impact on their respective market sectors.

2016 Škoda Superb teased

Ahead of its scheduled unveiling in Prague next February, the all-new Škoda Superb has been revealed in sketch form.

Tesla Roadster 3.0 package announced

Although production ended in 2012, Tesla is still offering updates for its electric-powered Roadster. The latest retrofit development suite, which takes the two-seater up to 3.0 specification, has the sole aim of improving the car’s range.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V first view

Not only is the CTS-V a new flagship for Cadillac’s midsize model, it’s also the most powerful vehicle ever produced by the brand.

2015 Formula One entry list announced

Lewis Hamilton has elected to stick with his ‘44’ race number for 2015 rather than use the ‘1’ traditionally worn by the title holder’s car. Sebastian Vettel meanwhile will revert to ‘5’ next season.

Shelby bids the old Mustang farewell

Shelby American is seeing off the 2007-2014 model year Ford Mustang in style by introducing a Signature Edition Super Snake upgrade for its GT500.