Subaru XV refreshed for 2016

Subaru's compact XV crossover is getting a minor exterior restyle, an updated interior and more efficient engines.

Audi’s RS Q3 Performance delivers extra pace

Compared to a regular RS Q3, the new Performance version squeezes an additional 26 bhp (20 kW / 27 PS) from its turbocharged 2.5 litre petrol engine.

Adventurous Royal Enfield Himalayan unveiled

Royal Enfield is entering another market segment with its Himalayan adventure bike. Intended primarily for the Indian market, the new arrival combines a rugged design with comparatively simple technology that should be fixable by local mechanics.

Mokka becomes Mokka X

Vauxhall / Opel is giving its Mokka an exterior facelift and a refreshed interior. The small SUV also gains an 'X' suffix, a new naming device that in time is going to be applied to all of the twin brands' crossovers.

Suzuki Swift SZ-L special edition reintroduced

Two years after the Swift SZ-L limited edition first appeared, Suzuki has created a new version.

Nissan NP300 Navara accessory range launched

Buyers of the latest NP300 Navara will have plenty of opportunities to customise their pick-up, thanks to a new selection of dealer-fit accessories.

The end of Scion

After almost 1.1 million sales across North America, Toyota has decided to close down Scion. The youth-oriented brand, which was launched in 2003 and reached its volume peak three years later, achieves an average customer age of just 36 years old.

Cyclist-friendly tipper trucks arrive in London

Nine cyclists were killed on London's roads during 2015. Of those incidents, seven involved lorries (many of which were being used by the construction industry).

BMW Team RLL’s celebratory 2016 liveries

This weekend's motorsport highlight is the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The event, which is the first round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will see BMW's new M6 make its competition debut in both the GTLM and GTD classes.

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X launched

GMC's latest special edition mixes extra off-road ability with some cosmetic tweaks. Called the All Terrain X, it's based on the existing Sierra 1500 SLT and availability will be restricted to the crew cab version with a short cargo box.

Jaguar F-Type SVR first view

Jaguar's recently-established Special Vehicle Operations division has created the F-Type SVR.

Vauxhall / Opel GT Concept revealed

According to Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, “The GT Concept shows what Opel [and therefore Vauxhall] stands for now. We are confident, ambitious, innovative and we want to win over more customers with every new car.”

2016 World Car Awards finalists

European brands have rather dominated the finalist lists for the 2016 World Car Awards. Indeed, they account for 60 percent of the vehicles chosen by a jury of 73 international motoring journalists.

Smart’s new black- and white-themed editions

So, the propensity for manufacturers to throw together a ‘black’ or ‘white’ special edition to gain a few more registrations is going to continue into 2016.

Top 10: Irish car sales 2015

Another year of strong demand saw 124,945 new car registrations in Ireland during 2015. That figure, published by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, represents an increase of almost 30% versus 2014’s total.

Holden launches the Cruze Z-Series and SRi-Z

A couple more trim grades are joining the Holden Cruze line-up for 2016. Named Z-Series and SRi-Z, they feature numerous equipment upgrades.

Handling Speciale option for the California T

Ferrari has introduced an optional Handling Speciale package for the California T. Intended to provide a more dynamic driving experience, its major feature is a revised suspension set-up.

LDV returns to the UK and Ireland

Van manufacturer LDV has certainly had a turbulent history. Originally part of British Leyland, it was later known as Freight Rover before becoming a Leyland DAF offshoot in 1993. A management buy-out subsequently saw the name simplified from Leyland DAF Vans to LDV, but during 2005 the company entered administration.

Mini launches the first all-wheel drive Clubman

Mini is extending the appeal of its recently-launched Clubman by offering ALL4 all-wheel drive as an alternative to the usual front-wheel drive set-up.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition

Chevrolet's association with outdoor gear brand Realtree is continuing with the launch of the Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition.

2016 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible

Mini has launched a high-performance John Cooper Works version of its latest convertible.

GMC reveals the all-new 2017 Acadia

For 2017, GMC's mid-size Acadia sport utility has become smaller and lighter than its predecessor.

Caterham launches the Seven 620S

When the extreme Seven 620R was first announced in the middle of 2013, Caterham promised that a less intense 620S model would also be joining the range. Now, after rather a long wait, it's here.

2017 Honda Ridgeline pick-up revealed

Compared to its predecessor, the second-generation Honda Ridgeline looks much more conventional. Nevertheless, this all-new mid-size pick-up truck – which has just been unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit – still boasts several distinctive features.

Buick’s Avista could be significant for Europe

One of the most striking concepts on display at this year's North American International Auto Show is the Buick Avista. Several styling elements on this 2+2 coupé appear to have been inspired by Aston Martin, which is no bad thing.

2016 NACTOY winners

A jury of 53 automotive journalists from Canada and the United States has decided the 2016 North American Car of the Year and Truck / Utility of the Year winners.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed

While the previous-generation Cruze was produced in hatchback guise, Chevrolet decided not to offer it in North America. That won't be the case with the current model though, because a new five-door version is set to appear at this month's North American International Auto Show.

Kia Telluride concept teased

Ahead of a debut at next week's 2016 North American International Auto Show, Kia has released two teaser shots of its latest concept.

Top 10: UK car sales 2015 - winners and losers

A record 2,633,503 new cars were registered in the UK during 2015, a rise of 6.3% versus the previous year. However, that average market change hides a very broad range of individual manufacturer performances.

Top 10: UK car sales 2015

2015 was the best year ever for the UK’s new car market. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, there were a total of 2,633,503 registrations. That’s an increase of 157,068 compared to 2014.