XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon PHEVs unveiled

Kia has added a couple more electrified models to its range. The XCeed Plug-In Hybrid and Ceed Sportswagon Plug-In Hybrid – which are both built in Slovakia – will arrive at UK dealers in April.

2020 Genesis GV80 first view

Genesis – Hyundai’s upmarket offshoot – has become the latest manufacturer to introduce a large luxury SUV. Named GV80, it’s going to be offered with either two or three rows of seats.

Bentley marks the L Series V8 engine’s demise

After a decade on sale, Bentley has confirmed that production of the current Mulsanne will finish within the next few months. Its departure also spells the end of the venerable L Series V8, which was originally developed by Rolls-Royce in the 1950s (when both brands were under common ownership).

2020 NACTOY winners

Organisers of the North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards have announced the winners for 2020. A jury comprising fifty journalists from across Canada and the United States decided the results.

The 2020 Up! GTI is available in the UK

Volkswagen has announced a revised Up! city car range for 2020, which once again includes the temporarily-absent GTI version.

Top 10: Facts about the new Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota has just unveiled the exciting GR Yaris, which seems destined to shake up the hot hatch scene. Here are ten things worth knowing about the car:

Fiat 500 Hybrid and Panda Hybrid revealed

Electrification should help to maintain the appeal of Fiat’s ageing city cars. The current 500 and Panda – which were originally launched in 2007 and 2011 respectively – are set to benefit from a new mild hybrid powertrain.

Dacia SE Twenty special editions unveiled

Anybody ordering a Dacia Sandero Stepway, Logan MCV Stepway or Duster can now opt for a new version called SE Twenty.

Top 10: Irish car sales 2019

117,100 new cars were registered in Ireland during 2019. That figure, published by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, represents a 6.8% decline on 2018’s total.

Top 10: UK car sales 2019 - winners and losers

Total new car registrations in the UK fell from 2,367,147 in 2018 to 2,311,140 in 2019. Nevertheless, some manufacturers managed to post decent percentage increases (even if several of them had very low starting points).

Top 10: UK car sales 2019

New car registrations in the UK declined for a third year running during 2019, but the overall reduction was fairly modest. However, as statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show, buying habits continued to change.

Kia begins 2020 with two special editions

Colourful versions of the Picanto city car and Stonic subcompact crossover have been added to Kia’s UK line-up.

Eight MG models that aren’t sold in the UK

Over the last fifteen years, MG has experienced a series of events that few people would have predicted. When MG Rover collapsed in 2005, most of the company’s assets – including the MG brand – were bought by Nanjing Automobile. Shortly afterwards, in 2007, Nanjing Automobile got absorbed into SAIC Motor (another state-owned Chinese manufacturer).

Volkswagen Caddy teaser images released

In advance of a proper unveiling next February, Volkswagen has provided a preview of its forthcoming Caddy compact van.

Mulsanne Limited Edition for China

Sitting in the back while a chauffeur does the driving is a serious status symbol in China. Therefore, creating a special version of the Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase exclusively for that market makes a lot of sense.

UK prices for the 2020 Hyundai i10

Prices and specifications have been confirmed for the third-generation i10, which arrives at dealers next month.

UK prices for the 2020 Renault Captur

Ahead of deliveries beginning in March 2020, Renault has announced specifications and pricing for its all-new second-generation Captur. Buyers of this B-segment SUV will be faced with a choice of eighteen different trim grade and powertrain combinations.

Kia is updating its e-Niro range for 2020

Kia has announced a ‘4’ trim grade for the pure-electric e-Niro. This new variant – which replaces the First Edition model – will be the only equipment level offered in the UK.

2020 Mazda 2 launched in the UK

Despite being first unveiled in 2014, the Mazda 2 supermini still looks fresh. However, it competes in an extremely tough market segment, so a subtle facelift and some technical updates for 2020 should help to maintain customer interest.

2020 Honda Civic Sport Line announced

Cars like the new Civic Sport Line might be ‘all show and no go’, but their combination of purposeful looks and ordinary engines is popular with many customers. That’s perfectly understandable, because not everyone wants high performance (or the associated running costs).

The Outlander PHEV Reflex Plus Commercial

A van conversion of a plug-in hybrid SUV with permanent four-wheel drive can be described as a rather niche product. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial is.

The McLaren 620R is a road-going 570S GT4

To create the latest member of its Sports Series range, McLaren essentially made the 570S GT4 racing car street legal. The result is the 620R limited edition.

Plans for the BMW M4 GT3 confirmed

As part of its customer racing programme, BMW M Motorsport is busy developing an M4 GT3. This competition version of the second-generation 4 Series Coupé should arrive in time for the 2022 season.

Peugeot introduces the Expert Sport Edition

A new top trim grade has been added to Peugeot’s Expert range. Named Sport Edition and based on the existing Asphalt equipment level, it’s available for Standard length Panel Van and Crew Van models.

Continental GT edition celebrates Pikes Peak

Back in June, a Bentley Continental GT driven by Rhys Millen set a new production car record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. Now, to commemorate that event, a limited edition has been created.

Every 2020 Toyota Corolla will be a hybrid

Toyota is making some changes to the Corolla range for 2020. Key updates include a revised powertrain selection and the introduction of two extra trim grades.

Lexus introduces the IS F Sport I Blue edition

UK customers seeking a compact executive saloon generally end up choosing a model from one of the German brands. However, for anybody who wants to be a bit contrary, there are a few alternatives. They include the Lexus IS, which is now available in I Blue limited edition guise.

Two very different Ford vehicles for the police

Ford’s Essex-based Special Vehicle Preparation department has developed a pair of fully-equipped and liveried police models.

2020 European Car of the Year nominees

From an initial list of thirty candidates, European Car of the Year jurors have decided the seven finalists for 2020.

Lexus launches the pure-electric UX 300e

Lexus has unveiled its first fully electric vehicle. The UX 300e – which looks identical to the existing UX Hybrid – is destined to become a key element of the brand’s ‘Lexus Electrified’ strategy.