Maybe we should just jump right in and ask the most obvious question first: is there a place in the world any more for the Subaru WRX STI? There can be little doubt that the WRX (Subaru no longer calls it an Impreza) is a truly iconic car. But up against the accessible power of something like the VW Golf R, is the Subaru WRX STI nothing but a busted flush?
Swedish exports have always done well here in Blighty, and beyond the now ubiquitous furniture chains and our predilection for Swedish music, we've long had a soft-spot for the seemingly omnipresent Volvo estate. For most people, however, the modern family car arrives in the guise of a familiar hatchback, but luckily the Volvo V40 is here to provide our fix of Scandinavian design.
The life of an automotive journalist bears more than a passing resemblance to that of someone addicted to speed dating. Of course, we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but after a few years you can't help but make assumptions about how a car will drive without even climbing aboard. And then the Kia Soul arrived...
When I was a kid, I had a friend who used to collect things from a nearby army training ground - spent machine gun rounds, the occasional flare, that kind of thing. I have a suspicion he now works for Jaguar, because someone clearly felt the best place to hide a weapons-grade supercharged 5.0-litre V8 was under the bonnet of the otherwise innocuous-looking estate car that is the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake.
The new versions of BMW's performance flagship SUVs, the X5 M and X6 M, have been unveiled. Both are said to offer performance improvements of up to 10% over the outgoing models, while efficiency is said to receive a boost of up to 20%.
The new Ford Focus ST range - which includes a diesel model for the first time - is on sale now, with prices starting from £22,195. Both the Ecoboost petrol and TDCI diesel models are priced identically.
Goodwood has announced the provisional dates for the 2015 Festival of Speed and the 2015 Revival meeting. The Festival of Speed will run from 25-28 June 2015, with the Revival set for 11-13 September.
Tesla today opened a new store and service outlet in Crawley, a stone's throw from Gatwick airport, and announced the introduction of a new dual-motor 'D' model for its Model S electric saloon car.
Following on from the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, Porsche has added new GTS models to its 911 Carrera line-up. Available in both coupe and cabriolet form, power is increased by 30hp over the Carrera S.
The Tesla Model S is now available with its own tailored finance package for UK customers, the basis of which is a guarantee to buy the car back after 37 months for 50% of the base purchase price plus 43% of the cost of any options.