A few years ago, I pitched an idea to a number of car manufacturers, that of using the existing forward-looking camera that powers the wave of new safety features as a built-in dashcam. At the time, no-one seemed interested. But when the new Citroen C3 was unveiled, the company also demonstrated its new ConnectedCAM system. Turns out it's just as useful as I hoped it would be...
When Volvo launched the new V90, they did so with a series of rather stirring videos. There’s nothing unusual about that: we’re used to seeing images of the latest model pivoting from one sinuous corner to the next on an implausibly traffic-free road. But what Volvo did was more striking. Because the subject of the video wasn’t so much a car, as an entire country.
At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Kia confirmed that their well-received Sportspace concept would enter production as the Optima Sportswagon. This piqued our interest for several reasons, not the least of which was how the thing looked. So has Kia's first attempt at a Mondeo-rivalling estate car been a success, or merely a case of style over substance?
Before we get too far into the nitty gritty of whether Toyota's latest iteration of its long-lived pick-up is any good, I ought to make an admission: I already own a Hilux. It's a 2012 model, and although it's been largely dependable it's up for replacement. Trouble is, this segment is now packed with a commendable selection of rivals, so the Hilux has its work cut out to stay ahead of the curve.
Although official details are a little thin on the ground, Isuzu has today opened order books for their latest D-Max model, expected to arrive in the UK in just a few weeks.
The new tenth generation Honda Civic will arrive in UK showrooms this March, initially with a choice of two turbocharged petrol engines and with prices starting from £18,235.
The new Kia Stinger, unveiled this week at the Detroit Motor Show, gives us further evidence that Kia's new-found levels of confidence are being put to good use.
The Subaru BRZ - our driver's favourite - has been revised for the 2017 model year with a few tweaks both inside and out, the most obvious of which is the arrival of a sharp new set of full LED headlights.
The new NIO EP9, the electric supercar from automotive start-up NextEV - has set a new lap record at the famous Nürburgring Nordschliefe, making it the fastest electric car in the world.
The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the company citing a keyword of 'refined toughness' as their reference point during the design process.