Cars

BMW i8 will stop being manufactured this April, company focusing more on all electric cars

BMW has been manufacturing the i8 hybrid for over 5 years now, from when the car launched in the US in 2014. This week, BMW announced that production for the car would be ending in April due to the company focusing on more bespoke electric cars, just like Volkswagen is. The BMW i8 was launched as a two seater plug in hybrid as a rival to the Porsche 911 and […]

Ford wins What Car? Car of the year 2020 with the new Ford Puma

The annual What Car? awards took place last night and Ford has won Car of the Year for 2020, with the brand new Ford Puma compact SUV. Ford has only just launched the new car and What Car? said: “The judges praised the Puma for being fun to drive, cleverly packaged and well priced. Additionally, What Car?’s independent True MPG tests showed it to be extremely economical in real-world driving, […]

The Hummer may come back as an electric pickup

GMs Hummer brand made its last truck in May 2010 and the company was made defunct on the same day due to the electric crisis of 2008. But Hummer could be back, but this time as an all electric pickup truck to rival the Tesla Cyber Truck and upcoming Rivian models. According to the Wall Street Journal GM is looking to bring the Hummer brand back sometime in 2022 under […]

Tesla is offering cash prizes for hacking a Model 3, at Pwn2Own in March

Having cars on the internet and ‘always on’ does mean that they are more vulnerable in theory to being hacked, attacked or compromised in some way. And having a car that you or your family is sat in, travel in is a huge security issue and safety issue. Tesla is taking this very seriously and is taking part in the Pwn2Own once again in Vancouver. The Pwn2Own event takes place […]

Mini launches new limited edition ‘Convertible Sidewalk’ starting at £34,215

Mini UK has announced a new version the Mini Convertible, called the ‘Sidewalk edition’ which Mini is saying is in time for Spring, which is “being awaited with great anticipation.” The new model is around £8,000 more than the standard Cooper S model, of which it is based on and is a limited run model with only a few coming to the UK. What’s different about it? The new model […]

Aston Martin has reportedly canceled plans for the Rapide E

Aston Martin has been promising and promising us an all electric version of the Rapide saloon car, which was and still is the company’s only four door model. The Rapide E has been on the cards since as early as 2015, with the original plan to make 155 of them for an undisclosed price. This week, car magazine Autocar has been told from a source close to Aston Martin that the Rapide […]

Volkswagen T-Cross range gets new more powerful engine in the lineup

The Volkswagen T-Cross is the company’s smallest SUV and now it has a new more powerful engine option, which is its most powerful yet. The new engine is a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 150bhp, paired with a dual clutch automatic gearbox, with seven speeds. Before this new engine, the most powerful option was a 1.0-litre petrol with 115bhp. The new engine takes the T-Cross from 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, which […]

New Volkswagen Up! GTI for 2020 is now available to order

Volkswagen discontinued the Up! GTI here in the UK eight months ago due to the way emissions are tested with the new WLTP testing procedure and also the allocation of cars for the UK had already been allocated. Volkswagen’s baby hot hatch received many highly praised reviews by car magazines such as Top Gear and is loved by owners all over, so as of today Volkswagen has updated the entire […]

Fiat Panda and 500 have new mild hybrid options

Today, Fiat has introduced two new electrified versions of the existing 500 and Panda city cars and while this isn’t Fiats first electric vehicle as the Fiat 500e was introduced to the US market back in 2013 and hasn’t been updated since, it is at least some good steps towards the brands electrification plans. Both cars are going to launch in a few months time, the 500 in February and […]

Tesla Model Y is now up for order in China

Tesla has now made the new Model Y small SUV available for pre-order in China, which has a starting price of 444,000 yuan with an estimated production time of 2021. The base model, ‘Long Range’ which is rear-wheel drive only starts at 444,000 yuan which is around £48,000 / $63,000 in the UK and US. So far on the UK Tesla website there isn’t even any pricing information for the […]