Year: 2023

73 plate countdown: 12 new car buying tips

With the imminent arrival of the new 73 registration” plate on September 1, The Motor Ombudsman is offering consumers a series of handy tips when buying a new car The 12 key points include the importance of doing research, budgeting for longer term affordability, and reading documentation carefully prior to […]

Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV Q4 review

We get to grips with Alfa Romeo’s first plug-in hybrid – the Tonale SUV… Slotting in below the Stelvio in the Alfa range, the Tonale is arguably one of the best-looking mid-sized crossovers on the market. It’s athletic and well proportioned, it features some delicious Alfa Romeo design cures, such […]

Electric vehicle sales accelerate during July

One new EV was registered every 60 seconds in the UK during July, according to new data. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the total UK new car market grew 28.3% in July with 143,921 new vehicles registered, with electrified vehicles accounting for more than […]

New Lotus flagship store opens in London

Lotus has opened the doors to its first flagship European global brand centre in Mayfair, London. Lotus London, which can be found at 73 Piccadilly,  brings together Lotus’ long-standing commitment to technology, performance and heritage by providing customers with an exclusive and immersive entry into the Lotus brand. The store […]

BMW iX1 review

We road test the iX1 – the 100% electric version of BMW’s much improved entry-level SUV… Back in November 2022 I reviewed the impressive new third-generation BMW X1. As well as an extensive drive of a petrol model, I also got a quick whiz in a pre-production LHD pure electric […]

Top 10 most family-friendly service stations

With the summer holidays fast approaching, new research has revealed the most family-friendly service stations in the UK. Based on factors including play areas, parking, shops, food options and Google ratings, Beaconsfield, Leigh Delamare and Tebay North are the top three journey stop-offs. The study by GAP insurance provider ALA […]

Honda ZR-V review

We road test the newest entrant to the family crossover scene – the full hybrid Honda ZR-V… Slotting in between the HR-V and CR-V SUVs in terms of size, the all-new ZR-V is a very important car for Honda – and it’s tasked with an mighty challenge. Not only do […]

Revealed: Biggest back seat troublemakers and distractions

Almost 70% of UK motorists claim to have been distracted by their children when travelling, according to a new study by Skoda. An alarming one in four have nearly had an accident when driving due to being preoccupied by their children in the car. With the school holidays and the […]

Bentley sets new trailer-blazing record at Goodwood

A Bentayga EWB, Bentley’s newest flagship, has established new towing record on the famous Goodwood Hillclimb. Powered by Bentley’s proven 4.0-litre V8 petrol turbo engine, which develops 542bhp and 568 lb ft (770Nm) of torque, the hill climb was completed in just 1 minute 21 seconds. What’s more, the Bentayga […]