Year: 2024

Game-changing ‘hands-free, eyes-on’ technology for motorway drivers

We road test Ford’s pioneering BlueCruise self-driving system… I’m no stranger to the latest advances in car tech, so I was a bit sceptical when I was offered the opportunity to try BlueCruise in a Ford Mustang Mach-E. After all, over the years I’ve experienced hands-free systems in vehicles from […]

Porsche Taycan sets new benchmark at Shelsley Walsh

The all-electric Porsche Taycan has claimed two records at the world’s oldest motorsport venue. In the hands of journalist Dan Prosser, the Taycan Turbo S Sport Turismo set the fastest times in both the Series Production Electric Vehicle and Estate Car classes at Shelsey Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire. The […]

Grab a chance to see Tesla’s Cybertruck in the metal

Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck is going on a European “Cyber Odyssey” where the public will be able to get up close and personal with the vehicle for the first time. The Cybertruck will be displayed in more than 100 locations in 20 countries, and attendees will also have the opportunity to […]

Olly Murs collects his modified Land Rover Defender 110

Singer-songwriter and TV personality Olly Murs has been handed the keys to his specially-commissioned Land Rover Defender 110. He visited Urban Automotive’s Milton Keynes HQ to collect his reimagined Land Rover from company founder Simon Dearn. Urban Automotive was entrusted with the transformation of Olly’s beloved Defender 110, managing a […]

Record number of vehicles on UK roads

The number of vehicles on our roads reached a record 41.4 million in 2023, according to the latest SMMT figures. The new Motorparc data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders revealed that car ownership was up 1.6% to 35,694,845. There were also record numbers of commercial vehicles, […]

Best cars for first-time drivers

The best car for first-time drivers is the Toyota Aygo, according to research by CarGurus The leading automotive marketplace in the UK surveyed 1,000 motorists who passed their driving test in the past three years. Low price topped the list of most important criteria, according to 30% of those surveyed. […]