Lexus NX Sport on sale priced from £36,500

The Lexus NX has gained a new variant called the Sport that adds sportier exterior and interior features but sticks with the standard hybrid engine. Priced from £36,500, the variant slots between the entry SE and mid-spec Luxury and gets new 18in wheels, a unique grille and two-tone interior. The rest of the car is based on the […]

China slashes car import tariffs to boost international trade

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China’s Ministry of Finance will slash car import tariff rates by 10 percentage points on 1 July in a bid to make the world’s biggest new car market more attractive to foreign manufacturers and spur automotive development. This significant cut in import tariffs, taking the figure from an unusually high 25% to 15%, aims to boost investment in the Chinese […]

Vauxhall Corsa GSi confirmed with 1.4-litre, 148bhp engine

Vauxhall’s upcoming Corsa GSi has been confirmed to have the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the Corsa White and Black Editions, with 148bhp and 162lb ft of torque.  Like the editions with which it shares its engine, the GSi reaches 62mph in 8.9sec; directly in line with the Ford Fiesta ST-Line. Top speed is 128mph — […]

Next Porsche 911 Speedster to get hardcore GT3 running gear

A new Porsche 911 Speedster model is due to be revealed this summer as a limited-production, high-performance run-out for the 991.2-generation sports car. Caught on camera under wraps during testing in Germany, the model will sport the distinctive shape of its spiritual predecessors and come with a performance package tuned by Porsche’s GT department. The […]

Electric DS 3 Crossback to be revealed at 2018 Paris motor show

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DS will reveal the electric DS3 Crossback compact SUV at the Paris motor show this October set to do battle with the Audi Q2 from 2019. Stéphane Le Guével, UK boss of the PSA Group, first confirmed to Autocar last year the arrival of the B-segment SUV as the next model in DS’s brand offensive, which will include four SUVs.  Now, we’ve found […]

BMW i3 batteries used in National Grid storage facility

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A 22-megawatt storage facility has been put in place at the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in south Wales, comprising more than 500 BMW i3 battery packs.  The i3 packs, which have been only slightly modified for their use in the facility, are housed in six units. Pen y Cymoedd contains 76 turbines, with the potential to power […]

2018 Audi Q8 reveal campaign begins

Audi has issued its first preview video of its upcoming Q8 in a series which will culminate in its reveal in the coming weeks. Snippets of the car’s exterior and interior have been shown in the introductory film.  A sketch was recently released confirming that the SUV will share styling cues with the A7 and A8, including a full […]

Defra launches car-friendly extension to air quality plan

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The Government has broadened its Clean Air Strategy beyond targeting motorists with a series of new measures to tackle air pollution blackspots by 2030. The main particulates discussed in Defra secretary Michael Gove’s plans are domestic fuels such as wood and coal fires in the home, as well as ammonia emissions from farming.  The only part that the […]