There was an awful lot that could’ve gone wrong when, almost 20 years ago, BMW relaunched MINI. Yet from the retro-inspired styling to the UK-based Plant Oxford production facility, the modern MINI has in fact been a complete triumph, serving as a masterclass in how to make an old brand relevant to new consumers.
This week’s stories that caught the attention of our editors include the future of electric Jeeps, a LEGO McLaren that weighs more than the real thing and how to save money on new tires. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
Having a car that is spacious and versatile is essential if you’ve got a young family to transport. And there are few that fit the bill better than the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, for here is a seven-seat people carrier that has been designed with families firmly in mind, from its comfortable ride and big boot, to the fact its second row features three individual seats each with Isofix mounting points.
This week, stories that caught the attention of our editors include smart glasses from Porsche, evolving self-driving tech and why technologists say you shouldn’t throw away that empty Folgers can. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
Building cars is a very serious business, but that doesn’t mean those involved can’t also be permitted to have fun every now and again. How else do you think we’d have ended up being able to buy machines as bizarre as the Renault Clio V6 or BMW M4 GTS, the purpose of which is inevitably as much to generate headlines as to boost profits.
This week our editors read stories about the most regal sets of wheels, potential for peace among bikes and cars and a guide for restoring those foggy headlights. Read these stories and more by clicking the link below. Continue reading >>>
While not officially called an Impreza, the WRX STI that was sold between 2008 and 2013 was a clear descendant of the rally-bred saloon that had so dominated the performance car scene in the 1990s.
This week stories that caught the attention of our editors include the Northeast’s distracted driving habits, considerations for deciding used over new cars and how to be a car-mechanic lie detector. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
If you live in the UK and own a car that’s over three years old then it is more than likely to be one of the 30 million that goes through an annual MOT test to ensure it is in roadworthy condition. But did you know that on May 20 2018 the rules surrounding the UK’s MOT test are changing?