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Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars?
4.0 stars Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars? By Joe Simpson

Think Volvo and what do you think? Our bet is that in among a top three list of words you'd have 'safety', 'Sweden' and… 'estate car'. Indeed, Volvo's history is littered with estate models (and safe ones at that). Its first arrived in the UK as long... Read more

Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range
Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range By Dan Grabham

Volkswagen-owned Seat is beginning the rollout of Amazon Alexa to its vehicles so drivers can be every bit as frustrated with Alexa in the car as they are when asking for a pancake recipe in the kitchen (we jest, of course).There is one caveat though;... Read more

How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans?
Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes
4.5 stars Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes By Joe Simpson

After the Golf, the smaller Polo is Volkswagen's best-selling car in the UK. It's easy to overlook, but the Polo is everywhere. To our minds, however, it's always had a bit of an odd image. It just doesn't manage the same 'royalty' status in small car... Read more

BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe
4.5 stars BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe By Joe Simpson

BMW only started making SUVs in 1999. Some 20 years on it has a range of six SUVs (which will shortly grow to seven, with the massive X7). The X4, the company's mid-size SUV, is the latest of the crop to get a refreshed look.The first-generation X4 effectively... Read more

Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV
Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi. It was granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids. At the same time, Audi was producing e-tron concepts as it aligned the compass on an electric future, led by the Audi e-tron Quattro concept... Read more

Audi e-tron all-electric SUV will finally debut in September, with pre-orders opening and price revealed
Audi e-tron all-electric SUV will finally debut in September, with pre-orders opening and price revealed By Rik Henderson

Audi has been detailing aspects of its first all-electric vehicle for more than three years, but the Audi e-tron is finally ready. To pre-order, at least.On 17 September, the full, consumer model of the Audi e-tron will be unveiled, showing the final... Read more

Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice
4.0 stars Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice By Joe Simpson

The Arteon is a new name in the Volkswagen range, and – in an indirect way – a replacement for the old Passat CC. Based loosely on the Passat saloon, the Arteon is the sort of car you might buy if you fancy a slightly bigger and better value alternative... Read more

The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads
The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads By Max Langridge

Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery-powered vehicle... Read more

Hyundai Kona Electric review: The everyman's EV is a near-perfect crossover
4.5 stars Hyundai Kona Electric review: The everyman's EV is a near-perfect crossover By Mike Lowe

Electric vehicles (EVs) are an increasingly viable prospect for people in the UK. With zero emissions and therefore no tax, plus a government grant to offset the purchase price and a fraction of traditional fuel costs, there's a whole lot to like. For... Read more

BMW i8 review: The eco supercar
4.5 stars BMW i8 review: The eco supercar By Joe Simpson

We were first mesmerised by BMW's hybrid sports coupe back in 2014. And on some of the best roads that Scotland has to offer, no less. Back then, the BMW i8 was received with much hyperbole. We said at the time: "In many ways, [the BMW i8] redefines the... Read more

From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars
From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars By Chris Pickering

You’re unlikely to find any rosy-cheeked millennials scampering around Porsche’s Leipzig factory in search of Pokémon. But there’s more than a hint of the hugely successful augmented reality (AR) game in some of the cutting-edge techniques that... Read more

What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing
What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing By Joe Simpson

Formula E is billed as the electric future of car racing. Ten teams, each with two drivers, compete in identically set-up, electric battery-powered race cars.Formula E kicked off its first seen in September 2014, and the last race of season four – which... Read more

Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun
4.5 stars Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun By Chris Hall

Buying a convertible in the UK might seem like madness. A country known for rain and overcast skies might not seem like the obvious choice for a drop-top car, but the British still buy more convertibles than many of the warmer European countries.That... Read more

Lexus LC500 review: A rare and wonderful GT
4.5 stars Lexus LC500 review: A rare and wonderful GT By Mike Lowe

It was back in 2015 that Lexus showed-off its LF-FC concept; a car which represented a vision of the marque's future in a striking design that, well, you'd never expect to see pootling about the UK's streets alongside a Porsche 911 or Jaguar F-Type.Yet... Read more

Hyundai Nexo review: Heralding hydrogen's future?
Hyundai Nexo review: Heralding hydrogen's future? By Mike Lowe

As vehicle emissions rules become increasingly strict, tax on traditional petrol- and diesel-drinking cars continues to rise. It's why manufacturers are downsizing engines to fit vehicles into acceptable tax brackets. It's why there's an uptake for plug-in... Read more

BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year
BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year By Rik Henderson

Californian company Opener has unveiled what it believes is the first flying car you'll want. The BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) that doesn't require a pilot's licence to drive.Opener claims that you don't even need special skills... Read more

UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes
UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes By Rik Henderson

As part of its The Road to Zero Strategy, the UK government has outlined plans to see at least half of new cars sold be ultra low emission by 2030. It also commits to greatly increasing charging points for electric vehicles across the width and breadth... Read more

BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car?
4.5 stars BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car? By Joe Simpson

This is what's called putting your money where your mouth is: because this is a review of our BMW i3. Yes, Pocket-lint went out and bought an electric car many months ago. So think of this coverage - highlighting both good and bad points - as a truly-lived-with... Read more

Why the Land Rover Discovery makes an outstanding adventure vehicle
Why the Land Rover Discovery makes an outstanding adventure vehicle By Chris Hall

Team Pocket-lint has just completed the Three Peaks in the UK, which involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.The challenge comes in many forms, often with teams setting their own objectives,... Read more

Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric
4.5 stars Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric By Joe Simpson

Take one perfectly normal 5-door Volkswagen Golf. Ditch the engine and regular transmission. Install a 36kWh electric battery and single axle electric motor. Et voila. You've got the recipe for the e-Golf, pronounced 'ee-Golf'. It's the fully electric... Read more

Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US
Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US By Maggie Tillman

Kroger plans to deploy a fully driverless delivery service.Kroger is one of the largest supermarket chains in the US, and it has announced that it is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-old company founded by former members of Google’s self-driving car... Read more

BP commits to ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure with Chargemaster acquisition
BP commits to ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure with Chargemaster acquisition By Max Langridge

BP has announced it has successfully acquired Chargemaster, the largest EV charging company in the UK, with over 6,500 charging stations across the country.  The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads today Future electric... Read more

Volvo planning XC90 with Level 4 autonomy by 2021
Volvo planning XC90 with Level 4 autonomy by 2021 By Max Langridge

Volvo's Senior VP of Research and Development Henrik Green has told Jalopnik that the company is currently developing a Level 4 autonomous driving system for the XC90, which it plans to launch in 2021. Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained... Read more

Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development
Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development By Max Langridge

Porsche has bought a 10 per cent stake in Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobil, in a bid to speed up the development of its own electric sports cars.  Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan 25 of the most incredibly... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years By Max Langridge

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... Read more

Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020
Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020 By Max Langridge

Nissan is expected to give its incredibly popular Qashqai SUV a new design and two new hybrid powertrain options in 2020, according to information obtained exclusively by Auto Express.  Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still... Read more

Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays
4.5 stars Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays By Joe Simpson

Say it slowly: K-i-a Sting-er G-T. Nope, it still sounds funny.Excuse us for poking fun at a name, but can you imagine walking into a party and saying to someone: "Yes, I drive a Kia Stinger GT"? It makes you sound like you've just walked off the set... Read more

Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month
Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month By Max Langridge

If you can't afford to buy a new car outright, the next best option is to lease one through a dealer, although this option comes with added interest that makes up end up spending thousands of pounds more than the car's value.  See all our Jaguar news... Read more

Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan
Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan By Max Langridge

After going under the Mission E concept name, Porsche has finally given its first all-electric sports car an official name: Taycan. The name roughly translates to lively young horse, fitting, seeing as a prancing horse has featured in the company's emblem... Read more

BMW X2 review: Into the blue?
4.0 stars BMW X2 review: Into the blue? By Joe Simpson

The BMW X-series car revolution began in 1999, with the X5. Since then we've had X6, X4, X3 and X1. But BMW has never made an X2. Until now.So what is it? The X2 shares much of its underpinnings with the X1 SUV. But, shock-horror for a BMW, it's based... Read more

Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options
Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options By Chris Hall

Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find in a car.There's whole range of options available: from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... Read more

Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV?
Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV? By Mike Lowe

This is the brand new Audi Q8, the German company's top-end premium SUV, as unveiled at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China, on 5 June 2018.It's no mistake that China was the chosen country to debut the new luxury flagship, as its SUV market is booming,... Read more

Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021
Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021 By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. What you're looking at here is the Aicon, and it's what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered... Read more

The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7
The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7 By Dan Grabham

It may be a couple of inches shorter than the Audi Q7, but the incoming Audi Q8 sure has presence, with a more sculpted, coupe-style roofline. It's around 2 months since we went to Ingolstadt in Germany to see this thing in the flesh and it certainly... Read more

Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer
5.0 stars Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer By Joe Simpson

After months of teasing we're in Portugal and behind the wheel of Jaguar's great future hope – the i-Pace electric SUV. It's the first of the mainstream premium brands to take the fight to Tesla. Specifically, the Tesla Model X SUV.Hold on a second... Read more

Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022
Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022 By Max Langridge

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has announced at parent company FCA's five-year plan investors' day, that the SUV specialist will offer 10 hybrid and four fully-electric vehicles by 2022. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads... Read more

Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash
4.0 stars Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash By Chris Pickering

The old Suzuki Swift Sport was a bit of a cult car. It wasn't the fastest hot hatch around and it certainly wasn't the most luxurious, but its free-revving naturally aspirated engine and playful handling earnt it kudos with those in the know.Inevitably,... Read more

Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors
Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors By Max Langridge

Audi has released a few more snippets of information regarding its e-tron electric SUV, which is due to launch in August. The German car manufacturer has revealed how the car has been made to be as aerodynamic as possible in an effort to increase the... Read more