RAC Cars drives the new 184hp Volkswagen Golf GTD – a hot hatch that carries a green twist…
10 Second Verdict
The old Volkswagen Golf GTD was one of the unexpected stars of the range, proving satisfying and fuel efficient in equal measure. Can the new one stack... read more
There's a legend that says you get what you pay for, but in the UK's used car market even £1,000 can get you quite a lot. Here are the best options for those on the tightest budgets.
It may... read more
Despite a raft of strong and cheap competitors such as the Vauxhall Adam and Citroen DS3, the Mini and the Fiat 500 continue to lead the supermini field, both in performance and style. If you're a stylish lad or lass about town, which one do you go for?
One common denominator is their... read more
Production has started on Ford's first European zero emission Focus Electric, at the brand's Saarlouis plant in Germany. This will be Ford's first entry into the all electric vehicle market in Europe and is expected to reach UK showrooms by the end of the summer.
Prices have yet to be... read more
BMW has been spilling the beans about its new 4 Series Coupe, due in the UK in October. The 3 Series Coupe's replacement will be about £500 more expensive, but also longer, wider and lower.
The production version of the 4 is similar to Detroit's 4 concept, with some minor changes to the... read more
The Skoda Octavia has continued its assault on the UK's best car lists, being named the overall winner in 2013's Tow Car Awards. The Octavia saw off stiff competition in the form of category winners, the Land Rover Discovery, VW Passat Estate and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake.
The awards are... read more
British motorists don’t check their tyre pressures enough. Studies show that a staggering 78 per cent of cars in Britain were running on under-inflated tyres last year. That’s a rise of 25 per cent on 2011.
This uses more fuel, makes the tyre wear out faster and, well, is simply... read more
Many modern cars lack one key feature that we used to take for granted – the model designation badge.
Go back two decades and you would find a range of Ford Escorts all proudly wearing their model line badges on the bootlid, from 1.3 L and 1.4 LX to XR3i and RS2000. This made it easy to... read more
Sales and marketing manager, Dale Wyatt, has been talking about Suzuki's grand plans for the future, which include five brand new models. Among the most interesting and important newcomers will be a Nissan Juke rivaling compact SUV and a super efficient entry to the city car market... read more
One of Britain's most important automotive executives has criticised his industry's treatment of female consumers, claiming that manufacturers are failing to take women's needs into account when designing and building new cars.
Dr Andy Palmer is an executive vice president of