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“It’s the DfT’s job to know car accident stats – but it doesn’t”

Opinion 19 Feb, 2016 Are the roads getting safer or more dangerous? Mike Rutherford wants to know – but the DfT doesn't seem to Latest

The Honda NAVI Only Looks Like It’s Missing an Engine

At first glance, the Honda NAVI looks like a Grom with the engine removed, but in fact, it’s a fully intact motorcycle headed for production for the Indian market. Introduced at Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi, the NAVI (which stands for “New Additional Value for India”) is an eye-catching littleRead More

The real cost of the Ford Focus RS, and why it’s still worth it

Thinking of buying a Focus RS? Here are some things to consider, before buying one anyway. Okay, so the RS is good. Great. Already a hero. And so it should be. After all, this is a hot hatch that has monstrous pace, rally car-like front end grip with a dabRead More

Avert your eyes! It’s the MINI Convertible by Vilner

News 26 Dec, 2015 Design house Vilner reveals a unique MINI Convertible that's as "discrete as a firework" with a gold and purple cabin. Latest

2015-2016 Honda Fit Recalled For Airbag Problem (And It’s Not Takata’s Fault)

Honda has issued a recall for select 2015 and 2016 models of the Honda Fit. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the side-curtain airbags on some of those vehicles may rip upon deployment, increasing the risk of injury to occupants. If you keep up with the auto news,Read More

Finally: House Passes Bill Requiring Rental Companies To Repair Recalled Cars (But It’s Not Perfect)

The quest to move a multi-year transportation bill through the U.S. Congress met with a bit of success yesterday, as the House of Representatives passed its own version of the legislation. A similar version of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act of 2015 was previously approved by the Senate.Read More

Apple To Debut Car By 2019, But Bob Lutz Says It’s A Disaster In The Making

Yesterday morning, we reported that Apple had discussed requirements for testing autonomous cars on California’s public roads with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. At the end of that article, we made some predictions about Apple’s automotive plans, and we guessed that, based on Apple’s track record with making sleek,Read More

Google’s Spending A Lot On Autonomous Cars, But It’s Not Going To Sell Them

All signs point to Google being a massively disruptive force in the auto industry, challenging beloved brands around the globe with its own line of intelligent, self-driving vehicles. But could we be misreading the tea leaves? Maybe so. Yesterday, one of Google’s top brass told attendees at the Frankfurt AutoRead More

It’s official: 15 per cent of MoT verdicts are incorrect

News 26 Aug, 2015 Auto Express research reveals high number of test results are wrong, plus warning about plan for new cars' first MoT Latest

It’s time to stock up on the cars we love

The Budget moved the road tax goalposts. Here are some cars to enjoy while we still can So there has been a Budget, and with it a full-scale road fund licence revamp, which doesn’t kick in until 2017. As usual, it’s a confusing slab of rules and regulations that leavesRead More

2015 Ford F-150: IIHS Gives Aluminum Body Mixed Crash Test Scores & Says It’s 26% Pricier To Repair

This morning, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released crash test scores for the new, aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. Among the results, there’s good news and bad news for fans of America’s best-loved vehicle. First, the good news: IIHS says that the F-150’s new aluminum body provides just asRead More

“It’s only a matter of time before a major UK city or town bans all private cars”

Opinion 17 Jul, 2015 Motorists are being squeezed out of busy towns and cities – and politicians are to blame, says Mike Rutherford Latest