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Opinion – Ford follows Fiat-Chrysler by dashing away from the humdrum

The tastes of car buyers are changing, and mainstream car manufacturers such as Ford have to react if they want to stay on top This morning’s announcement by Ford of Europe that it intends to drop out of unprofitable market sectors to drive harder into the niches that make realRead More

Opinion – why rally cars need to go sideways again

Rally GB is around the corner, and testing has already started for new rules in 2017 – but will they actually improve the spectacle? Clocks gone back? Check. Weather turned nasty? Check. Pumpkins off the shop shelves, replaced by tins of Roses? Check. Then it must be nearly Rally GBRead More

Opinion – The Jaguar C-X75, and why a Bond film is where it should be

A full gallery of the Jaguar C-X75 supercar and other Bond cars, and why the big-hitting spy movie makes a great motor show I was intrigued by the choice of Bond cars used in the latest Great British spy spectacular. Did it really make sense for both lead cars –Read More

Opinion: car makers celebrate Back to the Future day 2015

21 October 2015 is the date that featured so heavily in the Back to the Future film franchise, and car manufacturers are getting on board to celebrate Back to the Future Day is scheduled for 21 October. If you’re not aware of the significance of this date, it’s the dayRead More

Opinion – What to do if you own a VW affected by the emissions scandal

Among the rumour surrounding the VW emissions scandal, one question has yet to be answered – what do you do if you own an affected vehicle? It must be said that, for all the kerfuffle, there’s very little helpful advice available for the potential 11 million people driving around in cars poweredRead More

Opinion: why UK emissions inquiry doesn’t make sense

Government retests are very likely to confirm what we already know – and certain to cost a fortune. So why bother? Are you confused by the VW emissions scandal yet? I genuinely thought I had a pretty good handle on it until this afternoon, when the UK government announced thatRead More