Souped-up Subaru drivers are safest on the road

Souped-up Subaru drivers are safest on the road

Comparison site moneysupermarket.com analysed over 13 million car insurance quotes run on its website over 12 months, and of the nation's top 35 favourite car brands it found Subaru drivers make the fewest number of claims for motor accidents, followed by drivers of smart cars and Fiats.

In fact, Subaru drivers are less likely to be younger drivers, and more likely to be in their thirties and forties and insuring the popular Impreza model. With lower claims rates than other models this indicates that Impreza owners are in fact careful about looking after their prized wheels.

Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket, said: "A turn up for the motoring books! The Subaru is shedding its image of a car for pure petrol heads, and is actually being driven by older, safer drivers instead of the 'drive it like they stole it' younger motoring generation.

"Interestingly though, the fact that Subaru drivers are least likely to make a claim, doesn't directly translate into them paying the cheapest premiums. While claims are one factor insurers take into account when setting premium prices, other factors also play a part. These include the engine size, the number of miles you clock up, where you park, and your profession amongst other things. Smaller cars are generally cheaper to insure as the cost of repairs and parts are likely to be lower than those on more premium models. If you want to pay less for car insurance, it is worth considering these factors when choosing your motor as this will help reduce the overall cost of running a car."

The Fiat Cinquecento - despite being immortalised by hapless teenage driver Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners - is the individual car model least likely to claimed for.

The research also unearthed the nation's claims calamities. Analysis of car brands reveals drivers of the Spanish made SEAT, Korean built Kia and British produced MINI take the top spots for most likely to make a claim for an 'at fault' motor accident.

Posted on 17.07.2013

WATCH OUR VIDEO!

Car and Marine Birkenhead Wirral

Car Reviews and News

Page:

New Fiat 500 goes on sale

03-09-2015 Hits:25 Car Reviews and News

New Fiat 500 goes on sale

Available with three trim levels - Pop, Pop Star and Lounge - and in hatchback and convertible versions - the new Fiat 500 features a revised exterior including new bumpers,...

Read more

SsangYong teases two new concepts ahead …

03-09-2015 Hits:31 Car Reviews and News

SsangYong teases two new concepts ahead of Frankfurt

Based on the Tivoli platform, the concepts will join the International launch of the Tivoli diesel compact SUV - which is powered by a 1.6 litre Euro 6 diesel engine....

Read more

Citroen reveals new Cactus M concept

03-09-2015 Hits:23 Car Reviews and News

Citroen reveals new Cactus M concept

Inspired by the Citroen Mehari, first seen in the late 60s, and its 'go-anywhere' styling, the new concept boasts a 'bright, upbeat personality' says the French manufacturer, and 'places leisure...

Read more

Volkswagen confirms new Touran pricing

02-09-2015 Hits:58 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen confirms new Touran pricing

Order books have opened for the people carrier, which VW says was redesigned from the ground up and built on Volkswagen's advanced MQB platform. Delivering a 'sharper, sleeker look' with...

Read more

Volkswagen confirms new Touran pricing

02-09-2015 Hits:33 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen confirms new Touran pricing

Order books have opened for the people carrier, which VW says was redesigned from the ground up and built on Volkswagen's advanced MQB platform. Delivering a 'sharper, sleeker look' with...

Read more

Infiniti Q30 interior revealed

01-09-2015 Hits:31 Car Reviews and News

Infiniti Q30 interior revealed

Reflecting the Q30's expressive and dynamic exterior, Infiniti says its designers selected the 'highest quality materials and processes to create a premium modern ambiance' for the interior.One tactile detail is...

Read more

DS 4 gets a new face and a Crossback

01-09-2015 Hits:41 Car Reviews and News

DS 4 gets a new face and a Crossback

The new DS 4 offers greater personalisation with its two-tone roof/body colour option along with a more customisable and luxurious interior, while the DS 4 Crossback has a raised ride...

Read more

New Megane Renaultsport 275 Cup-S reveal…

01-09-2015 Hits:42 Car Reviews and News

New Megane Renaultsport 275 Cup-S revealed

The new 275 Cup-S brings an introduction to Renault's high-performance range at 'a more affordable price'. The Megane Renaultsport line-up also sees another new version - the 275 Nav -...

Read more

smart reveals new fortwo cabrio

28-08-2015 Hits:119 Car Reviews and News

smart reveals new fortwo cabrio

Set for a world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the fortwo cabrio will be available with three different colours for the 'tritop' fabric soft top: blue denim, red or...

Read more

Fiat 500 to perform with Ella Eyre on st…

28-08-2015 Hits:118 Car Reviews and News

Fiat 500 to perform with Ella Eyre on stage

Specially-invited guests and members of the media will see the new Fiat 500 on stage with Ella Eyre this September, as 'they' perform a specially re-mastered version of the No....

Read more

Skoda adds frugal Superb GreenLine model

27-08-2015 Hits:127 Car Reviews and News

Skoda adds frugal Superb GreenLine model

The Superb GreenLine takes fuel economy and emissions 'to a new level' with a predicted combined consumption figure of 76.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 96g/km for the Hatch and 97g/km...

Read more

Renault reveals new Talisman Estate

27-08-2015 Hits:136 Car Reviews and News

Renault reveals new Talisman Estate

The new large estate car delivers the same technological features as the saloon, along with extra load-carrying ability. Renault says it features the same 'assertive styling' with a sleek silhouette...

Read more

Mazda2 Sport Black special edition revea…

27-08-2015 Hits:130 Car Reviews and News

Mazda2 Sport Black special edition revealed

With higher levels of standard specification, sporty styling enhancements and the opportunity to personalise your car, the Sport Black is based on the 90ps SE-L Nav model, but with 'subtle...

Read more

Kia Soul EV tests wireless charging

27-08-2015 Hits:129 Car Reviews and News

Kia Soul EV tests wireless charging

The wireless charging systems, which don't need precise alignment between the charger and the vehicle, are currently under development for electric vehicles in America. The test is being developed between...

Read more

Kia previews all-new Optima

26-08-2015 Hits:129 Car Reviews and News

Kia previews all-new Optima

The fourth-generation Optima, which will go on sale across Europe in the Autumn, features a new exterior and interior design with more space for all occupants, an array of new...

Read more

Nissan adds N-TEC to Micra line-up

26-08-2015 Hits:129 Car Reviews and News

Nissan adds N-TEC to Micra line-up

Positioned between the existing Acenta and Tekna models, the new Micra N-TEC's standard equipment includes the lastest-generation NissanConnect system featuring satellite navigation and smartphone integration, accessed via a 5.8-inch colour...

Read more

Future Fuel Station by Nissan and Foster…

25-08-2015 Hits:135 Car Reviews and News

Future Fuel Station by Nissan and Foster + Partners

The project aims to challenge conventions to offer a fascinating view of how fuelling stations will adapt in a rapidly changing world. As market experts in EV design, engineering and...

Read more

Dacia Duster range revamped

25-08-2015 Hits:133 Car Reviews and News

Dacia Duster range revamped

Replacing the previous 1.6 16V 105 engine, the new unit improves performance and efficiency, while boosting the towing capacity of 4x2 models. With its arrival, Dacia has increased the number...

Read more

Toyota Hybrid sales top 8 million

25-08-2015 Hits:141 Car Reviews and News

Toyota Hybrid sales top 8 million

The new milestone has been reached just 10 months after the 7 million mark was achieved, highlighting a combination of the drivetrain's popularity and Toyota's expansion of its range of...

Read more

Nissan LEAF tests eVADER pedestrian reco…

24-08-2015 Hits:203 Car Reviews and News

Nissan LEAF tests eVADER pedestrian recognition software

With vehicles driven in electric mode, either hybrid or pure electric vehicles considerably quieter than combustion engined cars, they constitute a safety hazard for pedestrians and bicyclists in traffic. The...

Read more

Hyundai previews all-new Elantra

24-08-2015 Hits:165 Car Reviews and News

Hyundai previews all-new Elantra

Featuring a modern look, Hyundai describes the new model as 'dynamic and sleek' with a series of innovative design aspects and 'clever use of active character lines' that 'evoke a...

Read more

First UK-bound Ford Mustang rolls off pr…

24-08-2015 Hits:154 Car Reviews and News

First UK-bound Ford Mustang rolls off production line

Almost 2,000 RHD Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January - with extra supply secured to meet the greater than expected demand - with excited petrol-heads getting...

Read more

Strong residual value predicted for Hyun…

21-08-2015 Hits:159 Car Reviews and News

Strong residual value predicted for Hyundai Tucson

After 36 months and 30,000 miles, the Tucson 1.7 SE Nav CRDi - the predicted UK best-seller - is set to retain 50 per cent of its original value, helping...

Read more

LEGO releases limited edition Ferrari F4…

21-08-2015 Hits:157 Car Reviews and News

LEGO releases limited edition Ferrari F40

Engineered by LEGO designer Michael Psiaki, who studied the 134-page owner's manual, the new set immortalises a now highly sought-after classic which was produced between 1987 and 1992 to celebrate...

Read more

SEAT launches business edition Leon

21-08-2015 Hits:147 Car Reviews and News

SEAT launches business edition Leon

The new model features plenty of equipment to support fleets and make life easier for company car drivers, including the Technology Pack, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and a...

Read more

New Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe unveiled

20-08-2015 Hits:154 Car Reviews and News

New Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe unveiled

Technical modifications over the C-Class Coupe are evident at first sight with the flared front and rear wheel arches, an increased track width and larger wheels - lending the AMG...

Read more

Ricky Wilson is the voice of Civic Type …

20-08-2015 Hits:173 Car Reviews and News

Ricky Wilson is the voice of Civic Type R

Fresh from putting the Civic Type R through its paces on the famous hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June, Ricky is now the owner...

Read more

Audi e-tron quattro concept set for Fran…

20-08-2015 Hits:165 Car Reviews and News

Audi e-tron quattro concept set for Frankfurt debut

With a potential range of more than 310 miles, it builds on the experienced gained developing the forthcoming R8 e-tron, the brand's first large-series electric car which enters production in...

Read more

Limited Edition Zagato binoculars by Lei…

19-08-2015 Hits:149 Car Reviews and News

Limited Edition Zagato binoculars by Leica

The Ultravid 8x32 'Edition Zagato' blends elegant design with outstanding, cutting-edge optical technology, says Leica, and is strictly limited to just 1,000 sets globally. Combining quality, craftsmanship and tradition to...

Read more

Lamborghini unveils Aventador LP 750-4 S…

19-08-2015 Hits:143 Car Reviews and News

Lamborghini unveils Aventador LP 750-4 SV Roadster

The Roadster, presented at the famous event 'The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering' in Monterey, is available in a limited series of 500 units worldwide and is the first series-produced, open-top...

Read more

Skoda is UK's most dependable car brand

18-08-2015 Hits:197 Car Reviews and News

Skoda is UK's most dependable car brand

The inaugural 2015 UK Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) asked owners to report problems with their new cars - from serious breakdowns to troublesome in-car entertainment issues. Once analysed, the results...

Read more

All-new Jaguar XF on sale

18-08-2015 Hits:193 Car Reviews and News

All-new Jaguar XF on sale

Sitting in a class above the recently launched XE saloon, the new XF's low-drag body design is formed around a lightweight architecture and combines the new Jaguar family styling with...

Read more

Now Teens can Just Add Fuel too

18-08-2015 Hits:195 Car Reviews and News

Now Teens can Just Add Fuel too

Since launch in July 2010, over 27,000 UK drivers have taken advantage of Just Add Fuel but it has only previously been available to drivers aged 21 or older.Now, thanks...

Read more

BMW reveals Concept M4 GTS

17-08-2015 Hits:210 Car Reviews and News

BMW reveals Concept M4 GTS

The latest model from BMW's M Division, the Concept M4 GTS showcases new technologies set to make their series production debut in a new model to be unveiled at a...

Read more

Mercedes unveils new C-Class Coupe

17-08-2015 Hits:201 Car Reviews and News

Mercedes unveils new C-Class Coupe

As the sportiest variant of the C-Class, the Coupe features a sportily front section with a diamond radiator grille and long bonnet, as well as a high beltline and frameless...

Read more

All-new Kia Sportage set for Frankfurt d…

17-08-2015 Hits:219 Car Reviews and News

All-new Kia Sportage set for Frankfurt debut

Featuring new, 'dynamic styling' Kia also describes the interior of the 2015 Sportage as its most refined high-quality cabin yet.The fourth-generation Sportage features a bold, progressive design which 'exudes power...

Read more

VUHL 05 now on sale in the UK

14-08-2015 Hits:221 Car Reviews and News

VUHL 05 now on sale in the UK

Bespoke Performance of Ware in Hertfordshire, is well-known to generations of TVR and Noble enthusiasts, with a long and varied history dating back to the days of John Britten Garages...

Read more

Ford Mustang adopts world-first knee air…

14-08-2015 Hits:206 Car Reviews and News

Ford Mustang adopts world-first knee airbag

Ford says that utilising the glove box lid instead of the instrument panel helps maximise passenger space. Rather than a textile fabric airbag, the technology consists of a moulded plastic...

Read more

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

14-08-2015 Hits:235 Car Reviews and News

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

The car that celebrates both the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America and the racing success of the original 3.0 CSL in the 1975 IMSA series where BMW recorded...

Read more

Ultimate Scalextric track to go under th…

13-08-2015 Hits:176 Car Reviews and News

Ultimate Scalextric track to go under the hammer

Designed by F1 expert and former racing driver Martin Brundle, the biggest layout the slot car track experts have ever created will take centre stage on Hornby's stand at the...

Read more

Land Rover celebrations at Goodwood Revi…

13-08-2015 Hits:196 Car Reviews and News

Land Rover celebrations at Goodwood Revival

The engineering bloodline that links the original Series One with the latest Defender will be marked in a special presentation and displays capturing the birth of the iconic 4x4 and...

Read more

Audi Q7 gets new diesel engine

12-08-2015 Hits:179 Car Reviews and News

Audi Q7 gets new diesel engine

Joining the 272PS version of the V6 diesel unit, the new lower output option is capable of returning over 49mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 148g/km. The EU6-compliant unit's...

Read more

All-new Honda HR-V lands in the UK

12-08-2015 Hits:210 Car Reviews and News

All-new Honda HR-V lands in the UK

Due into dealerships at the end of the month, Honda says the new HR-V has already generated almost 350 orders despite customers not having driven, let alone even seen the...

Read more

Subaru Levorg pricing confirmed

11-08-2015 Hits:212 Car Reviews and News

Subaru Levorg pricing confirmed

Priced at £27,495 on-the-road, the new sport tourer model is described as the spiritual successor to the fourth-generation Legacy Tourer (2003-2008), and will be available in a single trim level...

Read more

One-off McLaren 570S at Pebble Beach

11-08-2015 Hits:202 Car Reviews and News

One-off McLaren 570S at Pebble Beach

MSO will showcase some of the individualisation options available on the forthcoming 570S Coupé, the first model to join the McLaren Sports Series.Two examples have been created. The first 'by...

Read more

One-off McLaren 570S at Pebble Beach

11-08-2015 Hits:204 Car Reviews and News

One-off McLaren 570S at Pebble Beach

MSO will showcase some of the individualisation options available on the forthcoming 570S Coupé, the first model to join the McLaren Sports Series.Two examples have been created. The first 'by...

Read more

Suzuki Alto rated most dependable city c…

11-08-2015 Hits:210 Car Reviews and News

Suzuki Alto rated most dependable city car

The study looks at issues experienced by car owners in the past 12 month period after 12-36 months of ownership. 177 problem areas across 8 categories are examined and scores...

Read more

Mazda to unveil new crossover concept in…

10-08-2015 Hits:197 Car Reviews and News

Mazda to unveil new crossover concept in Frankfurt

Koeru - Japanese for 'exceed' or 'go beyond' - was the name chosen for Mazda's latest entry into the growing crossover SUV market, which features the company's trademark KODO -...

Read more

Vauxhall marks Chevette's 40th birthday

10-08-2015 Hits:204 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall marks Chevette's 40th birthday

There will be several examples of the celebrated marque on display such as the Chevette HS2300 plus the Cavalier Mk1, also celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. All of...

Read more

Suzuki Baleno set for Frankfurt debut

10-08-2015 Hits:208 Car Reviews and News

Suzuki Baleno set for Frankfurt debut

The debut of the full production version follows on from the iK-2 Concept seen at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The Baleno is to feature the first application...

Read more

Halloween date for Regent Street Motor S…

07-08-2015 Hits:187 Car Reviews and News

Halloween date for Regent Street Motor Show

Described as the largest free-to-view motor show in the UK, it showcases 125 years of motoring history on one of London's most iconic shopping streets.On the day of the Show,...

Read more

Aston Martin DB9 GT at Pebble Beach

07-08-2015 Hits:206 Car Reviews and News

Aston Martin DB9 GT at Pebble Beach

Aston Martin will also offer a glimpse of its 'Second Century' with the DBX concept, Lagonda Taraf and Vulcan supercar all set to make appearances.The GT claims the title...

Read more

UK's new car market continues to grow

06-08-2015 Hits:264 Car Reviews and News

UK's new car market continues to grow

That's according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) who confirmed that this July marked the 41st consecutive month of increases, thanks to prevailing...

Read more

Fiat 500X gets new Mopar accessories

06-08-2015 Hits:230 Car Reviews and News

Fiat 500X gets new Mopar accessories

Over 100 accessories have been designed specifically for the 500X crossover to enhance its functionality and allow customers to adapt the look of their vehicle to their particular personalities. Unique...

Read more

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell breaks zero-emiss…

06-08-2015 Hits:234 Car Reviews and News

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell breaks zero-emissions record

Arnt-Goran Hartvig (Sports Scientist) and Marius Bornstein (Master of Physics) travelled around the clock on public roads in Germany, emitting nothing but water vapour from the fuel cell electric vehicle....

Read more

Lexus reveals fully functioning hoverboa…

05-08-2015 Hits:306 Car Reviews and News

Lexus reveals fully functioning hoverboard

The hoverboard doesn't need electricity to work, it uses a permanent magnet and liquid nitrogen cooling, down to -197 degrees keeping the superconductor cold. Essential to the hoverboard working is...

Read more

Forza Focus RS heads to Gamescom

05-08-2015 Hits:322 Car Reviews and News

Forza Focus RS heads to Gamescom

Unveiled at a special Microsoft event ahead of the international 2015 Gamescom - Europe's largest interactive games trade fair event in Cologne - the special Forza Focus RS will feature...

Read more

Audi unveils 605 bhp S8 plus

05-08-2015 Hits:263 Car Reviews and News

Audi unveils 605 bhp S8 plus

Audi's engineers have further advanced the 4.0 TFSI engine for the new S8 plus, with the V8 biturbo engine now pumping out 445 kW (605 hp) - a 85 hp...

Read more

Rolls-Royce reveals Wraith Inspired by M…

04-08-2015 Hits:280 Car Reviews and News

Rolls-Royce reveals Wraith Inspired by Music

Since the launch of Wraith in 2013, customers have been able to commission their own with Bespoke Audio - which Rolls-Royce describes as 'the most exhaustively designed sound system in...

Read more

One-off Lexus RC F reacts to heartbeat

04-08-2015 Hits:287 Car Reviews and News

One-off Lexus RC F reacts to heartbeat

Driving a great car can stimulate the senses and quicken the heartbeat, and the RC F is Lexus's most powerful production V8 coupe yet. The special model is the result...

Read more

German car giants jointly buy Nokia mapp…

04-08-2015 Hits:272 Car Reviews and News

German car giants jointly buy Nokia mapping service

The acquisition aims to secure the long term availability of HERE's products and services as an 'open, independent and value creating platform' for cloud-based maps and other mobility services accessible...

Read more

Toyota Yaris Hybrid gets Active and Spor…

03-08-2015 Hits:283 Car Reviews and News

Toyota Yaris Hybrid gets Active and Sport models

The Yaris Active becomes the new entry point to Toyota's hybrid technology. The five-door hatch comes equipped with dual-zone climate control, trip computer, power front windows and a split-folding rear...

Read more

Volkswagen Caddy pricing confirmed

03-08-2015 Hits:249 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen Caddy pricing confirmed

The Caddy Life and the longer wheelbase Maxi versions - including Maxi Life, Maxi Kombi and Maxi Window van - are now available to order ahead of first UK deliveries...

Read more

Terrafugia reveals new flying car

03-08-2015 Hits:251 Car Reviews and News

Terrafugia reveals new flying car

The company behind 2012s 'Transition' flying car has confirmed its plans for a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) hybrid electric aircraft. The TF-X will be able to recharge its...

Read more

will.i.am and Lexus create Laser and sou…

31-07-2015 Hits:275 Car Reviews and News

will.i.am and Lexus create Laser and sound spectacular

It's part of a collaboration between the Grammy Award-winner and Lexus that encompasses the worlds of music, design and technology. Building on Lexus's Amazing in Motion campaign, will.i.am remixed his...

Read more

Motoring organisations campaign for scho…

31-07-2015 Hits:255 Car Reviews and News

Motoring organisations campaign for schools to teach driving

A petition has been launched in a bid to help cut the high number of accidents involving newly qualified drivers on the UK's roads. Launched by Young Driver, the UK's...

Read more

Renault ZOE now includes free domestic c…

30-07-2015 Hits:293 Car Reviews and News

Renault ZOE now includes free domestic charging-box

The free wall-box is part of a partnership between Renault and the British telematics company Chargemaster. Commenting on the partnership, David Martell, Chargemaster CEO, said: "We are delighted to be...

Read more

Kensington Council plans Supercar crackd…

30-07-2015 Hits:278 Car Reviews and News

Kensington Council plans Supercar crackdown

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this week begun a consultation on introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - in response to requests from residents in the Brompton...

Read more

Drive an actual F1 car with Infiniti

30-07-2015 Hits:291 Car Reviews and News

Drive an actual F1 car with Infiniti

The campaign provides one lucky motorist from the UK the chance to get behind the wheel of an Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 car with instruction from team driver Daniil...

Read more

Amazon wins race to sign Clarkson, Hammo…

30-07-2015 Hits:305 Car Reviews and News

Amazon wins race to sign Clarkson, Hammond and May

The show will be produced by the trio's long time executive producer Andy Wilman. The award-winning team have committed to three series as part of this landmark global TV deal....

Read more

Ferrari reveals new 488 Spider

29-07-2015 Hits:291 Car Reviews and News

Ferrari reveals new 488 Spider

Powered by a 3902 cc turbo-charged V8, that debuted recently in the 488 GTB, the powerplant pumps out 660bhp at 8000rpm. The 488 Spider can cover the 0 to 62...

Read more

Petrol stations could become extinct

29-07-2015 Hits:336 Car Reviews and News

Petrol stations could become extinct

That's according to new analysis from plug-in vehicle campaign 'Go Ultra Low' who also claim that total charging volumes have almost tripled since 2014 - a 163 per cent increase...

Read more

New Jaguar F-Pace tested to the extreme

29-07-2015 Hits:280 Car Reviews and News

New Jaguar F-Pace tested to the extreme

Taking the new SUV to the searing heat and dust of Dubai as well as the ice and snow of Northern Sweden, the new F-Pace has been subjected to one...

Read more

Traffic and breaking down are biggest wo…

28-07-2015 Hits:305 Car Reviews and News

Traffic and breaking down are biggest worry on holiday

That's according to latest research from Europcar, one of the leading car hire services in Europe, who surveyed reliability concerns for drivers of older vehicles as the Summer get-away begins.It...

Read more

MG opens new central London flagship sho…

28-07-2015 Hits:296 Car Reviews and News

MG opens new central London flagship showroom

This new showroom, part of MG's major expansion of dealerships, is described as 'a significant move for the marque' placing MG in the heart of the growing economy.Matthew Cheyne, MG's...

Read more

New Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 pick-up

28-07-2015 Hits:347 Car Reviews and News

New Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 pick-up

Inheriting the DNA of its predecessors, it's an entirely new vehicle from the ground up, with 'significant improvements in 330 areas'. The result, says Mitsubishi is the 'ultimate vehicle for...

Read more

Caterham continues UK expansion with new…

27-07-2015 Hits:342 Car Reviews and News

Caterham continues UK expansion with new dealers

Oakmere Motor Group in Cheshire and Williams Automobiles near Bristol have been signed up by the brand to sell its full range of lightweight sportscars, with demonstrator cars already in...

Read more

Ford develops ultra clean air filtration…

27-07-2015 Hits:345 Car Reviews and News

Ford develops ultra clean air filtration system

The new air filtration system introduced in the all-new Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy utilises activated charcoal - similar to advanced gas masks, respirators, and spacesuits. The air quality sensor detects...

Read more

Fiat-Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars o…

27-07-2015 Hits:317 Car Reviews and News

Fiat-Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars over hacking scare

This follows a recent stunt by a US technology magazine that managed to 'hack' into a Jeep Cherokee and control it using laptops. The 'remote manipulation' was carried out with...

Read more

Volkswagen California pricing confirmed

24-07-2015 Hits:438 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen California pricing confirmed

Available to order from 3 August with first deliveries before the end of the year, the new California is available in two trim levels - Beach and Ocean - and...

Read more

Audi unveils limited A8 Edition 21

24-07-2015 Hits:400 Car Reviews and News

Audi unveils limited A8 Edition 21

Featuring a blend of design, technology and luxury from the recently revised A8 range, the A8 Edition 21 will be available in standard and Long Wheelbase formats. Featuring a tailored...

Read more

Skoda reveals doggy seat belt

24-07-2015 Hits:403 Car Reviews and News

Skoda reveals doggy seat belt

The range, developed using Skoda's 'Simply Clever' philosophy, combines the latest in canine-cosy materials with high-tech structures to protect even the most boisterous of hounds. Available through Skoda retailers, the...

Read more

Honda reveals all-new Jazz

23-07-2015 Hits:441 Car Reviews and News

Honda reveals all-new Jazz

With a new platform increasing overall length by 95 mm, the latest Jazz is proportionally bigger on the inside than the previous generation model. Honda says specifications are 'generous across...

Read more

Toyota celebrates 50 years in the UK

23-07-2015 Hits:371 Car Reviews and News

Toyota celebrates 50 years in the UK

Fifty years later Toyota has sold almost three million vehicles in Britain, it also builds them here too. That first Corona wasn't big, it wasn't flashy and its arrival was...

Read more

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair heads to Marg…

23-07-2015 Hits:371 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair heads to Margate

Lured by the sea, the light, the eccentric and the eclectic, the Boot Fair will be in Margate for one day only, Sunday 30th August. Former home to renowned artists...

Read more

Ford Apollo Edition Mustang up for aucti…

22-07-2015 Hits:399 Car Reviews and News

Ford Apollo Edition Mustang up for auction

The special Mustang is set to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association youth education programmes as it goes under the hammer at the Gathering of Eagles charity event, July 23, at EAA...

Read more

James Cracknell heads up London Road Saf…

22-07-2015 Hits:393 Car Reviews and News

James Cracknell heads up London Road Safety

Succeeding outgoing President Nick Ross, James is one of Britain's most successful ever athletes, with two Olympic Gold Medals and six World Championship titles. Since retiring from competitive rowing, James...

Read more

Production-ready Infiniti Q30 revealed

22-07-2015 Hits:427 Car Reviews and News

Production-ready Infiniti Q30 revealed

The all-new Q30 is a compact 5-door hatchback developed, says Infiniti, for customers seeking urban individuality. The public premiere of the car comes exactly two years after its precursor, the...

Read more

Bosch and TomTom partner on maps for aut…

21-07-2015 Hits:394 Car Reviews and News

Bosch and TomTom partner on maps for automated driving

Under the agreement, TomTom is designing the maps, while Bosch is defining the specifications they have to meet. The maps are already being used in automated vehicles Bosch is testing...

Read more

BMW concept cars to break cover at Monte…

21-07-2015 Hits:388 Car Reviews and News

BMW concept cars to break cover at Monterey

A teaser image gives little away as it shows a rendering of a minimalist steering controller. We’re not calling it a steering wheel as it appears to be more akin...

Read more

Italian Police chooses SEAT Leon

20-07-2015 Hits:439 Car Reviews and News

Italian Police chooses SEAT Leon

The first 206 vehicles have already started being handed over, with an initial 106 service vehicles being delivered to the Carabinieri and a further 100 to the Polizia di Stato....

Read more

New trim and longer-range motors for Ele…

17-07-2015 Hits:446 Car Reviews and News

New trim and longer-range motors for Electric Renaults

The ZOE supermini and urban Twizy have been refreshed to bring them into line with the company's combustion-engined vehicles and create a more uniform grading structure across all the brand's...

Read more

BMW adds ED Sport model to 3 Series

17-07-2015 Hits:485 Car Reviews and News

BMW adds ED Sport model to 3 Series

Adding a sportier look and design to the EfficientDynamic (ED) model, the new trim is based on the recently introduced ED Plus model.With an OTR price of £30,205, the 320...

Read more

First VUHL 05 supercar leaves factory

17-07-2015 Hits:499 Car Reviews and News

First VUHL 05 supercar leaves factory

With all-carbon bodywork, the lightweight VUHL is the first of several destined for the Mexican roads this year. The street legal road/track car will soon be heading to the Middle-East,...

Read more

Subaru XV gets new upgrades and tech

16-07-2015 Hits:460 Car Reviews and News

Subaru XV gets new upgrades and tech

Featuring what Subaru describes as 'the lowest centre of gravity in the compact crossover class - and the highest ground clearance', changes to the car's suspension have been designed to...

Read more

Volvo hybrid XC90 qualifies for UK plug-…

16-07-2015 Hits:447 Car Reviews and News

Volvo hybrid XC90 qualifies for UK plug-in grant

That means the new XC90 is now available with an on-road price of £54,955 including the PICG. The Plug in Car Grant has a designed criteria to encourage manufactures to...

Read more

Nissan X-Trail gets new frugal engine

15-07-2015 Hits:467 Car Reviews and News

Nissan X-Trail gets new frugal engine

The introduction of the new DIG-T 163 engine simultaneously reduces the X-Trail's entry price to £21,995 - £1,460 lower than the current dCi 130 entry grade model.Available to order now,...

Read more

Kelly Brook stars in Hyundai i20 short c…

14-07-2015 Hits:458 Car Reviews and News

Kelly Brook stars in Hyundai i20 short comedy

Showcasing the new i20 hatchback and the i20 Coupe, the film is the fifth installment of the 'Honest Series'. The latest episode features hapless Hyundai car salesman, George who, as...

Read more

Volvo completes Polestar takeover

14-07-2015 Hits:498 Car Reviews and News

Volvo completes Polestar takeover

Having worked together for many years, Polestar will now be used as the model name for special high performance Volvos. Polestar will also, in future, utilise Volvo's twin engine electrification...

Read more

Volkswagen reveals new Passat GTE plug-i…

14-07-2015 Hits:458 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen reveals new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid

Following the Golf GTE, the new hybrid Passat is available in Saloon and Estate variants. Adding zero-emission to a long-distance touring car, VW describes the Passat GTE as a car...

Read more

Ford EcoSport gets new upgrades

13-07-2015 Hits:462 Car Reviews and News

Ford EcoSport gets new upgrades

Customers can now specify the compact SUV without the rear-mounted spare wheel, while interior improvements include standard partial leather seats for Titanium models and additional chrome detailing. Driving dynamics have...

Read more

Honda sets Guinness World Record for fue…

13-07-2015 Hits:456 Car Reviews and News

Honda sets Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency

Averaging 100.31 miles per gallon in a 8,387 mile drive, the record was set in a Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC. Behind the wheel for the entire journey were two...

Read more

Mitsubishi ASX revamped for 2015

13-07-2015 Hits:479 Car Reviews and News

Mitsubishi ASX revamped for 2015

Exterior design changes add two-tone 18" alloy wheels and 'more dynamic looking wheel arches' on the mid and high specification models, giving the exterior a 'fresh new look'. Widespread updates...

Read more

Volkswagen develops Golf for the racetra…

10-07-2015 Hits:533 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen develops Golf for the racetrack

The production-based Golf is a 330 PS concept car, assembled in accordance with TCR regulations and is intended to help Volkswagen evaluate a potential customer racing programme from the 2016...

Read more

Citroen revamps C5 range

10-07-2015 Hits:528 Car Reviews and News

Citroen revamps C5 range

New, clean and efficient BlueHDi 150 S&S manual 6-speed and BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT 6-speed Euro6-compliant engines have been added while Citroen says the style and technology of both tourers...

Read more

Ian Fleming's Bentley R-Type Continental…

10-07-2015 Hits:472 Car Reviews and News

Ian Fleming's Bentley R-Type Continental up for auction

Finished by renowned British coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner, the R-Type Continental Fastback was built in extremely limited numbers. These high-performance grand touring cars attracted an elite clientele that included royalty, celebrities,...

Read more

Toyota Mirai hydrogen car sets new recor…

09-07-2015 Hits:528 Car Reviews and News

Toyota Mirai hydrogen car sets new record

Instead of using petrol however, the car runs on electricity created on demand by hydrogen fuel and oxygen. The only emission produced by this process is water vapour.The Mirai achieved...

Read more

John McEnroe Chauffeurs Wimbledon fans i…

09-07-2015 Hits:541 Car Reviews and News

John McEnroe Chauffeurs Wimbledon fans in Jaguar XE

Three-time Wimbledon winner McEnroe plays the role of The Secret Chauffeur in Jaguar's #FeelWimbledon video, surprising fans Tom Payne and Nick Webb, who were selected to take part in the...

Read more

Budget signals road tax rise

09-07-2015 Hits:582 Car Reviews and News

Budget signals road tax rise

The road tax system will be revised with a flat rate of £140 for most cars, except in the first year when tax will remain linked to the CO2 emissions...

Read more

Warranty Direct names top ten eco cars

08-07-2015 Hits:515 Car Reviews and News

Warranty Direct names top ten eco cars

That's according to research carried out by Warranty Direct, after devising a top ten list of the most reliable used 'eco' cars aged three years or older. Those that offer...

Read more

MINI launch Countryman Business model

08-07-2015 Hits:482 Car Reviews and News

MINI launch Countryman Business model

The launch of the new business edition Countryman means corporate customers will now have the option of a model which includes the brand's all-wheel drive system, MINI ALL4, for the...

Read more

Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa up for auc…

08-07-2015 Hits:506 Car Reviews and News

Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa up for auction

The 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs as they fought the underworld of Miami was one of the quintessential poster cars that found itself plastered on...

Read more

Renault reveals new Talisman saloon

07-07-2015 Hits:511 Car Reviews and News

Renault reveals new Talisman saloon

The French brand says the Talisman features a combination of 'assertive styling with sleek, elegant lines' as well as a spacious cabin with 'ample room' for all occupants while also...

Read more

Vauxhall Insignia adds 1.6 Whisper Diese…

07-07-2015 Hits:533 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall Insignia adds 1.6 Whisper Diesel

The new version of the mid-size turbo engine replaces the current 2.0-litre units and was developed. says Vauxhall, to deliver "exemplary responsiveness and low consumption with exceptional running smoothness".The 1.6...

Read more

Honda confirms new HR-V pricing and spec

07-07-2015 Hits:491 Car Reviews and News

Honda confirms new HR-V pricing and spec

That's for the entry-level S grade petrol model, rising to £24,945 for the flagship EX diesel. The all-new HR-V blends coupe looks with the 'tough, solid stance' of a robust...

Read more

New Jaguar F-Pace breaks cover

06-07-2015 Hits:489 Car Reviews and News

New Jaguar F-Pace breaks cover

The F-Pace shed its hard camouflage for the first time - in front of an estimated live audience of one million people, with over two billion more estimated to have...

Read more

New Fiat 500 revealed

06-07-2015 Hits:527 Car Reviews and News

New Fiat 500 revealed

Although the bodywork remains largely the same, there are subtle revisions to the front including new lamps, grilles, chrome brightwork and LED daytime running lights, while at the rear, new...

Read more

Jeep Renegade showcars in Montreux

06-07-2015 Hits:498 Car Reviews and News

Jeep Renegade showcars in Montreux

From July 4 and for the duration of the festival, the Renegade-based showcars, created by Garage Italia Customs - the latest project of former Fiat Marketing Manager, Lapo Elkann -...

Read more

Rare Aston DB6 Volante up for auction

03-07-2015 Hits:600 Car Reviews and News

Rare Aston DB6 Volante up for auction

One of just 29 ever made, it is believed to be the final such Volante Vantage built. Chassis number DBVC-3738R has been in the same ownership since 1981, and is...

Read more

Exclusive Bentleys inspired by Breitling…

03-07-2015 Hits:571 Car Reviews and News

Exclusive Bentleys inspired by Breitling Jets

Limited to just seven cars, each is inspired by one of the seven Breitling Jets, commemorating their forthcoming grand tour across the United States and Canada. Bentley's Mulliner division has...

Read more