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  • Drivers face penalty points for not wearing a seat belt 23 Jul 2019 (News)
    Drivers caught not wearing a seat belt will face penalty points in new plans announced by the Department for Transport.  Currently, if a driver is found not wearing a seat belt, they face
  • Top 10: Best SUVs for off-roading 11 Jul 2019 (News)
    These SUVs are equipped to deal with everything you can throw at them, with four-wheel drive and a rugged design that will easily cope with snow and icy roads. What’s more, they’re all family-friendly, packed with the latest tech and offering up to seven seats.
  • 272-mile Mk1 Morris Minor-Mini Super De Luxe for sale 9 Sep 2019 (News)
    A Mk1 Mini with just 272 miles on the clock is for sale – making it surely one of the most original examples available today. In fact, the one-owner 1968 Morris Mini-Mini Super De Luxe still has its plastic seat covers fitted. A Mrs B Jones ordered the car new
  • Renault launches £72,000 Megane 31 Jul 2019 (News)
    , a unique mother-of-pearl paint finish with red highlights and a carbon composite bonnet. There's a bespoke suspension system with adjustable dampers, Brembo brakes and a titanium exhaust. Inside, there are two one-piece sports seats, an Alcantara-covered steering wheel and a seven-inch
  • Hyundai Kona Hybrid: 56.5mpg crossover on sale next month 8 Aug 2019 (News)
    of the standard Kona, starting from SE trim upwards. The SE specification costs £22,495 and features 16-inch alloy wheels (unique to the hybrid model), bespoke white accents inside and white stitching on the seats. There's also a seven-inch touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • SsangYong Korando priced from £19,995 20 Aug 2019 (News)
    -wheel drive. It adds faux leather combined with deluxe fabric seat upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, electronic parking brake, 10.25-inch full LCD cluster, eight-inch touchscreen media display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Aimed
  • Hyundai unveils all-new i10 city car 10 Sep 2019 (News)
    longer and 20mm wider than the outgoing model . Bootspace is unchanged, however, with the i10 providing 252 litres with the rear seats in place
  • 2020 Vauxhall Corsa priced from £15,550 2 Aug 2019 (News)
    Orders are now open for the new Vauxhall Corsa, with prices starting at £15,550 and deliveries from January 2020. That puts it in-line with mainstream rivals such as the SEAT Ibiza
  • MINI Electric revealed: 124-mile range and £24,400 price tag 9 Jul 2019 (News)
    on the car’s side scuttles, tailgate and front radiator grille. Special 17-inch MINI Electric two-tone wheels are optional. Boot volume remains at the Hatch’s 211 litres, expanding to 731 litres with the rear seats dropped. The entry-level MINI Electric starts at £24,400 after
  • September 2019 recall check: Airbag danger forces Honda to recall 122,000 cars 18 Sep 2019 (News)
    issued a serious safety noticed for the Space Tourer and Traveller MPVs. There is a risk of inadvertent release to the front outer passenger seat belt. The recall states that a modified central seat buckle with foam and heat-shrinkable protective tubing needs to be fitted to affected models
  • Volkswagen ID.3 electric car revealed 9 Sep 2019 (News)
    is similar to the Golf in size and will be the first of a range of electric cars from Volkswagen over the coming years. It's the first to use Volkswagen Group's new MEB electric vehicle platform, which will also underpin a number of upcoming models including the SEAT el-Born and Skoda Vision iV
  • Mercedes-Benz EQV: Meet the all-electric premium van-based MPV 21 Aug 2019 (News)
    the V-Class and consists of eight, seven and six-seater variants, with the latter getting seats that can be individually configured. This means operators can have all six seats facing forwards, or inwards for passengers who prefer to chat face-to-face as they travel
  • All-new 2020 Land Rover Defender priced from £45,240 10 Sep 2019 (News)
    with seven seats. It’ll be offered with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as a six-cylinder petrol mild hybrid. A short-wheelbase 90 model will follow in the near future, while Commercial variants of each are expected in 2020. In typical Defender fashion, Land Rover
  • Elizabeth Taylor's 1961 Rolls Royce Cloud II DHC Comes up for Auction on 6th August 17 Jul 2019 (News)
    were designated “Series I”. These cars wore a distinctive four-headlamp design which was criticized by some when they first left Maranello more than half a century ago. Today, enthusiasts view the Series 1 body design as truly evocative of the era. While many 2-seat 1960s Ferraris command
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 13-07-2019 Part 1 11 Jul 2019 (News)
      I drive a 2016/66 KIA Sportage automatic, with 7-year warranty and 17,000 miles. It has always been our practice to replace our car every 3 years. I am recently widowed, so have now become the car buyer. I drive daily locally and on motorways frequently. I like a high seat driving position
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 13-07-2019 Part 2 11 Jul 2019 (News)
    to 10 years. So far, our list includes: SEAT Arona / VW T-Cross / Hyundai ix20 / KIA Stonic / Skoda Kamiq. Our prime considerations include reliability, economy, comfort and overall value for hard earned savings. As regular readers of the Saturday Telegraph and your column, our concerns are: automatic
  • Driven: 2019 Renault Trafic dCi 145 26 Jun 2019 (News)
    quality as before. The six-speed auto is also excellent, with smooth changes and good anticipation on both the up and downshift.  The cabin has been heavily updated, with a new dashboard and upgraded seats that feel firmer and better suited for supporting tired back and leg muscles after
  • 2020 Nissan Juke revealed: more space and added tech for new crossover SUV 3 Sep 2019 (News)
    , meaning it's well overdue an update to take on rivals such as the SEAT Arona, Volkswagen T-Cross and Citroen C3 Aircross. Built at Nissan's UK plant in Sunderland, the all-new Juke shares a platform with the new Renault Clio and upcoming Captur. It's longer and wider than before, meaning there's
  • July 2019 DVSA recall round-up: Airbag fault forces Suzuki to recall 22,437 cars 24 Jul 2019 (News)
    Unintended activation of side and curtain air bags and seat belt pre-tensioner when rear door is slammed shut. Feb 2017 Feb 2019 R
  • No end in sight for Volkswagen 1.5 TSI engine problems 15 Jul 2019 (News)
    in  our SEAT Arona long-term test car . Some readers have told HonestJohn.co.uk the issue has made them think twice about buying a new Volkswagen Group model with the 1.5-litre petrol engine - with some saying it might convince them to buy a diesel instead. "I have had three Skoda Octavia

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