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Best lease deals of the week: Activity cars

Leasing can be an affordable, practical route into having your own private car, but it's not always easy to tell the good deals from the duds.  

The experts at our sister magazine   What Car?   work hard to find you the best pay-monthly schemes, taking into account mileage allowance, montly outlay, contract length and initial deposit. We'll... ( подробнее )

UK new car registrations down 5.8% in August 2020

New figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that new car registrations fell 5.8% year on year in August, which is   traditionally the quietest month for sales.

A total of 87,226 new cars were registered last month – more than   5000 less than the 92,573 recorded in August 2019 –   in the run-up to... ( подробнее )

24 magnificently random things made by car-makers

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It’s tempting for car-makers to branch out of the automotive industry.

For some, it’s a way to invest the profits from car-building into more lucrative areas. For others, it’s a way to stay afloat when an economic downturn whacks the new car market. Join... ( подробнее )

Under the skin: Why anti-roll bars still hold sway

In a world   where cars have become so fiendishly complex, one key component of suspension systems still stands out for its relative simplicity. The anti-roll bar (known over the pond as a sway bar or stabiliser bar and not to be confused with a roll cage, which gives protection if the car inverts) is there to inhibit body roll in corners. In its... ( подробнее )

New 2021 Mercedes S-Class to be revealed today

Mercedes-Benz   is set to unveil the new generation S-Class later today.

The latest version of the luxury saloon is due to debut ahead of its arrival in showrooms early next year, with a focus on technology and refinement. Mercedes has confirmed it will be the first model to be producted in the   new   Factory 56 hall   at its Sindelfingen,... ( подробнее )

One-off Aston Martin Victor is road-legal V12 hypercar

Aston Martin's   bespoke Q Commission division has revealed its latest customer creation:   a one-off supercar that combines elements of the One-77 and track-only Vulcan.

The Victor is the most powerful road-legal   naturally aspirated car Aston Martin has yet produced. Its 7.3-litre V12 powerplant was stripped and rebuilt by Cosworth,... ( подробнее )

Skoda Enyaq: electric SUV leaks out ahead of imminent unveiling

Skoda's big 2020 debutant - the Enyaq iV electric SUV - has leaked online ahead of its planned unveiling tonight.  

Images posted on social media   are said to show the new EV hours ahead of the big event. They appear to be official press shots, revealing a design significantly different from other models   built on the   Volkswagen Group’s... ( подробнее )

Inside the industry: Incentive schemes alone won't save car makers

While the world   is collapsing around it, the European automotive industry marches on, with registrations down just 2.2% year on year across the region in July – and up year on year in Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and, of course, the UK. So all is fine and dandy, then? Well, of course not.

Even if the fair wind keeps... ( подробнее )

Spyker confirms fresh investment and new models

Dutch sports car maker Spyker has confirmed plans to expand its product line with two supercars and an SUV after new investors purchased the company.

Russian oligarch and SMP Racing owner   Boris Rotenberg   and his business partner, Michail Pessis, have taken Spyker into a collaboration with other firms they own, including motorsport firm... ( подробнее )

UK new car output down 20.8% in July as recovery continues

UK new car production dropped 20.8% year on year last month, as the sector continues to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Although the 85,696 units produced in July fell short of the 108,239 built in the same period last year, the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) suggest that... ( подробнее )