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2016 Volkswagen Up Review 3 months ago

Volkswagen Up hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Volkswagen Up is everything that city car buyers love. It’s stylish, high in quality, fun yet comfortable to drive and even reasonably practical, but it’s not the cheapest city car around.
2018 Volkswagen Up GTI Review 3 months ago

Volkswagen Up GTI hatchback (2018 - ) review

Being small, light and reasonably powerful, the Volkswagen Up GTI aims to recapture the spirit of the original 1970s Golf GTI. But, can a tarted-up city car really encapsulate the true essence of a hot hatch icon? You bet it can…
Seat Alhambra Best Of 3 months ago

Best seven-seater cars

There are plenty of great seven-seat cars available, with loads of room for everyone, that are also practical, fun to drive, and comfortable. Here are our favourites.
2016 Honda Civic Long-term Review 3 months ago

Living with a… Honda Civic: fourth report

Can a traditional 'small family car' really cope with the needs of a small family? Auto Trader's Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop is currently finding out...
Land Rover Defender V8 Works News 3 months ago

Land Rover announces bonkers V8-powered Defender

It seems Land Rover's engineers have sunk a bit too much fizz at the company's 70th anniversary celebrations, because they've come up with the craziest version of the Defender yet...
Best hatchbacks Best Of 3 months ago

Best hatchbacks

UK car buyers buy more hatchbacks than any other type of car, and there are dozens upon dozens of models to choose from. Here, we pick out what we see as the best ones for a variety of different purposes and budgets.
Best cars on PCP deals Guide 3 months ago

Best cars on PCP deals

The PCP – or Personal Contract Purchase – is a very popular way of buying a new car. Here are some of the best cars you can buy on a PCP deal.
Best Of 3 months ago

Best cheap cars to finance

Think you have to break the bank to buy a brand new car? Think again. The new car market has some great options that are way cheaper than you might think, and the hugely competitive finance deals available make them even more affordable. Here’s our pick.
News 3 months ago

Mercedes reveals all-new G-Class

Mercedes’ classic off-roader is reimagined some 38 years after the original, and revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.
Rolls-Royce Wraith Review 3 months ago

Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe (2015 - ) review

The Wraith is the most sporty Rolls-Royce ever made, a large and powerful luxury coupe that remains a luxurious, wafting experience, but with a bit of extra oomph.
Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle News 3 months ago

CES 2018: Future Nissans will read your brain

Nissan unveils technology that will read a driver’s brain waves, while Toyota and Pizza Hut work on a self-driving pizza delivery truck. It’s all happening at the CES technology show in Las Vegas.
Long-term Review 3 months ago

Living with a... Mazda MX-5 RF

Rachael Hogg has spent six months living with the UK's most popular convertible, to see how well it can cope with the challenges of everyday life.
Best Of 3 months ago

Best off-roaders

If you're looking to get off the road, and out into the great outdoors, here is our pick of the best five cars to get away from it all in.
McLaren 540C Review 3 months ago

McLaren 540C coupe (2015 - ) review

The 540C is McLaren’s entry-level sports car, albeit one that still costs north of £100,000. It’s got lots of power and lots of technology and offers a stout challenge to cars like the Audi R8.