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Posted in CAR NEWS on June 11, 2021
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The electric car is taking some time to win over a car-buying general public that remains as sceptical about it in some quarters as it is evangelical in others – but as the technology develops, it is making headway. We’re now seeing them as effective, reasonably priced, full-sized family cars; as desirable superminis and compact crossovers; and as luxury saloons. And while plenty have for quite a few years been performance cars of a kind, Read More »

Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 11 June

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 11, 2021
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In Autocar’s recent tribute to the internal combustion engine (5 May), some of our writers named their favourite engines of all time. Here we’ve gathered five of those engines in the cars that made them famous, starting with the Volkswagen Corrado VR6. “Its narrow-angle vee allowed this big-chested sophisticate to fit under the workaday bonnet of a Golf or that wedgy slice of heaven, the Corrado,” wrote James Disdale. What’s more, we’ve found an example Read More »

Matt Prior: Airships are back in the news, and it's about time

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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I’m a big fan of airships. A Zeppelin NT LZ N07-101, better known as The Goodyear Blimp, was the subject for last year’s Autocar Christmas road test, and it was joyful. There’s a terrific museum in Friedrichshafen, Germany, dedicated to early Zeppelins and their ilk, and the luxury they offered was palpable. So it's great to see them back in the news. Flying some 300 metres above the ground, you get a sensational view of Read More »

Skoda Enyaq iV 60 Suite 2021 UK review

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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There’s a pretty big glass area, too, which makes the interior airy. Most notably, the windscreen, which pushes so far forwards that it’s more MPV than SUV. The number of territories this crossover crosses over are perhaps unsurpassed. Finish is strong, materials feel solid even if they’re not soft, and there’s a simple digital dashboard and, perhaps obviously, a group-sourced central touchscreen. At least the temperature is permanently displayed and big enough for a simple Read More »

Opinion: Back in the WRC at age 91?

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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Sardinia was a blast, but next it’s on to probably the most anticipated rally of them all: the Safari. For a while, the World Rally Championship’s visit to Africa seemed in doubt, but now it’s going ahead from 24-27 June, with 58 crews entered. The one we will be looking out for is #36, a Ford Fiesta Rally3. Its driver is Sobieslaw Zasada, who will smash the record for the oldest driver to start a Read More »

Matt Prior: Airships are back in the news - it's about time

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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I’m a big fan of airships. A Zeppelin NT LZ N07-101, better known as The Goodyear Blimp, was the subject for last year’s Autocar Christmas road test, and it was joyful. There’s a terrific museum in Friedrichshafen, Germany, dedicated to early Zeppelins and their ilk, and the luxury they offered was palpable. So it's great to see them back in the news. Flying some 300 metres above the ground, you get a sensational view of Read More »

BMW set for Le Mans return in 2023 with LMDh racer

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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BMW will make a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours and top-level sports car racing in the new LMDh prototype class in 2023. The Munich firm took victory at Le Mans with the V12 LMR prototype in 1999 and has been contemplating a return. The move was confirmed by BMW M boss Markus Flasch with a post on Instagram showing an image of that car captioned: "We are back, Daytona 2023." No further details of Read More »

Mission Motorsport breaks EV endurance record with two Renault Zoes

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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A standard Renault Zoe has travelled almost 425 miles on a single charge, smashing the previous record of 351 miles, also achieved in a Zoe in 2018. The record-breaking Zoe, an E-Tech R135 EV 50 GT Line, covered precisely 424.7 miles at Thruxton race circuit in a hypermile efficiency drive lasting almost 25 hours and at an average speed of 19mph. It was accompanied by an identical model but fitted with a different type of Read More »

New 2022 Volkswagen Multivan: Caravelle successor gets PHEV

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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The new Volkswagen Multivan has been revealed, marking one of the most significant reinventions for the company's largest MPV in its 71-year history. Volkswagen has ditched the Caravelle name to reflect the MPV's comprehensive reinvention and the fact that it no longer shares its underpinnings with the Transporter commercial van. It is effectively now a standalone model, with the commercially focused Transporter model soon to be replaced by a Ford-built successor, twinned with the Transit.  Instead, the seven-seater has made Read More »

What Car? launches Electric Car Charging Survey

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 10, 2021
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What Car? has launched a survey to find the best and worst places to charge electrified vehicles in the UK. The information from the survey will be used by What Car? to rate public charging companies, which in turn will help consumers pick the best ones with which to charge their cars. Take the What Car? Electric Car Charging Survey here  Questions include how often drivers use public chargers, which brands of charger they use and whether they Read More »