News – UK

Scrappage schemes: are they a rip-off?

Not all schemes scrap your trade-in So far, 23 scrappage schemes have been launched in quick succession by car makers. Are they a good deal or just a sales and PR ruse? Every car I’ve ever owned has lost money – until now. Thanks to the raft of car scrappage schemes launched recently, my 95,000-mile, […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 280 Q4 AWD Milano Edizione 2017 review

The 276bhp version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the most convincing iteration of the SUV to date, although not quite the finished dynamic article Until the 503bhp Quadrifoglio version arrives next year, this 276bhp turbocharged petrol four-pot is the range-topping Stelvio. Having sampled it on the smooth surfaces of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Balocco test […]

Kia Stonic priced from £16,295 in the UK

Stonic could prove to be one of Kia’s best-sellers – it undercuts the Nissan Juke by around £600 The Stonic is Kia’s striking entry into an increasingly populous segment occupied by the long-established Nissan Juke, the more recent Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Vauxhall Mokka. Costing from £16,295 when it goes on sale on October […]

Maserati Levante GTS to get 523bhp turbocharged Ferrari V8 engine

Hot SUV model due next year to rival Porsche Cayenne Turbo The Maserati Levante will soon be hot on the heels of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo when a GTS version launches next year with a Ferrari V8 unit. Spotted testing on the continent, the performance SUV model will inherit the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre engine that’s currently […]

Abarth revived: how the Italian brand has reinvented itself

Alongside the Martini-liveried Stratos and Lancia Delta Integrales sits the original Abarth 124 Spider Rally, introduced in 1972 The Italian firm’s operations chief tells Autocar about the Abarth’s revival – and future When Mario Alvisi returns to his office, he quite often finds
 a sketch on his desk. Today, there’s another one, from no less […]