Motor News & Features

Richard Hammond praises medics

Richard Hammond has praised medics after his horrific crash in Switzerland. Hammond was filming for the latest series of The Grand Tour when the Rimac Concept One electric supercar he was driving crashed off the Hemburg Hill Climb course on Saturday.

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Porsche packs a punch

Porsche has pulled the covers off the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever — the new Exclusive Series Limited to a production run of 500 units, the new model gains 27bhp over the regular Turbo S, taking its power output up to 599bhp. Torque from the 3.8-litre flat-six engine remains unchanged at 750Nm.

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Kona joins Hyundai range

Hyundai has unveiled its latest compact SUV, the Kona, joining the Tucson and Santa Fe in the company’s range of SUVs. The Kona is designed to take on the likes of Nissan’s Juke and is scheduled to arrive in late October.

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New Citroën compact SUV

After the recent C5 Aircross reveal, Citroën is stepping up its international offensive in the SUV segment with the New C3 Aircross, its new-generation compact SUV.

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Limited edition Mini launched

Mini Ireland this week launched a limited edition Mini Cooper Black Pack on Hatch (three-door and five-door) and Clubman models.

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New BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

Details have emerged of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, which the Munich company says sets a new level of comfort and elegance wrapped in a sporty coupé design, with superior driving dynamics and efficiency.

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Škoda Octavia gets power boost

Škoda has released details of their most powerful Octavia RS to date, the RS 245, with a price tag from €39,865.

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Audi goes electric

Audi tells us the forthcoming new A8 model will feature an electrified powertrain as standard for the first time in the company’s illustrious history.

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Eclectic Mazda museum is a family affair

It’s usually premium brands that attract the most fervent fan bases, but one lifelong family of car addicts has set up its own museum in Germany for a very unusual collection indeed.

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Opel revs up to introduce three new models

Opel is to introduce three new models which should make the second half of the year a lot busier and more interesting for dealers.

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Volvo becomes first car maker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train

Volvo Cars has become the first car maker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new ‘One Belt, One Road’ trade initiative.

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Bentley’s in-house commissioning division Mulliner equip Bentayga with a unique falconry kit

Bentley’s in-house commissioning division Mulliner has shown just how luxurious it can make a Bentayga by equipping one with a unique falconry kit.

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Toyota release limited-run version of GT86 sports car

Toyota has released a new limited-run version of its GT86 sports car — the Orange Edition.

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BMW to present another limited-run M4 CS

BMW’s M GmbH is presenting another exclusive limited-run special-edition model in the shape of the new BMW M4 CS.

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