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New car CO2 levels worse than official tests claim

Analysis by Which? has revealed that the amount of CO2 produced by new cars is actually increasing, despite official lab tests showing the opposite.

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Award-winning, independent and impartial advice on buying, financing, owning and running a car. Here are our latest articles.

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Central London speed limit to be cut to 20mph next week

Roads in central London will see new 20mph speed limits imposed from next week, the Mayor of London has confirmed.

Can I take out car finance for someone else?

Can you take out car finance in your name if the car is for someone else? This is called an accommodation deal, and it causes considerable confusion.

Driving test change to boost accessibility

Video clips are to replace written scenarios in UK driving tests to make them more accessible.

Personal Contract Purchase: the PCP explained

The PCP (personal contract purchase) is the most popular type of car finance. This guide tells you everything you need to know about PCP car finance.

Britain’s best-selling cars – January 2020

Ford's best-selling models started the year strongly, while a few run-out models did very well too. Have a look at the best-selling cars of January 2020.

Car insurance providers cut coverage for misfuelling drivers

The number of car insurance providers refusing to cover damage caused by drivers putting the wrong fuel in their cars has increased considerably.

Our latest Expert Ratings

Ford Puma

The Ford Puma has received excellent media reviews and shot straight to the top of the small SUV class, according to our unique Expert Rating aggregator.

Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa has a disappointing Expert Rating for a brand new car, with a score that currently puts it firmly in the bottom half of its class.

Volkswagen Golf

Media reviews of the new Volkswagen Golf have been very positive, although we are adding more reviews on a regular basis so this may change over time.

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X has been praised for its performance, styling and 'Falcon' wing doors, but it has been criticised for build quality compared to rivals.

SEAT Arona

The SEAT Arona currently has an Expert Rating of 76%, which puts it just behind its Volkswagen cousins but ahead of other class rivals we have analysed.

Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb has received many outstanding media reviews and awards for its practicality, design and value for money.

Expert Ratings

We analyse and aggregate dozens of media reviews for each new car into an overall Expert Rating. Here are the latest cars we've rated.

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Ford to slash dealer network over next five years

Ford is set to cut its UK dealership network by almost half in the next five years as it looks to shore up ‘unsustainable’ profit levels.

Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTE and GTD revealed

VW has revealed three performance variants of the new Golf, continuing with the GTI, GTE and GTD names for its petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions.

Nissan Leaf e+ gets limited entry-level model

Nissan is aiming to make its longer-range Leaf e+ more accessible with a cut-price trim grade.

Land Rover announces pricing for three-door Defender 90

Prices for the three-door Land Rover Defender 90 will start at £40,290, making it almost £5,000 less expensive than the starting price for the larger 110.

Striking new Polestar Precept concept showcases sustainable future

The Polestar Precept concept showcases the firm’s future design direction as well as its commitment to using more sustainable materials.

New DS 9 takes aim at premium saloon segment

DS Automobiles has revealed an all-new saloon called DS 9 for the premium segment, which will sit at the top of its range.

Our latest Expert Reviews

Lexus RC F test drive

The Lexus RC F is very much an old-school machine, with a 5.0-litre V8 engine that is something to behold in an era of turbocharging and electrification.

Peugeot 2008 test drive

There’s much to like about the new Peugeot 2008. It drives well enough, has more than enough equipment and offers a spacious interior for this size of car.

Skoda Superb Estate test drive

This facelift may only bring marginal changes to the Skoda Superb, but with a fresher look and additional kit, it's helped to strengthen it further.

Mazda CX-30 review

The Mazda CX-30 may not be much smaller than a CX-5 or larger than a CX-3, but it's the best of all worlds with stylish looks and impressive quality.

Fiat 500 Hybrid test drive

The Fiat 500 Hybrid (actually a mild hybrid) is smooth and efficient, but it offers limited performance and is little better than the regular petrol model.

Tesla Model 3 test drive

It might not appeal on an emotional level, but the Tesla Model 3 manages to be fast yet serene, packed full of appealing tech and practical to boot.

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