NEW CARS

5th February 2021
2021 Lancia Ypsilon EcoChic

Your reminder that the Lancia Ypsilon is still alive

The Lancia Ypsilon has been facelifted again. It remains incredibly successful in Italy, where it outsells all except the Fiat Panda. Blimey.
3rd February 2021
End of the road for Toyota GT86 in the UK

PetrolBlog’s 2013 Toyota GT86 review, revisited

As the last Toyota GT86 is sold in the UK, PetrolBlog recalls the time it spent a glorious week in the company of this brilliant sports car.
27th January 2021
BMW M5 CS Laserlight

The new BMW M5 CS has YELLOW LIGHTS

The new BMW M5 CS is fast in a straight line, can go around corners and is quite expensive. More importantly, it has YELLOW LIGHTS.
15th January 2021
Looking back to move forward

Renault 5 Prototype: Looking Back to Move Forward

The launch of the Renault 5 Prototype is the best thing to happen in 2021. But is a homage to the past the best way to embrace the future?
6th January 2021
Ford Escort best-selling car 1992

Revealed: The UK’s Best-Selling Cars of 1992

UK new car registrations in 2020 plunged to their lowest level since 1992. What were the best-selling cars in the year of the recession?
1st December 2020
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage with 414000 miles on clock

Couple complete 414,000 miles in a Mitsubishi Mirage

Jerry and Janice Huot of Minnesota have completed an incredible 414,000 miles in a 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage. That's 16 times around the world.
23rd November 2020
2021 Toyota Camry side view

The 2021 Toyota Camry Isn’t Inspirational – But That’s OK

The UK 2021 Toyota Camry was unveiled today. If the GR Yaris entered with a bang, news of the Camry was greeted more with a whimper. But that's OK.
19th November 2020
Horse and Suzuki Vitara

The horse lived on; and so will your car

The horse survived the industrial revolution, the mechanisation of farming and the war. Your petrol car will have little trouble surviving the 2030 ban.
11th November 2020
Ford Puma ST 2020

Helping Ford Out of a Great Big Hole

William Dickey has thoughts on Ford's current naming policy and an idea for an advertising campaign for the new Mustang Mach-E electric car.
6th October 2020
Some hard plastics

Car buyers don’t care about ‘some hard plastics’

New research* shows that new car buyers aren't bothered about ‘some hard plastics’ in a cabin. Road testers have been sent into a tailspin.
2nd October 2020
I really fancy a Lexus

It’s finally happened: I really fancy a Lexus

After 45 years of being a Lexus denier, I really fancy owning a Lexus IS, ideally in F Sport trim, thank you. A life of Radio 4 and garden centres awaits.
2nd July 2020
2020 Mercedes A-Class

New drivers – forget the A-Class and buy something cheap

According to Auto Trader, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the best new car for new drivers. With a list price of £24,000, surely there's been some mistake?