Recent articles by Mike Rutherford


'Genesis needs the 'Made in Britain' tag to challenge luxury elite'

5 Feb, 2016

In order to truly rival Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, Hyundai will need that desirable 'Made in Britain' tag, says Mike Rutherford


'JLR's growth is an unprecedented breakthrough for UK PLC'

29 Jan, 2016

Global car production and sales have skyrocketed, with Jaguar Land Rover doing particularly well for Britain, says Mike Rutherford

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2016 World Car of the Year finalists announced

27 Jan, 2016

Jaguar and Land Rover make strong Brit showing in the World Car Awards 2016 finalists list


'Every dog has its day and the Detroit Motor Show's has long gone'

22 Jan, 2016

American brands like Cadillac and Chevrolet, and even the city's motor show are now irrelevant to UK car buyers, says Mike Rutherford

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UK motor industry turns to Europe for top talent

21 Jan, 2016

Skills gap in UK leads manufacturers to head to continent for skilled engineers, claims SMMT


"I played spot the police car over Christmas, and didn't see one"

15 Jan, 2016

It's safe to conclude that only a few hundred traffic patrol cars are 'policing' Britain's 40 million vehicles, says Mike Rutherford

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Private firms forced to fund their own traffic cops

11 Jan, 2016

Police cutbacks mean businesses and residents are directly footing the bill for UK police officers


"Motorists deserve respect in 2016, but they won't get it"

8 Jan, 2016

2015 ended on a high note, but 2016 won't be easy for motorists, says Mike Rutherford

Opinion: real world mpg testing

'We don't have enough roads for 65m people and 40m cars'

28 Dec, 2015

Mike Rutherford says basic sums confirm that there simply isn't enough road space for all the people and cars in this country


"Without access to a car, I felt like a prisoner"

11 Dec, 2015

Our man Mike Rutherford gave up driving for a month and didn't much care for it...


"American cars aren't as desirable as they used to be"

4 Dec, 2015

Cars from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler look "too American" to appeal worldwide, says Mike Rutherford

OPINION - american ideas

"America can keep its guns, but there are plenty of motoring ideas it should send our way"

27 Nov, 2015

Mike Rutherford would like to bring some aspects of American motoring culture to UK shores but leave others...


"Hyundai and Kia should recruit ex-VW Group bosses"

20 Nov, 2015

Top-end Genesis models could go up against Bentleys with the right people behind the brand, says Mike Rutherford

David Cameron OPINION

"Diesels seem to be appropriate for politicians - but not for us"

13 Nov, 2015

Politicians are bullying diesel owners- but they use diesels themselves, says columnist Mike Rutherford


'Buick is dependable in the US - so why can't Brits buy them?'

6 Nov, 2015

US reliability reports say Buick is the most reliable brand across the pond; Mike Rutherford asks why they aren't in the UK...


'Car manufacturers building our houses is a great idea'

30 Oct, 2015

Could car makers diversify into building homes? Mike Rutherford wouldn't bet against it...


"Apologies from Volkswagen mean little at times like this"

21 Oct, 2015

Worldwide damage limitation in the wake of the VW scandal won't come cheap, says Mike Rutherford

Jeep factory OPINION

"Where would Sunderland and Melfi be without motor manufacturers?"

16 Oct, 2015

More car plants would bring hope and prosperity to more corners of the world, says Mike Rutherford

Opinion: real world mpg testing

"There are countless lies surrounding the real-world capabilities of diesel, petrol and electric cars"

9 Oct, 2015

Mike Rutherford calls for the UK to set up its own independent testing agency to give consumers real-world mpg and emissions figures

Opinion new cars

“It’s optional extras that car buyers need to think about carefully”

2 Oct, 2015

Too often new car buyers don’t think about optional extras - and that’s a big mistake, says Mike Rutherford

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