Recent articles by Mike Rutherford


"Gerry McGovern - the man behind the best cars on earth"

24 Jul, 2016

Mike Rutherford's been talking to Gerry McGovern, design director at Land Rover, about the future of the brand


"The motor industry has destroyed bigger men than Elon Musk"

16 Jul, 2016

Despite the hype surrounding Tesla, Mike Rutherford wonders if the American electric car manufacturer's bubble is about to burst


"Which European country produces the most vehicles?"

10 Jul, 2016

Forget the football - Mike Rutherford's rounding up the car-manufacturing championships - and some of the finalists may surprise you


'VW Group has a 300+ model range - that's unmanageable'

1 Jul, 2016

Germans do efficiency better than anyone, but VW Group needs to trim the fat in the wake of its emissions cheating, says Mike Rutherford


"The state is now financially punishing diesel drivers"

26 Jun, 2016

With diesel engines under fire, Mike Rutherford is worried that owners who bought their cars in good faith will soon face penalties


'In or out of the EU: it'll make no difference to motorists'

13 Jun, 2016

Whether our next PM is Boris or Dave, and we're in or we're out, life for the UK's 50m motorists won't change, says Mike Rutherford


'Rallycross is now the most exciting motorsport out there'

10 Jun, 2016

F1 is more about tech than the drivers, WRC has lost its identity and touring car races fail to excite, says Mike Rutherford


"The BBC owes the public coverage of real-world motoring"

5 Jun, 2016

With its vast resources, the BBC should concentrate more on affordable motoring for real people, says Mike Rutherford


"A solution to overcrowded cities? The Urban Car"

31 May, 2016

Mike Rutherford's taken responsibility for the World Urban Car award at WCotY 2017, which aims to solve the issues of overcrowded city roads


"The London Motor Show was the motoring event of the year"

22 May, 2016

Mike Rutherford visited the London Motor Show, and he thinks it's set to become one of the hottest events in the motoring calendar


'UK car insurance is a minefield, here's how to get a cheaper deal'

16 May, 2016

After speaking to AA insurance guru Ian Crowder, Mike Rutherford shares some advice on how to get the cheapest premium you can

Mike Opinion - SsangYong

"SsangYong's the company that wants to hear from all comers"

8 May, 2016

Stuffy motoring execs and jealously guarded secrets aren't the order of the day at SsangYong, as Mike Rutherford's been finding out

Mike Opinion - Korea

"A reunified Korea would be in the top three global car-producing nations"

1 May, 2016

Mike Rutherford's looking into the relationship between the Koreas... and found that in car manufacturing, they get along surprisingly well


The reborn IAM will be better than ever - or so it says

24 Apr, 2016

Mike Rutherford reckons that the rebranded IAM should try to appeal to young drivers - and tell the 'clueless' DfT to step aside


"London needs and deserves its own motor show - now it's got one"

17 Apr, 2016

It might not be as big as the New York motor show, but it will be of great benefit to Britain as a whole, says Mike Rutherford


'Jaguar Land Rover ranks as one of the most daring car firms on the planet'

8 Apr, 2016

JLR is giving rivals a real lesson in creativity, along with taking care of costly third-party activities, says Mike Rutherford


"It's been left to PSA to build the most fuel-efficient car"

3 Apr, 2016

After a weekend in the UK's most economical car, Mike Rutherford wonders why other manufacturers can't catch up in the economy race

Mike Opinion - Subaru

"Mazda, Suzuki, Ssangyong and Subaru - destined for glory?"

28 Mar, 2016

Mike Rutherford reflects on some of the manufacturers that don't receive the praise he thinks they deserve


90m cars a year don't go far when the population is 7.4bn

19 Mar, 2016

Mike Rutherford thinks that record breaking car production figures simply aren't enough for the growing population

Mike Opinion - EU

"EU member or not, Britain's car industry is in rude health"

13 Mar, 2016

Whether we vote in or out of the EU, Mike Rutherford reckons the car industry has nothing to worry about

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