Opinion

'The best car in the world is Korean'
Opinion Mike Rutherford
Opinion

'The best car in the world is Korean'

Mike Rutherford praises Hyundai and Kia's joint win in Best Cars of the Year
16 Jan 2022
'The best way for travellers to prevent COVID spread is to use private cars'
Opinion ICE and EV
Opinion

'The best way for travellers to prevent COVID spread is to use private cars'

Mike Rutherford says the government is attacking UK motorists when it should be helping them
9 Jan 2022
'Stellantis links will awaken sleeping giant Fiat'
Opinion Fiat
Fiat

'Stellantis links will awaken sleeping giant Fiat'

John McIlroy thinks there's cause for optimism after talking to the Italian firm's CEO
5 Jan 2022
“We need reliable charging infrastructure before we worry about 600-mile electric cars”
Opinion Mercedes EQXX
Opinion

“We need reliable charging infrastructure before we worry about 600-mile electric cars”

Andy Palmer thinks the focus on expanding the range of electric cars should take a back seat to improving public charging facilities
4 Jan 2022
'In the car world, priciest doesn't necessarily mean best'
Best cars of the year 2021
Opinion

'In the car world, priciest doesn't necessarily mean best'

Mike Rutherford says anything from the Fiat 500 to the Porsche Taycan could win the upcoming Best Car of the Year
30 Dec 2021
"Own a car? Now's the time to sell it"
Opinion new and used cars
Opinion

"Own a car? Now's the time to sell it"

These are strange times in the car market but Vicki Butler-Henderson thinks car sellers who can should take advantage
20 Dec 2021
"A pure-electric Toyota will be a real contender"
Opinion - Toyota bZ
Toyota

"A pure-electric Toyota will be a real contender"

Deputy editor John McIlroy points out how Toyota's experience in hybrids is now paying off
9 Dec 2021

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'Not everyone can or wants to go fully electric just yet'
Kia Niro
Opinion

'Not everyone can or wants to go fully electric just yet'

Steve Fowler highlights the importance hybrids have in the switch to fully electric cars
1 Dec 2021
'Vietnam's Vinfast could be even better than Korea's Kia'
VinFast e36 SUV
Opinion

'Vietnam's Vinfast could be even better than Korea's Kia'

Mike Rutherford thinks Vinfast could turn Vietnam into one of the top Asian car producing countries
28 Nov 2021
'No single solution to reduce carbon will suit us all'
Opinion COP26
Opinion

'No single solution to reduce carbon will suit us all'

Deputy editor John McIlroy praises the variety of solutions that car firms are taking to lower emissions
17 Nov 2021
'It’s heartening to see Toyota try something different with the Aygo X'
Opinion Toyota Aygo X
Opinion

'It’s heartening to see Toyota try something different with the Aygo X'

John McIlroy thinks we should celebrate cars like the Toyota Aygo X, while firms can still afford to make them
10 Nov 2021
'Many don't have the means to switch to electric cars'
Opinion expensive EVs
Opinion

'Many don't have the means to switch to electric cars'

Mike Rutherford points out the sometimes costly nature of going green
31 Oct 2021
'ULEZ is expanding and I suspect the Greater London area to be next'
ULEZ opinion
Opinion

'ULEZ is expanding and I suspect the Greater London area to be next'

Mike Rutherford wonders if there will be further ultra-low emission zone expansions
24 Oct 2021
'A £1,000 fine for anyone illegally protesting on the road seems fair'
Opinion protestors
Opinion

'A £1,000 fine for anyone illegally protesting on the road seems fair'

Mike Rutherford has a few suggestions on how to deal with activists who protest on the UK's road network
17 Oct 2021
'The UK just had the greatest transport crisis in living memory'
Opinion UK transport crisis
Opinion

'The UK just had the greatest transport crisis in living memory'

Mike Rutherford laments the 'disorder, chaos and anarchy' of British roads in September
10 Oct 2021
‘Blocking roads won’t solve climate change’
Opinion protest
Opinion

‘Blocking roads won’t solve climate change’

Holding up innocent commuters and emergency service vehicles won’t win anyone’s favour, says Tristan Shale-Hester
13 Sep 2021
'Maybe now’s the time to give up on the car horsepower race'
Opinion - heavy cars and power
Opinion

'Maybe now’s the time to give up on the car horsepower race'

Lighter cars rather than more power is the key to fun driving, says Steve Fowler
1 Sep 2021
'Welcome to my hand-picked Best Cars of the Year Garage'
British Motor Show opinion
Opinion

'Welcome to my hand-picked Best Cars of the Year Garage'

Our chief columnist chooses, then blags, the all-new vehicles that he considers the best of the best (so far) in 2021
29 Aug 2021
'The latest infotainment systems in some VWs aren’t fit for purpose'
Infotainment screen
Opinion

'The latest infotainment systems in some VWs aren’t fit for purpose'

Some infotainment systems are a mess and potentially dangerous, says Mike Rutherford
22 Aug 2021
'Britain will be the centre of the car world between 19 and 22 August'
Opinion British Motor Show
Opinion

'Britain will be the centre of the car world between 19 and 22 August'

Mike Rutherford says the UK is days away from being the first major car-producing country to stage a national motor show this year
15 Aug 2021
'Autonomous car tech can help you enjoy driving even more'
Opinion car tech
Opinion

'Autonomous car tech can help you enjoy driving even more'

Motorists are naturally suspicious but Steve Fowler thinks autonomous car tech can help take the stress out of driving
13 Aug 2021
'We need to get our infrastructure ready for an electric-car revolution'
Opinion Charging infrastructure
Opinion

'We need to get our infrastructure ready for an electric-car revolution'

John McIlroy says upgrading the UK's electric car charging network will be key to keeping the country moving come 2030
4 Aug 2021
'Formula E could be on course for victory in its battle with F1'
Formula E opinion
Opinion

'Formula E could be on course for victory in its battle with F1'

Mike Rutherford thinks there can only be one winner out of Formula One and Formula E
1 Aug 2021
'Driver Power is a hugely important guide for new car buyers'
Driver Power
Opinion

'Driver Power is a hugely important guide for new car buyers'

Hugo Griffiths thanks everyone involved in making the Driver Power 2021 survey a valuable tool for new car buyers
29 Jul 2021
"The unthinkable is happening: used cars are going up in value"
Honda e
Opinion

"The unthinkable is happening: used cars are going up in value"

With the semi-conductor crisis driving up the value of used cars, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks it's a good time to part exchange
21 Jul 2021
'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'
Car manufacturing
Opinion

'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'

Steve Fowler points out the fresh issues facing global car manufacturing
9 Jun 2021
‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'
Gearknob
Opinion

‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'

Want to drive a manual car? You need to take your test in a manual car. So what happens once all driving-school cars are automatic EVs?
8 Jun 2021
'Joe Biden is now America's most important auto industry dude'
Ford F150 Joe Biden
Opinion

'Joe Biden is now America's most important auto industry dude'

Mike Rutherford thinks Joe Biden deserves praise for his hands-on approach to the American car industry
30 May 2021
'Some traditions need to be abandoned, and working 9-5 is one of them'
Opinion commute
Opinion

'Some traditions need to be abandoned, and working 9-5 is one of them'

Britain needs to re-think its approach to commuting, according to Mike Rutherford
11 Apr 2021
'It's clear that lorry drivers deserve much-improved working conditions'
Truck
Opinion

'It's clear that lorry drivers deserve much-improved working conditions'

Mike Rutherford proposes some alternative options to help streamline British imports and exports
23 Jan 2021
'Gordon Murray is my British motor industry person of 2020'
Opinion

'Gordon Murray is my British motor industry person of 2020'

Mike Rutherford highlights his positive car industry stories of 2020
4 Jan 2021
'Citroen has changed the game and changed the lives of countless consumers'
Opinion

'Citroen has changed the game and changed the lives of countless consumers'

Mike Rutherford thinks the quirky new Citroen Ami is a true game-changing car
13 Dec 2020
'Power outages do nothing to inspire confidence in would-be EV buyers'
Opinion

'Power outages do nothing to inspire confidence in would-be EV buyers'

Mike Rutherford thinks the switch to an all-electric UK car market hasn't been thought through
29 Nov 2020
'MINI’s brand focus needs to rub off on BMW, too'
Opinion

'MINI’s brand focus needs to rub off on BMW, too'

BMW needs to regain its identity and should look to MINI for inspiration, says Steve Fowler
28 Oct 2020