Scala name confirmed for new Skoda hatchback


Skoda has confirmed that its next model will be named ‘Scala’ – the Latin word for ‘stairs’ or ‘ladder’. The new Scala will be a mid-sized hatchback – the brand’s first real foray into this category – and should go head-to-head with some of Britain’s best-selling models such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.


The best used 4x4s for under £4,000


A great number of the population opt for a four-wheel drive car, and they often have very different reasons for doing so. For some, it may be a necessity — with those who live in particularly rural areas relying on the added traction of a four-wheel drive vehicle (not to mention the extra ruggedness and ride height that often comes along with this drivetrain) to get them where they need to go.


VW partners with Microsoft for connected driving services


Two of the largest and most powerful brands in the world, Volkswagen and Microsoft, have announced a partnership. VW will team up with the American tech giant in order to develop new digital services for the brand’s owners, fleet managers and dealers.


New DS 3 Crossback compact crossover unveiled


DS, the luxury arm of the French PSA Group, has revealed its second all-new model since the brand split from Citroen in 2014. The DS 3 Crossback will sit underneath the DS 7 Crossback and is offered as a compact SUV with a choice of petrol, diesel or all-electric power.


UK Drive: Audi’s SQ7 offers all things to all people


What is it? If you want to go very fast in a big, high-riding SUV, then there aren’t all that many options available. You could go down the Porsche Cayenne Turbo route, or even that of the Range Rover Sport SVR. However, if you want a performance diesel-powered off-roader, then there’s really only this – the Audi SQ7. It may be an oil burner, but it’s still capable of hitting 60mph in under five seconds – all while seating up to seven people in the utmost comfort. Here, we check out how it copes on UK roads.


The best cars revealed at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance


Every year during Monterey Car Week, the eyes of the world turn to the exclusive community of Pebble Beach, California. That’s because since 1950, it’s played host to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – a motor show in which the world’s most interesting, rare and valuable cars are judged on their authenticity, history, style and current condition.


The top five SUVs to buy on the new ‘68’ plate


The SUV market sector is one of the most popular and fastest-growing in the UK, so it follows that manufacturers all want a slice of the pie. And that’s good news for consumers, as it means car brands all compete to produce the best SUVs – and the resulting products are seriously impressive.