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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Toyota C-HR Plug-in Hybrid review

Toyota CH-R PHEV

We put the PHEV version of Toyota’s funky family car through its paces… Cards on table time. We’re already fans of the latest Toyota C-HR family crossover. If a car could be judged purely on its styling, it would be best-in-class. When we first tested the second-generation C-HR in 2023, …

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Cost of living crisis is fuelling booming used car market

Used car lot

New research has highlighted the No 1 reason why more people choose used cars over factory-fresh models. A poll commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman found that more than half of respondents (58%) said that their primary motivation would be to save money. This is particularly pertinent at a time when …

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Top 10 cheapest cars to insure with temporary insurance

Ford KA

With the average cost of annual car insurance hitting a record high of £924 last month, more drivers are considering switching to borrowing vehicles instead, claims a leading temporary car insurance provider. According to Cuvva, UK drivers bought more than 2.5 million short-term policies last year via its app. Now …

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Best Michelin Green Star restaurants for EV drivers

PEUGEOT E-308 and the Michelin Green Star winner

Peugeot UK has revealed the Top 10 Michelin Green Star restaurants for electric vehicle drivers. The winners of the prestigious Michelin Green Star Award have been ranked according to the quality of the nearby charging infrastructure, and the number of cities within the 257-mile range of the Peugeot E-308. First …

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All-new MINI Cooper goes into production in the UK

First fifth-generation MINI Cooper rolls off the production line at Plant Oxford

The first fifth generation MINI Cooper has been manufactured at Plant Oxford, the home of MINI. The first three-door model was driven off the production line by Charlie Cooper, grandson of the legendary John Cooper, whose heritage inspired the Cooper moniker. The new MINI Cooper is the latest generation to …

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Kia EV9 crowned ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’

Kia EV9 review

Kia’s flagship EV9 SUV has triumphed at the UK Car of the Year Awards, winning the overall title and the ‘Large Crossover’ category. Celebrating the best new vehicles available to UK customers today across eight categories, the UK Car of the Year jury is made up of 30 journalists working …

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Revealed: UK’s Top 10 best-selling new cars

Ford Puma

New car registrations rose 14.0% to 84,886 during February – the best performance for the month since 2004. February is traditionally volatile as the lowest volume month of the year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with buyers often electing to wait until March and the …

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Max Verstappen gets charged up for the new season

Max Verstappen with young racers

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen has surprised young go-kart racers near Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Milton Keynes HQ. The 26-year-old got behind the wheel of the all-electric Honda e:Ny1 ahead of 2024 FIA Formula 1 season, which marks 20 years of Red Bull Racing, and 60 years since …

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Honda CR-V e:PHEV review

Honda CR-V e:PHEV review

We road test the first plug-in hybrid from Honda – the all-new CR-V e:PHEV…  The Honda CR-V started off life as a pioneering family-friendly SUV way back in 1995. The Comfortable Runabout Vehicle’ is now in its sixth generation, and as a sign of the times, it’s now only available …

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Revealed: The UK’s cheapest new electric SUV

It’s been confirmed that the all-new Seres 3 EV will arrive into UK showrooms this spring, with a starting price of just £29,995. IA Electric Vehicles, the UK’s only multi-brand EV distributor, said the Chinese-built Seres 3 combines “modern design, premium materials and advanced technology”. The Seres 3, which is …

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