An unofficial aesthete, and consequent lover of beautifully pressed metal, Wayne Batty is a 1:43 scale concept car collecting automotive junkie who knows his Q5s from his Q45s. A decade in the industrial design world, followed by ten years at TopCar magazine – half that time as deputy editor – means he can wield a French curve and is well-versed in the road trip arts.
China takes the lead on desirable electric cars, hopefully pulling the rest of the world out of a design slump.
Visiting a Chinese car manufacturer in 2008 offered indisputable evidence of a fledgeling industry with... Read More
Is staring at concept cars in a Parisian tent your idea of fun? Step this way.
International motor shows, with their copious chunks of new-metal shine and glitz, should be a type of Nirvana for any car-obsessed... Read More
Volkswagen has released a design sketch of a bakkie concept, which it will unveil at the upcoming Sao Paulo Motor Show. It won't preview a successor to the Amarok, but a vehicle that will be based on the... Read More
If you reckon motor shows are dead, think again, because the opening press days at the 2018 Geneva Show turned that notion on its head.
Vibrant, exciting and wildly varied, the show’s reputation as the... Read More
Mercedes-Benz has updated the S-Class promising more power, more useful technology, more efficiency and even more sophistication. We pretend we’re an oligarch for the day and drive every version from the new... Read More
With the arrival of Mercedes-Benz's X-Class, the double-cab bakkie well and truly encroaches on the premium segment. What does this mean for a luxury brand like BMW? Could the Bavarian company be... Read More
If you're looking for a positive spin on every concept car at the Frankfurt Show, you've come to the wrong place. Our experienced contributor takes aim at the electric vehicle concepts and fires shots.
Given... Read More
Mitsubishi has given its well-equipped and practical (if nondescript) Outlander SUV a bolder look at both ends. Is revised styling inside and out enough to garner this four-wheel drive, Japanese seven-seater more... Read More
Toyota has joined the compact family car/crossover party with the C-HR. Is it merely a style statement for those stepping up from a Yaris, or a genuinely useful lifestyle vehicle for the sub-RAV4 crowd? We took the... Read More