Entries by Motoring Research

Ford Puma and other car names back from the dead

The Ford Puma is back. But before you get carried away with thoughts of Steve McQueen, Tiff Needell terrorising fellow Top Gear presenters and front-wheel-drive coupes, the new Puma is a small SUV. Like the old Puma, it’s based on the Ford Fiesta, but aside from the name, that’s where the similarities end. But the […]

The cheapest new cars with five stars for safety

The three-point safety belt was created by Volvo in 1959, and more than a million people are estimated to have survived a car accident thanks to the 60-year-old invention. Volvo was also the first manufacturer to fit three-point safety belts as standard, in 1963. It’s easy to claim you can’t put a price on safety, […]