2018 is officially over. It’s time for sunshine and (a sometimes rose-tinted) reflection on the year gone by. Here at CarAdvice, we’re taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year.
Here are the spy photos that most excited you during the year.
The updated Audi Q7 has been spied again this week, this time on the snowy roads of Europe.
While there's plenty of swirly black-and-white camouflage at the front and rear, we can see where the main changes will be made for the Q7's mid-life upgrade.
Ford has revealed a new pet accessory concept designed to soothe sensitive ears during the fireworks on New Year's Eve.
The Blue Oval cites statistics showing an estimated 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks, causing distress for the animals and also their owners.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Full line-up detailed for Europe
Mercedes-Benz has given the full rundown of its 2019 GLE range for the European market, touting the fact the new-gen SUV is the first vehicle in its class to comply with the new Euro 6d emissions standard.
In its home market, the new GLE will be offered in four flavours – 300d, 350d, 400d, and 450. As you may have guessed, that's three diesel variants and just one petrol, for now at least.
Mini has detailed the mildly-updated JCW Hatch for Europe, complete with a new particulate filter helping it meet Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulations on the tough WLTP test cycle.
Power still comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 170kW/320Nm, hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. An eight-speed automatic is also be available.