Motorists pledge their support to independent garages in new survey 0

A new survey conducted by car servicing provider, Servicing Stop, has found that 70 per cent of motorists prefer independent garages over main dealers. 46 per cent believe independents offer the best prices, 40 per cent said they prefer to use local businesses and a further 14 per cent claim independents are more likely to(…)

Would you buy a car made from wood? 0

Your next car could be made from wood. Sound ridiculous? Probably, but if an experiment currently underway at Kyoto University goes according to plan, trees could end up playing a vital part in car construction. The project is being conducted as a collaboration between one of Toyota’s main part suppliers and the academics at the(…)

Used car market has declined by 5.1% in 2017 0

The used car market has declined by 5.1% throughout 2017 so far; the fall coming in the wake of record-breaking figures in 2016. The second quarter of the year saw used car sales drop by 13.5% compared with the same period in 2016 – 300,000 fewer transactions. Diesel car sales declined by just 0.1% in(…)

A look back at the Ferrari 500 Superfast (1964 – 1966) 0

The 1964 Geneva Motor Show was the venue for the unveiling of the Ferrari 500 Superfast; the new model was met with universal acclaim from all and sundry. Initially created as a replacement for the 400 Superamerica, the 500 was powered by a tidy 4962 cc engine, which was a hybrid developed from the Colombo(…)

Are we going back to the future? 0

Electric cars, what do they mean to you? When I think ‘electric cars’ – I see Marty and Doc hovering above the clock tower in a Delorean; UFOs landing on the M25; tumbleweed floating through an old Shell petrol station…   While these visions of a post-apocalyptic future (plus Michael J. Fox) spring to mind(…)

Toyota team up with major players towards automotive tech 0

Toyota has teamed up with a cluster of the tech industry’s major players to develop software that will help support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. The companies involved in the collaboration with Toyota are Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT Docomo. The collective are to be called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium and have(…)

Renault add ‘Black Edition’ to Clio RS 0

For a few hundred pounds, Clio RS enthusiasts can now get their hands on ‘Black Edition’ styling pads for the brand’s primary rival to Ford’s Fiesta ST. The styling packs can be added to both the 200 and 220 Trophy versions of the Renaultsport Clio; they cost around £350 – or £200 if you have(…)

Nissan recall thousand of Titan pickups due to seatbelt issues 0

Japanese car giant Nissan has recalled thousands of Titan pickups after a defect was found with the model’s seatbelts. The car manufacturer announced it was recalling 52,016 Nissan Titan Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups, from 2016, because it had been found that the vehicle’s rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers in(…)

A look back at the Jaguar XKSS 0

1957. Sixty years ago. Seems like a long time doesn’t it? Harold Macmillan was in Number Ten, the first frisbee had just been produced, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a garden fete in Liverpool. What else? 1957 was also the year the Jaguar XKSS first wowed pretty much all(…)

Peugeot announce new trim levels for 108 0

Peugeot has revealed details about two new trim levels for the 108; adding plenty of extra personalisation options. The two new packages are called Collection and TOP! Roland Garros; they’ve been released as part of a summer promotion aimed at promoting the brand’s latest finance deals. There are five paint colours available with the Collection:(…)