Renault engines will keep Alonso say McLaren 0

McLaren believe that the proposed switch from Honda to Renault engines for the 2018 season should be enough to keep Fernando Alonso driving for the team. The final decision as to whether or not to switch engines should be made shortly. Speculation has been gathering momentum that the team will make the change to Renault(…)

Peugeot owner reunited with car – 38 years after it was stolen 0

A Peugeot owner has been reunited with her vehicle, 38 years after it was stolen. The Peugeot 104 was found at the bottom of a muddy pond in France and was in surprisingly good condition, despite teaming with Crayfish. The car came to the attention of police in Calons-en-Champagne after the water level in the(…)

Nissan launch ‘Paw Pack’ for the X-Trail off-roader 0

Never let it be said that Nissan doesn’t spare a thought for man’s best friend. The Japanese company has just launched what it is calling its “Paw Pack”, an accessory for its X-Trail model that allows Fido to travel home in safety and comfort after walkies in the countryside – with as little mess as(…)

A look back at the Toyota Sports 800 (1965 – 1970) 0

When you consider that the Sports 800 was Toyota’s first proper stab at a sportscar, it was a valiant attempt; an impressive debut in a market crowded by formidable competition at the time. The Japanese company’s influences are clear to see, close attention was clearly paid to the Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget during(…)

Samsung gets self-driving permit 0

The state of California has granted Samsung a permit to start public road trials of its self-driving vehicles. Samsung doesn’t intend to build the autonomous cars itself, but is developing the technology required to allow the vehicles to self-drive. This follows a similar decision by the South Korean Government to allow Samsung to begin testing(…)

Kia latest brand to introduce £2,000 scrappage scheme 0

Kia is the latest brand to introduce a UK scrappage scheme for its older vehicles. Drivers of the company’s cars that are over seven years old will be offered £2,000 to trade their vehicle for a new Kia Picanto or Rio. The initiative is already active at Kia dealerships across the UK and will run(…)

A look back at the Wolseley Hornet (1961 – 1969) 0

Quite early in its production run, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) made the decision to badge engineer the Mini beyond the Morris and Austin editions. In a similar manner to the Farina saloons, there would have been Austin, Morris, Riley, Wolseley and MG versions – the two more luxury orientating versions benefitting from a new(…)

New vehicles will face tougher emissions tests to prevent manufacturers ‘cheating’ 0

New legislation has come into force that will see new cars face tougher emissions tests. The tests will see new vehicles put through both open road testing with monitoring equipment attached to the exhaust pipe and a more robust set of laboratory tests. The new testing programme is part of a revised set of European(…)

UK Government gears up to trial self-driving lorries on motorways 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive – Jacqueline Gordon When autonomous cars hit our roads sometime in the next few years, they will be truly revolutionary. Delivery firms, cab companies and motorists alike are expected to embrace the self-driving vehicles as a convenient alternative to a human driver. But is there(…)