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European Car of the Year 2017: Shortlist revealed 0

The results are in! The final shortlist for European Car of the Year 2017 has been released. The coveted motoring prize, with a jury panel featuring some of the most prominent motoring journalists from across the continent, will be awarded to one of seven contenders that have impressed over the past twelve months. The seven(…)

Drivers leaving cars to defrost are breaking law warn police 0

Police have warned that drivers who stay in their warm houses whilst their cars sit with the engines running defrosting on the driveway, are breaking the law, police have warned. It is an offense for drivers to leave their vehicles unattended with the engine running. This will come as unwelcome news to motorists as Britain(…)

Car production drops for first time in 14 months 0

A drop in domestic demand was the main reason for UK car production falling for the first time in 14 months, industry figures revealed. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 151,795 vehicles were manufactured, a drop of 1% compared to October 2015. The reason for the drop in production was attributed(…)

Parking prangs increase by 35% average length of cars grows 0

The steady increase in the amount of cars that are too big for conventional parking bays has led to a huge spike in the amount of minor parking prangs over the past two years, a report has revealed. A 35% increase in bumps, has been fuelled by the increasing amount of drivers purchasing ‘Chelsea tractors’(…)

Creepy footage shows ‘ghost girl’ on top of car as it speeds along busy road 0

Creepy footage has emerged from Bangkok, where a car has been filmed driving at speeds of up to 50mph, seemingly with a young girl perched on top. A group of superstitious Thais filmed what they believed to be a ghost, as they trailed the red car making its way down a busy road in the(…)

US demands that electric cars make noise at low speed 0

In the US, a road safety body has demanded that electric cars travelling at low speeds be made to make a warning noise to alert pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has voiced the need for the rule; due to the fact battery cars are virtually noiseless. The rule would benefit blind or(…)

£150,000 McLaren destroyed in ‘street racing’ LA crash 0

A reckless display of ‘street racing’ saw an £150,000 McLaren utterly destroyed after it collided with an Audi, leaving both drivers critically ill in hospital. Dramatic pictures show the neon green supercar completely wrecked, after the accident which took place near a school last Tuesday. The McLaren’s driver, who was racing the speedster at 60(…)

Honda to continue building cars in the UK for the time being 0

In a statement, Honda said that it had “no plans for now” to withdraw from the UK market after the government said it was pursuing a deal to shield the car manufacturing industry following the country’s exit from the EU. Japan’s third largest car manufacturer made the statement following comments by Greg Clark, the UK(…)

Toyota to stay in UK despite Brexit 0

In welcome news post Brexit; the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota, has said it intends to remain in the UK, even if trading conditions should change following Britain’s exit from the EU. The executive vice-president of the Japanese giant, Didier Leroy, said it trusted the UK government to provide “fair treatment” allowing businesses to maintain(…)

Toyota recalls 5.8 million cars due to faulty airbag 0

Potentially faulty airbags have seen the world’s biggest car maker Toyota, recall upwards of 5.8 million cars. Models affected include the Corolla and the Yaris subcompact model, the majority being sold in Japan, China and Europe. The production dates of the cars in question were from May 2000 to November 2001, and April 2006 and(…)