New Cars

Mini show off hardcore John Cooper Works GP Concept 0

Mini has teased visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show with a tasty looking little (as you’d expect) concept. Titled the John Cooper Works Concept, the rugged looking Mini embraces a aggressive design style. Mini say the concept embodies driving fun ‘on both the race track and the road’ which implies it’s going to be something(…)

New Griffith sportscar launched by resurrected TVR 0

Like a phoenix rising from the flames, TVR has been resurrected and turned out a brand new Griffith. The new sports car, unveiled at the recent Goodwood Revival, is a two seater, has a carbon chassis, composite body and a number of aluminium panels. There are plenty of of nods towards the original Griffith, none(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Drop in car production hits UK industrial output 0

UK industrial production dropped in the second half of 2017, the latest figures have revealed. The numbers, revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), saw industrial output fall by 0.4%, most due to a 0.6% drop in production. This was primarily down to a 3.6% drop in the production of transport equipment, including motor(…)

Mercedes boss drops hints towards new concept car 0

  Mercedes Chief Design Officer, Gordon Wagener, has given the most tantalising hint yet via his Instagram that a new Mercedes concept car is in the pipeline, coming “pretty soon” and that the new vehicle will be a “big surprise” and an “icon” when it arrives. That was pretty much all that was revealed about(…)

New car sales fall as Brexit uncertainty hits market 0

Last month saw the UK’s new car market slumped by almost 10%, industry figures have revealed. Diesel sales in particular were down by a fifth. The drop is believed to have been caused by uncertainty over Brexit and marks the fourth consecutive months where sales figures have slumped. Despite conventionally vehicles faring badly, the sales(…)

One in ten brand new cars has to return to dealership for repairs 0

Hundreds of brand new cars are being returned to dealerships due to problems that develop in the first few weeks, a new survey has revealed. Amongst the main faults reported were problems with the electrical systems, engine issues, and rattling interiors. 2016 was a record year for new registrations; this means over 300,000 new vehicles(…)

Rolls Royce Sweptail – Luxury motoring like you’ve never seen before 0

You have to hand it to Rolls-Royce, their status as the world’s leading purveyor of luxury cars was never really at risk. No sooner had the young pretenders: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz started rolling out their own hopeful attempts of cars that would monopolise the uber-luxury limo segment, that the iconic brand decided to reassert(…)

Nio knocks Lamborghini off the top spot 0

A new benchmark has been set when it come to the title of fastest road vehicles. The Chinese Nio EP9 has taken the title previously held by the Lamborghini Huracan, after a sizzling performance at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany. According to Nio, the supercar lapped the challenging 20.6km circuit in 6:45.9 minutes, significantly(…)