New Cars

On-going issues in Europe pose threat to automobile industry, warns Daimler chief 0

With the potential ‘Brexit’ and the migrant crisis, Europe has got carmakers in a spin. The potential dismantling of Europe’s Schengen free-travel agreement to help deal with the flow of refugees and migrants poses a threat to the auto industry and leaves their manufacturing system extremely vulnerable, according to chief executives of both Opel and(…)

Cars are getting less reliable, finds JD Power survey 0

‘Trust no one’ – not even your car, apparently. Consulting company J.D. Power released their annual auto dependability study earlier this week. The study measures problems per 100 vehicles based on responses from around 33,560 original owners of 2013 model year vehicles. The average problems per vehicle this year were up from last years, causing(…)

Tesla to debut Model 3 range on March 31st 0

For fans of tech and automobiles alike, the elusive new Tesla model has been hotly anticipated for a while, with no one knowing when it might appear; it’s basically the car equivalent of a Beyonce album. An all-electric vehicle poised to rival BMW’s 3 Series, the Model 3’s upcoming unveiling has been confirmed by Tesla(…)

Google looking at wireless charging for autonomous cars 0

Not content with just making their cars driverless, Google are looking at making their cars plugless. With autonomous driving the phrase on every industry insider’s lips at the moment, Google are leading the charge in developing a sustainable, practical and very viable plan to ensure driverless technology does not remain a hypothetical. Alphabet, Google’s parent(…)

Insurance companies join forces amidst the rise of driverless cars 0

Though usually seen as corporate, money-hungry baddies, insurance companies find themselves having to join forces to insure their own future in an ever-changing industry. Insurance giants find themselves in a bit of a role reversal with the likes of AXA, Direct Line and Aviva responsible for the formation of a new group, the Automated Driving(…)

SUVs come out on top for the first time in Europe 0

4×4 adds up to 100 for Europeans as car sales reveal that SUVs are now Europe’s best selling type of car. SUVs have been getting more and more popular for some time, but official numbers have shown that SUV registrations totalled 3.2 million in 2015, a rise of 24% from the year before, according to(…)

The government really want you to start driving an electric car 0

With new benefits revealed for drivers choosing to go electric, now is as good a time as any to see the petrol pump get ditched and the plugs get switched. The government has promised to invest £40 million into an incentive aimed at encouraging more people to embrace electric cars. Eight areas around the UK,(…)

Faraday Future unveils factory site and secret backer 0

A month ago we covered a story about a new, mysterious electric carmaker called Faraday Future. After seemingly appearing out of nowhere, the company have continued to create a buzz around their secret electric car concept, which we now know is set to debut globally for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)(…)

The all-new Skoda Superb Estate: space for style 0

If you’re looking for space without compromising style, comfort or safety, then Skoda have you covered. The new third-gen Superb Estate brings you the space of a luxury car, with the price of a decent-spec family vehicle. Since 2001, the Czech brand’s Superb has been the flagship vehicle, and everyone can see why. The Superb offers(…)

The electric car company building a $1bn factory… Who is Faraday Future? 1

There’s a new kid on the electric block and they’re already sparking interest. Faraday Future (FF), the mysterious California-based new car company, is filling media headlines this week. The fairly unknown electric car start-up announced that they are looking for a location in the US to build a $1 billion factory to begin production on their(…)