Why almost half of British motorists can’t afford to drive their own cars 0

UK drivers are more conscious of rising motoring costs than ever before, causing them to take urgent money-saving measures BRITAIN’S motorists are more concerned about growing car costs than ever before, a recent study has revealed. Worrying statistics showed that almost half of the UK’s drivers may no longer be able to afford to drive(…)

New Peugeot 508 coming next year featuring Instinct Concept-Inspired Looks 0

Despite the acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors, Peugeot, or more specifically PSA, have not shirked from their intended plans to offer a D-segment saloon. As a likely rival to the new Opel Insignia, Ford Mondeo and even the brand new Volkswagen Arteon, with a more raked roofline, the new 508 (the name(…)

A look back at the Nissan S-Cargo (1989 – 1992) 0

Okay, it wasn’t the most physically attractive of vehicles, but what it did do; it did well and with the minimum amount of fuss. Let’s face it; it was never going to be taken completely seriously. The Nissan S-Cargo was an ingeniously styled (and titled) small van. Initially based on the K10 Micra and built(…)

Toyota Prius tops UK’s February sales figures 0

Toyota continued its strong start to the year, with the Prius hybrid automatic finishing top of February’s UK vehicle sales figures- taking an average of just 21 days to sell. It was the second consecutive month that an alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) made it into the top three. The 2016 BMW i3 was the UK’s(…)

F1 must treat manufacturers like ‘main players’ says Renault chief 0

Renault believes that F1 needs to start treated the manufacturers with the respect they deserve as ‘main players’ within the Championship, because of the amount they contribute to the sport. In what Renault Sport Racing President, Jerome Stoll, is calling a “new era” for the sport, under the stewardship of Liberty Media, he declared that(…)

A look back at the Nissan Bluebird (1986 – 1990) 0

The origins of the Nissan Bluebird are complicated, but its importance in UK manufacturing industry terms cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, despite being perfectly competent, the car itself was ultimately rather dull. The first thing to remember, when the ’86 Bluebird was released; it was taking the place of a car – with the same name(…)

Peugeot considers return to Le Mans 0

Peugeot has announced its intentions to return to the top tier of prototype racing at Le Mans, but only if organisers of the race substantially reduce the cost of competing. The French manufacturer withdrew from the LMP1 class of the World Endurance Championship back in 2012, when its road car division was posting significant losses.(…)

Motorist with 62 penalty point legally allowed to drive 0

A driver who clocked up 62 penalty points on his license via speeding offenses can still legally drive a car. The man, from West Yorkshire, was one of 10,000 motorists driving on UK roads in January this year, despite having excessive points. In normal circumstances, 12 points usually results in a ban, but in “exceptional(…)

Save national grid – charge electric cars smartly says minister 0

The UK’s national grid is coming under increasing pressure as the number of electric cars on Britain’s roads grows. With this in mind, it’s vital that motorists learn to recharge their cars at the right time of day, a minister has said. Transport minister, John Hayes, said that it was imperative that battery powered vehicles(…)

Pink Floyd drummer wrecks McLaren in Goodwood shunt 0

Nick Mason, drummer of legendary super group Pink Floyd, has walked away unharmed after crashing his £3 million McLaren at Goodwood race circuit. The 73-year old rocker lost control of the sports car as he performed a demonstration lap at the circuit in Sussex. The McLaren F1 GTR skidded off the circuit, sliding across grass(…)