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Toyota and Nissan admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Toyota and Nissan, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

Nissan and Toyota admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Nissan and Toyota, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

A look back at the Aston Martin DB7 (1994 – 2003) 0

To all intents and purposes the DB7 was the car that saved the Aston Martin bacon. Without it, it’s unlikely the iconic British car manufacturer would still be with us today. Ford had owned the brand since 1988, and had started pumping serious money into it following the launch of the Virage. The DB7 was(…)

Toyota pulls out of Australia 0

Toyota’s withdrawal from Australia could see as many as 6,000 lose their jobs. The firm’s main plant in Altona North closed early October, seeing 2,600 workers lose their jobs – a figure which doesn’t represent the vast amount of supply chain workers who depend on orders from the plant. “All up today, there are about(…)

1980s Ford Sierra sells for £115,000 – six times the original cost 0

A Ford Sierra has sold for £115,000 – six times the amount in cost when new in 1987. Initially expected to fetch around £70,000, a bidding frenzy resulted in the price inflating to the final, whopping figure. The Sierra originally cost £20,000 when new; the early 1990s saw its value drop to around £10k. Always(…)

UK driverless road tests get green light 0

A demonstration of autonomous cars and their current capabilities has taken place in Nuneaton and will be followed by full trials on public roads later in the year. Autodrive, which is a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors – displayed how driverless cars communicate with each other during the demo. The display(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #15 – The Ford GT 0

Our look ahead to 2017’s most anticipated releases from the motoring world gathers considerable pace today, as we scrutinise perhaps the most hotly anticipated supercar. It’s the… Ford GT There’s no getting away from it, the imminent arrival of the GT has had enthusiasts in fervour for some time now. There are a multitude of(…)

Hyundai to maintain prices post-Brexit 0

Hyundai has opted to maintain its UK pricing at the same rate following the UK’s Brexit vote. Several car manufacturers, including Ford, Honda and Suzuki have raised their UK prices following the decision to leave the EU. This follows in the wake of resultant fluctuations in the pound. The South Korean company however believes keeping(…)

Muscle Cars Just Aren’t That Muscular 0

The muscle car is America. When you think of it you should think America, or if you don’t, then we certainly do anyway. So with all that power in the muscle car frame, how well do the cars perform in crash safety tests? They have never been tested up until recently and the results are(…)

Has Honda Just Topped Henry Ford? 0

Henry Ford was the man who arguably perfected the modern production line. Of course this was done with Henry Ford’s original cars and now, Ford the company as his legacy, and is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. So, after the production line was created has anything changed? No, no it hasn’t.(…)