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Traditional car engines to be dead by 2050 says Toyota boss 0

Toyota believe the bell has tolled for the internal combustion engine. The prediction, that the internal combustion engine’s days are numbered comes from the company’s head of advanced research and development, Seigo Kuzumaki. The prediction comes as electric car production finally starts like hitting the numbers long forecast; much tighter emissions regulations are also encouraging(…)

Peugeot’s Gran Turismo new concept takes performance to new levels 0

When it comes to eccentric concepts, Peugeot has an impressive track record. The latest example to emerge from the French car maker’s drawing board is this equally impressive/bonkers creation – the L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo. Sadly, the car pictured above with the lengthy name doesn’t actually exist in a physical form, but entirely(…)

Used diesels have lost a quarter of their value since start of year 0

New figures have revealed that a good proportion of the UK’s most popular diesel cars have lost almost 25 per cent of their value since the start of 2017. The depreciation in value is the expected result of the Government announcing plans to crackdown on polluting cars. Data from Motorway.co.uk shows the average value of(…)

Toyota ‘unlikely’ to release another diesel car 0

Toyota are unlikely to release another diesel car, one of the firm’s senior executives has revealed. Didier Leroy, the group’s executive vice-president, said from now on each new model would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as to whether a diesel edition would be included. On the company’s new C-HR vehicle, Toyota decided to offer(…)

Used car market has declined by 5.1% in 2017 0

The used car market has declined by 5.1% throughout 2017 so far; the fall coming in the wake of record-breaking figures in 2016. The second quarter of the year saw used car sales drop by 13.5% compared with the same period in 2016 – 300,000 fewer transactions. Diesel car sales declined by just 0.1% in(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #10 Volvo XC90 T8 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth in twenty-three years but it’s good to(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #8 Audi A3 e-tron 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #9 Toyota Prius 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)

Toyota UK sales hit record high as buyers opt for HYBRID over diesel 0

Toyota UK have posted record sales for the first three months of the year, with demand for Toyota and Lexus hybrid up by 50% as buyers seek out alternatives to diesel. The British wing of Toyota has gone on record as saying the first quarter of 2017 has been the best month in their history,(…)

Diesel sales plummet as electric cars shine 0

Diesel is set to “almost disappear” from the international car market over the course of the next decade as it faces a “perfect storm” from the competition posed by more affordable electric cars and tougher legislation imposed by regulators, a UBS report has predicted. The once competitive price advantage diesel enjoyed by diesel vehicles for(…)