Volvo Release 3 New Luxury Models
"The new features in the new Volvo S80, V70 and XC70 are based on our human-centric approach, which has been a Volvo hallmark for more than 85 years. They take the elegant sophistication of our largest models to a new level," says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Group.[More]
Vauxhall's Flexible Finance With 2.9% Interest
Vauxhall's Adam is one of the new models offered with flexible finance options
Vauxhall's new Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance programme offers customers the flexibility to change their model - including hot newcomers ADAM and Mokka - regularly, with a nil-and-up deposit and affordable monthly payments.[More]
Honda's F6B Goldwing "Bagger" To Be Sold In UK After Change Of Direction
Honda (UK) has finally announced that the much talked-about Gold Wing F6B ‘Bagger' is now coming to the UK.
Originally not taken as a UK model, this decision has been reversed due to projected customer demand.[More]
Young Drivers Self Confidence Is Their Main Danger
It's no secret that young drivers are a high-risk group. One in five has a crash during their first 6 months on the road.
A survey by an insurance company shows that young drivers have an abnormally high level of self-confidence in their driving skills, which is borne out by the equally high level of accidents among this group.[More]
Vauxhall Chase Saab Refugees With The Cascada
Vauxhall's all-new full-size convertible launches the company into a fourth new sector in a year, following on from its Ampera, Mokka and ADAM models. Clearly in the target as well are the Saab loyalists who are looking for replacement cars now Saab have gone bust.
At nearly 4.7 metres in length, the full size, four-seat, fabric-roof Cascada convertible is longer than an Audi A5 Convertible. It is also the first full-sized convertible designed, engineered and manufactured by Vauxhall since the 1930s.[Dearals, specs & more photos]
Volkswagen & Google Launch App To Connect With Other Drivers
Volkswagen Smileage allows drivers to record and share their journeys, adding a little bit of fun to every trip, from daily commutes to holiday expeditions[More]
Bluebird To Be Star Attraction At Beaulieu's "Boatjumble"
It's not long to go now until crowds will be flooding into Beaulieu for the annual Boatjumble on Sunday 28th April 2013, and as a special, last-minute surprise, Beaulieu can now announce that Sir Malcolm Campbell's famous world waterspeed record breaker, the K3 Bluebird, will be a star attraction at the event.[More & larger photos]
UK Used Vehicle Prices Rising Due To Export Boom
DEMAND for used vehicles overseas is leading to cars targeted for export selling for up to twice their UK value or more at auction, say CAP - the independent car information experts.[More]
Commercial Drivers In The UK Need To Pass Additional Training
DRIVER CPC: No last minute reprieve for vehicle operators, says FTA
Bus & truck drivers have to undertake additional competency training to continue working on British roads
Bus drivers in Britain will have to complete 35 hours of special training by September 2013 to be able to keep working and driving professionally. Truck drivers will have their deadline for training completion in September 2014.[More]
Volvo Unveil In-Car Radar Detector To Protect Cyclists & Pedestrians
Volvo's radar based safety feature being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show automatically brakes if pedestrians or cyclists suddenly appear in front of the car
Doug Speck, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group, literally rolled out another Volvo world first in automotive safety at a press conference at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.
He introduced the groundbreaking safety feature - a technology that detects and automatically brakes for cyclists swerving out in front of the car - by entering the stage on a bicycle.[Details, photos & video]
Jaguar Break 60 Year Record By 7 MPH
Sixty years separate the cars' sprint run, and the drivers, 92 year old Norman Dewis and Andy Wallace compare the cars, and the road, for the flying mile world record run
Sixty years after Jaguar's legendary test driver Norman Dewis achieved a world record average flying mile speed of 172.4mph in a modified XK 120. Jaguar returned to Jabbeke, Belgium, on Saturday 2 March for another sprint test, this time with a new Jaguar F-TYPE V8S and 1988 Le Mans 24 hour race-winning driver Andy Wallace.[More, photo slide & video]
Chinese Move Into UK's "Muscle-Car" Market
The Great Wall Steed, the UK's most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick up at £14,998Bold styling, upgrades, new features and an increase in towing capacity
The Great Wall Steed, the UK's most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick up, has just become even more appealing to trade and recreational users alike with the introduction of two special edition models - the ‘Steed Chrome' and ‘Steed Tracker'. Both special editions go on sale in March.
Building on the impressive array of standard equipment found on the entry-level Steed S, both models represent outstanding value for money, offering savings of at least £800 over the accessories purchased individually.[More]
50 Years Of the 911
For five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911.
It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today it is considered the benchmark for all others. From the Cayenne to the Panamera, every Porsche is the most sporting automobile in its category, and each one carries a piece of the 911 philosophy.[More]
All-New Range Rover Triumphs In Sunday Times Driving Top 100 Cars
After being on sale for just one month, the All-New Range Rover, which recently made its global public debut at the Paris Motor Show has been placed top in the 4x4 category in the Sunday Times Driving Top 100 Cars.[More, Tech Specs & Test Video]
Vauxhall's New Hot Hatchback Clearly Aimed At Young Market
ADAM, Vauxhall's stylish urban-chic newcomer, is poised to take the fashion-led A-sector by storm when it arrives in the UK in February 2013.
With over a million different specification and trim combinations, ADAM introduces unprecedented levels of personalisation into this style conscious segment, giving every customer the chance to create a truly bespoke ADAM reflecting their individual style and personality.[More]
Is It A Train, Is It A Van? No It's A Train Daily From Iveco
The Iveco "Train Daily" goes on the road as well as the railway
Iveco Daily 4x4s steam into service
Network Rail, the organisation responsible for running, maintaining and developing the majority of Britain's railway infrastructure, is adding 29 Iveco Daily 4x4s to its support fleet.
Each vehicle has been specially adapted by Burton on Trent-based LH Access Technology to operate not only on-road and off-road, but also on the railways.[More]
Mercedes-Benz' Unimog Looks Belie Its Versatlity
Imagine a vehicle that can face any situation thrown at it, a vehicle that can operate both on- and off-road, on rail and snow and even ford water up to 1.20-metres deep. Now imagine a Unimog from Mercedes-Benz.[More]
Tyre Wear Reduced For Semis With Double Drive
Double drive reduces costs says Welsh Forestry operator
A new Volvo FH 6x4 tractor unit operated by S J Archer and Sons from Llandovery in mid Wales is already showing lower operating costs.[More]