There has been a nearly 3-fold increase in Road Tax evasion since 2014. The old paper tax disc was abolished back in 2014, and since then Data from the Department for Transport shows that £34.51 million was lost due to untaxed vehicles in the 2013/14 financial year, compared to projected losses of £94.1 million for 2019/20. In fairness this is down from a high of […]
A new Aston Martin has been unveiled. A £158,000 SUV aimed at wealthy women. The company’s shares slid a further 2.6% on Wednesday despite the launch of the new model, which the company hopes will start rolling-off its production line at St Athan in Wales in spring 2020. The DBX is apparently designed to compete against Bentley’s £133,000 Bentayga, Rolls-Royce’s £264,000 Cullinan, Porsche’s £101,000 Cayenne […]
An interesting article in the Grauniad this morning asking are SUVs safe? I must admit that I like SUVs, but they do seem to be getting bigger, and parking spaces aren’t keeping pace with that. Plus they do seem to have a high proportion of faulty indicators… Full article here p.s. the misspelling of the Guardian is entirely deliberate!
If your family ever owned a Morris Marina this will bring back memories! We never had one of these but my friend’s dad and he loved it. I can remember him getting pretty annoyed when we slammed the doors after a lift to the football! I will bet good money that it’s not in as good a nick as this one though. A Mr and […]
A collection of Mercedes-related automobilia, much of it used for set dressing at the period-perfect Goodwood Revival, is being sold at auction on Saturday. East Anglia-based auctioneer Cheffins will be selling more than 160 lots from the renowned automobilia collection belonging to Stewart Imber as part of its Cambridge Vintage Sale on April 27, which is claimed to be the largest sale of its type in Europe. […]
A good read from the Telegraph on Classic cars: It’s not clear what someone’s talking about when they say ‘classic cars’. Everyone has their own definition, their own set of criteria, their own ideas about what makes a car ‘classic’. Some people have a very fluid rationale, using the word ‘classic’ to refer to a wider range of interesting cars that aren’t being built anymore. […]
How many Fiestas did you own and/or drive? Can’t believe it’s been around for 40 years! Source: The Fiesta at 40 – a brief history of Britain’s favourite Ford
Autoexpress spotted McLaren’s replacement for 650S testing again, with extensive styling revisions planned Source: New 2018 McLaren 650S spied testing on the road
Morgan reveal new EV3A at Geneva Motor Show – low weight and good aerodynamics are what you need when you’re running on battery power, and that’s exactly what Morgan’s battery-electric EV3 delivers. Under the skin is a 46kW electric motor powered by a front-mounted 20kWh lithium-ion battery, and with a kerb weight of about 500kg (about the same as the two-cylinder petrol version) it will do 90 mph flat out, go […]
Two new design directions from Marc Lichte, Audi’s design head, who oversaw the design of the Audi Q6 e-tron concept at Frankfurt. The first was the buttonless dashboard, which he says is coming soon. “In future car design will take biggest steps in the cabin,” he says. “There will be no buttons any more, that is the biggest step.” The Q6 e-tron quattro has just […]
I’m not sure that I believe this! Stop bashing that BMW, and go easy on the Audi – because it turns out that, actually, it’s silver Honda drivers who are most frequently guilty of irksome behaviour out on Britain’s roads. That’s according to the results of a new survey, which have been released today, revealing which models of car were most frequently associated with which […]
SsangYong’s newcomer will be offered with either front- or all-wheel drive, powered by Euro 6 emissions-compliant 1.6-litre engines available in petrol and diesel formats, the latter arriving in August. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard but the car can be specified with SsangYong’s Aisin auto transmission. The Tivoli will be available in three trim levels, plus a ‘My Tivoli’ options list, focusing on personalisation. SsangYong […]
Defunct British sports car maker TVR will return with an all-new model in 2017. The company, which is now owned by businessman Les Edgar, is developing the car in collaboration with Gordon Murray – most famous for his work on McLaren’s 243mph F1 hypercar. We’ll have to wait until later this year to see pictures of the new TVR. But the company has revealed that […]
The new model will be built in Italy, at the Lamborghini factory at the company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Reports had suggested that the Italian government had granted Lamborghini a number of ‘tax breaks and other benefits’ to ensure that a new domestic facility was opened in Italy. Lamborghini has since confirmed that the deal was made possible thanks to assistance from the likes of […]
Aston Martin has confirmed it will build a production version of the DBX concept, as the company celebrates receiving an extra £200 million worth of investment.In a statement, the firm says it will “develop significant new luxury models that will drive the future of the company under its strategic business plan. “Under the plan, the company will expand into the luxury GT crossover market with the […]
The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) covers offences against vehicles owned by any member of the household interviewed (including company cars). Estimates of CSEW vehicle-related theft for the year ending December 2014 showed an apparent 6% decrease compared with the previous year and over the longer term, the CSEW indicates a consistent downward trend in levels of vehicle-related theft, with the latest estimates […]
Four decades ago today, the nation was slightly startled by the arrival of a dramatic-looking new slice of family car. A wedge-shaped slice, which had come from the by now rather pedestrian Austin-Morris division of British Leyland. The new 18-22 Series was launched on March 26, 1975, and earlier I attended a modest ceremony to mark the fact at the place of its birth, at what […]
The Ingolstadt manufacturer has confirmed the new two-seater will be sold with a range-topping 601bhp 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine and newly developed quattro four-wheel-drive system capable of providing it with 0-62mph acceleration in just 3.2sec and a 205mph top speed. Making its public debut at next week’s Geneva motor show, the new car follows an evolutionary path, retaining all the integral elements of the first-generation […]
“If this car fits with customers’ needs then we’ll build it,” says Christof Stanger, Head of Marketing and Strategy, G-class. So if you require metre-deep wading ability and ground clearance more than double that of the standard G-class – a car not noted for its inability in the mire – form an orderly queue. The G500 4×4² takes the G-Class to a different level, quite […]
Goldfinger was neither the first Bond movie nor the first movie to feature Bond in a car but, if you’ll forgive the liberty, I think we can all manage without the Chevrolet Bel Air from Dr No delaying us further here. Or for that matter the same maker’s C30 truck in which he was pursued by a helicopter in From Russia With Love. So it’s […]
The Renault Kadjar has been officially revealed ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. The Kadjar shares many components with the Nissan Qashqai, thanks to the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and it will be taking on much the same market as the Qashqai, as well as the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai ix35 and the Ford Kuga. The Kadjar will make […]
“AUTODRIVING”, announces the friendly female voice from somewhere inside the car’s dashboard as we turn on the ignition. This is not the satnav speaking, however, but our driver for today. Google calls her The Chauffeur and she is clever enough to navigate her way round the streets of Silicon Valley without human help. This week, I became one of the first Britons to go for […]
Jaguar has confirmed that its first SUV will enter production in 2016 and eshew Jaguar’s normal badging structure with a radical new name – Jaguar F-Pace. Prices are expected to open around the £30,000 mark putting the F-Pace up against the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 as well as its stablemates the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque Jaguar is referring to the new F-Pace model as a “performance […]
Vauxhall adds Adam Grand Slam to range.
Ford has revealed that order books for the all-new Mustang are now open. Available in fastback and convertible guises, the new Mustang comes with a choice of two petrol engines; a 309bhp 2.3-litre EcoBoost or a 412bhp 5.0-litre V8, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Features include 19-inch wheels, a performance brake package, automatic HID xenon headlamps, LED tail lamps, […]
Longer, taller and quieter than any other S-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 is the pinnacle of the range and a return of the Maybach name to the three-pointed star’s portfolio. That resurrection of the Maybach name gives Mercedes-Benz the opportunity to deliver an S-Class that is better positioned to take on super luxury saloons like Bentley’s Flying Spur and the Rolls-Royce Ghost. It’s more than just […]
Lotus Carlton review: Vauxhall super saloon turns 25 The 176mph Vauxhall Lotus Carlton first went on sale 25 years ago. Paul Hudson reacquaints himself with this bonkers family saloon on the Route Napoléon via Lotus Carlton review | Cars.
The 10 best Aston Martins – ranked – Telegraph.
Ford is launching an all-new, third generation Ford Focus RS, as part of a programme to produce 12 new high performance models under a new Ford Performance banner between now and 2020. It could make its global début as soon as the Detroit motor show next month. The cars, to be sold in every major Ford market around the world, will be created by a […]
If you’re looking for a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get you through the winter months, an SUV is an obvious place to start. With that in mind, new research reveals what can claim to be the 10 most reliable used SUVs around. The results are based on a study by Warranty Direct, which assigns cars to which it has supplied a warranty with a Reliability Index […]