Car industry

Car industry
The Toyota iroad

The First: Last Mile Concept

The costs associated with car travel are continuing to rise as is the time the average commuter spends travelling. No matter how expensive and...

The Global Think Test

The Global Think Test, the worldwide brain training sensation, gives you the chance to test your mental might against scores of entrants and win...

Evolution of the motor car

There are forty million cars on British roads, and over a billion around the world. From the smallest supermini to vast, rumbling sedans, the...

Volvo set to make engines smaller with a bigger impact

Volvo currently produce some of the most exciting engines money can buy. The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel D4 is a prime example - this engine...

Is the GT70 the last Ford Supercar?

In 1970 Ford released its GT70, a limited production sports car designed by the Italian automobile designer, Ercole Spada. Being powered by a Capri-based...

3 Racing Drivers with Thrilling Off-Track Lives

There can be no mistake that within the world of sport, there are some great eccentrics and spectacular characters. From Football to Snooker, every...

The Day Diesel Became an Automatic Choice

The Day Diesel Became an Automatic Choice – A Personal Journey I used to be a hot-hatch type of driver - a class of car...

What were the top BMW models of 2012?

BMW had a good 2012 according to the latest new cars registration data from the UK’s industry body, the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers...

2020: Cars of the future

2020: Cars of the future No one knows what technological advancements the future holds or which direction the motoring industry will take but thanks to...
Mercedes Beltbag

Airbag Innovation

Mercedes were the very first automaker in the world to fit the airbag and belt tensioners in a publicly available car. The first car...
Bentley's SUV

The SUV – a Sign of the Times

Bentley’s EXP 9 luxury SUV model has generated enormous controversy for a car that is, in theory, no more than another pretty consumer product....
Chinese SUV Market

The Car Industry In China

The weight held by the car industry in global trade was highlighted yet again by the recent American campaigns against Chinese duties on car...

Eye Spy New Honda Civic Type R

In 2010 due to ever more stringent C02 emission’s targets being set by the EU Honda had to kill of its iconic Type R...

Buying a Car Safely

The element of trust between a car dealer and a buyer is one thing that must be strong if the purchase is going to...
Flying Car - The Terrafugia Transition

Flying Cars – Terrafugia Transition

The concept of the general public taking to the sky in a small flying car has been around for quite some time. Now it...

Electric cars boost for London

In an unsurprising move towards a more eco-friendly city, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, recently announced that he aimed to have 1,300 public...

Nissan UK Car Production on the up

Nissan’s UK Plant Sees its 13th Straight Year of Superiority in New Car Production Nissan is seeing great success all over the world, especially in...

The end of Ford’s 2.5-litre turbo

Ford’s characterful five-cylinder engine is to die. The 2.5-litre turbocharged appears in a number of Ford products, from the Kuga SUV and S-Max people...
Fuel Fat Cats

Rabble-rousing about petrol prices

Labour's Lindsay Hoyle is ignorant of the facts when he fingers fuel barons for pump prices when his government is to blame In the run...
Petrol Prices

Petrol prices heading for record high of £5.40 a gallon, AA warns motorists

The AA and RAC are urging the chancellor to postpone a planned 3p hike in petrol duty, due on 1 April Motorists should brace for...

Petrol prices remain high as wholesale costs fall

Average cost of petrol remains at 112p a litre with some paying 124.9p despite wholesale price dropping over 34p in January Motorists are still paying...

Halfords to create 1,000 jobs as it moves into car servicing and repairs

• Car-parts chain buys Nationwide Autocentres chain for £73.2m • Repairs market booming as recession means cars getting older Car-parts chain Halfords has snapped up Nationwide...

RIP: the innocent age of motoring

For me driving lost its romance long before Toyota's troubles – a lifetime of breakdowns, flat tyres and dodgy garages saw to that. Is the...

Toyota issues global recall of hybrid cars

Toyota is to recall almost half a million hybrid cars worldwide, including 8,500 of its Prius model in the UK, in the latest blow...

Toyota announces accelerator repair process for cars, and models affected

Which models are affected by the recall in the UK? The following models built during the listed dates: Aygo automatics only (Feb 2005 - Aug 2009), iQ...
Financing A Car

Cost fears drive down car usage

RAC survey reveals habits are changing as careful owners try to save money Cash-strapped motorists are cutting back on their driving costs by using their...