October 25, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover starts production in China

Photo first Range Rover Evoque built in China

Jaguar Land Rover this week starting building cars outside the UK for the first time, with Range Rover evoques rolling off a production line in China. The car market is now global, but it’s not a ‘free’ market; different countries impose different import tariffs and competing on a level playing field with imported vehicles is […]

Lotus Exige S gets six-speed automatic gearbox option

Photos Lotus Exige S Auto

The Lotus Exige S – the Exige with the heart of an Evora – is to get a new six-speed automatic gearbox option, on sale January 2015 at £2k premium. A new car from Lotus is about as rare as hens teeth – despite Dany Bahar’s efforts to change that – and until Lotus get […]

New BMW X5 M & X6 M teased – LA debut likely (+video)

Photo 2015 BMW X5 M

The 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M – the most powerful versions of the latest X5 and X6 – are teased on video ahead of a likely debut at the L.A. Auto Show. It’s more than a year since the revised BMW X5 was revealed (with the latest X6 arriving this summer) and now it’s time […]

Honda Accord AXED – no replacement expected

Photo Honda Accord AXED - no replacement expected

The Honda Accord is to be axed in the UK and Europe by the end of 2014 with no replacement planned as Honda decide the traditional saloon is now unworkable. The Honda Accord seems to have been around forever as a competent, but rather unexciting, traditional saloon and estate appealing to a very traditional market […]

BMW i8 S with over 500bhp planned

Photo BMW i8S

A BMW i8 S with over 500bhp and more aggressive looks is planned as a new halo hybrid supercar as BMW hits its 100th anniversary in 2016. BMW hits its 100th anniversary in 2016, and it’s long been expected that there will be a new ‘halo’ car for the BMW range to celebrate. That now looks […]

McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme & interior revealed (+video)

Photo McLaren P1 GTR interior

Details of the P1 GTR Driver Programme for the new McLaren P1 GTR have been revealed, as has the first look at the GTR’s stripped-out interior. Back in August, at Pebble Beach, the McLaren P1 GTR was revealed as a lighter, more powerful track P1 as McLaren looked to mimic the owner benefits Ferrari offers its […]

Daimler sells its stake in Tesla – pockets £500 million

Photo Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes’ parent company Daimler has sold its remaining 4 per cent stake in Tesla Motors and pocketed £500m ($780m). B-Class co-operation continues. It’s more than five years since Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, took a 10 per cent stake in Tesla Motors as it sought a partnership that would yield EV dividends. But it’s […]

Jaguar Land Rover planning US production

photo Jaguar Land Rover planning US production

Jaguar Land Rover are planning to open production in the United States and are looking at sites in the southern States to build 200k cars a year. Ever since Jaguar Land Rover was grabbed by Tata in 2008, they’ve hardly put a foot wrong. With ever increasing sales (particularly for Land Rover and Range Rover), […]

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell EV – first UK deliveries

Photo Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell EV - first UK deliveries

The Hyundai ix35 FCEV – the hydrogen fuel cell EV ix35 – has now arrived with the first UK customers as the first production fuel cell car in the UK. It’s more than a year since Hyundai delivered the first ix35 FCEVs – that’s the hydrogen fuel cell electric version of the ix35 – to […]

Porsche 918 Spyder almost sold out

Photo Porsche 918 Spyder almost sold out

The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar – Porsche’s answer to the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari – has just a few months production left before it’s sold out. With 2013 the year of the hybrid hypercar, wealthy car lovers were spoilt for choice with three different choices for a supercar with a few green credentials mixed […]

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