July 28, 2014

VW Polo R WRC Street Limited Edition – but not for the UK

Photo of VW Polo R WRC Street

Volkswagen has revealed a production version of its Polo WRC car – the VW Polo R WRC Street – as a limited run, but not for the UK. The Worthersee Tour is often a showcase for future VW Group models – as well as a showcase for extremes of what VW cars can be – and this year’s Worthersee Tour saw what we […]

Jaguar XJ Review (2013 MY): 3.0 litre Diesel Portfolio

Exterior photo of 2013 Jaguar XJ

We’ve got the 2013 MY Jaguar XJ in Portfolio trim with the 3.0 litre diesel engine and the new eight-speed gearbox and stop-start in for review and road test. The ‘new’ shape Jaguar XJ – the one that didn’t look like a Jaguar should when it first appeared – has been with us for three years (well, since summer […]

Fiat Panda Monster Truck to star in new Fiat TV commercial (video)

Photo of Fiat Panda Monster Truck

Fiat has turned the Fiat Panda 4×4 in to a monster SUV with 60 inch wheels to star in a new Fiat TV commercial arriving in 2013. We’re used to seeing big American SUVs get monster tyres to turn them in to car-crushing monster SUVs. But turning the comparative;y diminutive Fiat Panda 4×4 in to […]

Suzuki Grand Vitara facelift arrives for 2013. The Grand Vitara’s last hurrah?

Photo of 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The Suzuki Grand Vitara has had a mild nip and tuck to give it a bit of a facelift for 2013. On sale from December and priced from £15,595. The Suzuki Grand Vitara was a pioneer of the more compact SUV that has now replaced the family car for many, but it got left behind a while ago as […]

Nissan Juke Nismo: Price from £19,995

Photo of Nissan Juke Nismo

Nissan has announced that their sport take on the Juke – the Nissan Juke Nismo – will cost from £19,995 and is the first of a new Nismo range. Nissan revealed the first of its new Nismo range of sport takes on production models – the Juke Nismo – at the Paris Motor Show in September (although it did run […]

Hyundai: Changing lives through football (video)

Photo of Hyundai handing over €50k to streetfootballworld

Hyundai, with Team Hyundai Ambassador Daniel Sturridge, are supporting the young unemployed through the streetfootballworld programme in the UK. We know that Hyundai has made great strides in transforming the public’s perception of the Hyundai brand, and that’s down to great product and great PR. But good companies aim to put something back in to societies they profit […]

Investindustrial take 37.5 per cent stake in Aston Martin

Photo of Aston Martin Badge

InvestIndustrial – former owners of Ducati – have taken a 37.5 per cent stake in Aston Martin for £150 million. We’ve been proclaiming for more than a year that Aston Martin needs new investment, and AML finally confirmed as much a few weeks ago. And just yesterday we revealed a deal for Aston Martin was […]

Hyundai i30 hits a million

Photo of 20912 Hyundai i30

Hyundai has revealed it has now built more than a million i30s with European sales accounting for 500,000 of those sales. The new Hyundai i30 is a very good family car, as we discovered when we recently reviewed the latest i30. So it’s no big surprise it’s turning in to a big seller for Hyundai, and is Hyundai’s bests-selling car […]

New Range Rover (2013) wins Top Gear Luxury Car of the Year

Photo of New Range Rover off road

The 2013 Range Rover – Land Rover’s new Flagship SUV – has won its first major award as Top Gear Luxury car of the year. The new Range Rover may not be hitting showrooms until 2013, but it’s already grabbed what Land Rover are calling its ‘First Major Award’ – the Top Gear Luxury Car of […]

Aston Martin Sale: InvestIndustrial (& AMG) look to have won

Photo of new Aston Martin Vanquish

It looks like the sale of a chunk of Aston Martin is going to InvestIndustrial, promising Mercedes AMG technology for AML. Just last week, Aston Martin finally confirmed the the Kuwait Investment Dar was looking to off-load a chunk of its shareholding in AML. And now it looks like a deal is done. The Times of […]

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