March 3, 2015

Volkswagen UK’s dealer showrooms get a revamp

Photo of a newly refurbished Volkswagen Dealers

Volkswagen is refurbishing its 210 UK dealer showrooms with waiting and refreshment areas, space for at least 10 cars, merchandise and accessories and Wi-Fi. It’s an interesting exercise to ponder on the future of main dealer showrooms as the world moves more and more towards an online buying experience. Are car showrooms a relic of the past or the perfect way, […]

Volvo drops plans to compete in the luxury F-Segment car market

Photo of blue Volvo concept You

Volvo boss Hakan Samuelsson has said Volvo no longer intends to develop a Volvo to compete in the F-Segment luxury market dominated by the Mercedes S Class. It did seem likely when Geely bought Volvo from Ford that they would develop a car at the top end to tempt Chinese buyers in to a Volvo version of the […]

VW Taigun Compact SUV heading for production

Image of front and rear of VW's Taigun compact SUV based on the Up!

The Volkswagen Taigun – a compact SUV based on the VW Up! – is heading for production after VW revealed a concept in 2012, and could be heading for the UK. South America has long had a love affair with little SUVs as the perfect way to negotiate their urban landscapes (there was a Ford EcoSport in […]

Alfa Romeo MiTo Live launches

Photo of Red Alfa Romeo MiTo Live driving on road

Alfa Romeo has launched a limited edition MiTo – the MiTo Live – with a Pioneer App radio and Marmalade ‘Black Box’ Insurance aimed at new drivers. The Alfa Romeo Mito Live is a limited edition Mito designed by Alfa to appeal to new drivers looking for an affordable way to get in to a new car. […]

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series and SLS AMG GT get UK price

Photo Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series

Mercedes has revealed the UK prices for the SLS AMG GT and SLS Black Series. SLS AMG GT costs from £165,030 and the Black Series from £229,985 Mercedes is revamping their SLS supercar range, which means the arrival of two new models in the UK – the SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG Black Series […]

Volkswagen iBeetle takes iPhone integration to another level

Photo VW iBeetle

Volkswagen has delivered the VW iBeetle with a serious level of integration with the Apple iPhone at the Shanghai Motor Show, previewing further Smartphone integration. When we’re all walking round with Smartphones that possess the sort of computing power only a major desktop could offer just a few years ago, it makes sense for car makers to […]

Nissan Friend-ME – looks better than it sounds: Shanghia Motor Show

Photo Nissan Friend-ME Concept

The Nissan Friend-ME Concept is a car designed by Nissan on existing underpinnings aimed at the potentially huge ‘Balínghòu’ market of car buyers in China. There’s no denying the market for cars in China is huge, and there’s also no denying car makers are falling over themselves to do whatever it takes to get a piece of the action. […]

Bahrain Grand Prix (2013) RESULT

Sebastian Vettel red Bull Bahrain 2013 Photo

Nico Rosberg is on pole for Mercedes, but can he fend off the challenge of Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull and Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari for the win? Nico Rosberg put in a cracking lap in qualifying for the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix to take pole position, but the Mercedes did look like it might […]

Ford Escort returns – for China: Shanghai Motor Show

Photo Ford Escort Concept China

Ford has revealed a new Escort Concept for the Chinese market at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show as a new compact saloon for the local market. It’s more than thirty years since Ford built an Escort saloon (well, unless you count the Ford Orion of the 1980s, which was an Escort with a boot grafted […]

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rosberg takes pole for Mercedes

Photo of Rosberg qualifying in pole for 2013 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

Nici Rosberg has taken pole position for tomorrow’s 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull’s Vettel and Ferrari’s Alonso. So much for the 2013 Mercedes being uncompetitive. Nico Rosberg put in a strong performance in Bahrain in qualifying for tomorrow’s F1 race, beating Sebastian Vettel in to second place and Fernando Alonso in to third. But […]

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