July 23, 2014


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New BMW X4 price and specs for the UK – costs from £36,590

Photo new BMW X4 UK

The new BMW X4 – the coupe version of the X3 – is now on sale in the UK from £36,590 for the BMW X4 xDrive20d SE. Choice of 3 diesel engines. The new BMW X4 – BMW’s baby X6 and a ‘coupe’ version of the very able X3 – arrived at the Geneva Motor […]

Ford Fiesta is the UK’s best-selling car of all time

Photo Ford Fiesta - 1976-2014

The Ford Fiesta has become the best selling car in the UK ever as total sales in the Fiesta’s 37 years now eclipses total sales of the Ford Escort at 4,115,000. It’s fourteen years since the Ford Escort ended its 32 year run in Ford’s UK showrooms and, in the process, became the most popular […]

Jaguar D-Type 60th Anniversary race at Goodwood Revival

Photo Jaguar D-Type Goodwood Revival

Up to 30 Jaguar D-Types will take to the track at the Goodwood Revival in September in the Lavant Cup to celebrate the D-Type’s 60th anniversary. The Jaguar E-Type os perhaps the most loved classic Jaguar, but the D-Type is the most iconic. This year is the 60th anniversary of the D-Type, so the Goodwood […]

New 2015 Volvo XC90 impressive safety tech revealed

Photo Volvo XC90 gets Auto Brake Function at Intersection

The new 2015 Volvo XC90 will get the most technologically sophisticated and comprehensive range of safety equipment available when it launches. Volvo are on a mission to prevent any deaths in their cars by 2020, and the new Volvo XC90 – due to be revealed shortly – looks set to push Volvo closer to that […]

Audi dropping Multitronic CVT gearbox

Photo Audi Multitronic CVT gearbox

Audi has decided that the time has come to finally give up the Multitronic Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT) and replace it with a seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box. Audi make some great cars, but a number of them are spoiled by the woeful CVT gearbox. The theory is that as the CVT ‘box, which varies transmission ratios […]

Lexus sales rising strongly in Europe – up 33 per cent in Western Europe

Photo 2014 Lexus IS

It looks like Lexus is appealing to European buyers more and more, with sales across Europe up by an impressive 25 per cent in the first six months of 2014. There’s lots to like about the Lexus range (even if we would like to see proper gearboxes proliferate), and it seems buyers across Europe are […]

Jaguar F-Type Coupe by SVO for Tour de France – JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations creates F-Type support car for Sky Team

Photo Jaguar F-Type Coupe by SVO for Tour de France

Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Operations Division has created a Jaguar F-Type support car for the final stages of Jaguar’s Team Sky Tour de France. We’ve already had two new cars from JLR’s new Special Operations division in the guise of the new Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar F-Type Project 7, and now we […]

75% of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer buyers will be new to BMW

Photo BMW 2 Series active Tourer

BMW has revealed that they expect three out of every four buyers of the new, FWD, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will be new to the brand. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – BMW’s front wheel drive small family mover – went on sale in the UK in May and looks set to […]

German Grand Prix (2014): RESULT

Photo German Grand Prix (2014): RESULT

Nico Rosberg is on pole for Mercedes’ home Grand Prix at Hockenheim, but Lewis Hamilton is starting from the back in his car. Is a one-two possible? The plan by Mercedes to get a one-two on the grid at the German Grand Prix went awry when Hamilton crashed out in qualifying, but Nico Rosberg starts […]

China to boost electric cars with 30% Government EV fleet

Photo BYD E6 EV

The Chinese government has ordered its officials to boost the take-up of electric cars for official uses with a  requirement for 30% EVs by 2017. The UK government has just announced its commitment to use electric cars for its own vehicles in an effort to boost the take-up of EVs, but China is going even […]

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