August 31, 2014

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New Car Sales 2012: Big winners – and big losers

Photo of 2013 Ford Fiesta

Car sales in the UK hit a four year high in 2012 with over 2 million registrations. But which were the big winners and losers? Despite the Eurozone being on the verge of imploding – and the economic outlook on the gloomy side just about everywhere – 2012 has turned in to the best year […]

Nissan Qashqai 360 replaces Qashqai n-tec+ – costs from £19,945

Nissan Qashqai 360

Nissan is replacing the Qashqai n-tec+ with the Nissan Qashqai 360 Edition complete with more equipment including a 360 degree view camera. The Nissan Qashqai has been a huge success for Nissan, selling far more than anyone would have expected when Nissan decided to eschew saloons and hatches in favour of the Qashqai SUV / Crossover. In fact, the best-selling Qashqai – the […]

Renew your photo card driving licence!

Photo Card Driving Licence

Despite a fine of up to £1,000 for failing to do so, 2 million UK drivers are driving on expired photo card driving licences. Back in December, one of the Cars UK team had cause to hire a car – or at least try to – but was horrified to discover that his photo card driving […]

Peugeot 2008: Official

Peugeot 2008 Official

The crossover / SUV version of the new Peugeot 208 – the Peugeot 2008 – has been revealed officially by Peugeot ahead of a Geneva 2013 debut. Over the weekend, we had the first photos of the new Peugeot 2008 – the rufty-tufty, crossover come compact SUV version of the new 208 – ahead of an official reveal, but now […]

Hyundai & Kia get Google Maps integration – but not in UK

Hyundai & Kia get Google Maps

Hyundai and Kia are adding Google Maps functionality to their SatNav Systems in the US, but it’s not coming to the UK any time soon. In the US, Hyundai has a clever system called Blue Link (Kia has a similar system called UVO) that offers increased functionality for stuff like the SatNav, Remote Access, Location Sharing and Enhanced Recovery. […]

Toyota previews a Lexus that drives itself

Lexus that drives itself

Ahead of a debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we have video of an Autonomous Lexus – the Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle. Even avid petrolheads have to admit that there are times when they’d rather let the car do the work, especially in congested urban environments. Wouldn’t it be good to stick the […]

Peugeot 2008: First photos arrive

Photo Peugeot 2008

The first photos of the Peugeot 2008 – an SUV / Crossover version of the new 208 – have arrived ahead of an official reveal next week. With the world falling out of love with family cars and looking for something a little more rufty-tufty to take on the urban jungle, go shopping, ferry kids around and […]

Skoda reveals 2013 model offensive & extends new Skoda badge rollout

Skoda 2013 models graphic

Skoda has revealed it is to launch six new models during 2013 and is also busy extending the rollout of its new badges across the Skoda range. Skoda has laid out its stall for 2013 early on, with a graphic posted on their Facebook page revealing new model plans for 2013 – all six of them. First out […]

New Range Rover tows Airstream 684 to Africa – and back

Photo of new Range Rover and Airstream 648

Land Rover has hitched the 2013 Range Rover to the luxurious Airstream 648 and towed it to Africa and back – 3,676 miles in 11 days. We’ve had all the specs of the 2013 Range Rover, we’ve seen the reviews and marvelled at what is, by any definition, the ultimate luxury SUV money can buy. But nothing rams home […]

2013 Mercedes E-Class Coupe & Convertible Facelift revealed

2013 Mercedes E-Class Coupe & Convertible Facelift

Mercedes has revealed the facelift for the 2013 E Class Convertible and Coupe – adding to the Saloon and Estate updates we saw in December. Last month, ahead of a debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes revealed the tweaks they’ve made to the E-Class Saloon and Estate for 2013, which turned out to be a […]

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