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 […]
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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), […]
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 […]
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 […]
Audi has piloted an RS7 round the Hockenheim track without a driver – and at ‘race’ speeds – to demonstrate how far autonomous technology has progressed. Last week we reported that a driverless Audi RS7 was going to do a lap of Hockenheim – ahead of the DTM finale – to showcase Audi’s latest autonomous technology, […]
The Ford plant at Dagenham is getting a jobs boost with news that Ford is investing £190 million in its UK home plant to produce new clean diesel engines. There was a time when Ford’s plant at Dagenham was the Ford car production powerhouse in Europe, but those days are long gone and all the […]
The new Volvo XC90 SUV won’t start arriving on UK roads until summer 2015, and it looks like there are plans to offer a Polestar performance version. The new Volvo XC90 does seem to have blended the best of the ‘old’ XC90 with the best of modern technology in an SUV that looks as innovative as […]
The new Mercedes S-Class Maybach – effectively a replacement for the Maybach brand – will debut at the LA Auto Show in November as the ultimate S-Class. We’ve known for some time that the new Mercedes S-Class will spawn a number of variants, and that one of those will be an ultra-luxury, ultra-long (18 feet) […]
The Toyota GT86 is getting a new four model line-up for 2015 and a new entry-level spec and price. The new Toyota GT86 Primo costs from £22,995. Earlier this year, the price of the Subaru BRZ was dropped by £2,000 as Subaru tried to steal sales from the Toyota GT86, and now Toyota has responded […]
The first Land Rover Discovery Sport – Land Rover’s replacement for the Freelander 2 and the first of a new family of Discovery models – starts production. It’s only just over a month since the new Land Rover Discovery Sport was revealed ahead of its public debut at this month’s Paris Motor Show, and Land […]