December 18, 2014

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Hyundai & Kia responsible for big positive impact on European economy

Hyundai & Kia Logos

A report by economics consultants London Economics reveals the big positive impact Hyundai and Kia are having on the European economy. We already know that both Hyundai and Kia are looking at 2013 more as an exercise in building their ‘Brand’, rather than simply selling more and more credible cars. ‘Brand’ is often as much about perceptions […]

Range Rover Evoque gets 9-Speed auto ‘box

Range Rover Evoque gets 9-Speed image

Land Rover are to fit a new 9-speed automatic gearbox from ZF to the 2014 Range Rover Evoque. Will show at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. There are some of us old enough to remember cars that had three-speed ‘boxes, and it only seems five minutes since five-speed manual ‘boxes became the norm. But now […]

Pagani Huayra Top Gear Lap Record: Did Pagani cheat?

Pagani Huyra ste Top Gear Lap Record photo

The opening episode of the new  series of Top Gear saw the new Pagani Huayra set a stunning Top Gear Track Lap record of 1:13.8. But was it fixed? No one takes Top Gear entirely seriously when it comes to car testing; after all, Top Gear is an entertainment show based on cars, not a car show that’s a bit […]

New Ford Kuga: Titanium and Titanium X make up 87% of sales

New Ford Kuga Titanium

The new Ford Kuga is now hitting UK showrooms, and Ford has revealed that 87% of buyers are opting for the range-topping Titanium and Titanium X models. The new 2013 Ford Kuga finally went in to production in December and is now starting to arrive in Ford’s UK showrooms, and already Ford has orders for […]

Hyundai ix35 FCEV production starts – & previews the ix35 facelift?

Photo of first Hyundai ix35 FCEV production car

Hyundai has started production of the ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle which perhaps previews the facelift for the ix35. We revealed last year that Hyundai were pushing ahead with their hydrogen fuel cell cars (and eschewing battery EVs in the process) with plans to start rolling the Hyundai ix35 FCEV off the production line by […]

McLaren P1 – 0-124mph in under 7 seconds & just 375 P1s being built

McLaren P1 first production car image

The new McLaren P1 – to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show – will hit 124mph in under 7 seconds. Just 375 being built. The drip of information on the new McLaren P1 supercar continues ahead of its reveal next week at Geneva with news on its performance, price and how many are […]

Rolls Roye Wraith – final tease ahead of Geneva debut

Rolls Royce Wraith tease image

Rolls Royce has revealed the final tease photo of the new Wraith – the RR Ghost Coupe – ahead of its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It’s not every day, or even every year, that Rolls Royce produces a new model, so they’ve been making the most of the forthcoming debut of the […]

Nissan GT-R Nismo confirmed as Nissan opens new Nismo HQ

2013 Nissan GT-R image

Nissan has opened a new Nismo HQ in Yokohama and confirmed that there will be a Nissan GT-R Nismo flagship performance car built. We learnt late in 2011 that Nissan are planning to produce a whole rang of Nismo performance models across their range as they seek to add a bit of glamour and sportiness […]

Alfa Romeo 4C: Interior revealed & 236bhp on offer

Alfa Romeo 4C Interior picture

Alfa Romeo has revealed the interior of the Alfa 4C ahead of its debut at Geneva 2013 and confirmed 236bhp from its 1750cc engine. Alfa Romeo finally got round to revealing the new Alfa 4C a week or so ago, ahead of its public debut in Geneva, but there were a few crucial details left uncovered  But now, […]

Alfa Romeo Gloria points to new Alfa Giulia

Alfa Romeo Gloria Photo

The beautiful Alfa Romeo Gloria Concept looks like it’s a stylised preview of the next Alfa Giulia due in 2015. Debuts at Geneva 2013. Last week we got the first look at the Alfa Romeo Gloria, a design concept of an Alfa we thought was going to be just that – another glorious Alfa Concept – to […]

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