October 24, 2014

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Ford boosts Dagenham with clean diesel engine investment

Photo Ford engine production Dagenham

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 […]

New Volvo XC90 POLESTAR planned

Photo new Volvo XC90 Polestar planned

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 […]

Mercedes S-Class Maybach confirmed for LA – Maybach to be a Mercedes sub-brand like AMG

Photo Mercedes S-Class Maybach

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) […]

Want a cheap Toyota GT86? Toyota DROP prices.

Photo 2015 Toyota GT86

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 […]

First Land Rover Discovery Sport rolls off the production line – and gets given to Virgin Galactic

Photo first Land Rover Discovery Sport Production

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 […]

New Mercedes S-Class sells 100,000 in first year

Photo new Mercedes S-Class sales

The new Mercedes S-Class has been delivered to 100,000 customers in its first year of production, making it the most successful S-Class to date. It was May 2013 when the new Mercedes S-Class was revealed, June when order books opened and production started. And by December Mercedes was having to increase S-Class production to cope with […]

Jaguar F-Type AWD heading for LA debut

Photo Jaguar F-Type AWD

A four-wheel-drive version of the Jaguar F-Type is heading for a debut at the L.A. Auto Show in November as Jaguar looks to extend the F-Type’s appeal. The Jaguar F-Type Roadster has been with us for a couple of years now, and last year saw the arrival of the more focused F-Type Coupe – and the more […]

New Volvo Coupes & Convertibles coming – but not for a couple of years

Photo Volvo Concept Coupe

Volvo are planning to introduce new coupe and convertible models based on their new Scalable Product Architecture, but not until the current range has been renewed. The first look the world had at the sort of cars that Volvo could build off its new Scalable Product Architecture underpinnings was the glorious Volvo Concept Coupe. The Volvo […]

Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations launches Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience

Photo Jaguar E-Type Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience

Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations is launching the  Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience offering the chance to drive some of Jaguar’s greatest all-time cars. Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations is bringing the chance to drive some of Jaguar’s most iconic historic cars – and its newest too – in a new driving day scheme – the  Jaguar Heritage […]

Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC wins MPG Marathon

Photo Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC MPG Marathon

 The Honda Civic Tourer  with Honda’s latest 1.6 i-DTEC ‘Earth Dreams’ engine has managed to do 97.2mpg in this year’s MPG Marathon event. Last year Honda took the CR-V 1.6i-DTEC out MPG Marathon playing, and managed to return an impressive 78mpg in a car the official figures say should do 63mpg, disproving (to a point) that cars just […]

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