August 2, 2014

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2015 Kia Sorento teased (video) – European debut at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Photo new Kia Sorento

The 2015 Kia Sorento is teased by Kia ahead of a debut in Korea in August and a European public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October. The 2015 Kia Sorento will be revealed in South Korea next month (August 2014) – and get its European debut at the Paris Motor Show in […]

New Jaguar XE will return up to 75mpg – lightweight aluminium accounts for 75% of structure

Photo new Jaguar XE's lightweight construction

The new Jaguar XE’s roll-out ahead of its debut on 8 September continues with details of the XE’s aluminium construction and 75mpg capability. The Jaguar XE will debut officially on 8 September, and Jaguar are busy rolling out details of what the XE will offer to keep interest and expectations high. Today’s instalment in the […]

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron price and specs – costs £34,950

Photo Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

The Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron plug-in hybrid goes on sale for £34,950 and comes with official economy of 176.6mpg. First deliveries Jan 2015. If governments are going to base car taxation on Co2 emissions, then car makers are going to build cars that ‘game’ the official tests. A perfect example of which is the new […]

Driving licence costs to be cut by almost a third

Photo cost of a driving licence

The Government is planning to cut the cost of first driving licences by up 32 per cent and renewal driving licences by up to 30 per cent. Actually the cost of applying foe a driving licence is a drop in the ocean compared with just about every other motoring cost, but the news that the […]

Hungarian Grand Prix (2014): RESULT

Hungarian Grand Prix (2014): RESULT

With Nico Rosberg on pole and Lewis Hamilton starting from the pits – and the promise of rain – the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix promised to be a cracker of a race. What a difference a year makes – in 2013 Lewis Hamilton was on pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix, but this year, after […]

First BMW i8 for US to be auctioned at Pebble Beach

Photo Frozen Grey BMW i8 for Pebble Beach

The first BMW i8 – BMW’s hybrid supercar – for the US market is to be auctioned off at Gooding and Co’s sale at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The other end of the scale from BMW’s i3 City Car is the BMW i8 Supercar and, despite its modest 1.5 litre range-extender engine for […]

Hungarian GP qualifying: Rosberg on pole for Mercedes – Hamilton out of qualifying after car fire

Photo Hungarian GP qualifying: Rosberg on pole for Mercedes

Nico Rosberg has taken pole position for tomorrow’s 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix in the Mercedes, but Hamilton failed to set a time after a car fire. Lewis Hamilton seems to have had most of the unreliability problems that have hit Mercedes this year, but a fire in his car before he even set a time […]

Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations buys world’s biggest British car collection

Photo Jaguar Land Rover buys James Hull collection

Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operation has bought James Hull’s collection of British cars – 543, thought to be the world’s biggest – for an undisclosed amount. News watchers and petrolheads may be aware that the world’s biggest collection of British cars has been up for grabs recently as its owner – cosmetic dental guru James […]

McLaren P1 GTR OFFICIALLY previewed – debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Photo McLaren P1 GTR

The track only take on the McLaren P1 – the McLaren P1 GTR – is previewed in a design sketch ahead of its official debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We learnt last month that McLaren had decided to produce a P1 for the track – a la the Ferrari FXX programme – […]

Aston Martin revives Lagonda with a ‘Super Saloon’

Photo Lagonda 'Super Saloon'

Aston Martin has revived the Lagonda badge and attached it to a new ‘Super Saloon’ which is being built in limited numbers for the Middle East market. Aston Martin has been threatening to revive the Lagonda badge for a new range of cars for a long time – the most public of which was the […]

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