November 1, 2014


Jaguar XF CKD assembly starts in India

New Jaguar XF image

Jaguar Land Rover has started assembling the Jaguar XF at its plant in Pune, India, in a move to reduce XF retail prices in India. It’s over a year since we reported that Jaguar Land Rover were planning to assemble the Jaguar XF and Range Rover Evoque at their plant in Pune, India, in a move to reduce the […]

BMW i3 EV WILL get BMW motorcycle engine as range extender

BMW i3 EV image

BMW’s head of R&D, Herbert Diess, has confirmed the BMW i3 EV will come with the option of a range extender engine. Back in 2011, we asked if the BMW i3 – BMW’s stab at a luxury electric car for the city – would come with a BMW Motorad engine as a range extender to make […]

Skoda Yeti Laurin & Klement adds gloss to the Yeti

Skoda Yeti Laurin & Klement image

Skoda has revealed a range-topping Yeti SUV – the Yeti Laurin & Klement – with extra equipment over the Yeti Elegance. It might sounds like a firm of solicitors, but Laurin & Klement (Václav Laurin and Václav Klement) are the founders of what is now SKODA and Skoda use their names to badge their range-topping cars, hence […]

Bentley SUV – the Bentley Falcon – close to production decision

Bentley SUV image

The Bentley SUV – expected to be called the Bentley Falcon – is close to being officially signed-off for production. Despite reporting back in October that the Bentley SUV and Lamborghini Urus SUV were on hold as VW looked at their potential, it became clear soon after that, despite the hiatus to decide if a pair of […]

Land Rover backed Race2Recovery team finishes Dakar Rally

Race2Recovery Bowler Wildcat Dakar image

The Race2Recovery Rally team – a group of disabled servicemen backed by Land Rover – has become the first disabled team to finish the Dakar Rally. Land Rover may have backed the Race2Recovery team in the Dakar Rally, but the real triumph is that of the team’s members as they become the first disabled team to complete the gruelling […]

Holy Auction Prices! Batman’s Batmobile sells for $4.2 million

Original Batmobile image

The Batmobile from the 1960s Batman TV series, starring Adam West and Burt Ward, has sold for $4.2 million at auction. For those of us of a certain age, the Batmobile from the original Batman TV series of the 1960s is the only Batmobile, and probably the first time we saw a car being the star of […]

SEAT Altea Copa & Altea XL Copa Editions launched. Price from £16,425

2013 SEAT Altea Copa image

The SEAT Altea Copa and Altea XL Copa Editions have been launched by SEAT with more equipment for no more money. The SEAT Altea has been with us for a very long time and is not quite as enticing as it once was as a sporty take on a compact MPV – based on the SEAT Leon […]

Official: New Alfa Romeo Spider based on new Mazda MX-5

Alfa 2uettottanta Spider image

Following a MOU in May 2012, Alfa Romeo has confirmed they will be launching a new Alfa Spider in 2015 based on the next Mazda MX-5 Back in May 2012, Fiat and Mazda signed a memorandum of understanding to produce a new Alfa Romeo Spider built on the same platform as the next generation Mazda […]

Want your 2013 Mercedes E63 AMG to look like an E220? Now you can.

2013 Mercedes E63 AMG

Mercedes are to offer a Business Line Pack for the 2013 E63 AMG which tones down its extreme looks and makes it look more prosaic. Car makers work hard to make the performance and luxury versions of their cars stand out from the crowd of more prosaic models in their line-up by adding big exhausts, […]

Top Gear Series 19: Video trailer & 1st episode details

Top Gear Series 19 Video trailer

Series 19 of Top Gear returns to BBC 2 on 27th January, and we have a video trailer and details of the first episode. It’s been a bit odd without Top Gear on our screens (well, new Top Gear episodes), but normal service will resume on 27th January as series 19 of Top Gear returns to BBC2. […]

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