With GM deciding to withdraw Chevrolet from the UK market in 2015, Korean car maker SsangYong is making a pitch to turn them in to SsangYong dealers. GM’s decision to drop the Chevrolet brand from the UK and Europe in 2015 to focus on Opel and Vauxhall brands could leave standalone Chevrolet dealers with a […]
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Germany is planning to make a charge to use its Autobahn network for non-Germans to support the costs of upgrading and maintaining the infrastructure. It seems Germany is planning to charge to use the Autobahn network – just as France does – but it plans to levy the charge just on foreign visitors. The plan […]
Fiat are planning to spend €9 billion over three years to push upmarket and change the Fiat lineup by dropping the Punto. Fiat are having a very rocky ride as the Italian economy lurchges from one crisis to another. But Sergio Marchionne has a plan to put Fiat back on track. Spending of €9 billion […]
Lexus are teasing a new F-model for the Detroit Auto Show in January, which is almost certainly the Lexus RC-F Coupe, readied to take on the new BMW M4. With the Detroit Auto Show arriving as soon as we have Christmas and the New Year out of the way, the teases for new cars are […]
The SsangYong Korando is getting a bit of a facelift for 2014 with cosmetic tweaks for the exterior and interior. In showrooms this month. SsangYong have been on a bit of a mission to place the Korando as a perfect budget offering in the burgeoning Compact SUV market since it arrived in 2011. We’ve had the Korando […]
The four door Audi S3 saloon – revealed at the New York Auto Show in the Spring – has now gone on sale in the UK priced from £33,240. If you want a relatively compact pocket rocket, Audi has you covered with the S3. So far, we’ve had the regular S3 and S3 Sportback (and […]
McLaren has built a 12C Concept to showcase some of the individual options available from McLaren Special Operations (MSO). Unless you’ve ever been and bought a supercar (or a high-end luxury car) new, you may not realise that the regular options list is just the starting point for individual customisation. In fact everyone, from Ferrari […]
Tesla’s Chief Designer, Franz von Holzhausen, has declared the BMW i3 to a piece of IKEA furniture and lambasted the corporate face of Audi. We’ve long been of the opinion that electric cars, certainly with the current levels of battery technology, can never be a replacement for an ICE car. But we do have soft spot […]
The new Mercedes GLA – a compact SUV / Crossover based on the Mercedes A Class – has gone in to production this week at Mercedes’ Rastatt Plant. The new Mercedes GLA – Mercedes’ latest spin-off from the A Class – arrived at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as an urban SUV come Crossover, extending […]
General Motors has decided to concentrate its marketing focus on the more upmarket Vauxhall and Opel brands in Europe by dropping Chevrolet. GM has seemed to be fighting a battle with itself in the UK and Europe by marketing a broadly similar range of cars under the Vauxhall and Opel badges in the UK and […]