I’m so ancient now that I still think of diesel engines as slow, noisy, dirty and horrible to drive. Fit only for a taxi or an HGV. But car makers are getting better and better at producing economical, good performing diesel engines. Engines so good that they make a nonsense of the whole push towards […]
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Renault previewed the new Megane Estate at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and has today released more details on the new model, which joins the Hatchback, Coupe, the new Renault Scenic we reported on yesterday and the recently launched Grand Scenic models in the Megane range. We think this might be a bit of […]
In these uncertain economic times it’s difficult to know where to stick your money to keep it safe. Despite inevitable short term dips, property will always be one way to protect your investment long-term, but another is Classic Cars. Yes, we had a big crash in Classic Car prices in the nineties, but over the […]
The loss of the Air France Airbus over the Atlantic this week, and the discovery of wreckage confirming the loss of the flight, is a major air incident the likes of which we have not seen for many years. When a plane goes down it understandably makes headlines as the loss is so big in […]
Last year, at the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes unveiled the Mercedes ConceptFASCINATION which they called a Shooting Brake, and is in essence a 3 door E-Class Coupe Estate. And if rumours are to be believed, the car will make it in to production. Car makers are searching for every niche they can fill with their […]
The Renault Scenic has been a good seller for Renault and, hot on the heels of its big brother the Renault Grand Scenic, comes the detail for the new Renault Scenic that will arrive in UK showrooms in July. Renault are making big play of how cheap the new Scenic is, saying it costs over […]
Now that GM has gone bankrupt and its European operation Vauxhall / Opel has been taken over by Magna, we are starting to see how things will work dropping in to place. Probably the most significant thing so far is that Opel and Vauxhall will not be allowed to sell cars in the US, or […]
It may not sound many, certainly in terms of volume car manufacturers, but it is quite a milestone for Tesla to have just delivered its 500th Tesla Roadster to a customer in New York. It must be making Elon Musk smile. In truth, much as we’ve criticised the Tesla and its drawbacks, it is a […]
Who’s bought Hummer? Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company, apparently. Never heard of them! We’ve got used to quite a number of Chinese car companies lately. BYD have been in the news with their MOU with VW, and BYD has also hit the headlines with its new car battery technology for EVs and of course […]
In the drawn-out saga that is the New Jaguar XJ (we’ve had the new Jaguar XJ teaser video and the Jaguar XJ testing at the Nurburgring), Jaguar has released a video of the designer, Ian Callum, reflecting on the XJ. Which is a new twist on the ‘tease’ that is the order of the day […]