It wasn’t too difficult to make the choice between Ken and Boris in the last London Mayor elections. Ken had done much that got under the skin of the average Londoner, and it was time for a change. But, however affable Boris is, it always seemed likely he could easily cock everything up. But he […]
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BMW has announced that it is going to use its M1 Hommage (or Homage, if you’re not German) as the centre piece of it’s stand at the Melbourne Motor Show in February. The BMW M1 Hommage was created last year to celebrate 30 years from the M1 road car creation in 1978, and was developed […]
As car makers get more desperate to make sales, they are coming up with more and more to tempt the wary. Free financing, extended warranties and servicing and, in a couple of extreme examples, 2 for 1 offers. But Hyundai has come up with another offer to tempt the reluctant. As well as the big […]
Cars UK [rating:5.0] Car makers who produce mass-market cars dream of having a ‘halo’ car, a car which showcases the extreme abilities of the maker and gets accepted as a supercar in its own right. It’s a hard thing to pull off, and usually ends up as a great car, but with little or no […]
As we’ve reported in the last few weeks, Ford has been trying its best to offload Volvo, the last of its ‘Prestige’ Euro marques. The Chinese looked to be the best bet, but it seems that that is going nowhere at the moment (the Chinese are probably waiting for Ford to get in to an […]
I suppose it was inevitable that Lotus would not settle for simply supplying Tesla with the chassis for their electric car, and would look to jump on the bandwagon of electric cars (EV). Lotus CEO, Michael Kimberly, has told the Financial Times that Lotus is planning an electric car “sooner rather than later”, and went […]
Cars UK [rating:3.0] Hyundai has really made an impact in the UK Car market in recent years, despite its offerings until recently not really being up to European standards (with the exception of the Hyundai Coupe). But things are changing, and Hyundai has taken the bold step of having its Getz replacement, the i20, designed […]
And there was us thinking those pretty LEDs at the front end of recent Audis (and others) where just a bit of bling. It transpires that the new V10 version of the Audi R8 is to be the first car in the world to be fitted with LED headlights. So what, you may say? An […]
You’d have thought that every barn in the world had been scoured for lost classic cars by now. But it would seem not. An extremely rare Bugatti Type 57S Atalante has been found in a barn in the North East, property of a late Dr Harold Carr. The nieces and nephews of the late doctor […]
As my Dad was fond of saying, you don’t get ought for nowt, but it’s starting to be a close run thing with the Daihatsu Terios. The Daihatus Terios is an odd little car/suv, but it does have real appeal. Sure, it looks like it’s been on a boil-wash and come at at 2/3rds the […]