Audi Publishes Pictures Of The New A4. “The new Audi A4 has a groundbreaking innovation for the petrol engines using an absolutely new combustion method that makes it especially efficient” Audi’s new generation A4 looks remarkably like the old one, although the designers have managed to flatten out the remaining few quirks which made the […]
Mazda CX-3 AWD Sport Nav Diesel. For – looks good, oozes quality, drives well. Against – ...
Citroen C4 Cactus – hatchback with a difference. For – cute, some practical pluses. Against – ...
Honda Civic Type R – Hot Hatch “As an example of cutting edge engineering, the Type ...
Peugeot 308 GT Line BlueHDi 120. Outrageously Inflated Fuel Economy Claim. For – well made, great ...
Mazda CX-3 AWD Sport Nav Diesel. For – looks good, oozes quality, drives well. Against – is that enough to differentiate it? **** £23,395 NEWCASTLE – Mazda is joining the small SUV stampede and its CX-3 will be a formidable candidate in this popular sector. It’s main selling points are its sexy looks, outstanding build […]
Expect Big Upheaval From Autonomous Cars, But Not Just Yet. “The transition to autonomous vehicles will take place in several steps. They are not expected to be part of everyday life before 2035” BIRMINGHAM, England – Auto manufacturers are getting into a panic as they seek to fight off competition from autonomous cars or new […]
Citroen C4 Cactus – hatchback with a difference. For – cute, some practical pluses. Against – too many annoying lapses, expensive. ** £18,870 Citroen says there has never been a car quite like its C4 Cactus and it might have a point. Not many cars attract the attention of passers-by like the Cactus, with its […]
Smart Stops Haemorrhaging Red Ink At Last. “We are not planning an SUV, but never say never” Mercedes’ Smart subsidiary has stopped losing money, although it won’t say by how much it is making. This is good news for parent company Daimler shareholders because Smart came top of a champion life-time money losers survey last […]
GM Europe’s Opel-Vauxhall Unveils Crucial Astra. Needs To Succeed To Achieve Profit Target. General Motors Europe’s Opel-Vauxhall published the first pictures of its important Astra sedan, which competes in the most competitive European sector led by Volkswagen’s Golf and the Ford Focus. The Astra needs to succeed if Opel-Vauxhall is to return to profit as […]
Marchionne Speed Dating Spurs Frenzied Takeover Speculation. “It would be a big, big mistake for General Motors to expose itself to such a damaged player” Sergio Marchionne’s determination to do a deal, any deal, to ensure the future of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was becoming borderline farcical as reports of possible deals included FCA bidding […]
VW Profit Will Dip In 2015, But Rally Next Year. “The bull case on VW is persuasive – MQB should hit stride in 2016” Volkswagen’s current profit performance and trouble at the helm might be cause for concern, but investors and experts expect a turnaround soon, fired by new products and cost cutting. According to […]
BMW Unveils New Lightweight, High-tech 7 Series Flagship. Mercedes S-Class Domination Won’t Be Threatened Though. BMW unveiled its new flagship 7 Series luxury limousine, pointing with pride at its cutting edge technology but probably crossing its fingers that the Chinese market holds up. The new 7 Series has some tough competition in a sector that […]
Aston Martin Hedging Its Bets Over Alabama Plant Decision. “We will make the decision in the third quarter. Alabama is a candidate, but other states have expressed interest” Aston Martin is close to deciding to build a plant in Alabama, but is still hedging its bets before making the final decision. Aston Martin had said […]
Volvo Has The Flexibility To Meet Possible Diesel Problems. Environment, Responsibility Will Be Key Points In Premium Market. Volvo believes that if political pressure makes the demand for diesel engines slide, it will be able to make up the shortfall with petrol engines and plug-in hybrids. About 90 per cent of Volvo cars in Europe […]
VW Switches To Petrol For Big Economy, As Diesels Questioned. “Diesel share has already peaked and will decrease due to various issues like increased cost of after treatment systems” AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – You might think that producing an unprecedented amount of power from a tiny gasoline engine would be incompatible with the need to maximize […]
Honda Civic Type R – Hot Hatch “As an example of cutting edge engineering, the Type R is hugely impressive. As candidate for your garage, it seems ridiculously OTT” “The styling and performance reek of a 14-year old’s bedroom posters, yet the prices are hefty and insurance premiums must be sky high, suggesting that only […]