July 30, 2014

Car Buying Trends

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Check out the UK car buying trends over the last decade including favourite make, model and colour. We have also compared fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. Since the move to twice-yearly plate changes in 1999, only March 2004 has seen more new car registrations than March 2014. As cars become more fuel efficient and CO2 emissions reduce, the … [Read more...]

Volvo’s New Drive-E Powertrain to be launched across Range

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Volvo has been working on a new range of engines which offer the perfect blend of economy and performance for quite some time, and they claim to have now achieved this. The Swedish car manufacturer’s latest waves of engines are called Drive-E, and they will be available across the entire Volvo line-up from May 2014. The first car to get the new … [Read more...]

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor | Successful across the world

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Ford sales in Europe may not set any records but due to economic crisis. In the U.S. however they get better and better. According to Mitula plenty of people select it for its off-road performance. The model which has accomplished such feats is the F-150 SVT Raptor. This off-road-ready Ford vehicle has set a record in sales in 8 of the last 10 … [Read more...]

What to Expect From Honda’s Latest Supercar: The NSX

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Audiences caught a first glimpse of the NSX concept car at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, where little was revealed. But it was the car’s appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 - the last time the NSX will appear as a concept car - that truly whetted the appetites of supercar fans worldwide. Design From a design perspective, … [Read more...]

Believe it or not Subaru drivers are the safest on the road

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The Subaru is shaking off its image as a ‘boy racer’ classic. According to analysis by MoneySupermarket, drivers of the Japanese brand are the least likely to make a claim for an ‘at fault’ accident on their car insurance.1 The UK’s number one comparison site analysed over 13 million car insurance quotes run on the site over 12 months, and of … [Read more...]

Sponsored Video – Tour de France, Skoda the team behind the team

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Czech car manufacturer, Skoda will once again be the official sponsor and auto partner of the world’s most famous bike race, the Tour de France. This time it is extra special as this will be the 10th time Skoda have sponsored the race, which is also celebrating its 100th anniversary. There is also a bicycle connection with the famous Czech car … [Read more...]

Porsche set to go fully hybrid with new technology

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Porsche have revealed that all future models will be available with hybrid-electric drive, including the 911. The company’s representative, Daniel Semmer, announced at the Panamera Hybrid technology workshop that a new hybrid module had been designed by Porsche and will be able to fit into all models. The new unit combines an electric motor and … [Read more...]

Jaguar’s SUV makes another step towards production

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An article from Tankkaart.be Jaguar’s plans for its much anticipated SUV project look to have taken a step forward, with the British car manufacturer registering the trademarks ‘Q-type’ and ‘XQ’ with the EU - labels which are fitting with its current naming policy. With the success of the critically acclaimed F-type, Jaguar is now looking to … [Read more...]

Renault add a dash of Formula 1 to the Twizy

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An article from MFfuelcards.co.uk. A bit of Formula 1 is coming to Renault’s line-up, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect. The Twizy electric city car has been garnished with technology from the highest echelon of motorsport to create the French firm’s joint-fastest road car. Labelled the Twizy Renaultsport F1, the concept car makes use of … [Read more...]

The most hotly anticipated cars of 2013

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At the turn of the year, it's traditional for experts to roll out list after list that look back on the preceding 12 months and what it brought us. This happens in almost every industry, from music and gaming, to sport and films. However, in the motoring industry, it appears far more common to find features that look ahead to what awaits us in … [Read more...]

How do we put More Electric Vehicles on the Road?

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Electric cars will be the future of motoring. With our society becoming more and more environmentally conscious, we need to get more of these vehicles on our roads. But in order to do that, we need electric cars to become more practical, efficient, and cost-effective. So what factors are prohibiting electric vehicles from penetrating the … [Read more...]

New “car” aimed at teenagers hits the road

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It looks like any other supermini. But this is no ordinary car - in fact, it’s not technically even a car. The Aixam Coupe S is classed as a light quadricycle, dubbed carpeds, which means it can be driven by 16-year-olds holding a moped licence. To qualify as a quadricycle, vehicles must weigh less than 350kg and have a power output not … [Read more...]

The 2013 Aston Martin DB9

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In the process of ridding itself of the Virage, Aston Martin have updated its old faithful the DB9 and borrowed a few styling cues from its now defunct brother along the way. The DB9 is about to enter its tenth year of production and Aston have decided that as part of their refreshed line-up for 2013, the model should be given a similarly new … [Read more...]

Revealed: The Jaguar F-type

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The new Jaguar F-type has been revealed ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut at the end of September, following a leak on a US website featuring three examples of the car. Coined as the long-awaited successor to the legendary and iconic E-type, the F-type is Jag’s attempt to offer customers a sports coupe below that of its flagship XK models. The … [Read more...]

Ford EcoSport Launch

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I don't quite get Ford's latest bonkers styling, but they have recently revealed that the all-new EcoSport, their latest sports utility vehicle, as they have called it, will go on sale in Europe within the next 18 months as Ford expands its line-up in the growing European SUV market. EcoSport is based on Ford’s global B-segment platform and … [Read more...]

Second wind: Gordon Murray back to make his mark once more

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Every so often there is someone who comes along and changes everything, but rarely does the same person come back and turn the world around again. Gordon Murray is one of those people and is about to offer the motoring world something more than revolutionary. The 65-year-old South African first plied his design genius in the extravagant sport of … [Read more...]

Sponsored video: Free range Chevrolet Volt

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Despite what many climate change deniers may want to believe the growing desirability of the electric car is not going to dissipate any time soon. The main objection against electric vehicles seems to be “range anxiety” (the compelling fear that a vehicle has insufficient charge to reach its intended destination thus leaving the vehicle's occupants … [Read more...]

New Citroën DS5 officially on sale in UK today

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Citroën's distinctive New DS5 officially goes on sale today. New DS5 combines bold, modern styling with a luxurious aviation-inspired interior featuring a cockpit roof and pilot-style cabin. Compact and agile, spacious and versatile, DS5 has five doors, five full-size seats and up to 465-litres of boot space. Créative Technologie includes keyless … [Read more...]

New Passat Alltrack available 28th May

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With its raised ride height, 4MOTION four-wheel drive and rugged body enhancements, the new Passat Alltrack has everything you need to venture off the beaten track; but customers need venture no further than their local Volkswagen Retailer to order one, ahead of the first cars arriving in showrooms in the UK on 28 May. Based on the popular and … [Read more...]

The demise of the Family Saloon

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The trends in car buying have changed considerably over the last 30 years as people’s needs and wants alter. During the 80s, there was a high demand for family saloons, but now larger Ford cars like the Mondeo have decreased considerably in popularity. People are opting for smaller models or more specialist vehicles which have enhanced features … [Read more...]

Move aside Renault there’s a new kid in town

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The Chinese are coming! Well they’re dipping their toes in the car retailing water anyway. With most large car makers and dealer groups looking to exploit the economic spurt happening over in China it’s somewhat ironic that jauntily named Chinese car maker Geely will be coming to a showroom near you come the end of the year. Its ambitious … [Read more...]

First pictures of new Kia Ray city car

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Kia Motors has released the first official images of its all-new Ray (not short for Raymond as far as we are aware) compact vehicle, which will be sold exclusively in the Korean home market. The Ray city car will provide consumers with economical motoring and a spacious and highly versatile interior, while standing out from the crowd thanks to … [Read more...]

Hundai Veloster awarded maximum 5 star NCAP rating

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The Hyundai Veloster has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. The results of the extensive test process include class-best scores for the 1+2 door sports coupe. The Veloster attained a rating of 96% in the ‘adult occupant’ category, registering maximum points in the side … [Read more...]

The Jaguar C-X75 inspirations and icons

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To celebrate the birth of the new Jaguar C-X75 Alfred Dunhill have filmed a short movie that links its inception to the legendary 1960’s icon - the Jaguar XJ13. Produced to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar, the C-X75, is an example of state of the art thinking and engineering. It is propelled by a combination of four electric generators, two jet … [Read more...]

The new Bentley Continental GTC

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The second generation of Bentley’s iconic Continental GTC convertible will debut at next month’s International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt. Taking cues from its GT coupe sibling launched last year, the new Continental GTC builds on the highly successful foundation of the previous cabriolet, which premiered in 2006. Bentley’s design … [Read more...]