• Euro NCAP Results Breakdown (Videos)

    Euro NCAP crash tests are used to rate cars in four areas: adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist, which scores items like seatbelt warnings and speed limiters. Test cars are given a score between zero and five, the latter representing top marks.… Continue reading »

  • Land Rover to be Future Sponsor of Rugby World Cup

    Land Rover has announced that it is to sponsor the Rugby World Cup during two upcoming seasons. The company will support two tournaments, the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011 and its equivalent in England in 2015. This extends Land Rover's established ties… Continue reading »

  • Jaguar XFR Stratstone Le Mans Limited Edition

    Stratstone Jaguar, a British luxury car dealership franchise, is selling 50 limited Jaguar XFR Stratstone Le Mans Limited Editions through its dealership network. This limited edition XFR is available in Polaris White and Midnight Black, with a 503bhp 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine under the… Continue reading »

  • Ginetta releases first details about the new G55

    Yesterday Ginetta unveiled the new G55, that will compete in the Michelin sponsored Ginetta GT Supercup together with the G50. New Ginetta G55 is powered by a 370bhp 3.7 litre Ford-sourced engine mated to a Hewland gearbox and fitted with cool air induction kit, up-rated… Continue reading »

  • Toyota's Winter Tyre Trial

    Some say winter tyres are big softies. This isn't entirely untrue, as winter tyres have a rubber compound formulated to maintain performance at low temperatures, so braking and active safety systems, like traction control, are not compromised. In some countries, Germany for example, they are… Continue reading »

  • Ford C-MAX Models Score Top Euro NCAP Rating

    The independent Euro NCAP has awarded Ford's all-new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models its maximum 5 star safety ratings. They are the first Ford passenger cars to have undergone Euro NCAP’s new crash tests. The two multi-activity vehicles went on UK sale this month. Now,… Continue reading »

  • McLaren's Money Progamme: MP4-12C Prices Released

    The first in a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive, the MP4-12C, will go on sale in the UK and Europe in Spring 2011. At unprecedented prices for a car with a carbon chassis, it will be the first to offer 600PS (591.8… Continue reading »

  • Winter of Discontent: Snow Driving Tips

    You don't have to go to the lengths taken by the owner of the Model T Ford above to drive in winter but it's worth taking the following tips from the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motoring). Peter Rodger, the IAM's Chief Examiner says, “Bad weather… Continue reading »

  • On Song: The New Lamborghini V12 Engine

    One look at the pictures shows that the engine triumphs in the form stakes. Complex castings are there in numbers, their intricate shapes highlighting their function. However, when it comes to engines, V12 or otherwise, function generally outstrips form and, when we look at the… Continue reading »

  • Electric Car Sales Lack Vital Spark

    UK sales of electric cars have yet to take off, according to various sources. The Guardian reports that sales of new electric cars dropped from 397 units in 2007 to a scanty 55 units in 2009. This is a fall eight times greater than the… Continue reading »

  • Mazda Fleet Sales into Edinburgh

    Eastern Western Motor Group, a family-owned concern based in Scotland, has opened Western Mazda, a new dealership just a mile from Princes Street in Edinburgh. Mazda has been increasing its focus on fleet sales, expanding its Business Development Programme, which was launched earlier this year,… Continue reading »

  • Porsche Panamera Diesel confirmed, available in the second half of 2011

    In an interview with Germany's Westfalen-Blatt, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller has confirmed the company will launch a diesel-powered Panamera in the second half of 2011. One of the key reasons behind this decision was the success of the Cayenne diesel that has been available since… Continue reading »

  • Hyundai-Kia outpace Toyota in European car sales

    Toyota is no longer the European car buyers favorite Asian automaker. Hyundai-Kia have surpassed the Japanese automaker, by selling 521,369 vehicles in the first 10 months of 2010. Toyota sales for the same period, including Lexus was 511,754 vehicles. “Hyundai and Kia have clearly benefited… Continue reading »

  • Trident-Tested Partners in Paris

    Dateline 17th November 2010 and two sexy brands are at play. At the Motor Village, Paris, the Fiat Group's brand point on the Champs Elysses, motor mogul Maserati and coutourier Paco Rabanne came together for an outstanding VIP evening. At the door, the brand new… Continue reading »

  • Ford's October 2010 sales storm ahead

    Ford's lead in the UK marketplace has been reinforced up to October 2010, according to figures from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). The company led car sales in October, with 16,344 new registrations, making a total registration count of 246,770 for the… Continue reading »