September 25, 2017

NEW LEXUS IS REVEALED

By: Chris Walsh Twitter @cwalsh_uk The first official pictures of the all-new Lexus IS have been released and they reveal, what can only be described as, a fairly robust new design. Presumably, a slight reaction to the commonly accepted notion that the old Lexus IS may have been a little bit … [Read more...]

WINTER’S NOT OVER YET

In the UK we can expect some bad weather during the later winter months and quite often there is more snow in February than during other winter months. In the past five decades the UK has experienced temperatures consistently below 7°C at which level summer tyres do not perform efficiently in terms … [Read more...]

AMP IT UP: STYLING PACKAGE HEIGHTENS VISUAL APPEAL OF THE TT COUPÉ AND ROADSTER BLACK EDITION MODELS

Audi has unveiled details of its new Amplified Black specification, which is now available as an optional extra for all TT Coupé and Roadster Black Edition models, combining extra sporting looks with a choice of four metallic or pearl effect colours: Glacier White, Misano Red, Daytona Grey or Samoa … [Read more...]

FORD CLAIMS DOUBLE SUCCESS IN THE 2013 BUSINESSCAR AWARDS

Ford has claimed double success in the 2013 BusinessCar Awards,  with Focus winning Car of the Year in its sector and S-MAX taking the MPV honours. The new Ford B-MAX was runner-up in the overall Car of the Year category. It is the seventh award in as many years for the Ford S-MAX, as … [Read more...]

FOOTBALL STAR SEES RED OVER CAR THEFT

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes had his prized 4X4 stolen from his driveway yesterday as he defrosted the windscreen. The thieves pounced after the Old Trafford legend left the engine running on his Chevrolet Captiva Estate to melt the ice while he went back indoors*. Known as … [Read more...]

HONDA LANEWATCH™ BLIND SPOT DISPLAY WINS AWARD FROM GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Honda's LaneWatch™ blind spot display has won a Good Housekeeping 2013 "Very Innovative Products" (VIP) Award, the only automotive product to earn this distinction for 2013 and one of only nine innovative new product winners overall. Debuting on the new 2013 Accord, the innovative Lane-Watch … [Read more...]

KIA PRO_CEE’D GT AND CEE’D GT SET FOR GENEVA DEBUT

The new Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT – the brand’s most performance-focused production cars ever – will make their first world debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on 5 March. Designed in Europe under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the two sporty new … [Read more...]

THE AUTONOMOUS CAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER…

Global supplier of automotive technology and  assistance systems, Bosch, have reported significant progress in the development of autonomous car technology. According to Gerhard Steiger, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division: “Fully autonomous driving will come about one step … [Read more...]

DRIVEN: MASERATI GRANTURISMO SPORT

By: Chris Walsh Twitter @cwalsh_uk Driving cars for a living can be a mixed bag. Most of the time, I get to pootle around in wheeled metallic boxes that really ought to be described as just that. Occasionally, when I’m really lucky, I actually get the chance to watch my life waste away in … [Read more...]

SUPER-SWEDE: TECH AND SAFETY COME IN ABUNDANCE WITH VOLVO’S NEW V40

By: Chris Walsh Twitter @cwalsh_uk The all-new Volvo V40 is here and its main aim is to prove to the world that there is more to high-end, mid-sized motors than the usual selection of Germanic offerings. Without doubt, the biggest aspect to this car revolves around the host of … [Read more...]