July 15, 2015

  • from Autocar

    The petrol versus diesel debate doesn’t only apply to new cars - and when buying used it's wiser to choose petrol When it comes to the used car market, I don’t pay much attention to the ‘official’ industry line on anything. Instead, I listen to you. And the burning question in the emails I’ve been getting lately is: “Should I buy diesel or petrol?”This is an ongoing issue and won’t go away until there is an official answer via the fuel tax system. In the meantime, please let me make it clear...

July 14, 2015

July 13, 2015

  • from Autocar

    Slow-selling EcoSport compact SUV gets styling, interior and mechanical upgrades in a bid to stay competitive against its rivals The updated Ford EcoSport compact SUV will go on sale this October, priced from £14,245.Customers can now specify the Fiesta-based EcoSport without its boot-mounted spare wheel, while interior options now include leather trim and new chrome details. EcoSport models ordered without the spare wheel now get a tyre mobility kit instead.Ford also says it has improved the...

July 6, 2015

  • from Autocar

    The first half of 2015 has been the most successful six-month period ever for the UK car market The UK car market has seen record figures for the first half of 2015, with more cars sold in the past six months than in any other equivalent period.A total of 1,376,889 cars were registered in the UK in the first six months of the year - a rise of 7% over the equivalent period in 2014. This beat the previous record, which stood at 1,376,565 in the first half of 2004.June was also the 40th...
  • June brought another surge in U.S. new-vehicle sales, with Ford showing modest growth while General Motors was alone among major manufacturers in recording a decline.

July 2, 2015

  • from Autocar

    Early spy pictures reveal Vauxhall's Mokka will receive mild styling upgrades; engines from the new Astra could also appear Vauxhall is preparing a mild facelift for its Mokka compact crossover, which is expected to go on sale at the beginning of next year.These first spy pictures reveal that the Mokka's styling changes will be very mild, with only the front end camouflaged on this test mule. A new grille arrangement can be seen in these pictures, while a reprofiled front bumper and redesigned...

July 1, 2015

  • from Autocar

    The new Ford GT was created with road and race in mind
    As Le Mans beckons for the new Ford GT next year, the Blue Oval's chiefs tell Autocar how racing has informed the road-going version too Confirmation last month that the Ford GT will compete next year at the Le Mans 24 Hours enabled company chiefs to tell the whole story about the development of their new supercar for the first time.With news of the GT’s competition intent top secret...
  • from Autocar

    Revitalised TVR will bring four new sports car to market, starting in 2017, and will start taking deposits this month Reborn TVR says it will start taking deposits for its new sports car later this month, ahead of the car going on sale officially in 2017.Responding to what the company has called the "huge, positive, public reaction" to its announcement to return to manufacturing, the British firm says it will open order books for its new sports car much sooner than originally planned.In a...

June 30, 2015

June 29, 2015

June 22, 2015

  • from Autocar

    Sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will arrive in early 2016, and images of the convertible have leaked onto the internet Pictures of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible have leaked onto the internet ahead of an expected reveal later this week. The images of the soft-top Camaro were posted onto the Chevrolet website briefly before being removed, but not before they were spotted by a Chevrolet fan site Camaro6.An official Chevrolet teaser video has previously announced that the car will be...

June 17, 2015

  • from Autocar

    Renault's upcoming Mégane hatchback will receive a 'more sporting' design in a bid to claw back sales from Ford and Volkswagen, and will go on sale early next year These are the latest pictures of the next-generation 2016 Renault Megane, which has been spotted again ahead of a planned on-sale date early next year.The new model is likely to receive its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September, and will become a crucial model for Renault as it fights to match the current generation...

June 16, 2015

  • from Autocar

    This Autocar image shows how the Vauxhall Astra GSi could look
    A 247bhp GSi version of the new Vauxhall Astra is tipped to arrive next year to rival Ford’s Focus ST More powerful versions 
of the new Vauxhall 
Astra are planned and will join the ranks of Europe’s hot hatches, which are currently experiencing a sales resurgence.
Nothing is official at this stage but the boss of Vauxhall parent General Motors Europe, Karl-Thomas Neumann,...

June 15, 2015

  • from Autocar

    Group B rally cars, historic F1 cars, pre-1966 machinery and an array of supercars tackled the 1.2-mile sprint course at this weekend's Pageant of Power The 2015 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power celebrated 'power on land, air and water’.Over the three-day event, an array of historic F1, Group B rally cars and a wide variety of other machinery from different eras were on display and put through their paces on the 1.2-mile sprint course.Notable cars included the 1994 Jordan 194 F1 car, previously...
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