September 15, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Pros: Toyota has applied significant improvements to the road handling characteristics of the 2015 Corolla. Soundproofing is improved and the interior has expanded, mostly in the rear. The familiar 4 cylinder engine is now mated to a CVT transmission for improved fuel economy. The electric rack and pinion steering system is fairly precise. Cons: Although fairly precise, as mentioned, the steering system offers little feedback. Mechanically speaking, Toyota has not increased the engine output...
  • from Auto123

    GM is hit with another huge blow as sales of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will be suspended due to a pair of new recalls that affect approximately 2,800 units. Car and Driver reports that Chevrolet dealers have just received an indefinite stop-sale notice. The first problem involves a driver's side airbag that could come unseated when deployed in a crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, the parking brake may not have been properly installed. Most of the affected Corvettes...
  • from Autocar

    Would there ever be scope for our nation's engineers and entrepreneurs to put their collective might into creating a fully British load-lugger? I noticed the other day that Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced that more than 1000 local authority vehicles, from buses to fire engines, will soon be cleaner and greener.That’s a good thing of course. Apparently 17 local authorities have been awarded grants for a wide variety of cutting-edge, pollution-reducing technologies that will now be...
  • from Autocar

    'Glorious Goodwood' stepped back in time last weekend for its retro-themed motoring festival, where some of the rarest classic cars in the country stood alongside plenty of new metal Goodwood felt like a time capsule last weekend as the heritage-themed Revival took hold at the iconic motoring circuit in East Sussex.Celebrating the heyday of British motorsport throughout the 40s, 50s and 60s, the Revival offers visitors the chance to see some of the rarest and most exotic cars in the world.How...

September 14, 2014

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September 11, 2014

  • from Autocar

    British designer shows off his innovative small car in the UK for the first time at Low Carbon Vehicle event Gordon Murray’s Motiv, the tiny, two-seat electric city car created last year on behalf of Yamaha as the latest showpiece for Murray’s super-efficient i-stream manufacturing process, is heading for “a positive announcement” before the year-end, the designer has announced.The car has yet to receive final production approval from the Yamaha board, though Murray insists that signs from the...
  • from Autocar

    Frugal new diesel engine, set to be presented at the Paris motor show next month, to be offered in Insignia and Zafira Tourer models next year Vauxhall is replacing its ageing 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engine with a new, cleaner unit which will be offered in Insignia and Zafira Tourer models late next year.Compared to its predecessor the new 2.0-litre CDTi engine offers an additional 7bhp and claimed improvements in efficiency. It now also complies with the incoming Euro-6 emissions standards which...

September 10, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Former GM dealers in Ontario, Alberta and Price-Edward-Island claim they were misled by General Motors of Canada when the dealer network got restructured following the crisis of 2009. Represented by their lawyer, David Stern, they argue that the automaker ignored provincial laws requiring companies to send a 14-day notice before closing a store. GM reportedly told its dealers that they could receive a compensation if they reached an agreement within six days after a closing announcement....
  • from Autocar

    Roomy, economical, decent to drive. Not bad - but volume saloons must be better than that to stand a chance in 2014 The facelifted Peugeot 508: a traditional volume-brand family car of the kind we’ll do almost anything these days not to buy.While this car’s market segment shrinks slowly towards obscurity, the niches in which its new alternatives reside – from ‘compact premium’ hatches and saloons, through crossovers and compact SUVs, to executive options like the new Jaguar XE, even down to...
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