April 23, 2013
Porsche Decide Against Formula 1 The German branded Porsche had been tipped to join the track list at Formula 1 for a long time. However, at the recent Shanghai Motor Show, a spokesperson for the brand stated that the Porsche development team made it clear that Formula 1 racing will not help the brand grow and develop in both technology and sales and instead opted for top flight sports car racing.   Brands such as Mercedes and Ferrari will argue against the opinion of those at Porsche after investing heavily into the sport and using the sport and drivers to raise the popula... - Read more
April 23, 2013
The Return of the MG Roadster MG have announced that a new range of models are to once again be built under the badge of the MG. However, they insist that SUV and Crossover models are prioritised over the return of the MG Roadster. MG have announced that a new Crossover range to rival the Nissan Qashqai and Nissan Juke is at its highest of priorities. MG have now not built a new model under the MG badge for just over eight years now and its been a long awaited prospect. The issues that MG and the Rover brand faced were there for all to see in the national press and the return of... - Read more
April 23, 2013
The Japanese automotive company has said that it has upgraded the LEAF model in response to customer’s feedback. According to Nissan, it has made 100 significant upgrades to the LEAF model, in particular by increasing its room space, making it more comfortable and most importantly, increasing its battery distance.               Nissan has said it has removed the main concern of many potential drivers of electric cars, which is ‘range anxiety’, the fear of running out of battery whilst driving. As a result, it ... - Read more
April 22, 2013
BMW and the 1 Series Saloon   At the Recent Shanghai Motor Show, BMW rivals Audi received a considerable amount of interest for their Audi A3 saloon concept model which looks to go ahead into production. BMW have therefore had to respond to the interest and look to consider an A3 saloon rival with a possible addition to the current 1 Series range.   If the Audi A3 Saloon makes it into production and BMW respond with a 1 series saloon model, it will enter both the German models into a whole new segment which is worth 5.5 million sales within a years worth of trade i... - Read more
April 22, 2013
Sebastian Vettel Wins Second Grand Prix of the Season   The Current World Champion Sebastian Vettel took control of the race after shrugging off numerous challenges from two time world champion Fernando Alonso and pole sitter Nico Rosberg. Nico Rosberg led the race for just a few laps before Sebastian Vettel slipped past and took the top spot. Mercedes achieved there second Pole position in a row this weekend and driver Nico Rosberg promised to give drivers around him a battle for pace and position. However, the Mercedes seemed to chew through the tyres quicker than the oth... - Read more
April 20, 2013
 The Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency, also known as DVLA has been criticised for last year for selling its UK drivers private information, including names and addresses to a number of third party organisations for a total sale of £10 million.   It has been known that the DVLA sold 50,000 names and address a week to a number of finance, parking and insurance companies, who would then in exchange be responsible for sending out penalty notices to motorists caught, for example spending too long in a supermarket. A large majority of car parks are now equipped with CC... - Read more
April 19, 2013
The order books for the new Honda NSX model have opened ahead of the Supercar's official United Kingdom debut in 2015. The Company claim that due to the high demand from Customers, potential owners, for a deposit of £5,000 can be among the first people in the United Kingdom to get behind the wheel of the new Honda NSX.  The Managing Director for Honda UK Phil Crossman explained that the company are extremely pleased with the interest that has already been evoked for the new NSX model. The comapny are still two years from the official launch of the car and yet have received ov... - Read more
April 18, 2013
Volvo Announce New Model!   Volvo announced the S60 Polestar concept at one of last years prestigious motor shows and this year they have announced the model will be produced to the masses. The Volvo brand currently has one of the firms biggest market shares in Australia and plan on releasing the Volvo S60 in the country and will then monitor the demand for the vehicle to see if it will do well elsewhere.   Nissan adopted a similar tactic when they first introduced the Nissan Juke and the Nissan Qashqai to the Australian market. Due to the success of the models in ... - Read more
April 18, 2013
Mercedes are poising for a production adaption of their Concept GLA, to enter the segment of compact SUV's. One of the main cars at the Shanghai Motor Show, which starts this Saturday 20th, the Concept GLA has been described by company insiders as being almost 90% representative of the production car, which will go on sale from early 2014 and will be priced from about £25,000.               This is the latest Mercedes Model that features their latest front drive MFA Architecture, the car follows the CLA saloon a... - Read more
April 18, 2013
MINI to Manufacture in India                   We have seen numerous manufacturers look to develop there global manufacturing footprint over the last few years and BMW and MINI in particular have followed the trend. Jaguar Land Rover have particularly highlighted there desire to develop a wider range of manufacturing plants in order to reduce costs of distribution.   BMW along with other manufacturers such as Mercedes originally targeted growing economies such as India and the US, and no... - Read more