March 18, 2014
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } New Audi S1 2014   The Audi S1 model was recently revealed at the Geneva Motor Show just less than two weeks ago and has been released to a number of automotive based publications for testing and marketing.   The new S1 model is both Volkswagen and Audi's response to the BMW owned Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper D is set to go on sale later this year and was also released at the Geneva Motor Show. The S1 has been in development for a number of years and was just an idea back in 2010.   The Volkswagen Group are curren... - Read more
March 18, 2014
Many things have been happening in the automotive manufacturing world, from Chrysler reviving an old plant to Renault and Nissan joining forces. Here's a brief overview of the latest manufacturer news stories this week.   Chrysler revive old plant   Chrysler have reopened the Sterling Heights, Michigan plant to produce the new 2015 Chrysler 200. The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant is a sign of how Chrysler has changed since 2010, when it was scheduled to close and the company was facing bankruptcy. That was when Fiat stepped in and acquired the group and kept t... - Read more
March 18, 2014
Thanks to clever advances and new technology, diesel driving motorists can rest assured that their cars are cheaper to run and more economical than they were 10 years ago. With the government putting a lot of focus on low emission vehicles, many manufacturers are focusing on developing greener technology and electric or hybrid vehicles. These new advances mean the new models they produce offer more fuel economy at lower CO2 emissions which makes the vehicles cheaper to run.   What did the research say about diesel vehicles?   According to new research by the Societ... - Read more
March 18, 2014
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } The new Alfa Romeo 4C   The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was recently on show at the Geneva Motor Show, however, there has been rumours surrounding the Spider model of late. It has been circulating within the automotive world, that the Alfa Romeo Spider may not be badged under the Alfa name.   Further speculation has been added to the situation after Alfa confirmed that the 4C model which is already on sale, will be available with the front end of the Spider model. The front end and in particular the headlights on the car, were the standout ... - Read more
March 17, 2014
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Citroen C4 Cactus Price   The Citroen C4 Cactus is due to arrive in France and is set to take a big slice of the crossover market. The crossover market has been a huge success across Europe with models such as the Nissan Juke and the Nissan Qashqai dominating proceedings.   It is believed that the new Cactus model is set to be priced at a considerable amount cheaper than other models in the market including the likes of the Nissan Juke and the Qashqai. The model will also undercut the standard C4 model by at least £3,000. Howev... - Read more
March 17, 2014
According to specialists, Warranty Direct, the increasing complexity of modern vehicles and their new technology has lead to a rise in expensive electrical breakdowns. Using it's unique Reliability Index, the warranty cover specialists analysed it's database of around 50,000 vehicles.   The electric breakdown figures   Amongst all the firm's policy holders, electrical faults were the most common problem and the company states that electrical faults have increased by two thirds over the last five years. Prices for repairing the failures caused by electri... - Read more
March 17, 2014
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Ferrari Land, which will cost €100 million will be opening in 2016 in PortAventura, with some of it's features including restaurants, rollercoasters and of course a hotel.   The Prestigious Italian brand recently announced that it will be building a theme park that will be opened in 2016. The Ferrari Land attraction will cover 75,000 square metres and will include driving simulators, roller coasters and restaurants and a fantastic five star hotel with 250 rooms.   Ferrari and Port Aventura Entertainment S.A.U, which is a sub... - Read more
March 17, 2014
The government are planning to abolish the minimum width of parking bays as cars continue to grow in size. The size of parking bays have remained the same since 1994 and currently the bays on roads can be a maximum length of 6.6 metres and minimum of 4.5 metres. The maximum width is set at 2.7 metres with the minimum being at 1.8 metres.   Why the change of parking bay size?   Modern cars have outgrown the current minimum width, as manufacturers make their vehicles bigger to fit in all their new technology and make their vehicles more appealing to modern drivers. T... - Read more
March 17, 2014
German automakers, Volkswagen, have claimed they are on track to meet their target of 10 million new car sales this year. This means that the company will meet part of their 2018 plan four years ahead of schedule. The company has planned since 2007 to overtake Japanese manufacturers Toyota as the world number one in terms of sales.   How far are Volkswagen from their target?   According to the announcement made by chairman and chief executive of VW, Martin Winterkorn, the groups results for 2013 showed that the Volkswagen Group had delivered 9.73 million vehicles l... - Read more
March 14, 2014
In some news today making its way out of the Japanese owned car company known as Toyota, we are pleased to report on one of the upcoming releases from the iconic brand which is happening later on this year and comes in the shape and form of the all new Aygo automatic model. The vehicle will be released here in the UK and across other countries from July of this year and could very well go on to be one of the best selling models to make its way out of the firm in quite some time. The original Aygo model without a doubt proved to be a great selling vehicle but the brand owners are hoping that... - Read more