September 18, 2013
The Nissan Note enters production   Nissan have recently invested £125 million into the Sunderland plant and have began to put the Nissan Note into production. The Nissan Note along with the Juke, Qashqai and the Leaf will all be built in the North East plant.   The Nissan Note model has already received over 14,000 orders for the model since the early summer. The Nissan Sunderland plant broke a number of production records last year and now holds the record for producing the most cars in a 12 month period. The figures reached by the Nissan brand was of over ... - Read more
September 17, 2013
The New Skoda Fabia   The Skoda brand have quickly become one of the most popular brands within the UK over the past number of years and the developments at the Volkswagen Group have certainly benefited the Skoda brand.   It is now common knowledge within the automotive industry that a Skoda badged model is now just a cheaper version of the Volkswagen. Many in the industry actually label the Fabia as being the less expensive Volkswagen Polo, due to the level of technology amongst other features on the model.   The Skoda Fabia is in fact built alongside... - Read more
September 17, 2013
Renault and Dacia consider the electric car Due to the growing popularity of the electric vehicle market, an electric Dacia is a strong possibility for the budget brand. This is the recent prediction of Carlos Ghosn, the Renault-Nissan boss, who sees potential for rather significant expansion in the electric vehicle market. He said that when the demand is there for this, then they will be there. He went on to say that it is helping with demand that the cost of electric cars is lowering, along with companies signing agreements with cities worldwide for electric vehicles. As more Cities g... - Read more
September 17, 2013
Ford to expand European range   Ford have recently broke all production and sales records last time out in 2012 and the US firm have announced that they will be expanding the range within Europe in the next five years.   Ford have announced that they will be producing another 25 vehicles in the next five years or so in an attempt to take advantage of the European economy recovering from the state it is economically.   The European car market has seen a complete downturn in sales and every market other than the UK has seen a decrease in sales over conse... - Read more
September 16, 2013
The release date of the XC90 from Volvo is not until 2015, though all the news has been released ahead of the launch. Volvo has recently released a number of teaser images across the internet.    It looks like the look of the XC90 will be influenced heavily by the Volco Concept Coupe, which was unveiled recently at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Teaser pictures show that the nose of the Volvo XC90 had been dominated by the new floating grille. It is a lot larger than the concept and also boasts an enlarged version of the Volvo logo and iron mark.  There will be a new hea... - Read more
September 14, 2013
If customers want it, the Renault Clio hot hatch, is to evolve.  A senior Renault Executive hinted recently that there could be a more hardcore Renault Clio Renaultsport on the cards in the nearby future.A Phillipe Klein, who is the Vice President of product planning at Renault has said that there were people who originally criticised the car and then when they drove it their minds were changed. Though that didn't apply to everybody, there are still people who believe that the car is not rough enough, too easy to drive.  This critiscism refers to the current car n... - Read more
September 14, 2013
The New Kia Niro SUV   Kia have recently unveiled a new concept model likely to rival the likes of the Nissan Juke amongst other models. The new model will be labelled as the Niro model and could go on sale as early as 2015.   Kia unveiled the model at the latest Frankfurt Motor Show and announced that prices are likely to start in and around the £12,000 mark. This price is extremely impressive as the nearest priced rival will be the Nissan Juke which is priced in and around the £16,000 mark. The price is also impressive for the Kia model, as it somewha... - Read more
September 14, 2013
The CEO of Mercedes has said that Aston Martins with AMG engines will only take three to four years.  There is a new era beginning in the history of Aston Martin in three or four years, according to Dr Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Mercedes. There was an agreement in principle signed in July of this year for AMG to supply engines and components to Aston Martin, though this is the first time that an actual time scale has been predicted.  Zetsche said that Aston martin's new investor was certain that it would be helpful to be associated with a company that had experience in fast... - Read more
September 13, 2013
The London Taxi Production has restarted, just six months after Geely rescued the firm.  The Iconic London Black cab production has begun after there have been momentous improvements to the facility of the London Taxi Company in Coventry. This has created 65 new jobs.  The London Taxi Company has a 50 vehicle per week capacity and the company claim that revisions that will be made to the taxi will make it the most sophisticated taxi that has ever been produced by the company.  The five year £150m investment from Geely has underwritten the future model development ... - Read more
September 13, 2013
Skoda axe the Fabia vRS   The vRS is the performance badge at Skoda and the brand have revealed that the Skoda Octavia model will now be the only model to carry the badge. Skoda have planned to drop the new variant as the new model joins the market in 2014.   The Skoda Fabia and Octavia models are the most successful models to come out of the Skoda brand and the vRS models have been a hit in terms of quality and ratings. However, the sales figures for the Skoda Fabia vRS have not been as reflective and the performance director has stated that they cannot continue t... - Read more