December 7, 2012
Investindustrial, the former owners of Italian bike giant Ducati, have purchased a 37.5% stake in Aston Martin. The original purchase price was believed to be somewhere in the region of £150m with an agreement to invest a further £350 in product development over the next 5 years. The owners of Aston Martin, Investment Dar, did previously deny that talks were being held over a deal to sell a share in the British sports car company. The talks were reportedly being held with Indian company Mahindra and Mahindra, who were prepared to offer a greater cash injection. However, the ... - Read more
December 6, 2012
Car sales have been on the rise all year but November has seen the biggest increase in sales compared to previous years with an increase of 11.3%. As figures have suggested this is the best the automotive industry has looked since the beginning of the financial crisis back in 2008. The year has been a ground breaking year having seen a massive 1,921,052 new cars sold in the UK resulting in the UK having the 2nd largest market in Europe, ahead of the home of the majority of mass market manufacturers Germany and France. The best selling car of November was the the Ford Focus, which so... - Read more
December 5, 2012
The major of Paris, France has decided that he would like to ban all cars age 17 years or older from the streets of the city by 2014. Normally people appreciate old classics, especially car lovers but obviously he would like all the cars to be as squeaky and as clean as possible. A bit of a ridiculous request if you ask me. The socialist party major, Bertrans Delanoe proposed before the City Council this November that all “old bangers” as he called them should be banned from the city, for the excuse that it would produce better air around the city and lower noise pollution. ... - Read more
December 5, 2012
Two Policemen from Colorado and civilian heroes rescued a two year old girl and her mother by literally lifting and removing a car from on top of them, after an accident they were involved in. John Kessler, who is a Seargent off-duty, luckily happened to be working on a Walmart across the road working on security.. Along with Matt Brukbacher an on-duty seargent and some civilians, they rescued the mother and daughter in Aurora Colorado on Monday Night. The mother, Kipinga Muanza Kalala who is 37 had been crossing lanes of busy traffic on the street with Angela her daughter and her twin sons... - Read more
December 4, 2012
Now we all know times are hard, money can be tight, especially with the winter creeping in, the high gas prices and of course Christmas. But could you ever find yourself sleeping in your car near work, so that you didn't have to drive home of a night and risk wasting petrol that you believe, you can save? I don't think I could. Recent survey figures from FairFuel UK and the RAC showed that an alleged one in sixteen people had actually slept in their car overnight, while another 3% have admitted to camping near their workplace to save on paying for more petrol. These details ... - Read more
December 3, 2012
Volvo was accredited for being the first manufacture who fitted their new cars with a warning buzzer to indicate if the seat belt was not on. This tiny and now seemly insignificant seat belt buzzer helped shift public ideas, trends and opinions and even government legislation in that now it is illegal to drive on the UK roads without one. So have Volvo the Swedish Giant done it again? Volvo has heavily invested in an attempt to ease the stress's and strains of motor way driving by launching a system that automatically takes controls steers and follows the nest car in front while i... - Read more
December 1, 2012
You would forgiven for thinking that all Premiership footballers crave a nice car. If you have ever seen the likes of Sky Sports at the top football club training grounds, then no doubt you will have seen a car park full of Range Rovers, Ferrari's and Porsche models. With salaries over hundreds of thousands of pounds a week in some cases, then to spend a couple of week's wages on a car would not seem out of place. However a fancy car is not always the desire of every footballer, take Everton and Belgian star Marouane Fellaini. The Goodison idol travels from his Chehire home to the M... - Read more
December 1, 2012
It has previously been known that young female drivers have been quoted less expensive insurance premiums than young male drivers, but this is about to change. The ban on the difference of prices between the two sexes comes into place on the 21st December 2012 after a European ruling found that a discrimination of gender within insurance was illegal. It has been reported by Insurance brokers that rises of up to 40% will take place this month compared to last month. The new European ruling ensures that women will also pay more for other insurance types such as life assurance. Insurer... - Read more
November 30, 2012
At a Ceremony held at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, the Ford Fusion 2013 was named Green Car Journal's Green car of the year. The fusion comes in five variations which include two which have ecoboost turbocharging technology, a hybrid version and a plug in hybrid. Some of the other Green car finalists included Dodge's 2013 Dart Aero, The Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv, Totota's Prius C and Ford's other green motor, the C-Max. The editor of The Green Car Journal, Ron Cogan exclaimed that the Tesla S electric vehicle wasn't included in the consideration of the ultimate gre... - Read more
November 30, 2012
Toyota plan to capitise on the made in Britain aspect of car production. Toyota new cars for the Europen market made in Europe! In this Jubeliee and Olympic year it has never been more envouge to buy British. In fact the great British public have long had a hertigae of car making and are beomming more and more aware of the need to buy british and support British emploment. A spokes person for Toyota is reported to have said There is a growing awareness among customers that we build cars in the UK, and that's something we are going to make more of in the future,"  ... - Read more