December 19, 2012
Nissan's Sunderland plant is set to build the new Infiniti compact car leading to a £250m investment in the plant creating 280 direct jobs at the plant and a further 100 new jobs in connection.   The new Infiniti model will be based on the front-drive platform provided by Mercedes, which is already in use on their own A and B class models. Production is set to begin in 2015, which coincidently is the same year the new Vauxhall Astra will be built in Ellesmere Port. The UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has described the two deals to be a strong endorsement... - Read more
December 18, 2012
The number of cars sold last year was 118,868 and in just the 11 months since the firm has sold over 128,978 cars eclipsing last years figures.   The month of November seemed to be a record month for most with Ford announcing record sales rates for November due to Super storm Sandy and the number of new cars sold in the U.K was also up on previous years. But Porsche alone was up 39% compared to the previous November 12 months ago displaying a turn in the right direction for the global economy.   However, it may be down to the great marketing skills of the company r... - Read more
December 18, 2012
The annual Car of the Year finalists have been announced this week, the original list of 32 has now been cut down to the final eight contenders. The cars have all been launched within the past twelve months and will no go head to head on March 4th 2013 for the coveted prise. The winner will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show and decided by a mutual agreement between jury members.   The original 32 nominees are decided by a selection of 59 journalists from 23 different countries. Each of the journalists short list their top seven favourites from the previous 12 months. The ju... - Read more
December 17, 2012
The Most Dangerous day for Drivers is today! D-Day for driving! According to the Co-operative Insurance, Monday 17th December, today, is the most dangerous day for driving all year. The declaration of D-Day for driving has been based on a major analysis of previous car crash occurrences from the past four years. The analysis clearly shows that bumps and collisions are twice as likely to happen today than any other day of the year. But, it is not just today that carries a high risk of an incident between vehicles, the Co-operative Insurance also revealed that the whole 7 days in the ... - Read more
December 17, 2012
Investindustrial, have only recently purchased 37.5% of Aston Martin for a cool £150million. Following this recent investment, the British Sports car manufacturers have been linked with Mercedes Benz performance arm, AMG.   AMG currently produce engines, gearboxes and other electrical products and already have history with the Italian private equity firm, Investindustrial. Investindustrial entered the partnership previously when they owned the Italian super bike brand, Ducati.   It was this previous agreement with AMG that may have led Aston Martin to the cho... - Read more
December 14, 2012
Mazda has just announced a range of customer offers that they believe will set them in pole position for the race for 2013 market share. The new Mazda customer offers will run from January 2013 to the end of march and will be across the board on models such as the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda 5 and even the MX5.  So what can we expect from the new Mazda offers? Headlining will be the old crowd pleaser 0% or 5.9% APR and a low rate personal contract purchase plan will payments from as low as £169 ( subject to deposit and status) members of the general public who buy th... - Read more
December 11, 2012
A woman who is suing her ex-boyfriend, her City and United Airlines has been issued around $100,000 in parking tickets because her $600 car was abandoned in an airport car park, whilst still registered in her name. Jennifer Fitzgerald who is from Chicago claimed that her boyfriend had abandoned her car at the O'Hare airport and had 678 tickets, which totalled $105,761.80, issued to her over the last three years. Fitzgerald however has absolutely no intention of paying them off, she claims that she has never really owned the vehicle, or driven it and her ex-boyfriend Brandon Preveau had jus... - Read more
December 10, 2012
Due to the fact a small number of people of Maryland have been burning, smashing up and shooting speed cameras, the damaged cameras have been replaced and more cameras have been issued to watch the activity around those cameras. It sounds ridiculous we know, what will come of this, in the end will there be 100 cameras just watching cameras to make sure the original camera isn't damaged? To discourage vandals and people who may be considering causing damage, either for fun or to genuinely stop themselves whilst they are speeding past, Palmer Park Md law enforcement had additional ca... - Read more
December 8, 2012
Forget about being given a ticket for speeding, getting extremely angry because you only stopped on double yellows for three minutes, or parking somewhere you shouldn't because you didn't think it would be noticed. A man from Massachusetts was issued a ticket for driving a defective vehicle, after he was run over by none other than his very own truck. Now usually, if you are involved in an accident you could expect the obvious things like compensation, hospital care, sympathy, though in this particular case, Brian Reynolds, was awarded a driving ticket. Whilst driving, Reynolds brak... - Read more
December 8, 2012
What do you think of when you imagine the typical animal rights activists? You can surely enivisage the extremists of the sixties. Think of your own animal, think of your own car, now imagine them driving it. A promotional campaign which has been set up in New Zealand by an animal rights group actually involves teaching dogs how to drive vehicles. The SPCA, which stands for The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is based in New Zealand has actually hired a trainer, with the hope that they will be able to teach three of their rescued dogs how to steer and shift, start, stop... - Read more