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SsangYong Motors announces new dealer in Hinckley

SsangYong Motors UK welcomes Ashby and Mann to its dealer network with immediate effect. Ashby and Mann were established in June 1987 when Malcolm Ashby, Ben Mangiante, and their respective partners purchased Johnson’s Garage, which at the time held the franchises for Volkswagen and Audi. Fast forward to April 1989

Bowler Motors goes rallying in a Defender

Bowler Motors, the off-road performance specialist, has revealed the Land Rover Defender rally car that will compete in its own championship in 2022. The Bowler Defender Challenge is based on the Land Rover Defender 90 with a 300PS Ingenium 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Bowler uses its long experience of competition

MOT backlog could take drivers off the road this autumn

Continental Tyres are warning drivers to ensure they book their MOTs in good time, as more than five million additional tests are due for annual renewal in the second half of 2021. This huge increase in demand for MOTs comes as millions of tests were postponed in 2020, due to

All-New Renault Arkana – A SUV with coupé styling

The All-New Renault Arkana range begins with the Iconic, which features a high level of standard equipment. Outside, Arkana Iconic models feature 17-inch ‘Bahamas’ alloy wheels in a diamond-cut finish, complemented by Renault Pure Vision LED lights, tinted windows, and dark grey front and rear skid plates, providing a strong

Technology Gossip

MyDucati App evolves

MyDucati App evolves with the new “Maintenance” section MyDucati App, the mobile application that allows all enthusiasts to stay always connected with the Ducati world, undergoes a further evolution and now introduces the new “Maintenance” section. The introduction of a section dedicated to maintenance underlines Ducati’s commitment to always offer maximum transparency

Volvo improve their On Call Smartphone App

Call it a step counter for electrified cars: drivers of Volvo plug-in-hybrid cars can now gain new insights into their electric driving patterns, as Volvo Cars introduces a range of new features on its Volvo On Call smartphone app in all Volvo On Call markets. With the additional functionalities, Volvo

FORD boosts connected commercial vehicles

FORD BOOSTS CONNECTED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: MODEM, CONNECTED SERVICES AND OVER-THE-AIR UPDATES NOW STANDARD FordPass Connect modem is now fitted as standard to almost all Ford commercial vehicles, with FordPass Connect services now complimentary across Europe Over-the-air updates keep commercial vehicles at the forefront of technology by enabling new features, enhancing

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Karoq, Kodiaq & Superb Get NEW Infotainment

New infotainment systems are being introduced into ŠKODA’s flagship Superb as well as its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs as part of model year updates. They are based on Volkswagen Group’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix and offer not only the Laura digital voice assistant, but a host of other online features

Industry Gossip

Mercedes-Benz Vito

NEW Mercedes-Benz Vito

Offered in a choice of two van models, three lengths, four engine derivatives, two transmissions and three trims, the evolved Mercedes-Benz Vito offers more efficiency, more security, and more safety, and is now available to order from £22,845* (excl. VAT), based on a Vito 110CDI PROGRESSIVE L1. Available as a

New car registrations fell by 57% in May

The evolution of the European automotive industry has continued as the global pandemic has continued to loom large over the sector. New car registrations fell by 57% in May down to 622,067 units across 27 markets – taking the cumulative results for 2020 to 3.95 million units, down by 43%

Start Rescue wins Which? Award

Once again, the growing LOW-COST Breakdown brand Start Rescue is awarded WHICH? recommended provider status. After just celebrating its 10th anniversary, the value for money breakdown provider startrescue.co.uk, has achieved Which? Recommended Provider status for the second year running, firmly placing it as a brand to consider if you are looking to save on

Ford expands its climate change goals

Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim carbon neutrality targets to even more urgently address climate change challenges for example in Europe.  The company announced that ambition as it issued its 21st annual Sustainability Report. Ford is the only full line U.S. automaker committed

Concept Gossip

Hyundai reveals design of the VISION T

Hyundai Motor has released a new walkaround video of Vision T, first revealed at the Los Angeles International Auto Show last fall. In the video, Head of Hyundai Design SangYup Lee explains the key characteristics of the concept car’s design: dynamic architecture, sharp edges and straight lines, and geometric design

Nissan Gripz Concept

Nissan – The Concept is just the 1st Step to Reality

Sometimes, the point of a concept car is just to explore a concept. It can showcase blue-sky thinking about a future world with technology that’s more science fiction than reality. Concepts can also give us a glimpse of design studies freed from real-world limitations, sparking a sense of wonder. But

FIAT Concept Centoventi

FIAT CONCEPT CENTOVENTI NAMED BEST CONCEPT CAR OF 2019 BY CAR DESIGN NEWS The Fiat Concept Centoventi has been named Best Concept Car of 2019 in the Car Design Awards. The annual awards from the publication is made up of a jury of 18 design directors from similarly world-renowned car

Days Out

Just one month to go until The British Motor Show 2021

The British Motor Show opens on August 19th 2021 2021 show to deliver even more content than planned for 2020 Official manufacturer presence, including Ford Special announcement imminent from Car SOS Three Driving Experiences confirmed for event Thousands of advance tickets already sold Commitment to industry commended by exhibitors More action,

Aston Martin Valkyrie declared Michelin’s Showstopper

Aston Martin Valkyrie declared Michelin’s Showstopper of the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The all-new Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has been declared the Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper of the Festival at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper award was presented to Darren Turner, Marek Reichman,

Classic Nostalgia weekend 17-18 July

With less than four weeks to go until this year’s Classic Nostalgia meeting at Shelsley Walsh, organisers have confirmed that the event will be fully open to spectators. Enthusiasts will be able to watch the action on the hill as well as explore the paddock – and they’ll have plenty to

BMW at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

BMW will celebrate the return of the Festival of Speed in 2021 with its first ever world premiere at Goodwood. The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé will make its global debut on 8 July 2021 on the famous 1.16-mile course. Taking to the hill too will be the fastest and

Motorbike Gossip

The ventilated Ducati fabric jacket

The ventilated Ducati fabric jackets for summer motorcycle rides With the arrival of the summer season, Ducati offers all motorcyclists its line of ventilated jackets. A series of garments designed with the utmost attention to detail to help riders face journeys in total freedom even during the hottest period of

The Ducati Corse team ready for the 1st round of 2020.

ANDREA SAVERI AND THE DUCATI CORSE eSPORT TEAM READY FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 2020 MOTOGP eSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY 10TH JULY AT 6:30 PM (CEST) Andrea Saveri and the Ducati Corse eSport team are ready to return to action this Friday, 10th July 2020 at 6:30

Your Bike Your Way with SUZUKI

Suzuki is giving you the chance to have your bike, your way by running a number of great money-saving offers across its range this summer, including the return of its popular 2, 3, 4 finance campaign plus a £500 test ride incentive, running from 1 July to 30 September. 2,

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New livery for the Ducati Panigale V2

The colour range of the Panigale V2 is extended with the new White Rosso livery, which goes alongside the monochromatic Ducati Red livery with which the bike was presented last November. The new White Rosso livery has Star White Silk as its main colour. The predominance of white enhances the

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