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NEW JEEP 6.4 Litre V8 Wrangler

The last time the most recognisable vehicle on the planet was offered with a V8 engine was in the 1981 Jeep CJ, with its 5.0-litre V8 that delivered 125hp and 298Nm torque.  Jeep enthusiasts have been clamoring for a V8 powered production Wrangler in recent years, and the new Jeep

PEUGEOT 108 Updated with New Style & Interior Trims

The PEUGEOT 108 city car has been updated for 2020 with a refreshed colour palette, interior upgrades and new personalisation options. Starting from £12,785, the PEUGEOT 108 is available to order now, via PEUGEOT’s new Buy Online platform or through any authorised PEUGEOT Retailer.  The PEUGEOT 108 city car has

BTCC Blasts back on track at Snetterton tyre test

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship BTCC blasts back on track at Snetterton this week (7/8 July) as a total of 27 cars completed significant mileage during the two-day Goodyear tyre test. The opening morning delivered the best of the weather – before rain set in for much of

TORSUS to shake up the 4X4 commercial market

TORSUS, the manufacturer of the world’s toughest, heavy-duty off-road buses, is set to cause a stir in the commercial vehicle sector with its latest model, TERRASTORM, due for release later this month. The 4×4 TORSUS TERRASTORM, based on a Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion chassis, features uprated heavy-duty off-road suspension and is

Technology Gossip

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

NEW Peugeot Online Part Exchange Valuation Tool

PEUGEOT has updated its Part Exchange Valuation Tool to give buyers an even better offer on their current vehicle when buying a new car through PEUGEOT BUY Online. PEUGEOT’s quotes are now based on CAP HPI data and will give buyers a fair and accurate market valuation on their car,

Industry Gossip

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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

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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

SALON PRIVÉ to showcase world’s finest cars

Salon Privé is renowned for attracting the world’s finest motor cars to its Concours d’Elégance by AXA, and this year more than a century of automotive history will be represented on the lawns of Blenheim Palace – from pioneering veterans to modern-day hypercars. Few marques capture the glamour of the inter-war

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Beaulieu announces a revised rally calendar

Beaulieu has today released a revised calendar with a record number of 14 Simply rallies taking part in a star-studded line up of marque celebrations in the parkland surrounding the National Motor Museum.   The COVID-19 pandemic halted the 2020 programme when the attraction had to close its doors to

Ferrari Challenge 2020

FERRARI CHALLENGE UK 2020 BRANDS HATCH RACE WEEKEND 24-26 JULY 2020. The Ferrari Challenge UK series returns to Brands Hatch for the opening races of the 2020 season. The UK series, the only national championship in the Ferrari Challenge family, is back following the hugely successful inaugural season in 2019. Using

London Motor Show confirms its return in July 2021

Following its highly successful run of events from 2016 to 2019, The London Motor Show is returning to London in Summer 2021 The show will be held from 16-18th July 2021 at Evolution London in Battersea Park The show will concentrate on technology, innovation, electric and hybrid vehicles, luxury brands, classics

Motorbike Gossip

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

Ducati Scrambler Accessories

Personalisation is one of the fundamental elements of the Ducati Scrambler brand, which has always made available to lovers of the “Land of Joy” a wide selection of accessories to make their motorbike unique. All original Ducati Scrambler parts are studied in detail and guarantee the right balance between practicality,

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