Archive for the ‘Motoring’ category

Is Our Driving Test Fit For Purpose?

Thirty per cent of young drivers (aged 18-25) admit to breaking the law during their first few years on the road, according to a poll by Vision Critical and road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).1 Despite spending many weeks learning to pass the test, a majority (68 per cent) of younger drivers […]

H and C Motors launch video marketing campaign

H and C Motors is a leading independent BMW, Mercedes and Mini specialist based in Maidstone. The business has gone from strength to strength and this year it has ambitious plans for growth and development. It has teamed up with video marketing specialists Lavender Blue Media to produce a series of short films to promote […]

Renault-Nissan Confirms New Vehicles Specifically Tailored For Growth Markets

CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn confirmed today that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is developing all-new vehicles to meet the specific demands of new car buyers in the world’s fastest growing economies. The announcement marks the first all-new program developed from the ground up by Renault SAS and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., teams working side by side […]

Fangio’s Mercedes Becomes Most Valuable Car Ever Sold

Automotive history was made at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale today, when the car that took five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio to the second of his Formula 1 world titles achieved a record-breaking figure of £19,601,500 (US$29,650,095, €22,701,864). The car becomes the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction, beating the previous […]

Evo Magazine Reveals New Look

The world’s leading performance and supercar title, evo magazine, today reveals a new look. Redeveloped, redesigned and refocused – evo continues to champion the ‘thrill of driving’ while increasing its commitment to road tests, motoring features, driving adventures, group tests and long term car reviews. evo’s redesign, led by led by award-winning art director Rob […]

Shop around to find the perfect partner in gender-free world

Gocompare.com is urging drivers with car insurance renewals coming up to shop around to find the best quote following the EU gender shake-up. Following the release of the latest AA Insurance Premium Index, Gocompare.com’s head of motor, Scott Kelly, said: “Insurers have delivered the biggest shake-up in car premiums for years. The EU gender ruling […]

FTA Helps Drivers To Keep Moving On The UK’s Winter Roads

As the Met Office forecasting extreme winter weather is on the horizon, the Freight Transport Association is advising anyone who needs to keep their vehicles on the road to make sure they are prepared for freezing conditions. FTA’s own traffic service is once again providing vital amber and red alerts for winter weather, and now […]

TomTom releases new version of its iPhone app

TomTom has released a new update of its navigation app for iPhone. The latest update is designed to take full advantage of the larger screen on the iPhone 5. Optimised to run in full-screen mode, the update enables iPhone 5 users to see more of the map when driving with the new larger screen. Menu […]

Don’t be conned by used car clones

Leading vehicle information expert, HPI is warning used car buyers of the dangers of car cloning. Fraudsters use car cloning to hide the identity of a stolen vehicle to sell it on to an unsuspecting buyer. As one HPI customer recently found out, the HPI Check offers protection against falling victim to a cloned vehicle. […]

New AUDI A6 And A7 Black Edition Models Set The Tone

The devil really is in the detail for Audi A6 Saloon and Avant and A7 Sportback models this week as a new Black Edition specification lends the acclaimed executive ranges a distinctly darker air. The three new Black Edition models combine their more emphatic styling with the most extensive equipment list in each range, and […]