Archive for the ‘Motoring’ category

Audi City: The Metropolis Cyberstore Opens Its Doors

Audi is preparing automotive retail for the future and complementing its dealer network with a new format – Audi City. The first location opens today in London close to Piccadilly Circus. The brand’s entire model line-up is presented fully digitally in a compact space. The efficient use of space facilitated by this approach allows the […]

Road Deaths And Serious Injuries Up, Road Safety Spending Down

Fifty councils in England saw more than a ten per cent increase in killed and seriously injured (KSI) crash rates* between 2010 and 2011, according to IAM analysis of the new road accident figures. The biggest increases in KSI numbers were in St Helens – 62 per cent, Portsmouth – 57 per cent, Stoke on […]

Leaving school in style

Just like his dad, Finn Callow has an appreciation for fast, beautiful cars. So when the most important social date in his school diary approached, his leaving prom, he knew deep down he wanted to arrive in style. In reality he resigned himself to be taxied in his mum’s modest Ford Focus. Not quite so […]

A21 gets the green light

Transport Minister Mike Penning has announced that work can start on preparations for the long awaited A 21 dualling scheme between Tonbridge and Pembury. Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has long been a strong supporter of the project that will bring economic, traffic and safety benefits to local people in and around Tonbridge and have […]

Renault’s Twizy Hits Showrooms

Renault Twizy two-seater compact, arguably the most unique production vehicle on the road today, begins showroom launch today, priced from £6,690 OTR. Battery hire available from £45 per month (based on 4,500 per miles per year/3 year contract) Today also sees UK marketing launch of new David and Cathy Guetta partnership, with online and TV […]

Maxda goes on patrol with the Specials in Bexley

Mazda UK’s long-standing support to the Metropolitan Police Service has been further extended with the supply of a Mazda3 for use by Special Constables in Bexley. It means that the 80-strong team of Special Constables, which is set to almost double in size in the coming months, have their own dedicated car to further aid […]

Audi brings the Quattro back to the race track

Motor sport is used yet again by AUDI AG to pioneer new technology: the brand with the four ring’s new Le Mans race car is the world’s first LMP1 car to combine a highly-efficient TDI with a hybrid system. quattro drive also celebrates its comeback to the race track with the prototype – in a […]

Kia Sportage repeats its CarBuyer Awards success and is joined by Rio

Triumphant last year in the inaugural CarBuyer Car of the Year Awards, the Kia Sportage has repeated the feat in 2012 by capturing the Best 4×4 title. And it has been joined by its sibling, the Kia Rio – honoured as CarBuyer’s Green Car in that award’s first ever appearance! The CarBuyer website gives straight-forward, […]

Haynes Publish Race-By-Race Formula 1 Epic

Released to coincide with the start of the new season, Formula 1: All the Races chronicles the character and essence of every Formula 1 race since the beginning of the sport in 1950. At the core of the book are author Roger Smith’s unique ‘race pods’. These inventively fuse text with information to depict in […]

Range Rover Evoque Convertable Concept To Be Revealed At The 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Land Rover will unveil a Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Evoque Convertible Concept vehicle will explore the potential for the world’s first premium convertible SUV. This bold concept builds on the global success of the Evoque and continues Land Rover’s tradition for creating and leading new market segments. […]