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Scrappage scheme ends today

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The government car scrappage scheme comes to an end today (31 March 2010), with the government declaring it a success in terms of delivering a boost to the stricken car industry. The government says the scheme helped to create and maintain...

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Citroen C4 Picasso now greener and more efficient

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Citroen has made the award winning Grand C4 Picasso and the C4 Picasso more efficient and cleaner than ever with two new enhanced diesel engines. The 1.6 and 2.0-litre engines previously used in the Multi Purpose Vehicles have been refined to...

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New special edition Nurburgring Lexus LFA

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Lexus has launched a new Nürburgring performance package to celebrate the entry of the LFA supercar into the Nürburgring 24 Hours race in May. The new Nürburgring package provides additional aerodynamic features and technical revisions that improve handling and downforce. Greater...

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New Audi A3 Cabriolet engine

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The Audi A3 Cabriolet is now available with a 1.2-litre petrol offering more power, speed and efficiency than the outgoing 1.6-litre engine. Top speed is up to 118mph; torque is up to 175Nm; CO2 is down to 132g/km; and fuel economy...

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New Honda Jazz Si

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Honda is to introduce a new Si trim level on the Jazz, designed to appeal toy younger buyers. The Si option will be available across the Jazz model range, building on the SE specification. The Si is only available with a...

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Premium car manufacturers set for London show

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Premium car makers Lexus and Audi will attend the annual Salon Privé motor show for the first time this year alongside perennial luxury car favourites. Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Maserati will all showcase the latest premium models at the 5th...

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Lexus LS 600h hybrid given facelift

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Lexus has updated the hybrid LS 600h with new technology designed to offer more passenger comfort. The enhanced Lexus LS 600h features a Rear Seat Relaxation package which includes electronically adjustable ottoman and thigh rest, a nine inch roof mounted screen...

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60 years of the Volkswagen Transporter

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Volkswagen is marking 60 years of the Transporter van, which first went into production in March 1950. VW says the iconic Transporter is the number one imported van in the UK, with over 10m models since 1950 over five generations. The VW...

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Nissan unveils diesel Murano

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Nissan’s Murano crossover has been given a diesel engine, two years after the launch of the MPV. The enhanced 2.5dCi diesel model will be launched later this year along with the all-new Nissan Juke. Nissan claims the engine will be cleaner...

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Kia Venga wins top design award

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The new Kia Venga has won the coveted red dot award for design. The Venga, a small MPV based on the same platform as the Kia Rio and Hyundai i20, took the award for breaking the MPV mould. Judges present the award...

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Alfa Romeo MiTo MulitAir arrives in UK

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The Alfa Romeo MiTo range has been updated to include the manufacturer’s new, more efficient MultiAir engines. Fiat Power Trains has designed the 1.4-litre engine for the MiTo range and two versions are being made available in the UK. The less powerful...

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Toyota Verso achieves top safety rating

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The Toyota Verso was the only car to be awarded a five-star safety rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests. The revised tests, covering adult occupant, child occupant and pedestrian protection, have been made more difficult this year due...

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F-Sport added to Lexus IS line-up

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An F-Sport model has been added to the Lexus IS range, complete with a sporty design and more efficient engines. The F-Sport specification, available with both the 250 and 220d versions, has been introduced by the manufacturer to sit between SE-I...

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Aston Martin and Cadillac win design awards

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The Aston Martin Rapide and Cadillac Converj have been awarded top industry design awards at the Car Design of the Year Awards. The Aston Martin won Best Production ahead of rivals such as the Ferrari 458 Italia and Jaguar XJ. Other...

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Peugeot 308 delivers top fuel economy

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Fuel efficiency of up to 90mpg is possible on road-going cars, says Peugeot, following its Eco Cup marathon between Paris and Geneva. The winning drivers returned an incredible 90mpg from the Peugeot 308 HDi FAP 110 and over 85mpg from the...

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Updated Toyota RAV4 compact SUV

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The Toyota RAV4 compact SUV gains new styling and an upgraded interior for 2010. A new front end that features a wider grille, with horizontal bars and chrome accents, reflecting Toyota family styling updates across its range from 2010. New headlights...

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Mazda6 UK launch moved forward

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The 2010 Mazda6 release date has been brought forward to meet customer demand, the manufacturer has announced. Priced between £16,990 and £23,445, the Mazda6 hatchback and estate models will now be available to buy in March 2010. However, Mazda has announced a...

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New Toyota Auris HSD makes Geneva debut

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The Toyota Auris Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) will deliver class-leading 89g/km of CO2 emissions when it goes on sale in the UK this year. Positioned in the C-segment, the British-built Auris HSD was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show this week...

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World debut for new Nissan Micra

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The world premiere of the new Nissan Micra took place at the Geneva Motor Show today. The fourth-generation of the British-built city car was unveiled at Geneva prior to its UK release in autumn 2010. Based on the all-new lightweight Nissan V-platform,...

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