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Honda tops reliability survey, again

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Co-ordinated by what Car? and Warranty Direct, a reliability index – based on claims made to the latter – has been collated and the Japanese manufacturer sits at the top of the tree again thanks to a nine per cent...

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VW takes BlueMotion technology to Battersea

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Included in the display and test drive (on a nearby mile-long circuit) will be the Scirocco BlueMotion – the latest VW model to receive its heavily praised eco technology. It comes fitted with a 2.0-litre TDI 138bhp engine complete with Stop/Start...

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Mazda launches limited edition MX-5, Mazda2

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The new MX-5 Sport Black model is a more aggressive version of the UK’s favourite roadster with a new paintjob being the major change between it and the Sport Tech model it’s based on. That means a choice of Spirited Green...

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Potholes shape Vauxhall Astra GTC

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The GM-owned brand revealed its three-door coupe earlier in the year however it failed to mention the UK-focus of its testing. Rather than thrash the new Astra around on European roads, Vauxhall decided to test the new coupe on UK roads...

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Skoda triumphs in satisfaction poll

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Conducted by Which? Car, Skoda had four models in the top ten – more than any other manufacturer in the UK. Top of the tree for the Czech brand was the Yeti crossover which has proved a massive success for Skoda. Since...

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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer for England manager

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Capello’s career has been intertwined with Vauxhall or Opel, with the European brand sponsoring his all-conquering AC Milan team in the 1990s. Now the UK-equivalent – Vauxhall – is sponsoring not just the England national team, but all of the home...

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Fiat 500 claims its 40th title

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The Compasso d’Oro ADI has been going for almost 60 years and in its history it has rewarded some of the world’s most famous designers from the motor industry, as well as a range of other creative spheres. Winners of the...

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Vauxhall launches tailored finance deals

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Vauxhall is hoping the new move will free up more people to be able to afford one of its models. Customers have to choose their new Vauxhall along with their preferred specification before choosing a deposit between nought to £500 and...

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Fiat launches 500 city car in China

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It’s a special edition version of the city car limited to just 100 units and owners of standard versions of the popular European city car will be given the opportunity to swap their standard 500 for the artistic alternatives. Owners will...

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Fiat reaches 2m Panda milestone

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The landmark model was a Panda Cross version of the popular car, equipped with Fiat’s famous 75bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet engine which hints at a reason for the model’s success. In its time on the market, the Panda has forged a reputation...

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Japanese manufacturers top reliability surveys

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Japanese manufacturers dominated the poll with Toyota, Mazda and Honda all occupying the top three positions. The results were collated by Direct Line Breakdown who studied the number of callouts they received and found that Japanese cars like the Yaris, MX-5...

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Hyundai wins major award from Motor Trader

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The Korean brand triumphed after Motor Trader judges recognised its continued sales success after the scrappage scheme as it maintained sales despite the withdrawal of the incentive. Chris Hutchinson, editor at Motor Trader commented: “Hyundai’s sales growth in 2010 proved that...

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Audi A7 now less than £40,000

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Just one model falls below the £40,000 mark and it comes in the form of the ‘Standard’ trim level which is equipped with a 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine – brand new for 2011. As ever the Audi A7 will come with...

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Vauxhall Ampera to join Europcar fleet

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Europe’s leading car rental company and the reigning ‘Leading Green Transport Solution Company’ has teamed up with Vauxhall as it looks to boost its green credentials even more and steal a march on other rental companies by being the first...

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Suzuki reveals special edition SX4

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The X-EC is the new model in question and it leans heavily on the SZ4 trim level whilst adding a number of new touches. Equipment levels are higher than on most other vehicles from the Japanese manufacturer with a colour satellite...

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Forensic Ford for Sussex police

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The Galaxy’s conversion was carried out by Ford’s Special Vehicle Preparations (SVP) team who carry out all emergency service renovations to its models and Ford has given the Southern force a number of Galaxy’s over the last 13 years. This time...

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Ford Fiesta leads the way in 2011

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That means the blue oval pair remain at the top of the year-to-date sales figures having sold 51,643 and 43,825 units respectively. Despite Ford’s dominance at the top of the charts over the first half of 2011 it’s Vauxhall who can...

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Volkswagen reveals Golf Cabriolet prices

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The drop-top Golf will join the Volkswagen range next to the strikingly similar Eos coupe-convertible however the German giant is unconcerned that the two could challenge each other for sales. Initial deliveries of the new Golf are expected in...

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Chevrolet Camaro prices revealed

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The Camaro is Chevrolet’s most hotly anticipated model in the UK thanks to the muscle car’s huge 6.2-litre V8 engine with 426bhp at its disposal. As well as the hard-top version, the American manufacturer will also bring a convertible model to...

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