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Reilly: ‘Opel requires a mini’ New Opel/Vauxhall president Nick Reilly makes creating a new city vehicle his main concern. The tiniest vehicle in Opel’s range at the moment may be the Agila, which shares its platform using the Suzuki…

Merc SL will get aluminium tech

Merc SL will get aluminium tech Mercedes will break new ground using the sixth generation of their inimitable Mercedes SL roadster the coming year by looking into making it the initial Mercedes in large-scale series production to make use…

Paris show: Chevrolet Camaro

Paris show: Chevrolet Camaro The Chevrolet Camaro may appear inappropriate, because of the global financial trouble and the price of fuel in Europe, however this reworking of the American automotive icon is responsible for something of sensation at Paris….

Cadillac’s Next Crossover Will not Be Around Until 2018 It didnt take lengthy following the United States debut from the 2017 Cadillac XT5 for individuals to inquire about, What is next? for that crossover-starved luxury brand. At the la…

Kia hybrid concepts at Paris

Kia hybrid concepts at Paris Kia will unveil two new hybrid concept versions from the Soul and also the Cee’d in the Paris Motor Show. Both cars make use of the same drivertrain, having a 1.6-litre gas engine maintained…

2017 Ford Focus RS – First Drive Since the RS brands inception in 1969, Fords performance models have always been groundbreaking. Remember the RS200? Ford took its Group B rally car and made it street legal. Then, the company…

Extra firemen at ‘blow up’ factory Extra firefighters have arrived in the French town of Chatellerault, where workers have vowed to blow up their bankrupt car factory unless they receive a larger pay-off. Workers at the New Fabris plant…

Hummer CO2 down by 100g/km

Hummer CO2 down by 100g/km Hummer has taken a faltering step towards improving the eco credentials of its range by cutting the CO2 emissions on its largest model, the H2.The huge 4×4’s emissions figure has been slashed by 100g/km…

Hot Honda CR-Z revealed

Hot Honda CR-Z revealed These are the first official images of Honda’s hardcore hybrid, the Mugen CR-Z, revealed ahead of its scheduled public debut at this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new model has been tuned by Mugen’s…

Colt and ForFour sales off to slow start The Mitsubishi Colt (above) and Smart Forfour (right) are off to a slow sales start, according to industry reports. NedCar, the Dutch factory that builds the sister models has reportedly laid…

Volkswagen Buying Back Bad Diesels From Dealers Volkswagen told dealers that it would buy back some of its unsellable, used diesel cars withering on their lots at fixed prices to help dealers cope during the automakers growing diesel scandal,…

GM lines up Saturn buyers

GM lines up Saturn buyers General Motors has issued a statement saying that it is considering several offers for its Saturn brand. GM, which has until 1 June to submit a new viability plan to the US governments Auto…

Lamborghini R&D Chief Says Stick Shifts Are Dead Lamborghinis are supposed to be about raw emotion: the scream of a V12 engine, the thrill of mile-wide tires scrambling for grip, the joy of driving something built without a single…

Porsche 918 Spyder Performance Numbers – News Porsche has always been a bit conservative when it comes to performance figures for its own cars, but in the case of the new 918 Spyder, its outdone even itself. With the…

Hyundai i30N hot hatch confirmed for 2017 launch The Hyundai i30N will launch in 2017 as the first road car manufactured by the Korean firm’s performance sub-division, N, boss Albert Biermann has confirmed. The news is hardly unexpected –…

F1 back on the BBC

F1 back on the BBC Formula One will be back on the BBC from 2009. The Beeb has secured all television rights for the next five years, for an undisclosed fee that’s likely to run into tens of millions…

Sporty Cadillac ATS-V unveiled

Sporty Cadillac ATS-V unveiled The new Cadillac ATS-V has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show. The car comes with a twin-turbo, six-cylinder powertrain for the first time in the history of the brand’s ‘V’ performance range. The…

Toyota boss ‘sorry’ for anxiety The president of Toyota has apologised for any anxiety caused by the company’s throttle recall, but has insisted its cars are still safe to drive. In his first major public speech since the recall…

60mpg for GM’s new hybrid Astra General Motors’ march towards the hybrid revolution continued at the Detroit Motor Show with the unveiling of a very European concept. GM claims its system, mated to the 1.7-litre CDTi diesel engine, offers…