Mike Humble: MG Motor UK have announced officially that car assembly at the once expansive Longbridge Birmingham site has been axed in what the company quote as saying are “cost cutting measures“. Local Birmingham MPs are of course up in arms at the news but to be totally honest the business decision is a sound … More The Humble Opinion: MG Longbridge Car Production Finally Ceases.
Mike Humble: The Zafira… seemingly its been with us for ages now, and in fairness it has. Without a doubt its one of the most popular MPV vehicles since its introduction way back in 1999. With each and every revision or new model, it gets a little bigger, a little more tech savvy and efficient. … More First Drive: New Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTi Elite – 7/10
SMMT British companies will be out in force at Automechanika Frankfurt this year, with more than 150 UK exhibitors, the most in the show’s 45 year history. The record attendance comes as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) publishes a report identifying a £195 million opportunity for UK aftermarket firms to expand in … More Record British attendance due at the worlds largest trade show.
Mike Humble: Hardly the most scintillating or pulse racing model I grant you, but the aforementioned car has done really well for Vauxhall in terms of sales numbers. After quite a few years sitting in the sector of journeyman cars, it seems Vauxhall have found their mojo one again. Whether we will witness those halcyon days … More First Drive: New Vauxhall Mokka X – 7/10
Mike Humble: They call them street furniture in the trade you know? Allow me to explain then. Cars that litter the roads, so popular you barely notice them are jovially named such in the trade – until all of a sudden you realise they’re all but gone… almost. This year sees the significant … More Motoring Milestones : Happy 30th to the Mk2 Vauxhall Carlton.
Mike Humble: Mildly revised last year and with whispers of an all new model due onto the horizon perhaps, how does the current XJ fare at the upper end of the automotive food chain. If JLR’s current range is anything to go by, it seems they’re on a roll… Its been a little while since I’ve … More Time Well Spent: Jaguar XJ R-Sport 3.0D V6 *Recommended*
MG MOTOR UK New state-of-the-art test facilities have been installed at MG Motor UK’s Longbridge site demonstrating commitment to the future and the quality of its products. £1.2 million has been invested to install a fifth engine test facility and to further enhance the vehicle rolling road on-site at MG HQ in Longbridge. The state-of-the-art … More Industry News: Engineering for the future of MG.