Mike Humble: Vauxhall have recently introduced two leisure based cars into the market – the Insignia Country Tourer and Grandland X… more of the latter soon – Two very different cars sitting on two very different platforms. The Insignia marks a closing chapter in Vauxhalls’ history with it being the last car to be developed … More First Drive: Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer 4×4 – 8/10
Mike Humble Jaguar Land Rover Group customers are soon to be enjoying the “sparks effect” with the upcoming launch of their first electric / hybrid car – the Range Rover Sport P400 PHEV. This new green model will be powered by a 295bhp two-litre ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW motor, which is run by … More Electric Range Rover Sport P400 on its way!
Mike Humble: It started off with small beginnings over 25 years ago but soon developed into the most well known used car operations of its kind in the world. I took a visit to the epic site in Northamptonshire to find out… Just who is Network Q? For the past few months, I’ve been … More Used Cars: Vauxhall / Network Q visited.
We have already sampled the 1.5 diesel version recently, so how does the new 0.9 litre turbo Micra stack up in the every increasing world of small three cylinder engined cars? As already mentioned, I had the chance to sample the all new Micra (in diesel tune) a little while back. Being fascinated about this … More Time Well Spent: Nissan Micra N-Connecta 0.9T – 7/10
Mike Humble The Honda Civic evolves yet again with this latest UK assembled version. They seem to be chasing the volume market thanks to a range of more efficient petrol engines and a slightly watered down approach to visual styling. Will it open up a new customer base while still retaining their existing one? Lets … More Time Well Spent: Honda Civic 1.0-VTEC SR
Mike Humble A standard silver Astra 5dr has been causing more than a ripple of excitement at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port manufacturing facility recently. A 1.6-litre model became the 4,000,000th vehicle to be produced at the plant that’s been assembling Vauxhalls version of perpetual motion for nearly forty years. Since opening its tracks in 1962, Ellesmere has produced family … More Vauxhall Astra production in UK exceeds the Four Million mark.
BCVM The British Commercial Vehicle Museum based in King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, is pleased to announce that it has received a National Lottery grant of £1,836,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the ‘Up another gear for the British Commercial Vehicle Museum’ project, it was announced today. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery … More Leyland based British Commercial Vehicle Museum secures £1.8m lottery funding