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.
Mike Humble In this modern world where every penny counts, does brand snobbery still exist in the world of cars, especially SUV’s? We say yes especially when it comes to premium brands and certainly when it comes to a Range Rover. Is the Evoque a clear cut case of style over substance? and more to … More Time Well Spent: Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic Lux – 8/10
MG MOTOR UK MG cars have won further positive accolades from two of Britain’s leading car magazines. Both Autocar and Auto Express have showered praise on the value-for-money of MG cars, with the MG3 being singled out as a “24-carat bargain” across the entire new car market. In an Autocar special investigation to find the … More Industry News: MG awarded for top value
HONDA UK Production and export of US Civic hatchback commences Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, UK is global production hub for hatchback model Production for European Civic hatchback model starts later this year with sales starting early 2017 The first mass-production 10th generation Civics have now set sail for the US. Due … More Industry News: First all new UK assembled Civic’s head west… Stateside.
Mike Humble: Nissans successful small hatch now comes with a no frills basic engine but with a little more equipment thrown in with this n-tec trim level. With the usual Nissan promise of decent reliability, does this strike a chord with potential buyers? Reading the press spec sheet that Nissan kindly supplied with the vehicle, the stats … More Time Well Spent: Nissan Note 1.2 n-tec 7/10