Toyota is to invest £240m in upgrading its UK factory that makes the Auris and Avensis models. The Japanese carmaker’s investment in the Burnaston plant near Derby will allow production of vehicles using its new global manufacturing system. The factory employs about 2,500 people, while another 590 work at Toyota’s engine plant at Deeside, North … More £240 million boost for Burnaston Toyota plant.
Vauxhall’s Brit-built Astra has again been named as the best lower medium car at the Fleet News Awards, for the second year running. Adding to the model’s expansive haul of 17 top accolades since its launch, the Fleet News Award highlights the Astra’s position as one of the best models on the market. The 2017 … More Astra: Fleet awards winner… for the 2nd year running.
A number of announcements impacting on the motor industry were contained in today’s (Wednesday March 8, 2017) Budget Statement of Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. The Budget came just four months after the Autumn Statement and has been viewed as a “transitional Budget” with no dramatic or radical announcements. That’s because the government is … More 2017 Budget: Motoring lowdown.
Mike Humble: Now this genuinely does seem like a car that was launched seemingly only yesterday. The Ford Sierra Sapphire, the thinking mans Cortina, was launched thirty years ago. A simple car that was dirt cheap to buy and run, loved by thieves and fleet managers alike. It wasn’t especially brilliant but it was a … More Happy Birthday: Ford Sierra Sapphire turns 30
Vauxhall Motors Highly-competitive pricing from just £17,115 on-the-road Powertrains from 110PS to 260PS with all-new 1.5-litre Turbo petrol Undercuts key competitors with BiK savings of up to £1,983 Whole life cost savings of up to £5,691 versus D-sector rivals On sale now; official unveil at Geneva; first deliveries in the summer Vauxhall’s all-new Insignia … More All new Vauxhall Insignia pricing announced
DAF Trucks DAF Trucks makes its return to the CV Show this year having recently announced impressive annual registrations figures for 2016. DAF Trucks’ overall 13,911 registrations – up almost 20% on 2015 – resulted in a record-breaking 30.1% market share for the company in 2016; its most dominant position in the over-six-tonnes GVW commercial … More DAF Trucks consolidates market dominance ahead of CV Show 2017 at the NEC.
In partnership with: North Yorkshire Moors Railway Mike Humble: Some say its a little long in the tooth, some still say its not a traditional Jaguar. Whatever is said about Jaguars flagship XJ, its a fine machine and in supercharged 5.0 V8 form the XJR remains a hell of a weapon for those who still yearn … More Time Well Spent: Jaguar XJR (2017) 8/10