Mike Humble A little while back we were sat there at his kitchen table… chewing the fat with Russell Swift, or more to the point, chewing our way though a packet of chocolate Hob Nobs. As we both hail from Darlington we were wandering down an avenue of nostalgia when we got onto the subject of engineering then trucks… … More A View From the North: Russ Swift – So much more than Mr Montego.
Toyota GB Twenty-five years ago Toyota built its first car in Britain, launching a manufacturing enterprise that has benefited from billions of pounds of investment and delivered more than four million vehicles to customers in the UK, Europe and beyond. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Toyota has produced a special limited edition version … More Toyota celebrate 25 years of UK car production.
Mike Humble: A little while ago, I reported on here that I had been asked to run a Network Q sourced Vauxhall Insignia for Parkers. Well almost 5000 miles have been covered under my stewardship and I’m pleased to say its pretty much been pain free… Right from the word go the Insignia has … More Long Term Test Update: Vauxhall Insignia SRi VX-Line 170CDTi
Mike Humble The Midas touch seems to keep on happening at JLR. New models and revisions arriving seemingly faster than tube trains – marvellous. Here we have Land Rovers all new Discovery and despite the incredible talent the car possesses, I have yet to test a car that’s brought so much controversy with it… Someone … More Time Well Spent: Land Rover Discovery Sd4 HSE Luxury – 9/10
Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess answers questions at top speed to mark launch of new performance saloon Jaguar XJR575 has more power than any previous XJ with a top speed of 186 mph Performance saloon accelerates from 0-62mph (100km/h) in just 4.4 seconds – and from 0-186mph in 44 seconds. 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine produces 700Nm … More New Jaguar XJR-575 Gone in 44 seconds!
Groupe PSA: EU antitrust authorities have recently approved the proposed acquisition of GM’s Opel/Vauxhall automotive business by Groupe PSA. This proposed acquisition, announced on March 6th of this year, will position Groupe PSA as the second-largest automotive company in Europe and will serve as the basis of the Group’s profitable growth worldwide. The proposed transaction … More Groupe PSA & Opel Vauxhall deal completion moves a step closer.
Tim Burgess picked up a used Astra Sport Hatch and seems impressed so far with his purchase. Impressed enough to tell us all about it… Back in December 2015, I decided it was time to retire my 140000 mile MG ZT-T from daily workhorse duties and bought a low mileage 10 plate Vauxhall Astra (H) SXi 1.6 … More Your Cars: Tim Burgess – Vauxhall Astra (H) 1.6 SRi Sport Hatch