Category Archives: News

What Car? opens reader voting

What Car? has opened the voting for its Reader Award 2016, inviting readers to cast their votes for the car they consider to be the most eagerly-anticipated new vehicle launch of the year. The result of the public vote will be announced as part of the 39th annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, in association with Warranty Direct, […]

Fifth for Cromax Punch One

Punch One, The Punch Powertrain Solar Team’s entry into the World Solar Challenge 2015 race in Australia, finished fifth (out of 30 entries) in the Challenger Class. Sporting Cromax coatings, and the Cromax logo, Punch One, and the young team of students that designed and built it, worked hard after over-coming numerous obstacles during the 3,000km race to finish in […]

Hella makes management appointment

Hella UK has strengthened its management team in the UK with the appointment of Neil Grant as its new financial director. Neil Grant joins the company from the food industry and will be based at the new Hella UK offices in Chipping Warden, close to Banbury, Oxfordshire. Neil started his financial career working in accountancy practices gaining his ACCA qualification […]

TomTom partners with Mercedes

TomTom today announced that its navigation services are now available in the new Mercedes me app, recently launched by Daimler. The Mercedes me app offers a range of ‘Mercedes connect me’ services including remote status and maintenance management as well as the latest information about traffic delays and ETA, powered by TomTom’s routing technology. ‘We are proud to strengthen our relationship […]

TP insurance holders pay more

Motorists are being warned not to assume that third-party insurance will be the cheapest option after research found they were being quoted up to £4,000 a year more for policies that offer less cover than fully comprehensive plans, according to The Guardian. Around nine in 10 drivers choose comprehensive motor insurance because it offers the best level of protection against injury […]

Automechanika Birmingham‎ to host SMMT Forum

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will host its next Open Forum event at Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s first trade show dedicated to automotive supply chain and aftermarket companies. SMMT Open Forum brings together UK automotive industry delegates for a day of insightful discussions and networking. The event’s focus is on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain […]

LKQ announces third quarter results

LKQ is confident at the potential for more non-new OEM parts, particularly in Europe, the collision parts provider told investors in a conference call Thursday, following the release of its quarterly results. It also described trends driving the parts on the North American continent and discussed its performance in the European and UK market. Overall, LKQ’s parts and service revenues grew 6.8 […]

Nissan posts 40% rise in profits

Nissan Motor Corporation, Japan’s second biggest carmaker, has posted a rise of 37.4% in net income for the six months ending in September. The firm also revised its full-year to March 2016 forecast for global car sales to 5.5 million vehicles, an increase of 3.4% from the previous year. Net income for the September half came to 325.6bn yen ($2.7bn; £1.74bn). The […]

Motorists risk £6bn a year

Vehicle history data from the RAC reveals that nine out of 10 motorists are taking on unnecessary risk when it comes to vetting the next car in their life, as just 10% of used car buyers bother to check a car’s history before buying. With 2.8m used cars sold privately every year that means that over 2.5m are being bought […]

FCA recalls 900,000 vehicles worldwide

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has said it will recall nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world to fix issues related to airbag deployment and anti-lock braking systems. The firm said it was recalling 284,089 model-year 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees SUVs in the United States to replace some components linked to the deployment of airbags. The company said it […]

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