London City Center May Ban Older Gas and Diesel Cars

London City Center May Ban Older Gas and Diesel Cars
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Driving in downtown London may be getting a little more difficult. There’s talk of banning older cars from parts of the UK capital if they don’t meet certain emissions requirements. Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 Saves the Oppressed in New Commercial

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Scion’s FR-S is known as the Toyota GT 86 in Europe, and in this animated commercial from the UK, an Orwellian world is portrayed where pixelated people do not get to feel alive, and the FR-S becomes their salvation.  Continue Reading...

MINI Goodwood on Display at Harrods with Rolls-Royce Style

MINI Goodwood on Display at Harrods with Rolls-Royce Style
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The extravagant MINI Goodwood sports an exorbitant price tag and is now on display at Harrods in London. London’s world famous department store will have a MINI Goodwood on display from April 8 to April 22, celebrating the delivery of the first customer cars. Co-developed by the infamous Rolls-Royce design team, the car features luxurious amenities that would normally be seen… Continue Reading...

Geely To Begin UK Sales In 2012

Geely To Begin UK Sales In 2012
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Geely will make their first foray into the notoriously tough British market in 2012, hoping to emulate the success of Korean brands like Hyundai. While Geely already helps produce the iconic London taxis, the company will face an uphill battle regarding the vehicle’s perceived quality.  Their first UK offering, the EC7 compact car, will cost 10,000 GBP… Continue Reading...

Ford Pulls Advertising From British Tabloid Over Voicemail Scandal

Ford Pulls Advertising From British Tabloid Over Voicemail Scandal
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England’s News of the World has come under fire for allegedly tapping into the voicemail of a missing 13-year old girl’s cell phone, disrupting her police investigation. And Ford has been quick to react—it has pulled all of its advertising from the British tabloid. The newspaper is facing multiple lawsuits and a police investigation of… Continue Reading...

Lotus Opens New Test Track In Hethel

Lotus Opens New Test Track In Hethel
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Dany Bahar, the man responsible for running Lotus at the moment, has his fair share of critics. However, he is moving the brand forward through expansion, and his latest move is to give this famed British marque a brand new test track. The new Lotus Test Track is situated in Hethel, U.K., a stone throws… Continue Reading...

Young British Drivers Pay Through The Nose For Auto Insurance

Young British Drivers Pay Through The Nose For Auto Insurance
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  17th century Scottish writer William Shenstone once said, “nothing is certain in London but expense.” He should be lucky there weren’t cars back in his era, or he would have spit out his haggis: the average cost of insuring a new driver in Ol’ Blighty is around $10,000 a year. That’s money that could… Continue Reading...

Prince William Trades Audi S4 For Audi A5 Sportback

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Prince William Trades Audi S4 For Audi A5 Sportback
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As a bachelor, Prince William was noted for his Audi S4 sedan, equipped with a 4.2L V8 and a stealthy grey paint job. But now that William is a married man, it might be time for something a bit tamer, and the Royal Family’s relationship with Audi means that the future King of England has… Continue Reading...

Volvo Hypermiling Challenge Sets Goal To Cover 850 Miles On A Single Tank Of Diesel, But Failed

Volvo Hypermiling Challenge Sets Goal To Cover 850 Miles On A Single Tank Of Diesel, But Failed
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Two intrepid travelers set out to make the run from Marlow, U.K. to Mayrhofen, Austria on just one tank of fuel, using a Volvo V50 wagon. This particular V50 example is a European market model, which features a 1.6-liter, diesel engine. Their task was to use hypermiling techniques to cover the distance between Volvo cars… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi To Be Sold In The United Kingdom

Suzuki Kizashi To Be Sold In The United Kingdom
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The Suzuki Kizashi may have enjoyed critical acclaim (and rightly so) but it’s sales figures have never been stellar. Suzuki is planning to sell the Kizashi in the UK  later in 2011, and while Suzuki only plans on selling 500 units, it’s difficult to imagine the car being anything more than a low-volume curiosity. With… Continue Reading...

2011 Vauxhall VXR8 Makes Us Weep For Pontiac G8

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2011 Vauxhall VXR8 Makes Us Weep For Pontiac G8
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Although the good Lord chose to take the Pontiac G8 from us far too early in its life, other countries can still enjoy GM’s Zeta platform superstar in all it’s Holden Commodore-based goodness. The United Kingdom is particularly privileged, as it gets this Vauxhall VXR8, seemingly adorned in Rape Yellow, and it comes equipped with a… Continue Reading...

British Drivers Face Winter Tire Shortage, Rising Insurance Premiums Upon Install

British Drivers Face Winter Tire Shortage, Rising Insurance Premiums Upon Install
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Motorists in the UK are being hit with a one-two punch, after a shortage of winter tires left drivers scrambling to find appropriate tires for the chilly conditions. Strong demand for winter tires due to last winter’s heavy snowfall has led to a shortage of snow tires. Even with a 400 percent increase in deliveries… Continue Reading...

2011 Aston Martin Rapide Luxe Debuts

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2011 Aston Martin Rapide Luxe Debuts
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Aston Martin‘s Rapide sedan is already one of the most striking luxury four-doors on the market, with a bent more towards the sporty side of the equation. But Aston’s newest Luxe packing will swing the pendulum the in the opposite direction, emphasising comfort and coddling over outright speed. The Luxe package will give buyers a… Continue Reading...

Max Power Magazine To Fold

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Max Power Magazine To Fold
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With yesterday’s demise of 0-60 Magazine still fresh in our minds, we have news of another magazine closing, this time out of England. It appears that legendary modified car magazine Max Power, equally famous for its souped up hatchbacks as it was for bare breasts, is closing its doors. A tweet by British outlet Motormorph… Continue Reading...

Gordon Murray Sells T25 City Car Design To Unnamed Manufacturer

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Gordon Murray Sells T25 City Car Design To Unnamed Manufacturer
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Gordon Murray is eager to stress that his firm, Gordon Murray Design, is not in the business of producing cars, especially not his new T25 city car. “We’re not a car company; our business is selling intellectual property for the production process,” Murray told Auto Express. Murray’s proclamation comes on the heels of his announcement that he… Continue Reading...

Nissan Expresses Worries Over Limited Nature Of Electric Car Subsidies

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Nissan Expresses Worries Over Limited Nature Of Electric Car Subsidies
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As Nissan strives to sell the Leaf electric car at an affordable price point, the company is expressing concerns that the current subsidies offered by governments to encourage EV adoption will expire after three years, hurting sales and pushing the cost of electric vehicles back into unattainable territory. “My assumption is that they won’t be… Continue Reading...
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