Chinese vehicle manufacturer LDV to produce Tarantula SUV

LDV has announced its latest SUV, the Tarantula, will go on sale in China next year, with aspirations to also enter the European market

LDV, formally Leyland DAF Vans, has announced that it will start production of its mid-size SUV concept the Tarantula, in 2019. The interestingly named SUV will offer a mix of powertrains, including petrol, diesel, hybrid and pure EV variants. While the car will be initially limited to the Chinese market, a spokesperson confirmed that the marque is hopeful Continue reading “Chinese vehicle manufacturer LDV to produce Tarantula SUV”

New 2018 Volkswagen T-Cross SUV: teaser sketches released

VW previews its small T-Cross SUV in sketch form, with an official debut set for the Paris Motor Show in October

Volkswagen’s new baby SUV – the T-Cross – will take to the stage at October’s Paris Motor Show. New official sketches give us our best look yet at the compact SUV, which will go up against rivals such as the SEAT Arona, Citroen C3 Aircross and Kia Stonic. 

The T-Cross will increase Volkswagen’s SUV line-up to four models, sitting beneath the T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg. Continue reading “New 2018 Volkswagen T-Cross SUV: teaser sketches released”

What is hypermiling and how do you do it?

Hypermiling helps you get the most from every last drop of fuel to maximise MPG. We explain how it works, and how it can save money…

With high fuel prices being the bane of UK motorists’ lives, some drivers have started going to extreme lengths to get the best miles per gallon they can while driving their cars. In the US, this is known as hypermiling, but the techniques used by hypermilers to deliver fuel economy that exceeds manufacturer claims can be applied by every driver who wants to Continue reading “What is hypermiling and how do you do it?”

New mid-engined 2022 Jaguar F-Type to rival McLaren

Jaguar F-Type successor, which could be called J-Type, will feature a mid-engine layout and hybrid tech. A full EV model could also follow

The successor to the Jaguar F-Type will embrace hybrid technology and go mid-engined when it launches around 2022, Auto Express can exclusively reveal. And further down the line, Jag could launch a fully-electric version to rival the forthcoming Porsche Taycan.

Development work on the F-Type’s successor is under way, with engineers devising a plan Continue reading “New mid-engined 2022 Jaguar F-Type to rival McLaren”

Mecum Auto Auction 2018

Mecum Auto Auction 2018

Mecum Auto Auction 2018 was held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN on May 15-20, 2018.  The auction is always an event that is widely watched, whether on television or in person.

This year was a very special year as a gentleman from Indiana planned to auction off 16 cars at the show, his collection of Corevette Indy 500 pace cars.  The collection included cars from 1978 all the way up to 2017.  While not every vehicle had paced the race, Continue reading “Mecum Auto Auction 2018”

EU will ‘respond in kind’ if U.S. imposes car tariffs, Juncker says

August 31, 2018 09:39 CET

BERLIN — The European Union will respond in kind if U.S. President Donald Trump reneges on his pledge not to impose car tariffs, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said as trade tensions between Europe and the United States rose again.

Juncker told German broadcaster ZDF on Friday that the EU would not let anyone determine its trade policies. If Washington decided to imposed tariffs on vehicles after all, he said, “then we will also do that.” Continue reading “EU will ‘respond in kind’ if U.S. imposes car tariffs, Juncker says”

Trump makes clear EU will not escape his outrage on trade for long

August 31, 2018 14:02 CET

The European Union’s Jean-Claude Juncker left Washington in late July with a Rose Garden truce — a handshake trade agreement he had good reason to believe would spare the continent from President Donald Trump’s wrath.

It didn’t last.

In a Bloomberg interview on Thursday the U.S. president spoke of the European Union as if it’s likely to be his next target. “Almost as bad as China, just smaller,” he declared.

Trump’s remarks cast doubt on the Continue reading “Trump makes clear EU will not escape his outrage on trade for long”

Daimler chooses NavInfo as navigation mapping service for China

August 31, 2018 11:25 CET

Daimler has chosen Beijing NavInfo Technology, a leading Chinese  mapping provider, as its exclusive navigation services supplier for China.

Under a seven-year pact, NavInfo will supply navigation mapping services as well as data products featured in Daimler’s Advanced Driver Assistance System and equipped in all passenger vehicles the automaker will introduce in China from 2020 to 2024, NavInfo said this week.

NavInfo started providing mapping data for the Continue reading “Daimler chooses NavInfo as navigation mapping service for China”

Ghana in talks with VW over plans to assemble vehicles

August 31, 2018 10:28 CET

ACCRA, Ghana — President Nana Akufo-Addo said the country is in talks with Volkswagen Group over plans to assemble vehicles as part of Germany’s foreign policy agenda to strengthen development in Africa and contain illegal migration.

Akufo-Addo is hosting Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second leg of a three-day Africa trip to encourage private investment linked to the Group of 20’s “Compact with Africa” initiative.

“We’re particularly happy to hear about the Continue reading “Ghana in talks with VW over plans to assemble vehicles”

Trump to back $200 billion China tariffs as early as next week, report says

August 31, 2018 10:05 CET

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants to move ahead with a plan to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as soon as a public-comment period concludes next week, according to six people familiar with the matter.

Asked to confirm the plan in an interview with Bloomberg News in the Oval Office on Thursday, Trump smiled and said it was “not totally wrong.” He also criticized management of the yuan, saying China has devalued its currency in Continue reading “Trump to back $200 billion China tariffs as early as next week, report says”