SMMT Offers Further Statement On Brexit Risk

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. It supports the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad, promoting a united position to government, stakeholders and the media.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive had the following statement to offer in relation to the ongoing Brexit saga: “We welcome the Exiting the European Union Committee report and its categorical finding that a ‘no deal’ Continue reading “SMMT Offers Further Statement On Brexit Risk”

Used Lexus RX review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Lexus RX covering the RX Mk3 (2008-2015)

Toyota was the first maker to put a petrol-electric hybrid car into UK showrooms, when the original Prius arrived in 1997. Since then the company has sold some 13 million hybrids, dominating the market globally, so it was inevitable that Toyota’s luxury division would also champion petrol-electric cars.

The first Lexus RX wasn’t available in hybrid form, and although the second-generation car came only in Continue reading “Used Lexus RX review”

Used Lexus RX review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Lexus RX covering the RX Mk3 (2008-2015)

Toyota was the first maker to put a petrol-electric hybrid car into UK showrooms, when the original Prius arrived in 1997. Since then the company has sold some 13 million hybrids, dominating the market globally, so it was inevitable that Toyota’s luxury division would also champion petrol-electric cars.

The first Lexus RX wasn’t available in hybrid form, and although the second-generation car came only in Continue reading “Used Lexus RX review”

‘Vauxhall and Peugeot need to cut their electric car prices to compete with MINI’

Mike Rutherford thinks affordability is fast becoming one of the most important words in the modern car-buying vocabulary

It’s happened, and not before time. The A word – affordability – has risen to the top of the car-buying agenda where it belongs… and must stay.

JLR started an honest conversation on this topic on 5 July. That’s when the Indian-owned, British-based firm correctly acknowledged that its I-Pace may be a brilliant, clever, game-changing product but, when retail Continue reading “‘Vauxhall and Peugeot need to cut their electric car prices to compete with MINI’”

Government invests £348m in local road improvements

The Department for Transport is investing in two funds – worth £198m and £150m respectively – which councils can bid to access

The Government is investing a total of £348 million in two projects to provide funding for the improvement of local roads over the next four years.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has pledged £198 million towards a Challenge Fund, with councils able to bid for funding during the remainder of 2019 and 2020.

• How to claim for pothole damage to your Continue reading “Government invests £348m in local road improvements”

Hands-Free Is Not The Same As Switch Off And Be Brain-Free…

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is reminding all drivers that phone calls and texts – even in hands-free mode – should wait until they are safely parked with the engine off and the handbrake on.

The call follows a report from Driving for Better Business warning that half of company directors expect their employees to answer their phone while driving.

Lethal distraction
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says holding and using any device while in Continue reading “Hands-Free Is Not The Same As Switch Off And Be Brain-Free…”

Would You Consider Renting Out Your Driveway?

Homeowners are making more than £1,000 per year on average by renting out their driveways to motorists.

The research by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk looked at the 50 top earning cities and towns to reveal an annual average driveway income of £1,114.

While residents in some cities are earning a lot more, most significantly in London, the results also revealed that empty driveways were a money-making opportunity the length and breadth of the UK – from Brighton to Continue reading “Would You Consider Renting Out Your Driveway?”

New 2020 Bentley Flying Spur First Edition revealed

Bentley’s new luxury saloon will be limited to 12 months of production, starting towards the end of 2019.

Bentley will introduce the new Flying Spur back with a limited run, high spec First Edition model, due on sale for the new model’s first 12 months on the market. 

The First Edition’s 6.0-litre W12 engine is unchanged from the standard Flying Spur, capable of launching the 2.4-tonne limo from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds and onto a top speed of 207mph. This engine is mated to an Continue reading “New 2020 Bentley Flying Spur First Edition revealed”

New 2020 BMW 5 Series facelift spotted testing

Our spy photographers have caught the refreshed BMW 5 Series saloon on camera ahead of its launch next year

These are our first spy shots of the facelifted BMW 5 Series saloon, which is due to reach the UK market in 2020. Revisions look set to include an updated engine range, mildly refreshed styling and some additional infotainment and driver assistance technology.

BMW will revise the 530e iPerformance’s plug-in hybrid powertrain for 2020, as hinted by this mule’s “hybrid test Continue reading “New 2020 BMW 5 Series facelift spotted testing”

Highways England cancels or delays one in three major road schemes

Highways England was meant to start 112 major road schemes between 2015 and 2020, but 39 have been cancelled, paused or delayed

Highways England has cancelled or delayed around 35 per cent of major road schemes originally scheduled to start by 2020 at the latest.

The Government-owned body, which is responsible for maintaining major roads in England, was due to start 112 improvement projects across the country between 2015 and 2020, as part of a £15bn five-year road investment strategy Continue reading “Highways England cancels or delays one in three major road schemes”