Global pioneer of telematics based car insurance, insurethebox, has welcomed the recent EU law requiring cars to be fitted with an e-call button that alerts emergency services in the event of an accident. However, eCall will only be standard on brand-new cars manufactured after 1 April 2018; it won’t be retrofitted to older cars or existing models, leaving potentially millions of motorists without access to this potentially life-saving technology – especially young drivers who Continue reading “Are Young Drivers More Likely To Be Involved In High Impact Collisions?”
The SEAT Arona is the first car in its class to feature a digital display, with the Ibiza supermini also getting the tech
SEAT has announced that its Digital Cockpit technology will make its debut on the Arona compact crossover and the Ibiza supermini.
The new tech replaces the traditional analogue speedometer and rev counter with a 10.25-inch screen, which can be customised to display a range of driving, navigation and infotainment functions.
The tech has been offered on the larger Continue reading “SEAT brings digital dials to its Arona and Ibiza lineups”
Porsche is targeting more than 600bhp, 310 miles of range and 350kW charging compatibility with its first EV
Porsche has confirmed some of the figures it is aiming for with its first production electric vehicle – the Taycan – which will launch towards the end of 2019.
Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, the Taycan, wihch builds on the Mission E Concept, will be revealed in full early next year.
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Prototypes of the Taycan electric saloon have Continue reading “2019 Porsche Taycan: Specs for production Mission E confirmed”
June 2018 saw a 5.5 per cent overall decline in UK car manufacturing, but 47.2 per cent fewer cars were made for the domestic market
June’s manufacturing figures have revealed a sharp 47.2 per cent decline in the number of cars built for the UK domestic market. Of the 128,799 cars made here in June, just 15,647 went to UK buyers, compared to 29,631 in June 2017.
The number of cars built in the UK for export grew by 6 per cent, but that increase wasn’t enough to offset the decline Continue reading “‘Perfect storm’ fuels sharp decline in domestic UK car manufacturing”
Eville Shindig 2017
Eville Shindig 2017 was held in Evansville, Indiana on Historic West Franklin St on September 3, 2017. The show is always held on the Sunday before labor day and welcomes traditional cars, trucks, and motorcycles from 1968 and older. They also host a pre-party that is held at the Pistons Bars welcoming everyone to come out and have a drinks before the show the next day!
The show is always full of vendors including clothing, food, auto parts, pin stripping, and Continue reading “Eville Shindig 2017”
SEAT is giving British holidaymakers the keys to car-packing success this summer, with three simple steps from a tidiness guru that will revolutionise the annual chore.
Teaming up with Europe’s first certified KonMari Consultant, Aline Lau, SEAT has produced a handy set of tips for families preparing for their annual summer vacation, using the manufacturer’s compact SUV, the Arona. The full video can be viewed here.
Around 4.7 million Britons are set to drive to their holiday Continue reading “Three Simple Steps To Pack Your Car For Holidays…”
The Euro District 2018
The Euro District 2018 was held on April 14 at the Sheraton Hotel in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Back at it again, The Euro District 2018 set the bar high just as they do every year! This show is put on by Eurotrash Apparel Company for the love of Wisconsin and to bring the European Car Community together!
Friday nights pre-party was a huge hit. While people waited in line to pick up their pre-registration packets, the show started a little early for them. Continue reading “The Euro District 2018”
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Speculating which cars may be future classics is not only a fun game, it also can help buyers decide which modern cars may represent the best value.
Future classics depreciate less over a long time, which we’re sure buyers can appreciate. The demand for those cars also stays high, which dries up prices.
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Hagerty, the largest insurer of classic cars in America, recently rated Continue reading “Which modern electric car will be the first classic? Take our Twitter poll”
2018 Infiniti Q70
The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won’t make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018.
The car debuted in 2011 as the M37 Hybrid, but sales of the hybrid version always paled in comparison to the gas V-6 and V-8 versions of the big luxury sedan.
Although it was renamed the Q70 in 2014, Infiniti has not significantly updated the sedan since it went on sale in 2011.
DON’T Continue reading “Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019”
2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV
Audi has set a date for e-tron electric SUV orders. Infiniti drops the Q70 hybrid for 2019. Shale oil makes for a lousy high-octane fuel source. And we ask which modern electric car will be the first “classic” car in a new Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.
Order books for the Audi e-tron electric SUV will open on September 17, the brand confirmed. The SUV was originally supposed to debut in August, but CEO Rupert Continue reading “Audi e-tron orders, shale oil woes, and electric classics: Today’s Car News”