Honda confirms Swindon factory closure with 3,500 job losses

Honda sanctions the closure of its UK plant in Swindon, the home of the Honda Civic Hatch, making 3,500 employees jobless by 2021

Honda has confirmed it will permanently close its Swindon manufacturing plant by the end of the current Civic’s life cycle in the 2021. The plant currently produces around 150,000 cars per year and employs more than 3,500 workers, many of whom will be made redundant.

The Swindon plant is currently Honda’s only factory in the EU. It is also the only location Continue reading “Honda confirms Swindon factory closure with 3,500 job losses”

Back to school: racing drivers take their advanced driving test

Can up-and-coming racers learn anything about driving on the road from IAM Roadsmart’s instructors? We head to Silverstone to find out..

Anyone who is related to or friends with a petrolhead knows a track day makes the perfect present. Giving a keen motorist the chance to try their hand at driving, free from the shackles of traffic and constraints of the rules of the road, is certain to go down well. Learning how to drive on the track is bound to improve one’s ability to control a car Continue reading “Back to school: racing drivers take their advanced driving test”

New 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe snapped again

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been caught on camera again during its winter testing programme, ahead of its imminent release

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is being readied for its grand unveiling. These latest spy shots show another heavily-masked mule undergoing cold weather assessment ahead of the new model’s release in 2020. Auto Express can also reveal that BMW latest compact saloon will be coming to the UK.

Like most manufacturers, BMW’s current focus remains on growing its SUV Continue reading “New 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe snapped again”

New Citroen AMI ONE concept revives the spirit of the 2CV

New all-electric two-seater Citroen AMI ONE concept to be officially revealed at Geneva with a 60-mile range

This is the Citroen AMI ONE, probably the slowest concept car to be revealed by a major manufacturer at the Geneva Motor Show, and certainly one of the smallest.

It’s a pure-electric two-seater that can, in theory, be driven by young people aged 16 and above. That’s because it fits into quadricycle regulations – the same formula used by several small-scale French Continue reading “New Citroen AMI ONE concept revives the spirit of the 2CV”

Best towbar-mounted storage boxes

Looking for an alternative to roof boxes to stash loads? We test solutions that sit on your towbar

Roof boxes are great for increasing your car’s load-lugging ability, but they’d be so much better if they weren’t so high up. Imagine not having to stretch to install, remove, fill and unload them.

And wouldn’t it be a bonus if your fully laden car didn’t suffer increased wind noise, reduced economy, and problems with height-restricted car parks? Fortunately, towbar-mounted rear Continue reading “Best towbar-mounted storage boxes”

Porsche Taycan testing, Ford electric SUV: Today’s Car News

Porsche Taycan prototype

New spy shots reveal quite a bit about the new Porsche Taycan. And on an abbreviated holiday schedule today, we run down what we know about Ford’s upcoming 300-mile SUV. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Spy photographers caught a Porsche Taycan undergoing winter testing with a bare minimum of camouflage—beyond some dummy tailpipes on the rear bumper. The shots show a tidier more lithe car than it has appeared before and give a good view of the Taycan’s Continue reading “Porsche Taycan testing, Ford electric SUV: Today’s Car News”

New 2019 Toyota Supra: prices, 0-62mph time and release date

Toyota’s new Supra was revealed at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show with a 335bhp straight-six engine, prices start from £52,500.

Toyota’s long-awaited successor to the legendary A80 Supra stormed into the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. Built by Toyota’s performance arm, Gazoo Racing, the new Supra model sports a powerful six-cylinder turbocharged engine, an active chassis and a wealth of driver assistance technology.

Toyota claims the GR (Gazoo Racing) Supra has been conceived as Continue reading “New 2019 Toyota Supra: prices, 0-62mph time and release date”