June 2014



Ford logo

Ford…………………of Britain

With the closure over a number of years of Fords’ Dagenham and Southampton assembly plants, and the transfer of Halewood assembly plant to Jaguar Land Rover, Ford have no vehicle assembly operations in the UK,…


Nissan Leaf

Living with a Leaf

30-second summary:- If you are considering a Leaf, or indeed any electric car then you may wish to consider the following guidelines, based on our intensive week with the Leaf:- Understand the type of use…


BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé launched

BMW seem to have been on a roll recently, with new models seemingly being announced every few days. This week it is the turn of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, which went on sale on…


New Peugeot 508 announced

PEUGEOT today presented in London its’ updated 508 range. The latest model bears a revised grille which apparently sets the standard for the brands future models. Public launch of the new car is scheduled for August, simultaneously…



BTCC

BTCC heads to Croft

Britain’s biggest championship series, currently enjoying an ultra-competitive season, is heading to Croft Circuit near Darlington on 28/29th June for the next round. Croft marks the halfway stage on the 2014 BTCC calendar, with the…


Vauxhall Astra Tourer

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.6CDTi

Although the Astra has been around for a couple of years, we had an opportunity during the recent SMMT Test Day at Millbrook  to try the latest 1.6 litre diesel unit, dubbed the “whisper diesel” by the manufacturer….


Jaguar E Type

1971 Jaguar E Type V12 Coupe

As well as the latest products from the worlds manufacturers on display at the recent SMMT Test Day at Millbrook, a number of more classic cars were on show, and the opportunity was seized to…