• Developing cars for the future

    Developing cars for the future

    Bright sunlight floods the Volkswagen Virtual Engineering Lab in Wolfsburg. Two dozen screens flicker, some of them showing graphics and others hundreds of lines of program code. In the centre of the room, there is a scale 1:4 model of a Golf.

  • Luxury on wheels

    Luxury on wheels

    Volvo knows as well as any car company that being a nonconformist has its ups and downs. Throughout its long history, and despite multiple corporate ownerships, Volvo has persisted in being different. Even now, as Volvo embarks on a plan to...

  • World’s oldest Vespa going under the hammer

    World’s oldest Vespa going under the hammer

    The world’s oldest Vespa has gone on sale, heading under the hammer at an online auction. Built in 1946, the “0” series Vespa is one of approximately 60 units ever built. Created using hand-beaten metal plates on wooden frames, the Piaggio Vespa...

  • London Taxi Company opens new UK plant

    London Taxi Company opens new UK plant

    London Taxi Company has officially opened its new £300 million UK vehicle production plant, which has created more than 1,000 new jobs. Located in Ansty, near Coventry, the new plant will produce the world’s first mass-market electric taxi – the...

  • A thrilling tango

    A thrilling tango

    Tempting tango, juicy sizzling beef, Eva Peron, Diego Armando Maradona, Lionel Messi – these are the images that immediately spring to mind when Argentina is mentioned. But for old motors aficionados, especially motor racing enthusiasts, there is...

  • Will this be Ferrari’s comeback year?

    Will this be Ferrari’s comeback year?

    The new Formula 1 season gets under way this morning, and if pre-season testing is anything to go by, it looks like champions Mercedes are in for a fight with Ferrari and possibly Red Bull. A whole raft of technical changes, mostly in...

  • Talented and multi-disciplined

    Talented and multi-disciplined

    At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi presented another concept car which demonstrates the potential of the future Q8 model range. The Audi Q8 sport concept study demonstrates the vision Audi’s developers and designers have for the...

  • Happy birthday

    Happy birthday

    The Fiat brand chose the Geneva Motor Show as the international setting to launch its celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Fiat 500, the icon that stays true to itself and yet is always up to date. First presented in Turin on July 4, 1957,...

  • Another five-star performance

    Another five-star performance

    In June 2016, the Seat Ateca obtained five stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests, demonstrating the high level of safety offered by the Spanish brand’s new compact SUV. By managing to achieve these results, this time in the Latin NCAP, the Ateca...

  • A clear step forward

    A clear step forward

    In the 2016 financial year, Porsche AG achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue, operating result and number of employees. Deliveries increased by six per cent to 237,778 vehicles, thereby achieving a revenue of €22.3 billion. At the...

  • Investing in research

    Investing in research

    Shared laboratories embody a partnership between a research unit and a company to support long-term research. The partners sign a renewable agreement for a period of at least four years, laying down rules in advance on how the findings will be...

  • Cyclist near misses

    Cyclist near misses

    In the UK, cyclists are suffering 25 near-misses on average a year as a result of not knowing who has right of way at a junction, new research has revealed. A study, conducted by Dr Rachel Aldred of the University of Westminster, also found that...

  • Primetime moments

    Primetime moments

    Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainslie battles a desert sandstorm to reach his Land Rover BAR sailing team as the new Land Rover Discovery made its primetime TV debut in a new advertisement. The 60-second advert was directed by Ridley Scott Associates’ Jake...

  • Cleaning comfort

    Cleaning comfort

    Upholstery and interior textiles get a lot of wear through dust, road dirt and everyday soiling. But the Sonax interior care specialists ensure comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere while driving. To clean your car’s interiors, first...

  • Two decades of putting safety first

    Two decades of putting safety first

    Thatcham Research has marked the 20th anniversary of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) with a crash test to highlight the dramatic effect 20 years of independent safety testing has had on small cars. The tests were introduced...

  • Handsome comfort

    Handsome comfort

    At first glance, not a lot has changed about the IS. Lexus says the styling of the car has proved so popular since the IS was launched in 2013 that it’s left most of the styling alone – and it certainly shows. So what’s new? The headlights – now...

  • Good start to new year

    Good start to new year

    Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe and North America. Sales in China fell by 35.3 per cent to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi established a long-term, strategic...

  • Start packing

    Start packing

    Volkswagen Accessories has expanded the options for the Golf family, adding high-quality, handy transport solutions for sports equipment and bicycles. Smart systems that improve comfort and keep passengers both young and old well entertained while...

  • Showcasing a timeless legend

    Showcasing a timeless legend

    Ahead of the global unveil of Renault’s eagerly-anticipated new Alpine that will go on sale this year, Alpine aficionados and automotive aesthetes alike had the opportunity to either discover or rediscover some of the most iconic models ever to...

  • Having the edge

    Having the edge

    On a beautiful Friday afternoon, we decided to take the new Ford Edge – kindly made available by the local importer – out for a drive. At first glance the SUV looks imposing, especially for someone making the transition from a smaller car.