Archive for 'August,2011'

WhatCar? Reveals MoT System in Crisis

WhatCar? Reveals MoT System in Crisis

What Car?’s MoT mystery shoppers have uncovered alarming disparities between testing centres up and down the country, with several missing potentially dangerous faults. “With so much disparity between different garages, we think the Government should scrap [...]

Vettel Wins Eventful Belgian Grand Prix

Vettel Wins Eventful Belgian Grand Prix

After 44 laps around the legendary Spa circuit, it was Sebastian Vettel who snatched victory, followed by Mark Webber in second place to further tighten the team’s grip on the World Championship title. Having started from [...]

Coulthard to Compete in World’s Biggest Race

Coulthard to Compete in World’s Biggest Race

Mercedes-Benz and Sony Computer Entertainment are looking to rewrite the history books. For the ultimate virtual v. reality race, millions of viewers will be able to watch the action online while PlayStation®’s Gran Turismo® 5 fans [...]

New Land Rover Defender for Frankfurt

New Land Rover Defender for Frankfurt

The Land Rover DC100, a modern interpretation of the iconic Land Rover Defender will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Land Rover also confirms today, that production of a new Defender is intended [...]

Jackson Leads BTCC After Snetteron Win

Jackson Leads BTCC After Snetteron Win

Jason Plato, Gordon Shedden and Mat Jackson were the winners of yesterday’s three highly-charged Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at the new Snetterton 300 circuit while erstwhile points leader Matt Neal suffered an event [...]

Alan Gow’s BTCC Half Term Report

Alan Gow’s BTCC Half Term Report

With racing about to resume, Alan Gow, the man in charge of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, has given his thoughts on the season so far… Teams and drivers are coming to the end [...]

Jaguar XF Crowned ‘ Car of the Decade’

Jaguar XF Crowned ‘ Car of the Decade’

The Jaguar XF has been announced as Auto Express Driver Power ‘Car of the Decade’. Over a period of 10 years readers of Auto Express have been invited to participate in the Driver Power survey and [...]

Volvo Announces Automatic Start/Stop

Volvo Announces Automatic Start/Stop

Volvo’s fuel saving start/stop technology which reduces emissions of CO2 by up to 8% has, for the first time, been combined with the six-speed Geartronic transmission.  This innovative and industry-leading development delivers the first four models [...]

Advisory Fuel Rates published

Advisory Fuel Rates published

Advisory Fuel Rates detail how much cash company car and van drivers can claim back against business mileage and are reviewed quarterly. HM Revenue and Customs published the new rates last week and, with the exception of [...]

The Grey Fleet – You Can’t Ignore Them

The Grey Fleet – You Can’t Ignore Them

Henry Ford famously quoted that you can have any colour – providing it is BLACK and we all know what happened to that policy. Then the environmentalists came along and everything became GREEN and now we [...]