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04 March 2015 at 12:46

Partygoers will have the chance to dance the night away in a nightclub with a difference - as a motoring festival gets underway in Coventry. To mark the opening night of Motofest, The Greyfriars Green tunnel - part of the city's ring road network - is to be turned into The Tunnel Club; a temporary discotheque big enough for 5,000 revellers.Some of the best DJs in the UK will be spinning decks ...

04 March 2015 at 12:46

Schools and parents are being urged to get their children walking to help teach them about road safety.Some 45,000 pupils from more than 200 schools are already registered for road safety charity Brake's annual Giant Walk.But the organisation is calling for even more schools to take part in the event on June 10.Schools can use the walk to highlight the need for motorists to slow down and drive ...

04 March 2015 at 12:46

Those at The Geneva Motor Show pre-event were the first to see Ford's new Focus RS. The car, which made its world debut alongside the impressive GT supercar, boasts a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine which can deliver 316bhp.It also features the new Ford Performance four-wheel drive system - the first Focus to break from two-wheel drive - and can break 150mph, going ...

04 March 2015 at 12:46

The Honda HR-V is back and the press have been treated to their first glimpse at the compact crossover at the Geneva Motor Show. Last seen in the 1990s the HR-V name is Honda's effort to tap into the lucrative market in between superminis and smaller SUVs.It may be compact but Honda has been bold in styling the HR-V with a coupe driving style and a higher ride height.From the front the HR-V ha...

04 March 2015 at 12:46

A classic English car-maker seems to have ripped up its own rulebook with its new sports utility vehicle (SUV) concept model. Aston Martin's DBX concept has both stunned and divided the motoring world.Motorists buying a car from the Aston Martin stable will notice marked differences from its usual look.A far bigger grille, sharp-cornered, slender LED headlights, a much higher ride and exaggera...

03 March 2015 at 13:33

Professional drivers who have obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) must receive the medical treatment they need quicker.Launched by the OSA Partnership Group, a new campaign is being backed by the RAC. It points out that poor-sleep syndrome is no respecter of driving skill or experience, even among those who drive for a living.The groups want the Department of Health to issue guidance that ...

03 March 2015 at 13:33

British drivers remain largely sceptical about driverless cars, despite the Government's £19 million commitment to make them a reality. Research by SPA Future Thinking reveals a third (33%) would not get into such a vehicle due to fears over safety, reliability and lack of control. Furthermore, 48% would not consider buying one at any point in the future.In fact, the vast majority (80%) believ...

03 March 2015 at 13:33

Motorists could soon find their choice of smartphone dictates which car they buy, an industry group says.In-car technology is increasingly integrating with mobile phones, meaning manufacturers are having to choose to pair up with either Apple, Android or other operating platforms.And according to Rupert Pontin from Glass's Guide, people are more likely to show allegiance to their mobile phone o...

03 March 2015 at 13:33

The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible has been put through its paces deep under the streets of capital. Jaguar Land Rover's new premium compact SUV - still something of a closely-g uarded secret in motoring circles - negotiated a series of obstacles in the soon-to-be active tunnels of London's Crossrail scheme. It really was uncharted territory for the much-anticipated 4x4, and as far as it c...

03 March 2015 at 13:33

The Volkswagen Passat has been named 'Car of the Year 2015' by an international panel of experts on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show. The prestigious European award has been awarded every year since 1964. The Passat emerged from a shortlist of seven models that were tested, compared and evaluated by a group of 58 motoring writers from 22 nations.Among the qualities they were look...

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