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13 November 2014 at 15:54

It's been around for 22 years, won various awards and even helped to win a general election, allegedly. Now the Ford Mondeo is set to unveil its fifth generation, with sales omens looking good according to early reports.More than 50% of company vehicle drivers contemplating buying a car claim they are thinking of making the new Mondeo their next work motor.Sewells Intelligence's disclosure, t...

13 November 2014 at 15:54

Hyundai has started taking orders for its latest compact hatchback. If they prefer to wait, fans of the i20 can start heading to Hyundai showrooms from January.Industry experts say the new South Korean model, constructed, designed and engineered in Europe, will be positioned to go head-to-head with the Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2 and Skoda Fabia.Prices range from £10,695 for its entry-level S to its ...

13 November 2014 at 15:54

British motorists are being slow to react to the worldwide in-car DAB digital radio revolution, new figures suggest. A new Digital Radio UK campaign is now on the cards, with the aim of increasing awareness of the in-car technology options available.Motorists buying a car from new will find that nearly 60% of them have DAB radio fitted as standard, according to the Society of Motor Manufacture...

13 November 2014 at 15:54

The Countess of Wessex's first car has failed to attract a buyer at auction. Classic car fans looking forward to buying a car at the Harrogate sale were not tempted by Sophie's former 1968 maroon Morris Minor on Wednesday (November 12).The Bonhams lot was predicted to sell for £5,000 to £7,000.But the 948cc tax-exempt 1000 Saloon remained unsold, despite royal connections which included a pic...

13 November 2014 at 15:54

Classic car fans can view the iconic Porsche 917 which starred in Steve McQueen's classic Le Mans movie at the Classic Motor Show this weekend. As well as a superb racing CV, the classic motor is best remembered for being driven in the 1970 racing film.Motor enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of this revered vehicle can head to Birmingham's NEC for the show, which runs between Friday and Su...

12 November 2014 at 13:15

It has been called the greatest car safety advance since the seatbelt. Now a worldwide safety body wants it to be introduced as standard on every vehicle across the globe.All drivers buying a car in Europe since November 1 have enjoyed the benefits of anti-skid technology, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on new models.Now Global NCAP wants this practice rolled out across the planet. Curren...

12 November 2014 at 13:15

Motorists driving in England's East Midlands face greater risk of a serious road accident than anywhere else in the UK, according to new research. The Road Safety Foundation's research also supports previous studies which claim countryside routes are the most dangerous.The charity found there are more fatalities on rural roads (60%) than the rest of the UK's highway network put together. This...

12 November 2014 at 13:15

A leading road safety charity wants high-speed countryside routes to be included in all driving tests. The call is part of the Institute of Advanced Motorists' (IAM) new manifesto aimed at cutting injuries and fatalities on the UK's roads, especially among younger drivers.The IAM wants each political party to support its mission statement.The manifesto would see children taught about road safe...

12 November 2014 at 13:15

Mercedes has announced it will have a second crack at taking on Rolls-Royce and Bentley with a super-luxury model next year. Motorists buying a car at the top end of the market may be tempted by the German car maker's reintroduction of the Maybach.Its first incarnation suffered from modest sales. But the German firm says that drivers will not have experienced Mercedes performance and luxury ra...

12 November 2014 at 13:15

The DeLorean from Back to the Future and Mr Bean's Mini Cooper are among the four-wheel stars rolling into Birmingham's NEC this weekend. Iconic cars from film and TV, including Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang and the Dodge Charger from the 1968 Hollywood blockbuster Bullitt, will be exhibited for the Classic Motor Show.The exhibition centre will be turned into a petrol head's Shangri-La between ...

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