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10 February 2015 at 11:34

A German manufacturing giant is celebrating a sales landmark this week, nearly 50 years after its formation. Audi sold its two millionth motor on Tuesday, February 10.This is a far cry from its first year of trading, 1965, when it shipped only 32 units. Back then, it only had one vehicle available: The Audi compact executive. Today motorists buying a car from the Audi range are spoilt for cho...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

The number of traffic police has fallen by nearly a quarter this decade, an RAC study shows The figures represent a "mockery" of driving laws as there are far fewer officers in place to enforce them.Some constabularies have seen numbers plummet by as much as 70%. Cornwall and Devon suffered the biggest cuts and did not have any traffic officers employed on a full-time basis between March 2011...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

Motorists in London could one day have the option of using a network of underground toll roads, if Boris Johnson gets his way. The Mayor mooted the idea during a visit to Boston, US, where there is a similar idea in place.It would mean drivers would probably face charges in so-called "fly-unders", under the plan to redesign major roads.Mr Johnson said that taking main highways underground woul...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

Tens of thousands of Range Rover drivers in the US are having their vehicles recalled.Around 104,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars, designed and engineered in Britain, are being recalled in the US over problems with brakes and sidelights.The move comes after the country's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued notices last week.Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling over 70,000 Ra...

09 February 2015 at 10:55

A rusting classic 1961 car has sold under the hammer for nearly £12 million. The "lost" Ferrari California Spyder was one of 59 motors found gathering dust last year in a French farm's barn for half a century.The successful bidder was certainly buying a car with pedigree. French acting legends Alain Delon and Gerard Blain have both owned the vintage model, while other screen icons Shirley M...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

The number of children killed or seriously injured on British roads has hit an worrying 20-year high, according to latest figures. The 2013/14 total is also the only time this tally has risen since 1995, the DfT's provisional statistics suggest.The RAC called the figures "alarming".The amount of under-16s killed or badly injured in the 12 months to last September rose 3%, compared to the corre...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

Drivers are benefiting from cheaper motor insurance premiums as well as cheaper fuel, according to a new industry report. The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) found the price of car insurance dropped by 4.4% across 2014.The cheaper road cover is attributed to clampdowns on fraudulent whiplash claims and motorists who risk driving with no insurance, as well as more robust competiti...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

Mazda's all new CX-3 compact crossover is one of five models the manufacturer will unveil at next month's Geneva Motor Show.The CX-3, designed as a smaller alternative to the CX-5, will have both two and four-wheel drive options - as well as Mazda's SkyActiv efficiency technologies.After picking up the 2014-15 Japan Car of the Year award and Europe's Golden Steering Wheel, there will also be a ...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

The most iconic British GT and saloon cars ever made will line up on the grid at the Silverstone Classic this summer.Two evocative new races for models from the 1950s and '60s have been added to the much-anticipated weekend in July, both of which will be staged under the illustrious 'Battle of Britain' banner.Big names like Aston Martin, Austin, Austin-Healey, Ford Cortina, Ginetta, Hillman, Ja...

06 February 2015 at 10:58

The 11-year wait for a new Volkswagen Caddy van is finally over. The German manufacturer's fourth-generation model should hit the UK's streets this autumn, a few months behind mainland Europe's left-hand drive owners.VW describes the model as ideal for companies which require car-like design and convenience. And t he latest edition takes things a step further for drivers thinking of buying a c...

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