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21 August 2014 at 12:48

With the last bank holiday weekend before Christmas approaching, motorists are being advised on the best times to travel to avoid the "bumper" traffic levels expected on Britain's roads.While blue skies and sunshine are not forecast for most regions, it seems the cool, damp temperatures will not be putting off the millions of people heading to the airports, or even one of the country-wide music...

21 August 2014 at 12:48

The latest car manufacturing figures make healthy reading for the vehicle industry.Last month some 132,570 cars were made in the UK - up 2.8% compared with the same month last year.The figures mean that in 2014 so far, 923,884 cars have been made - 3.4% more than in the first seven months of 2013.According to the statistics, released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the...

21 August 2014 at 12:48

Renault has decided against offering an entry-level city car like some of its biggest rival manufacturers, preferring instead to target premium sales.The French car firm wants its latest Twingo to challenge the Fiat 500 as the most popular premium city car and has set its pricing from £9,495.Hyundai, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Toyota and the Volkswagen Group all offer 'budget' city cars and some of t...

21 August 2014 at 12:48

Sales of the ever-popular MG show no signs of diminishing - despite the old lady reaching 90.Boosted by the recent introduction of its MG3 supermini, the British-based sports car company has enjoyed being the quickest-expanding automative brand for seven consecutive months this year.Two 90th anniversary limited-edition models launched to mark the special landmark have also been selling well.Its...

21 August 2014 at 12:48

The cost of insuring a car has fallen in recent months, according to industry figures.Statistics from the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) show that in real-terms the cost of insuring a car fell by 7.5% between April and June this year, thanks to a 5.6% average drop in premiums and inflation of 1.9%.BIBA believes the real-terms reduc tion in cost could continue in the coming months...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

More than 100,000 car buyers across Europe ordered a Vauxhall ADAM in the first 18 months of the vehicle going on sale, the manufacturer reveals.The ADAM entered the city car market in which style is everything and gave buyers the choice of more than a million combinations of trims and specifications to personalise their purchase.Buyers in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK prov...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Traffic police stopped a car being driven at 50mph the wrong way down a motorway by deliberately crashing into it. A 77-year-old driver, who has dementia, drove his Honda Jazz in the wrong direction on the West Midlands' M6 toll. Police managed to stop the pensioner through "tactical contact", or an intentional head-on collision.The motorist, of Rowley Regis, West Midlands, escaped unhurt but ...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Some of the world's most stylish, powerful cars will be strutting their stuff at a marquee exhibition in London next month.Motoring enthusiasts will be setting their journey planners to Brentford's Syon Park for this year's Salon Privé extravaganza from September 3-5.Jamiroquai's Jay Kay is having his spectacular spearmint green sports car showcased, the only LaFerrari made in that colour.The V...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Driving to work is bad for your waistline, a new report suggests.Not using your car for work could not only drive down your car insurance premiums, it could also lose you a maximum of seven pounds (3kg).This is the claim of London-based researchers, who claim their results may have key implications for future health and transport policy.Their study of over 15,000 employees finds that workers wh...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Climate change isn't just dividing politicians and countries but couples in cars too, new research suggests.Kwik Fit says more than a half of couples (52%) with air conditioning systems in their vehicles voice differing opinions about the right interior temperature.It seems men are more 'hot under the collar' than women as they tend to prefer cooler conditions and around a quarter of a million ...

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