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Top 3 Cool Gadgets for Your Car
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2009 – 15:48 | One Comment
Top 3 Cool Gadgets for Your Car

With the holiday season upon us and the January sales coming up in a couple of weeks maybe now is the right time to think about a new cool gadget for your car. It doesn’t matter if you drive an F1 road car or a Fiat Punto, here is a list of 3 cool accessories for your car.

Electric MINI E Trials Start in Oxford, UK
Monday, 14 Dec, 2009 – 10:17 | One Comment
Electric MINI E Trials Start in Oxford, UK

The MINI has been a British icon since the early sixties and since the release of the new BMW MINI in April 2001 it has continued to find a place in the hearts and minds of British (and International) drivers. Now BMW is testing the next step in the MINI story, the electric MINI E.

First Customers Will Receive the Keys to Their New Astras Today
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 14:13 | No Comment
First Customers Will Receive the Keys to Their New Astras Today

For those lucky customers who pre-ordered their new Astras in September then today your dealer should be getting your delivery and handing over the keys to your new car. The car which is built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant is expected to become the best-selling British-built car in the UK.

New Nissan Qashqai For 2010
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 16:24 | One Comment
New Nissan Qashqai For 2010

The Nissan Qashqai Crossover, which is built in Britain, is being revised for 2010. Since its European launch in March 2007, the Qashqai has exceeded all sales ambitions, with the 500,000th customer delivery scheduled to take place later this month. This has helped the British manufacturing industry through the recession, as all Qashqais are built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant here in the UK.

Polo is Car of the Year 2010
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2009 – 14:31 | No Comment
Polo is Car of the Year 2010

An international jury of 59 members from 23 European countries has voted the new Volkswagen Polo as car of the year 2010. The Car of the Year award is one of the oldest and most esteemed accolades in Europe. The best of all new car introductions have been awarded annually since 1964. The last time a Volkswagen won was in 1992 with the third generation Golf. For 2010 the new Polo won with 347 points, outpacing its nearest rival, the Toyota IQ.

Renault Launches Special Edition Laguna Coupe and New Megane Sport Tourer Extreme
Monday, 30 Nov, 2009 – 19:02 | One Comment
Renault Launches Special Edition Laguna Coupe and New Megane Sport Tourer Extreme

Renault has launched new editions of the Laguna Coupe and the Megan in the UK. These new models can be pre-ordered now and will be available in January 2010. First the new entry-level version of the Laguna Coupé: the TomTom 2.0 dCi 150. The Coupé TomTom is based on the dCi 150 with the addition of Renault’s innovative Carminat TomTom system, automatic parking brake and stylish satin chrome centre console. As for the Megan, Renault has introduced a new trim level called Extreme. Standard equipment in the Extreme includes 4x15W radio with RDS and CD, air conditioning, ESP and front electric windows.

New Mazda3 is no Crash Dummy
Saturday, 28 Nov, 2009 – 7:58 | No Comment
New Mazda3 is no Crash Dummy

The next-generation Mazda3 has been awarded the five-star maximum rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), an independent agency composed of the transport authorities of European countries, on its 2009 combined safety performance test.

APS Can Add 32BHP To Your Scirocco Coupe
Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2009 – 14:04 | No Comment
APS Can Add 32BHP To Your Scirocco Coupe

Automotive Performance Services (APS) from Northamptonshire have designed an engine performance upgrade for the 2.0 TDi Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe. These clever guys have analysed the engine output from the Scirocco’s 1968cc, 16-valve, DOHC, direct injection turbo diesel engine and discovered how to increase the performance.

The New BMW 5 Series Saloon
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2009 – 13:57 | No Comment
The New BMW 5 Series Saloon

The rumours have been rife and the Internet has been full of leaked photos, but now officially BMW have released information about the new 5 series. This is the sixth generation of BMW’s 5 series and for the first time has auto start-stop technology and the option of an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Goodwood 2010 Festival of Speed – ‘Viva Veloce! – The Passion for Speed’
Monday, 23 Nov, 2009 – 15:54 | No Comment
Goodwood 2010 Festival of Speed – ‘Viva Veloce! – The Passion for Speed’

The 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed will have the theme: ‘Viva Veloce! – The Passion for Speed’. This theme celebrates Italy’s all-consuming fascination with motor racing.