18 01, 2013

A Couple of Fresh Grunts to Combat VAG and BMW

Corporate lease yuppies still early into their career have had limited options in the past when it was time to pick a new car. Renault Meganes and Fiat Bravos aren’t bad looking cars at all, but in Corporate Land they […]

23 08, 2012

Badge “Engineering”

The only proof of booming Indian and Chinese automotive industries in the UK is the fact that Tata owns JLR. Other than that, there’s the occasional Chinese cookie jar on wheels trying to set foot on British soil, generally being […]

22 08, 2012

A French Idea Worth Trying?

After a record low in the year preceding it, 2011 saw an increase in accident fatalities involving a driver with too much alcohol in his / her blood. The Institute of Advanced Motorists says we should be worried. According to […]

21 08, 2012

Hybrids Can Be Cool!

Here’s something cool: one reigning stereotype about hybrid cars was mangled by Volkswagen this week. Namely, that they’re slow, I mean, that is exactly what everybody thinks about them, right? Ever since the early twentieth century people and companies with […]

13 08, 2012

Lancia Viaggiatore

While driving to work I saw a Lancia today. Except, it wasn’t really a Lancia. If you follow the automotive news, you will have read or heard about Fiat taking a majority share in US carmaker Chrysler. Fiat big boss […]

11 08, 2012

The Future of the Rear-view Mirror

Audi’s R18 Diesel Le Mans racer isn’t fitted with a rear-view mirror. It has a little colour screen and a rearward pointing camera at the back instead. Simple but effective, as this system is suitable for cars that haven’t got […]

9 08, 2012

The Race to the Clouds

What about some racing history and a bit of ‘awesome’? In completely rectangular state of Colorado in the US there’s a mountain, right at the front end of the Rocky Mountains. It’s called Pikes Peak and it’s the theatre of […]

8 08, 2012

Car Hacking

Alfa Mito or Giulietta? Bentley Continental? BMW 1, 5, 6 or 7-Series? Vauxhall Astra, Vectra or Zafira? Porsche Cayenne? Any Peugeot that ends with a ‘7’? Honda CR-V or Civic? Fiat 500 or Bravo? Chrysler 300C perhaps? If your car […]