UK car and automotive news and reviews

Browsing all posts in April, 2009.

UK Car Scrappage scheme being considered

The UK government and car manufacturing industry are currently considering the implementation of a part funded scheme to encourage new car sales, by allowing car owners to trade in older vehicles for more efficient, newer models.  The scheme would contribute £2000 towards the trade in, equally funded by the government and new car manufacturers. The [...]

Kia Koup revealed

After showing of the KOUP concept last year, few of us thought it would turn out when finally launched but as the photos below reveal, it’s one good looking car.

Police use CCTV to capture drivers on mobiles

The Police in Manchester are using Smart Cars with built in CCTV cameras mounted on 12ft masts to catch drivers using their mobile phones.

VW Golf wins at New York Auto Show

The Volkswagen Golf is a year older than me and still going strong, having just won the 2009 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show. Over 26 million of them have been sold since 1974 and it’s the third best selling vehicles in the world after the Toyota Corolla and [...]

Ford loans 100 new Fiestas to social media

It’s an interesting approach and one that must have taken a while in the planning but Ford has lent 100 of it’s new Fiestas to applicants to it’s social media competition (full details in the Wall Street Journal and the Follow the Fiesta site).  It’s certainly an interesting approach to selling new cars but I do [...]