UK car and automotive news and reviews

Browsing all posts in June, 2009.

A look at the Koenigsegg CCX

Built by the Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg, the Koenigsegg CCX is a roadster designed primarily for selling in the United States with the intention of producing a world-class street legal supercar.  It was planned as a replacement for the Koenigsegg CCR, first released in 2002.  The CCR broke the Guinness record for the fastest production [...]

Mitsubishi Colt ClearTec – ultra-efficient innovation

Mitsubishi UK have released an ultra-efficient version of Colt model called the Colt ClearTec which uses a number of mechanical refinements to lower fuel consumption including a stop-start system and rolling resistance tyres.

Muscle Car Classics: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is both an old and a new model car with the original GT500 model being built alongside the GT350 Mustang during the late 1960s and features a 428 cubic-inch Police Interceptor engine.

Hyundai wins on UK scrappage sales

The £2,000 Government sponsored incentive scheme to trade in old polluting cars over ten years old against newer models has resulted in over 8,200 new orders for South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Company. The biggest seller for Hyundai was the i10, an entry level model, which with the £2,000 discount applied is available for less than [...]

Kia Soul cross-platform marketing campaigns

Korean car maker Kia has been hitting the marketing trail hard with a number of campaigns to promote their “Soul” model. These have included sponsorship of the US crime drama series CSI on Channel 5, “Soul Train” music concerts at shopping centres across the UK and an online viral video campaign using Soul’s performing stunts.

Super car maker Koenigsegg to buy Saab

Swedish high-end car maker Saab is close to being sold to super car manufacturer Koenigsegg as Saab’s owner GM looks to cut ties with the brand and make itself more of a viable business.

Mitsubishi extend scrappage deal to cars over five years old

As part of the UK scrappage scheme, Mitsubishi has extended the terms of its offer to allow the trade in of cars over five years old rather than the government set ten year minimum for the £2,000 discount.

A look at the McLaren F1

This amazing car, built by McLaren and Gordan Murray as the ultimate road car, set the world speed record for production cars on March 31, 1998, when it hit 386.7 km/h. It held this record until 2005, when the Bugatti Veyron took the title.

Mitsubishi Releases Fastest Lancer Evo Ever

Mitsubishi has released it’s fastest ever Lancer Evolution in the UK, the FQ-400 Evolution X – bringing all the benefits of the standard saloon car it’s based upon – but with the explosive performance of a super car.