Nissan has extended its production halt at Sunderland until June

Back in late March, like a lot of UK based car factories, the Nissan factory in Sunderland had to close due to the coronavirus, but now the company has plans to reopen again in early June, but not fully. The company is “planning a phased resumption of production” in order to comply with the recommended health and safety regulations. Speaking to Autocar, Nissan said in a statement: “During this period […]

Mini is hoping to reopen its Oxford factory this month

Back in March at the start of the UK lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic, we reported that Mini had made the decision to close its factory in Cowley, Oxfordshire. At the time, Mini were hoping to reopen the factory as well as the other in Europe by April, but obviously that didn’t happen due to the ongoing pandemic. This week, BMW said that production is expected to start again on the […]

More details for the Ford Mustang Mach-E revealed for the UK market

Ford announced the new Mustang Mach-E a few months ago, it also appeared on London streets back in February. In the last few days, Ford has revealed some more specs about the car, as well as the pricing here in the UK. Ford has said that a lot of buyers have registered interest in the Mach-E in the UK, stating the order books are “healthy.” Ford Mustang Mach-E will start […]

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be dropped from the line this year

Alfa Romeo has confirmed that later this year, the Giulietta hatchback will be dropped from the product line, after ten years on sale. The head of product marketing at Alfa Romeo, Fabio Migliavacca said that the “Giulietta is expected to finish its life at the end of this year. The trend is to have SUVs in the C-segment, so the Tonale SUV will be the replacement for Giulietta.” Fabio Migliavacca […]

New 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S gets new GT3 style packages

Porsche has released a few new optional packages for the new 911 Turbo S, which add a few styling tweaks which make i look more like a 911 GT3. New Lightweight and Sport packages are now available. The new Lightweight package is only available on the coupe version and it saves a total of 30kg from the car, by reducing the amount of noise isolation and also removes the rear […]

BMW shuts down Mini plant in Cowley, Oxfordshire – for one month

Following in suit with other car companies here in the UK, BMW owned Mini has closed its factory in Cowley, Oxfordshire. The plant closed on Friday evening last week. This joins other car companies, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover which both closed their factories on the 20th March for one month. Earlier this month, Nissan closed its Sunderland based factory for a while too. These closures are due to the […]

Nissan temporarily closes its Sunderland factory

Like some other car factories, such as Ferrari Ford, Fiat, PSA and Lamborghini – Nissan has now temporarily closed its factory here in the UK, the factory in Sunderland is responsible for producing the all-electric Leaf, Qashqai and the Juke and employees around 7,000 members of staff. “The company is following all advice from national governments and has implemented a range of measures to ensure the welfare of employees and […]

Ford announces new all-electric Transit, for the 2022 model year

Ford has been getting involved with electrifying its commercial vehicles for a little while here in the UK, with the plug-in-hybrid Transit Custom panel van, but it isn’t a full electric van. Ford has also proved that it can produce a fully electric vehicle with the new Mustang Mach E SUV which has an impressive range and a reasonable price. Ford announced last week that the Ford Transit, the larger […]

Alfa Romeo introduces GTA version of the Gulia saloon

Alfa Romeo has been a bit quiet since the new Gulia saloon and the Stelvio SUV were introduced a few years ago but this week, in the absence of the actual motor show in Geneva, Alfa Romeo have launched a new special edition of the Gulia with much more power, a very similar concept to the Jaguar XE Project 7 that Jaguar did a few years back, a stripped down […]

Porsche is planning on opening a pop up store in Europe soon

Porsche has tried the concept of a pop up store before in Taiwan, within the Xinyi district and must have helped to boost sales as the company is ready to try it in its home town of Stuttgart, marking the first pop up store Porsche is opening in Europe. Porsche also has other pop up stores in Canada, Brazil and the one is Taiwan  we mentioned. “The sales pop-ups are […]