Cars

UK Government has said car dealerships in England can open on the 1st June

In England, car dealerships have been closed since near the start of the lockdown, whereas the service departments have been allowed to stay open during it to help key workers get their cars repaired in order to travel to work. This week, Boris Johnson has announced that starting on the 1st June, car dealerships in England will be allowed to fully open to sell new cars so long as the […]

Aston Martin CEO – Andy Palmer has stepped down today

Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer has stepped down from the company today after five and a half years at the company. Palmer joined as CEO in October 2014 and came from various management roles at Nissan. Palmer has seen the company though it’s ‘Second Century Plan’ which brought the second generation V8 Vantage, DB11, DBS and the new DBX SUV, the first SUV from Aston Martin. The company also opened […]

Ford stops production of the Ka+, C-Max and B-Max in Europe

Ford has recently taken the decision to stop production of the small city car, the Ka+ and the two medium sized people carriers the C-Max and the B-Max in Europe in order to be more profitable and to meet buyer demand. The outgoing Ka+ is based on the last generation Ford Fiesta in order to keep costs down and is also sold in India and other markets. The C-Max and […]

Morgan Motors has resumed production this week, but in very limited numbers

Like other UK based car factories, Morgan Motors stopped production back at the end of March to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. This week the company has resumed production at its Malvern Hills based factory on Monday 12th May, bit in a limited fashion, only twenty staff have returned back to work. “This very small scale reintroduction provides us a good opportunity to prove some of the new […]

Aston Martin has resumed production at its factory in Wales

When car factories shut their doors all over the UK and Europe in March, it was unclear as when they would reopen again, but we are now starting to see the slow ramp up again, so far Lamborghini has started production again while in Sunderland, Nissan has extended its closure until June. The more recent news is from Aston Martin, who has a factory in St Athan, Wales and it […]

Alfa Romeo has updated the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio for 2020

Today, Alfa Romeo has introduced some new updates for the existing Giulia Quadrifoglio saloon and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV for 2020. These updates include some design tweaks mainly, along with some new colours. Alfa Romeo also updated the non Quadrifoglio versions recently. Todays updates include new LED rear light clusters with dark lenses as well as extra gloss black detailing around the car. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio now also has a larger […]

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 […]