Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kia’s all-new car to debut at Eco-Velocity

Wednesday, 31st August, 2011

The Kia Rio will make its UK debut at the Eco-Velocity event next month at the Battersea Power Station. Kia’s all-new small car will feature alongside the brand’s award-winning city-car, the Piccanto, in a showcase of the manufacturer’s environmentally conscious and fuel-efficient line-up. The Rio is billed as Read the full article…

Cheaper electric cars would become ‘big players’

Wednesday, 31st August, 2011

An electric car which combined the existing inexpensive running costs of battery power with a low initial outlay would be popular in the UK car market, an expert has suggested. Kenny Biggin, director of the electric vehicle advice website ElectricCarSite.co.uk, claimed that the relatively expensive price tag of Read the full article…

Fiat reveals new Panda for 2012

Wednesday, 31st August, 2011

Fiat’s latest Panda will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September before it hits UK showrooms in spring next year. The first vehicle in its category to win the car of the year award for 2004, the motor has grown this year by a few centimetres Read the full article…

TomTom announces driver friendly social apps

Tuesday, 30th August, 2011

Satnav guidance system company TomTom has announced new driver friendly versions of popular social media for its products. As part of the company’s new Search & Go Live service, TomTom customers and road users will have access to peer-reviewed destination guides and opinions on the best route to Read the full article…

SsangYong Motors providing new opportunities for dealers

Tuesday, 30th August, 2011

After a two-year absence, SsangYong Motors UK is expanding and providing new opportunities to motor traders to join the company. The brand is looking to increase its portfolio of UK dealerships to 65 showrooms and forecourts across the country by the end of the year. With its competitively Read the full article…

Drivers ‘should be held responsible for accidents’

Tuesday, 30th August, 2011

More than half of British drivers think that fellow vehicle users should be held responsible for road accidents involving more vulnerable street users. According to research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), 58 per cent of those questioned believed that in pedestrian-priority zones, any accident which occurs Read the full article…

Peugeot reveals all-new diesel electric hybrid

Tuesday, 30th August, 2011

French auto heavyweight Peugeot has unveiled its new 508 RXH diesel-electric hybrid estate car. Designed to complement the earlier releases of its 508 Saloon and SW versions earlier this year, the new estate will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September before it hits showrooms Read the full article…

Ford wins safety award for high-tech system

Tuesday, 30th August, 2011

The Ford Focus has been awarded top marks in BusinessCar magazine’s ‘Techie’ awards. Ford’s Drivers Assist pack, which was launched along with the all-new model earlier this year, comprises six high-tech features including an alert which sounds if it detects elements of driver drowsiness, traffic sign recognition and Read the full article…