Category: Car Market

Increase in Car Sales During September

According to recent reports, UK car sales were the highest in ten years this September which was likely caused by the launch of the new number plate as well as increased confidence in the economic recovery.
September was the 31st consecutive month to see an increase in car sales and in September alone we saw the figure reach 425,861 which is just under a six percent increase on last year. From January to September there has been an […]

Another British Car Boom?

Over the last few decades we have seen a massive move in production out of Europe and towards countries like India and in the Far East where production costs are cheaper and labour is much easier to come by. Years ago, almost all cars that were exported from these countries went to the UK, Germany and the USA; more often than not the places where they were designed in the first place.

Car sales increase yet again in April

Even though the car market in Europe has recently decreased rapidly, it seems as though it has still not affected the UK car market as once more it has been reported that the number of new registrations has increased. Compared to April last year, car sales were up by around fifteen per cent, and in the first three months of 2013 the amount of cars sold was nine per cent higher than the year before. Furthermore, it seems as though it is individuals […]

Think Tank urges Government to invest more in ULEVs

The government are currently under pressure to improve the popularity of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in order to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK and keep up with new car manufacturing technology. However, so far there are very few ULEVs on the market due to the fact that the UK currently doesn’t have many engineers that know how to develop such vehicles, and that the government hasn’t developed the market properly.

Rolls-Royce unveils fastest new Model

At the Geneva motor show today Rolls Royce Motor Cars unveiled its fastest and most powerful model ever, aptly named the Wraith. Not only will the Wraith travel from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, but also has 624 horsepower and will cost £200,000 ($300,000) when it goes on sale later this year, showing that this is definitely a model for luxury car enthusiasts. According to chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos, the car was designed by the company in order to change […]

Superstitious drivers wary of new 13 plates

When it comes to being safe while on the road, many people generally make sure that they adhere to practical measures, such as driving at the speed limit and wearing their seatbelts. However, some drivers are more superstitious, which is why many will not be investing in a new car soon due to the fact that the registration plate will include the number 13. The AA conducted a survey of twenty thousand drivers which revealed that many will re-consider buying a car this […]

Silent cars set be be fitted with artifical noise enhancers

A vote yesterday by the European Parliament is set to lead to the new rules coming into force by the end of next year regarding electric and hybrid cars being fitted with artificial noise.
Campaign groups including Guide Dogs for the Blind have long been fighting for the current laws to change, highlighting the danger posed to pedestrians from cars that run almost silent at low speed.
TRL, formerly the Government’s Transport Research Laboratory, found that, taking into account the number of vehicles on the road, the […]

Hyundai voted best manufacturer of value for money vehicles

Yesterday we reported how motorists are angered by the Office of Fair Trading’s report that petrol prices are fair in the UK, meaning that it is unlikely for prices to go down any time soon. Therefore, those that want to invest in new vehicles are now looking for ones that are the best value for money, especially as cars are now seen as long-term investments that are unlikely to be replaced a few years down the line.
When looking for a new car, most people […]

Audi A3 wins What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2013

The German-made Audi A3 has officially been named by What Car? as Britain’s Car of the Year at the 36th annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards. The prize is coveted by car manufacturers every year, and it is sure to benefit the sales of the Audi A3 in the year to come, especially as it also won the Small Family Car of the Year category.
Chas Hallett, the Editor in chief of What Car? said: “The Audi A3 Sportback mixes excellent refinement and […]

Which? Praises New Volkswagen Golf Plus

Which? has published an article today discusses the benefits on investing in a new Volkswagen Golf Plus. The magazine is known to provide unbiased advice on products after they have been thoroughly tested by the Which? teams, meaning that the praise will be extremely beneficial to Volkswagen’s sales.
Which? has described the Volkswagen Plus as being a more spacious version of the standard five door VW Golf, which benefits from more headroom and enough space to sit three in the back in relative comfort. […]