Cars

Skoda discontinues the Karoq Scout, Kodiaq Scout and all diesel versions of the Kamiq

Skoda is doing some cleaning up of its product line here in the UK, for a start it is discontinuing its ‘Scout’ versions of the Kodiaq and Karoq SUVs, these were essentially, a ruggedised version of the car it is based on, with plastic moulds around the wheel arches, increased ride height and four wheel drive. Autocar spoke to Skoda today who confirmed that the ‘Scout’ versions will be dropped soon, […]

Car dealerships in Northern Ireland to reopen again on the 8th June

This week, we reported that the PM has allowed some non-essential shops to reopen again soon and that does include car deanships on the 1st June, but only in England and this doesn’t include Wales or Scotland. Regarding Wales, the Welsh First Minister has commented and said he hopes that ‘non-essential’ will be able to open up again, later next month in June on the 19th. Regarding Northern Ireland, the […]

The MOT extension for car and vans could see extra demand later in the year

Back in March the MOT deadline for cars and vehicles in the UK were automatically extended by six months if they were due to expire on or after the 30th March, so long as the vehicles were kept in a safe and roadworthy condition. According to a Freedom of Information from MoneySuperMarket it is now apparent that over 3 million cars and vans on UK roads have had MOT deadlines […]

Volkswagen launches new entry level 1.0-litre Golf

Today, Volkswagen has launched a new entry level spec for the current Golf 8. We now get a 1.0-litre engine on the Golf Life with only a manual gearbox, starting at £23,300. When Volkswagen starting selling the eighth generation Golf in February, only two 1.5-litre petrol engines and two 2.0-litre diesel engines were offered. The new 1.0-litre engine is used in other Volkswagen cars as well as others vehicles from […]

McLaren is making 1,200 people redundant

This week, McLaren announced it is restructuring and part of this, nearly a third of it’s workforce is being made redundant. McLaren has 4000 employees at the moment and 1,200 of them are now losing their jobs. Like most companies at the moment, McLaren is suffering as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and this has had an impact on the company’s revenue. Employees will be losing jobs in […]

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 […]

New facelifted BMW 6 Series GT won’t be coming to the UK

BMW has revealed that here in the UK, the current 6 Series GT will be pulled from sale next month, due to poor sales. BMW also won’t be offering the new facelifted version in the UK either which was announced recently. Other countries will get it, however. BMW started offering the 6 Series GT back in 2017 which at the time, replaced the 5 Series GT. But due to poor sales […]

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 […]

Jay Leno will have Elon Musk on his show this week, driving the Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla announced the Cybertruck pickup truck last year in November to a very mixed audience and reception. But that didn’t seem to stop 250,000 people pre-ordering the truck within the first few days. This week on Jay Leno’s Garage Elon Musk makes an appearance and Jay drives Elon around in the upcoming Cybertruck, albeit a prototype as the truck is not expected to be on sale until 2021. Elon did reveal in […]

Volvo has said that, after lockdown it expects less demand for combustion cars

A few days ago, at a Financial Times conference the boss of Volvo spoke about buyer demand what that means for Volvo at the moment and when lockdown ends. Håkan Samuelsson said that current demand is down at the moment in Europe, but it has increased slightly over in China. Samuelsson also said it would be “naive” to expect new car buyers to come back to car dealers and go and […]