Cars

Skoda kills off the Citigo

Skoda has announced today that the Citigo, which shares its platform with the Volkswagen up! and Seat Mii has been killed off and the company has no plans to replace it. If this news sounds familiar, it kinds of is – the petrol and diesel version of the Citigo was taken off sale last year and replaced with the Citigo-e iV and this model only went on sale this year […]

Tesla’s can now detect and react to speed limit signs

Tesla’s have always been one of the most advanced cars on the market, in terms of electronics and on board assistance system and now the company is pushing further ahead with recent enhancements to the way Autopilot detects signs. Last week, Tesla starting releasing a new update which would allow any Tesla with Autopilot to detect and react to speed limit signs, using the onboard cameras. This is an improvement […]

BMW to cut 400 jobs at Mini factory in Oxford

This week it has been reported by the BBC, that BMW is planning on axing around 400 jobs at the Mini factory in Oxford which currently produces the new Mini E all electric car. The employees in question are not employed directly by BMW however, out of the total 4000 people working at the Oxford factory, 950 are employed by the Gi Group, a third party agency and the cuts […]

Elon Musk says Tesla account 2FA is coming soon

Tesla has long not offered two factor authentication on its online accounts for managing the company’s cars, solar and powerwall installations. Despite the need for an account such as a Tesla account to be pretty secure this feature has never been an option, from the Tesla app you have access to unlock a car, summon and much more. A few days ago on Twitter, Elon Musk (Tesla CEO) said that […]

Ford launches the Ford GT Heritage Edition

This week, Ford unveiled a new special edition of the Ford GT dubbed the “Heritage Edition” and it pays homage to the 1966 Ford GT in which Ken Miles won at the Le Mans 24 hour race. The special edition car has a unique red and black exterior which is a modern take on the 66′ car, with 98 numbers on each side as well as exposed carbon fibre. On […]

Car dealerships in Scotland to open at the end of June

First minister Nicola Sturgeon, has announced that the lockdown restrictions are starting to be eased in Scotland and part of that is allowing car dealerships to reopen again, starting on the 29th June. Car dealerships in England reopened on the 1st June and in Northern Ireland they opened on the 8th June and have had to meet the social distancing and new health and safety guidelines, and Scotland is doing […]

Ford launches new mild hybrid Fiesta, on sale now

Today, Ford has expanded the line up of the current Fiesta, with a new mild-hybrid option. Ford starting offering its cars with an electrical boost starting with the new Kuga and Puma and now, the Fiesta can be specced with it too. As it does in the Puma, the hybrid system uses a 48v belt driven starter and generator to supply a small boost of power for the engine, 15lb […]

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 […]

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 […]