Indian-designed Kwid to lead Renault’s expansion in sub-continent

Posted on May 22nd, 2015, by startrescue

Renault has made clear its ambition to capture five per cent of the Indian car market by 2017.

Central to the French car giant’s plans is its brand new Kwid hatchback, which will sell for Rs300,000 (£3,000).

Because the Kwid …

Top 10 Most Economical SUVs Available in the UK Now

Posted on May 21st, 2015, by startrescue

Running an off-roader or SUV was once an expensive affair, but an increase in cost-conscious buyers together with legislation has seen the development of considerably more economical options. As this top 10 demonstrates, the most frugal SUVs available return at …

European car sales rise again in April

Posted on May 20th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

1.17m new cars were registered across Europe in April – a rise of 6.9 per cent year-on-year. Across the first third of 2015, sales were up 8.2 per cent, according to Europe’s car manufacturer body, Acea.

Europe has enjoyed 20 …

Classic Astons fetch £10.3m at Bonhams auction

Posted on May 19th, 2015, by startrescue


Aston Martin DB5 (V Morfield/Bigstock.com)

£10.3m of classic cars have been sold at a recent Bonhams Aston Martin auction – the 16th of its kind – held at the Aston Martin Works.

Among the many great cars up for auction …

Google’s MKII driverless car revealed

Posted on May 18th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Google has revealed images and video of its updated driverless car – a significantly different vehicle to its predecessor.

The new car is considerably smaller and more compact, and only requires a single person to operate the emergency stop – …

Lotus build Mad Max racer, with Pastor in the cockpit

Posted on May 15th, 2015, by startrescue


Mad Max: Fury Road poster at the LA premiere (kathclick/Bigstock.com)

Pastor Maldonado must have a sense of humour about his life as a prolific car-crasher, after being snapped in the cockpit of a special Mad Max F1 car built by …

Thousands of UK cars affected by Toyota/Nissan recalls

Posted on May 14th, 2015, by startrescue


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Thousands of Toyotas and Nissans in the UK will be subject to a massive recall by the two Japanese car makers, after a fault was detected in some models’ airbags.

The safety devices, manufactured by Japanese car parts maker …

112mph ride in new Ferrari theme park near Barcelona

Posted on May 12th, 2015, by startrescue

Italian supercar maker Ferrari has revealed a mock-up image of how its new theme park will look when it opens near Barcelona.

The new venue will be called FerrariLand, and will be similar to the first Ferrari theme park, FerrariWorld, …

2015 John Cooper Works MINI enjoys big praise

Posted on May 12th, 2015, by startrescue

When you see John Cooper’s name glinting on the back of a MINI, you know you’re in for a fun ride. Or at least you should be, given the engineer-cum-racing driver’s legendary status.

Enzo Ferrari guffawed at Cooper when he …

VW car-monitoring app now on Apple Watch

Posted on May 11th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Apple Watch (hadrian/Bigstock.com)

Volkswagen’s Internet-enabled ‘Car-Net’ app will now enable owners of the Apple Watch to open their car doors and monitor the speed and location of their vehicle when it is being used by someone else.

The feature will …