New Ducati Monster 821 wows motorbike press

Posted on July 27th, 2014, by startrescue

Motorbike journalists across the UK have been impressed by Ducati’s latest naked V-twin offering – the Monster 821.

This charismatic looking bike has been praised for its refinement and agility – as well as its sensible price tag.

But while …

2nd Gen Toyota Aygo: Space for improvement?

Posted on July 27th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

“Go Fun Yourself” is the unfortunate tag line for the second generation of Toyota’s Aygo. But whether or not you think these words are marketing genius or borderline offensive, does the new Aygo offer small car buyers anything new?

Well, …

2015 Passat Revealed by Volkswagen

Posted on July 26th, 2014, by startrescue

Perhaps the reason why Toyota’s new fuel cell sedan looks so unattractive is because its engineers spent so long on the propulsion unit – at a guess, the ratio of attention was probably around 99:1.

But the fact that this …

London Grand Prix could be a reality, PM says

Posted on July 26th, 2014, by startrescue

Do you think the sound of a Glasgow Grand Prix or a London Grand Prix sounds far-fetched? Well up until now, it has been.

But Prime Minister David Cameron wants to make it easier for local authorities to permit street …

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“Flying” Vauxhall Corsa makes hole in semi-detached house

Posted on July 25th, 2014, by startrescue

Inventive entrepreneurs like Elon Musk may believe that a flying car is a definite possibility, but one 25 year old in Lincolnshire offered a practical demonstration to that effect yesterday, launching his Vauxhall Corsa into the first floor of someone’s …

Toyota to launch first-ever production hydrogen cell in the UK

Posted on July 25th, 2014, by startrescue

Perhaps the reason why Toyota’s new fuel cell sedan looks so unattractive is because its engineers spent so long on the propulsion unit – at a guess, the ratio of attention was probably around 99:1.

But the fact that this …

New Hyundai Genesis detects speed cameras and brakes automatically

Posted on July 25th, 2014, by startrescue

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South Korean car giant Hyundai has unveiled a new car that can evade speed cameras.

The luxury sedan, named Genesis, may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but the car is bristling with features designed to keep drivers …

RBS launches £25m tooling fund for booming UK car industry

Posted on July 24th, 2014, by startrescue

Britain’s car building boom has not gone unnoticed by one bank, which intends to boost the UK based component making business with a new “tooling fund”.

The Royal Bank of Scotland has earmarked £25m for companies that wish to invest …

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Car thieves leave ‘dognapped’ Murphy at roundabout

Posted on July 24th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

It wasn’t the disappearance of the dark grey Volkswagen Scirocco that caught the media’s attention after police were called to a gym in Bearsden on Tuesday. It was the black cockapoo called Murphy who also went missing with the car.…

India’s Ambassador bows out: but will anyone miss it?

Posted on July 23rd, 2014, by startrescue

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If there’s one car that needs vehicle recovery breakdown cover, it’s India’s famous Ambassador car.

Based on the British Morris Oxford, the Ambassador has been built in India since 1957, enjoying huge success. Today, however, the big car’s days …