Welsh drivers have been suggested as the friendliest in the country in a poll for TV channel Dave.
Mini drivers mind their manners, but bullying beamers have been named ‘rudest on the road’ with big 4×4 vehicles and Mercedes coming in for criticism as well, while the fearsome reputation of the ‘white van man’ only came in fifth place in the poll.
Nissan has updated its popular Switch Scheme, now offering up to £2,000 Switch Support on the All New Micra, Juke, New Qashqai or New X-Trail or used LEAF, and extended the promotion until 31 March 2018.
The enhanced offer is available alongside and in addition to competitive new PCP deals on All New Micra, New Qashqai and New X-Trail, including a new Acenta Limited Edition IG-T 90 version of Micra,
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has extended the scrappage scheme launched in September to encourage the exchange of latest generation, lower-emission new vehicles, in tandem with the removal of older, Euro 1-41 emissions standards vehicles from the UK.
Owners of diesel vehicles that comply with pre-Euro 5 emissions legislation qualify for the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles scrappage scheme.
Ford’s new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel engine – manufactured by Ford of Europe – will deliver best-in-class torque, towing capacity and payload capacity for F-150 pickup customers in the US, from later this year.
Assembled at Ford’s Dagenham Engine Plant, UK, the first-ever diesel powertrain for the top-selling F-150 delivers 250 horsepower (253PS) and 440lb/ft (596Nm) of torque in US-specification – more than any other diesel-powered pickup in its segment.
More than £94m of uninsured vehicles were saved from potentially being crushed in 2017, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys and Aston Martins about £7m more than a year before.
Supercars and high-value vehicles that had been confiscated from uninsured drivers were among those saved from being scrapped last year, according to the latest figures released from automotive experts hpi through its innovative CrushWatch scheme.
As many as 435,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises could each save up to £1,440 a year with their first electric vehicle, which could deliver a whopping £625 million in cumulative savings for UK businesses, according to joint industry and Government campaign Go Ultra Low.
A survey of UK SMEs, commissioned by Go Ultra Low for its recent Summit – Preparing for your electric vehicle future – found that many businesses are not aware of the potential savings of electric motoring.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined Mazda and Toyota leaders to announce the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant.
The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production split evenly between two lines for each company to produce Mazda’s crossover model that will be newly introduced to the North American market and the Toyota Corolla.