Jaguar Land Rover will add three new models over the next five years and gradually switch most of its vehicles to a new modular platform.
The first model will be a new-generation Land Rover Defender, arriving in the 2020-21 financial year, JLR said in a June 22 presentation to investors and two more vehicles will be launched between 2021 and 2024, with reports of a new entry level Land Rover and even a crossover Road Rover, a name the company has registered, along with mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric vehicles.
DVLA road tax and some other services will be shut down from 3pm friday 17 August until 8am monday 20 August.
It is due to essential systems maintenance and updating and means you will not be able to tax your vehicle online, by phone or at the Post Office.
A Welshman has been allowed home from Dubai after an agreement over settling £36,000 speeding fines.
Farah Hashi, 25, from Newport, set off dozens of speed cameras in a rented £160,000 Lamborghini and his passport was held as security until he paid an agreed £26,000.
Volvo Cars has introduced a new Polestar-developed software upgrade that increases torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo cars equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD), for more dynamic driving.
The optimisation software, developed by Volvo Car Group’s new electric performance brand, Polestar, increases the amount and frequency of torque distributed to the rear wheels, improving steering with enhanced turn-in, better control and engagement when cornering, and improved traction when pulling away, delivering a more engaging drive.
UK businesses lead the way with their plans to adopt hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles over the next three years, according to new research by Arval.
About 32% of UK fleets are already using at least one alternative fuelled vehicle, with 25% adopting hybrids, 22% plug-in hybrids and 14% full electric.
The public union GMB has slammed the New Year rail fare increases as a commuter tax in 2019.
Rail tickets will rise 3.2% in Janaury or 36% since 2010 but wages are likely to go up just 2.4%.
South Korea’s transport ministry will ban about 20,000 BMW vehicles from the streets amid mounting public fears about engine fires.
The driving ban comes after 27 engines went up in flames between January and July, which prompted BMW’s Korea unit to apologize and order a recall of 106,000 diesel-powered vehicles including the 520d from 20 August.
Lotus owner Geely, who also produce Volvo and London Black Cab, are reported to be looking at taking the Norfolk sports car more upmarket.
It is said to be considering a $1.9Billion investment with new factory and research centre in the West Midlands to support the existing Norfolk site.
Two police vehicles on a 999 call were involved in a crash leaving four officers injured and the A48 blocked near Cross Hands.
The A48 between Foelgastell and Cross Hands in Carmarthenshire was shut for more than 10 hours after a three-vehicle crash on Tuesday while a third vehicle was not damaged and its two occupants – members of the public – were not hurt.
New data from global pioneer of telematics car insurance, insurethebox, suggests that young football fans take their eye off the speedometer and put their foot on the accelerator ahead of a big game.
According to insurethebox analysis, instances of speeding among their predominantly 17-24 year old drivers increased by over a fifth in the hour before matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and with the football season underway they could be scoring an own goal if they don’t keep to the speed limit.