Brits are badly prepared for a wintery blast, says Select Car Leasing.
It asked 1,200 drivers how they planned to cope with predicted bad weather this month and found half did not know how to pull off, 40% don’t carry winter essentials, just 7% use winter tyres and 700,000 new drivers will face snow for the first time.
A 2.0 petrol-electric hybrid Mondeo Estate has been added to the Ford revamped range this year.
There is also a new 2.0 diesel with eight-speed automatic among the many technical improvements made for the new series.
UK electric car registrations continue to set records, as latest figures place the total number of new 100% electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered last year at 59,911, making it the most successful year for electric cars to date.
That equates to one new electric car registration every nine minutes in the UK and it means the market grew by 19% compared to 2017.
A federal grand jury in Detroit indicted four managers at Audi as part of the U.S. government’s investigation into the VW Group diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to court documents.
VW admitted in September 2015 to secretly installing software in nearly 500,000 U.S. vehicles to cheat government exhaust emissions tests and pleaded guilty in 2017 to felony counts and so far 13 people have been charged in the United States, including the four Audi managers.
Grey has overtaken black as the most popular finish on UK cars, says the SMMT.
But orange and beige are rising up the colour charts.