The world’s biggest automaker, Toyota, is recalling about 625,000 hybrid cars around the world to fix a software glitch.
It could lead it to shut down the hybrid system while the car is being driven, Toyota said, and just over 27,750 Auris and Prius models sold in Britain may be affected.
Jaguar Land Rover has hit out at a planned new UK vehicle tax scheme that is expected to hit sales of large SUVs and big saloons.
Starting in 2017, drivers of cars with a list price above £40,000 will have to pay a £310 supplement on top of the £140 standard annual vehicle tax and it will hit domestic demand for brands such as Bentley, Rolls-Royce, McLaren Automotive, Aston Martin, Lotus and Morgan.
New-car registrations in Europe rose at the highest monthly rate in five and a half years in June as extra selling days in key markets, increased discounting and demand for mid-market brands and luxury cars pushed growth.
Volume automakers including Volkswagen’s core division, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat brand posted double-digit gains as the region’s auto-market recovery is strengthening.
Breakdown specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to call 999 if they become involved in motorway incidents and not rely on other numbers.
The advice follows the recent tragic news that two people died in a Scottish motorway incident which was not investigated by police officers until three days after the initial call.
After a seven years break, the AA is again entering and widening its scope of credit cards, loans, savings and mortgages.
It has set up a new partnership with Bank of Ireland and will begin offering members credit cards at the end of July.
Following the Iran nuclear deal which has improved trade relations, PSA Peugeot Citroen wants to discuss building completely new cars there.
It has historical links with the country but was hit by the trade embargo on certain goods following concerns over nuclear enrichment.
There is a strong performance edge to the numbers being put into the latest DVLA three-day auction at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey.
The event will be held from 22 July and registered bidders will have free access to the museum and a hot-lap around the evaluation circuit.