ŠKODA’s dynamic SportLine series will expand with the introduction of an Octavia variant with two engine options and an automatic box.
Featuring a dramatic black design package and a fully loaded specification list, the new Octavia SportLine is the latest addition priced from £23,870.
A tuned 300PS 2.0 litre engine and quattro grip underpin the new Audi SQ2.
It accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds and is limited to 155mph top speed, but the suspension is lowered by 20mm, with 18-inch S-specific wheels and styling, increased specification and quad tailpipes while optional interior and exterior styling pack underscore the performance potential, priced from £36,800 with first deliveries this month.
Porsche has topped the list of the prestige cars clamped for being untaxed in 2017 to 2018 according to figures released by the DVLA Swansea.
Enforcement officers clamped 199 models – more than the next 15 brands combined in a total of 350 prestige cars – among 133,000 untaxed vehicles found on the road but the list was led by Focus and Astra models at 6,000 apiece.
Renewed talks have started about a merger between Renault and Nissan, the FT reports.
It would be a first step towards a future deal to acquire Fiat Chrysler, said the paper.
The parking manoeuvres that make motorists most nervous have been revealed by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
Top of the list in its survey of British motorists is parking in a tight space, which arguably is becoming more-and-more frequent given the growing size of many family cars, SUVs and 4x4s and coming in at second spot was the dreaded parallel parking, the cause of many a driving test failure while rounding up the top three was parking in a multi-storey car park with all the limitations on manoeuvring.
The number of licensed private hire vehicles in London has increased by over 65 per cent since 2014, from 52,811 to 87,921.
TfL needs to bring in higher standards in the industry and the London Assembly is proposing a Charter Mark scheme to give passengers confidence.
A YouGov poll of 1,293 car owners commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution provider, has revealed that just 53% of respondents were aware that they could extend their new car warranty when it came to an end.
An even smaller proportion of all of those surveyed (32%), knew that they could purchase a policy from a third party provider to cover their vehicle for another set period beyond that supplied by the carmaker.