A proposed ban on commercial vehicles using tyres over ten years old has attracted qualified support from the Freight Tansport Association.
It says many member fleets would need tyres replacing inside a decade but some very low mileage vehicles should be exempt from the ban.
About 79M cars were sold worldwide in 2018, say the manufacturers.
There was a noticeable drop in Chinese registrations and a small dip in US sales, but Europe remained fairly constant while petrol models largely replaced declining diesel sales and the AFVs made marginal progress.
The days of paying large deposits for a new car are numbered.
Latest figures from the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) show that 64% of new leasing contracts in 2018 were for Personal Contract Hire (PCH) as this type of leasing continues to dominate the sector and PCH increased year-on-year to 57% of leases compared with 53% in 2017.
Volkswagen is creating a new brand in China.
It will introduce the Jetta sedan and two SUVs for less well off buyers in non-metropolitan areas.
South West family-run dealership Carbase is expanding its business with a new store dedicated to new and used commercial vehicle sale and lease.
Located in Hartcliffe Way, Bristol, the 2.2-acre former Jewsons site will be redeveloped with a new-purpose built showroom, workshop and forecourt for 250 vehicles displayed.
With the peak of used car sales approaching as the new-plate is introduced, there is a warning about possible fraud.
Drivers seeking to buy a used car in 2019 need to be on their guard as figures from the RAC suggest more than half (52%) have a hidden history that could lead to a myriad of problems for new owners and a sample of RAC Vehicle History Checks covering more than 32,000 separate used cars for sale in the UK flagged up a multitude of possible issues that should make prospective buyers very wary before handing over their cash.
Apollo Tyres has given Pedro Matos, Apollo Tyres chief quality & business excellence officer, the added responsibility of leading its OE strategy and sales for passenger car tyres in Europe.
Pedro has over 25 years’ experience in the tyre industry in a range of different roles, and has worked directly with several major European OEMs in quality, R&D and sales positions.