BMW has enhanced its BMW X3 and BMW X4 models with a comprehensive refresh that includes sportier styling together with modern interiors, new equipment and updated infotainment.
The strongest visual aspect of the enhancements is the redesigned front and rear section which, in the latest third-generation of the BMW X3, accentuates the robust Sports Activity Vehicle appearance and its Sports Activity Coupé counterpart, the second-generation BMW X4, adopts the new front design and adds its own accentuation with the BMW mesh kidney grille and dynamic rear-end styling.
24 June is a day of celebration as International Women Drivers’ Day, an initiative promoted by the Women’s World Car of the Year, aims to draw attention to the importance of women in the automotive world.
Just three years ago on 24 June, the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted. On that day, one of the great remaining walls in the automotive world came down.
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is warning drivers to be watchful for the symptoms of fatigue and the risks of being behind the wheel when tired.
The warning comes at the start of the 2021 summer holiday season where staycations are likely to prove more popular than ever, and families will be heading off to destinations that could be many hours’ drive away.
Buyers in the market for a new electric car or who are considering one as their next purchase will be able to charge around in the latest and greatest EVs at The British Motor Show 2021, which will feature live test drive opportunities of the latest plug-in models.
Confirmed for the test track are Tesla’s Model 3 along with a selection of new EVs from Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault and Mazda, with more examples to be added for the show 19-22 August.
Volvo Cars is outlining its ambition to offer its customers of Recharge cars comprehensive and easy access to public charging.
It aims to do so by continuously lowering charging costs across the board for its customers, improving the charging experience and expanding its charging networks.
Polestar’s partnership with Plugsurfing has taken a strong step forward as Polestar 2 owners are now able to charge at any of IONITY’s public fast chargers at a heavily reduced rate of 0,35 EUR per kWh.
Included with their Polestar 2, the Plugsurfing agreement already enables increased public charging convenience by providing access to over 200,000 public charging points in Europe.
Researchers for Kwik Fit analysed the latest government data to assess how many vehicles were officially off road with a registered Statutory Off Road Notification in the last quarter of 2020, compared to the last quarter of 2019.
They found that at the end of 2020 there were 3,261,901 cars officially registered off road compared to 2,984,042 at the end of 2019, an increase of 277,859 vehicles, including Swansea drivers who declared 61,978 cars compared to 57,499 a year earlier, an 8% increase.
Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of drivers say they now feel more nervous about driving than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic started.
The research by Spanish car manufacturer, SEAT found the equivalent of almost 10 million drivers feel more apprehensive about driving, while 42 per cent stated the return of high-volume traffic following a year of lockdowns was also to blame and a quarter (26 per cent) feel less assured about their own parking skills.