Here are the first views of the next generation MINI family, with Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design.
Each new MINI model gains its own strong individual character that is expressed in distinctive design features, while exuding individuality with a clear brand affiliation and sustainable materials are another essential part of the new design language.
Another Chinese manufacturer will be entering the UK BEV market next year, Lynk & Co.
Another Geely subsidiary alongside Volvo, the Lynk 01 (above) is based on the XC40 platform and just a single high specification electric powertrain but the brand is pitching at the car sharing market to maximise usage and minimise pollution.
The UK now has a “golden opportunity” to be the global home of electrified supercar manufacturing provided it can future-proof its supply chain and attract investment in critical technologies, says McLaren.
Speaking at the FT Future of the Car Summit in London, McLaren Automotive CEO Michael Leiters said that the UK must attract investment in key areas including power-dense, high-performance battery technology.
Aston Martin is celebrating the success of the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team with the release of an exclusive AMR23 Edition for the world’s most powerful ultra-luxury SUV: the DBX707 built at St Athan.
Named after the brand’s Formula 1® challenger, the AMR23 Edition creates a DBX707 that shares a racing identity with both the AMR23 F1 car and the Official Medical Car of Formula 1.
Governments around the world are starting to change their attitude in recognition of the importance of preserving historic vehicles but enthusiasts must work hard to ensure motoring heritage is protected without undue restrictions.
That’s the message to emerge from this year’s international symposium staged by the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles in Tirana by Retro Albania.
Safety group IAMRoadsmart says the UK Government is dragging its feet over tackling the growing problem of drug driving, both with legal and illegal substances, said CEO Anthony Kildare.
It first raised the issue in 2011 and nothing has been done, so the safety group wants urgent talks on studies which have been done, rehab schemes planned, and better understanding of effects from over the counter drugs for common ailments.
America’s top road safety body, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has demanded 67 Million faulty airbags on US models must be recalled.
But maker ARC Automotive has disputed the claim and rejected the recall which would land it with multi-billion dollar costs.
US safety checks have revealed rollaway concerns with Ford Explorer 20-22MYs.
They have also identified possible failure of exhaust brackets on current BMW X7 and XM models, HV circuit fault on BMW i4 and iX, faulty door latches on VW ID.4 and body weld issues with Porsche 911 Carrera an Taycan Turbo models over various dates from 2020 to 2022.