Toyota will use the Geneva motor show in March to unveil its concept for a new small SUV due to go on sale in about 12 months.
Based on the forthcoming new Yaris platform and assembled in northern France, the un-named model will sell along with a new plug-in hybrid RAV4, the company said this week.
European car-makers reported an overall 21% rise in December registrations as buyers filled showrooms to beat a tough new emissions rule starting in January with France seeing a dramatic 28% rise.
PSA Group saw a 2.7% drop, dragged down by a 35% collapse of Opel after it axed three models including the Adam, while Hyundai Group topped 24%, Renault Group rose 23%, BMW 21% and Ford and Toyota improved 20%, however JLR suffered a 3.3% dip caused by a 22.1% fall in Jaguar sales.
Around 3.8 Million drivers are expected to switch insurance in the near future to include telematics tracking devices.
Good drivers are claimed to see savings as their motoring habits and safety is recorded and downloaded to the provider, said Comparethemarket.com .
Nissan says it has punished senior executives after an investigation following the dismissal of former boss Carlos Ghosn, now a fugitive in Lebanon.
But the company has not said who or what has happened to the executives found to have received excessive compensation payments in addition to salaries.
In America it has been reported that President Donald Trump threatened Europe with 25% tariffs on cars unless Britain, France and Germany did not support the US against Iran.
Now the three European countries have formally accused Tehran of violating its development agreement to limit nuclear power to exclude making bombs.
Britain’s bling-capital of Essex is also where drivers take greatest pride in their cars.
Chipex paint repair says the greatest number of touch-up sales in the UK were for BMW and Ford models in the county.