Four million Ford Fiestas have been sold in the UK in 40 years of production.
There have been seven generations of the car and its consistently Britain’s best seller.
More than four-fifths of UK drivers (83%) admit to ‘switching off’ and not concentrating when making routine car journeys, says Aviva.
A further two in five (41%) admit they sometimes can’t remember the details of these journeys, mostly for work or shopping.
The 60-floor Porsche Design Tower in South Florida where owners will take their cars up a sky elevator to their living rooms opens on September 1.
Three patented Dezervators, a glass drive-in elevator rising at 600-feet per minute, will enable residents to keep an eye on their Ferraris, Porsches and Rolls Royces while sitting in their living rooms reading the Wall Street Journal and checking out the Atlantic Ocean views.
A survey of over 2,000 British adults by YouGov revealed that travelling together is viewed as an opportunity to ditch technology in favour of entertainment that encourages creativity, learning and quality time for the whole family.
Looking out the window and playing decade-old games such as “I-Spy” were named by over 60% of respondents, and particularly by 18 to 24 year olds and the over-55s, as being the top way for grabbing the attention of kids.
Volkswagen Group’s diesel cheating went on for far longer than the company has acknowledged, state officials in the U.S. allege as they sought to add billions of dollars to the automaker’s tab for the scandal.
After the first known instance of the company rigging diesel engines with software to cheat emissions tests in 1999, VW spent much of the next decade perfecting its so-called defeat devices for use in Europe and then the U.S., the attorneys general for New York, Maryland and Massachusetts said, and the news comes as Volkswagen reported an operating profit of €7.5 billion in the first six months of this year, comfortably beating expectations and lifting shares.
Europcar says that the family car may not be up to the job for the summer holiday journey and they might consider hiring a bigger car.
It questioned families and found 1 in 5 (19%) of kids aged 6-13 said they will definitely be squashed in the family car if all the family went away together, with a further 23% saying they will be possibly squashed together in the back.