Hyundai has announced prices and specifications of it new i20 5-door model.
New i20 prices start from £13,995 for the 75ps and the 84ps is £15,495, a 7 speed dual clutch transmission introduced with the 1.0 T-GDi 100PS engine at £17,645, Connectivity increased across the range and safety features increased from SE upwards.
A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping off the L-plates.
One in 10 told Accident Advice Helpline that they began to forget what they learned two weeks or less after passing their test, and not holding the steering wheel in the correct ’10 to 2′ position and failing to check their mirrors every time they make a manoeuvre are among the earliest flaws to emerge.
Last week DVSA committed to recruiting additional MOT testers to offset the much-publicised shortfall after pressure from industry groups and operators forced the regulator to act.
DVSA’s changes to its Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) programme, known as Next Generation Testing (NGT), has seen mixed results as it was designed to give operators more flexibility by offering tests outside the normal working hours, but staff shortages still exist, and many operators are calling for a significant overhaul to the current testing model and even, if no improvements seen, out-sourcing to private contractors to meet demand.
Having a car is essential to most people’s everyday life say 74% of people rising to 83% of those in rural areas, according to a new Opinium survey for InsuretheGap, and the over 75s are the age group that feels this most strongly.
From getting to work, to shopping and seeing family and friends, three quarters (76%) say they would be held back from travelling somewhere if they did not have a car (86% in rural areas) and finds almost a third (31%) cannot get to work without a car (38% for rural areas).
US import tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump will put the brakes on sales of European convertibles.
A 20 percent import tariff on all European Union-assembled vehicles could fracture the industry’s current business model for selling cars in the United States and possibly affect the viability of the models selling in other parts of the world as they lose advantage of lowering costs per unit.
Italy is the latest European country to pledge a drive towards electric cars.
It now wants to put a million models on its roads inside four years which means it would overtake the current most switched on country, Norway.