Isuzu UK has added JT Hughes Group to the dealer network in Newtown, Shrewsbury and Telford.
The Shropshire and Mid-Wales based car retailer opened the new Isuzu franchise at the beginning of this month and hopes to grow its existing client base with the new range of Award-Winning pick-ups.
The average price of petrol yesterday topped 152p a litre for the first time ever and diesel also reached another record price at 155.79p and will very soon exceed 156p, said RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams.
“As this period of record high prices could be here for some considerable time drivers may need to take steps to keep their costs under control. Driving less may be an option for some, but those who depend on their cars will have to try to buy their fuel at the best possible price and then drive as fuel efficiently as possible.”
Wiring harnesses, aluminium, assorted components and other parts made in Ukraine will not be reaching car plants in Western Europe, car makers have said.
This will slow production until alternative suppliers can be found and complete luxury cars have been blocked from exports to the Russian states, hitting UK makers revenues, while models made in Russian have been locked in.
The rumoured split in Ford to separate its current vehicle business from the next generation of electric models has been confirmed.
The $50 Billion Ford Model e programme will concentrate developers minds on low or zero carbon models and their production as it moves towards building two million evs annually by 2026.
A Bridgestone YouGov survey suggests 67% of motorists are prepared to ditch their ICE models for electric next time.
Over half say its for environmental reasons and nearly half want to save on fuel while nearly a quarter cite tax benefits and one in seven welcome lower noise levels.
Volvo Cars has begun a project to test “inductive charging” of a Gothenburg taxi fleet.
The wireless charging technology will involve fully electric XC40 Recharge models using plates fixed in the ground at charging points as they go around their routes over 62,000 miles annually.
Nearly 90% of drivers would support speed cameras being used to check vehicles have insurance, MoTs and are taxed, according to a poll for the IAM RaodSmart charity.
The survey also showed drivers were in favour of automatic fines being handed out to those who exceed limits by 10mph in urban areas and around schools.
Car & Classic says the Ford Escort was the most searched-for car on its ever-expanding classified and online auction website in 2021.
After the effect of the pandemic led to more ‘dream cars’ such as the Porsche 911 and Jaguar E-Type leading the search table, 2021 saw enthusiasts seek more mainstream cars including the BMW 3 Series.
Paramedics, firefighters and police officers dominate the rankings for the lowest car insurance premiums according to new figures from Quotezone.co.uk.
Data from the insurance comparison website show that paramedics pay an average of £452 annually for a private car insurance policy, followed by ambulance crews, £469, fire-fighters, £492, and police officers, £565 while students and hospitality workers pay among the most up to £840.