Vauxhall and Opel will reveal their vision of the future sports car with the GT Concept at this year’s Geneva International Motorshow.
Purebred, pared down, yet unashamedly avant-garde, the GT Concept is even shorn of door handles and door mirrors, its breathtaking form clothing a classic front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive chassis that will appeal to driving enthusiasts.
Toyota Motor Corp said it was considering buying out the rest of minivehicle maker Daihatsu Motor Co, a $3.2 billion deal at current market prices.
Full control of Daihatsu could help Toyota leverage the lower-cost brand better and cut procurement costs for Daihatsu.
In 2015 the European car market totalled 14.2 million new registrations, an increase of 9.3% over 2014 full year results; the highest since 2009.
The market benefited from the last two months of double-digit growth with December setting the highest positive monthly change of the last three years at 1.16 million units.
New figures show that nearly 50 per cent of all faults found on MOTs last year could have been avoided by routine maintenance such as replacing bulbs, windscreen wipers and tyres.
The latest MOT testing data for Great Britain shows that 30% of all faults recorded during MOTs in 2014/15 related to lighting and signalling; a further 10% related to tyres and 8.5% to ‘Driver’s view of the road’.
Councils and utility companies could be fined up to £5,000 a day for leaving roadworks unmanned at weekends, the Department for Transport has said.
The proposal is among measures the government is considering to try to reduce congestion on English A-roads but similar scheme could be introduced in Wales, although the RAC the plan does not go far enough and wants B-roads included.
Used car buyers who conduct an HPI Check® on green cars are more frequently told they are either registered as stolen with the police, have a mileage discrepancy that needs investigating, or are recorded as an insurance write-off.
The good news is that green cars are the least likely to hit the outstanding finance register.