Motorists hoping to bag a bargain following the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal will be disappointed, because residual values of models from VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat have barely moved, according to research.
One year ago on 16 September 2015, when the VW emissions scandal broke, canny drivers might have hoped that sales of VW Group cars would drop and second-hand models would plummet in price but neither appears to have happened, with the Volkswagen Golf and Polo still among the top 10 cars sold so far this year, said WhatCar.
Jaguar Land Rover has started construction of its new manufacturing facility in Slovakia.
The £1 billion 300,000m² factory will have an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles and the first cars are expected to come off the production line in late 2018.
Torotrak Group will be exhibiting its technology at the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event, Cenex-LCV2016, held at Millbrook today and tomorrow.
LCV attendees will be transported to the entrance by a Wrightbus StreetLite bus equipped with the Flybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). Torotrak Group will also exhibit a Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost fitted with V-Charge, which sets new standards for downsized engine performance and response.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has just launched an all new comprehensive range of approved used vehicle programmes, for each of its UK car and van brands.
The Fiat, Abarth and Fiat Professional schemes will be known as ‘Found Approved and Used’, while the Jeep and Alfa Romeo’s will be covered by the ‘Selected For You’ programme.
It’s Cycle to Work Day.
The latest Department for Transport National Travel Survey found that in Britain only 2% of journeys and 1% of miles travelled are by bike but just 2% of people aged 15 and over in the UK use a bicycle as their main form of transport – the seventh lowest level in Europe.
Continental is developing a long-range radar system especially for commercial vehicles.
It ‘sees’ further ahead than most off-the-shelf systems because of the heavier vehicles stopping distances and its also more sensitive to pedestrians on the road, even if they are partly obscured by vehicles in very poor weather conditions, and this and a new very comprehensive head up display unit for CV drivers will be shown at the IAA CV Exhibition next week.
Renault and Nissan Alliance has sold its 350,000 electric vehicle since December 2010.
The Franco-Japanese business now has half the world’s EVs on roads, with the LEAF being the highest selling model of all.