16 Feb

The Impact of The Volkswagen Scandal on Sales

In case you missed it, Volkswagen was caught out on their misrepresentation of pollution figures for their diesel vehicles. Basically, they made sure that the emissions test that regulatory bodies and mechanics conduct on a regular basis are misrepresentative of the emissions released during driving. When this scandal first hit the news stands, people were understandably upset that their “clean” vehicles were actually very bad for the environment. Many people chose to boycott Volkswagen as a result, and this had a knock on effect on the sales of Volkswagen vehicles. Figures show that in the month following the break of the news, sales of Volkswagen vehicles dropped by a massive 20%. This drop in sales as well as the costs of recalling vehicles and conducting repairs is likely to have...
25 Jun

Facts About Car Leasing

If you need a car to drive but do not have the budget to make a large down payment, then you may consider getting a UK car leasing. Simply put, car leasing means “renting” a vehicle from a leasing company. Instead of making one large payment to buy a car, leasing gives you the option to pay small monthly installments as you get to drive the leased car. In this article, we discuss important facts that you should know about car leasing. Types of Car Lease  You can make a choice between a closed-end lease and an open-end lease. The first option enables you to return the car at the end of the lease term and simply walk away. Nevertheless, you should be able to comply with the terms of...
4 May

2014 Honda Civic LX Recalled for Tire Trouble

A recall have been issued for the 2014 Honda Civic LX thanks to tire trouble. Honda says the 9817 2014 Civic LXs may need been shod with tires that experience a tear within the tire bead, which may cause a blowout at speed. The Problem: Certain 2014 Honda Civic LX models were fitted with tires which could have a tear inside the tire bead. While Honda’s tire supplier was fitting Civic LX wheels with tires, the tire bead can have been pinched between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel, causing a tear. A tear within the tire bead could potentially lead to a blowout, increasing the danger of a crash.The Fix: Though most each of the affected vehicles are still at dealers, Honda says it’ll notify the few affected...
25 Mar

Automated Automotive Vehicles

Recently we can and have seen a lot of movement on the race to automate our vehicles. This can be seen most readily in the recent introduction of cars which can break automatically through the use of sensors on the vehicle. We can see this trend has been growing for years, and for good reason. Automatic vehicles would literally revolutionise the way we travel, and transport our goods. If all the cars and trucks on the world drove themselves, without any human input, we would see the abolishment of drivers licenses the world over. But we can see some more immediate effects right now. This automatic breaking mechanism is sure to reduce car crashes as soon as it is being heavily introduced in a majority of vehicles. According to companies...
23 Feb

Volkswagen Cross Up! Suits Up! for Geneva Motor Show Debut

We quite liked the Volkswagen Up! after we drove it Up! to our test track about a months ago, and now VW has Up!ped the Up! lineUp! by one. The “rugged” Volkswagen Cross Up! – the lifted light off-road version of the Up! city car – is suiting Up! for its Geneva Motor Show unveiling. With the VW Cross Up!, VW hops at the mini-crossover bandwagon started by the Fiat Panda 4