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UK car manufacturing hits 17-year high

UK car manufacturing hit a 17-year high in November with output from automotive factories already 56,000 ahead of the whole of 2015's production.

Aston Martin starts building SUV plant in Wales

Aston Martin has begun building its new factory at St Athan in south Wales. The plant will be home to the Aston Martin SUV which begins production in 2019.

Crash testers name their best-performing cars of 2016

Crash-test body Euro NCAP has named cars from Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen as the best-in-class performers of 16 cars it tested in 2016.

New car sales head for more records

Britain’s new car market topped 2.5 million vehicles last month – the first time the figure has been reached in November.

Car makers join forces to charge EVs

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche are planning a network of high-powered DC charging outlets on throughout Europe.

Nio brand launches with ‘fastest electric car’

New automotive brand Nio has made its debut in London with the unveiling of what is claimed to be the world’s fastest electric car.

Volkswagen ‘making progress’ on dieselgate fix

Volkswagen has used the unveiling of the revised Golf to update progress on its efforts to recover from the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions-cheating crisis.

Car sales slow in October – but still ahead of 2015

UK car sales continued to grow in October – but only just, registrations up 1.4 per cent on the same month in 2015. Year-to-date figures grew 2.5 per cent.

Has the High Court killed diesel cars in the UK?

This week's high court ruling that the government's air pollution policies are inadequate could have major ramifications for the UK automotive landscape.

Nissan cancels zero-star car after graphic crash test

Amid ongoing publicity about poor safety standards provided by car makers for vehicles sold in developing countries, Nissan has announced it will cease prod...

Nissan commits to UK manufacturing in Sunderland

Nissan has today committed to its car manufacturing operation in the UK, announcing that the next-generation Qashqai and X-Trail models will be built at its...

Borgward brand heading back to Bremen

Borgward is to start making cars in Germany again – reviving a badge not seen in Europe for more than 50 years with the opening of a new factory in Bremen.

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