Car Industry News

The Car Expert provides you with a variety of news and information from and about the car industry, with monthly industry updates from SMMT.

General Election to boost car sales?

The General Election on 8th June could provide a timely boost to Britain’s new car market by removing uncertainty, according to the head of Kia UK.

Aston Martin gets keys to DBX plant

Aston Martin has begun a new era in its history, taking over the site at St. Ethan, Wales where it will build the DBX SUV.

Tax rises fuel record March car market

The UK new car market enjoyed its biggest month on record in March, jumping 8.2 per cent fuelled by looming VED changes and new registration plates.

PSA to buy Vauxhall in €2.2bn deal

UK employees of Vauxhall are facing an uncertain future after French giant PSA agreed a $2.3 billion deal to buy the brand and its German sister Opel.

Crash test issues for Fiat and Ford

FIAT and Ford have slipped behind rivals in the latest round of Euro NCAP safety tests, scoring only three of five-stars in crash tests.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class wins UK Car of the Year 2017

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been named UK Car of the Year for 2017, chosen by a panel of 27 of Britain’s most-read motoring journalists.

Vauxhall to get new French owner?

Peugeot-Citroën parent PSA Group is in talks to buy Vauxhall and its German sister brand Opel from US giant General Motors.

Hybrids spark growing new car market

UK new car sales hit a 12-year high in January, with alternative-fuelled cars reaching their highest-ever level but diesel sales slipping back.

UK builds 1.7 million cars in 2016

Output from the UK’s car factories totalled 1.7 million in 2016 – the highest total for 17 years. More than one in two cars built were exported to Europe.

Many lose but some win with new road tax rules

Most car owners will pay more under new road tax rules from 1st April. Some, however, will pay less, and they are not who you might think...

Winners and losers in 2016 new car showrooms

The Ford Fiesta was the most popular new car in the UK in 2016 – as it has been for many years. More than 120,000 Fiesta models were registered in the year.

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