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.

Brexit fears as UK car production soars

New figures show that car manufacturing in the UK soared by more than a quarter in May, just as the industry faces great uncertainty following the vote to leave the European Union.

Fuel and airbag issues spark Toyota recall

Toyota recall some 72,885 UK cars as part of a global recall of more than three million vehicles to fix two potential faults.

Motor industry reacts to Brexit vote

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has sent shock waves through the motor industry, both inside and outside of the country.

Sales slowdown – stability or Brexit fears?

Car registrations in the UK grew 2.5 per cent in May, suggesting that the sales market has levelled out after strong growth in 2015.

Britain’s car plants ‘busiest in 12 years’

Car making in Britain is still soaring, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

UK Government – ‘only VW cheated tests’

A UK Government investigation into the emissions levels of new cars has concluded that only Volkswagen used a ‘defeat’ device’ to falsify emissions tests.

Mitsubishi admits fuel test rigging in Japan

Mitsubishi has admitted supplying misleading information for fuel consumption tests, but insists that the data only affects models on sale in the Japan.

Five-star Prius pioneers new safety test

Industry safety specialist Euro NCAP has performed its first test of Autonomous Emergency Braking technology, on the Toyota Prius.

Mazda MX-5 is the world’s top car

Judges in the World Car of the Year award have followed the example of UK motoring journalists and awarded their top prize for 2016 to the latest Mazda MX-5 roadster.

Aston/Red Bull F1 to make ‘ultimate’ car

Aston Martin and Red Bull Formula One Racing are joining forces to build what is described as ‘the ultimate of all road cars’.

Geneva – the best of the rest

As we come to the close of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, we look at some of the other unveilings not yet featured from this busiest of European motor events.

Geneva – the weird and the wonderful

For our final report from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, we look at some of the exotic sports cars and outrageous concepts that the show is famous for.

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