This week's shock result of the Fiat Punto being given a zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating highlights how much safer new cars have become in recent years.
Car finance records for the first ten months of 2017 show that the sector is still on track for record lending this year despite falling new car sales.
Volkswagen has been forced to admit that it has received 17,000 complaints from UK owners whose vehicles have suffered after receiving the Dieselgate "fix".
The Environmental Audit Committee has demanded that Volkswagen explain why it has not fixed nearly 400,000 emissions-cheating Dieselgate cars.
The next step in Vauxhall's absorption into the PSA Groupe (Peugeot, Citroën, DS) has been finalised, with PSA taking control of Vauxhall Finance.