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.

‘More effort needed’ to beat car hackers

Smart cars, allowing drivers to access all kinds of digital services from the cockpit, are all very well. But could they be hacked?

FCA car finance probe puts a priority on customer welfare

The Financial Conduct Authority has published an update on its investigation into the car finance sector and identified the key questions it wants answered.

New car sales continue falling in July

UK new car registrations fell by more than 9% in July, with demand down across all buying sectors. Once again, it was a disastrous month for diesel sales.

PSA takes over Vauxhall and Opel from GM

Vauxhall has new French owners – PSA Group has announced that the purchase of the British brand and its German Opel sister has now been completed.

June sees third month of decline for UK car production

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that UK car manufacturing fell just under 14% in June.

Mercedes and Audi announce massive diesel car recalls

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have announced recalls for nearly four million diesel cars across Europe in a bid to avoid fines and vehicle bans in European cities.

Car companies’ half-year report card

With new car registration data now available for the first half of 2017, we take a look at which brands are having a good year and which are struggling.

Volkswagen Dieselgate vehicles dogged by difficulties

BBC’s Watchdog has investigated reports that cars involved in the Volkswagen 'Dieselgate' scandal and then 'fixed' have been losing power and may be unsafe.

Market electrifies Toyota hybrid sales

Toyota has revealed a 30% surge in sales of its hybrid cars, as the push towards electric vehicles gains momentum, apparently at the expense of diesels.

More bad news for diesel in June sales results

Sales of new diesel cars have continued to fall, as highlighted by June's official registration results released today, with no end to the slump in sight.

Shock – car dealers found to be dodgy!

There was shock and amazement today as a front-page story in a national newspaper accused car dealers of being less than honest with their customers.

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