Manufacturer 17 Mar
Record Bentley profits boost Volkswagen Group’s premium division
An 82% growth in profit for British luxury carmaker Bentley helped to boost the Volkswagen Group’s premium car division – including Audi, Lamborghini and Ducati – to record 2022 financial results.
Market Insight 13 Mar
SMMT outlines blueprint for UK to become an EV manufacturing leader
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has laid out its blueprint for the UK to become one of the world’s most competitive locations for advanced automotive manufacturing in the electric vehicle (EV) age.
Market Insight 24 Feb
‘Unattractive’ UK car manufacturing sector looks to Spring Budget for support
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Mike Hawes has admitted that the UK car manufacturing sector needs a new "pitch” to remain competitive with global rivals.
Manufacturer 22 Feb
Bentley to end W12 production in 2024 as focus moves to EVs
Bentley will stop producing its flagship W12 engine next year as it switches focus to electric powertrains.
Manufacturer 14 Feb
Ford to axe 1,300 UK jobs as part of strategic realignment in Europe
Ford will axe 1,300 jobs in the UK as it moves to “eliminate” 3,800 jobs across Europe in the next three years as part of a strategic realignment of its operations in the region.
Manufacturer 30 Jan
Renault and Nissan balance governance to re-forge car manufacturing Alliance
Renault and Nissan have revealed plans to re-forge their car manufacturing Alliance on a new platform of balanced governance which will underpin electric vehicle (EV) and software partnerships.
Market Insight 26 Jan
UK’s car manufacturing prospects ‘precarious’ after 2022’s 9.8% decline
The prospects of UK car manufacturing sector’s future has been labelled “precarious” as pressure mounts to accelerate investment in zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV) production following 2022’s 9.8% sector decline.
Digital Marketing 24 Jan
Almost 80% of car buyers willing to switch brands to avoid waiting times
Increasing numbers of car buyers are ditching notions of brand loyalty in favour of shorter waiting times as the new car market’s stock shortage issues continue – with almost four fifths open to switching makes.
Manufacturer 11 Jan
Honda retailers urged ‘not to disappoint’ new Civic Type R customers
Honda UK retailers have been urged not to take "early orders" for its new Civic Type-R hot hatch as limited supplies risk disappointment among potential customers.
Manufacturer 20 Dec
Tesla offers 2022 customers 6,000 miles of free EV charging
Tesla is offering customers who place an order before the end of 2022 the equivalent of 6,000 miles of free electric vehicle (EV) charging from its Supercharger network.
Manufacturer 5 Dec
Toyota and Lexus concept cars signal brands’ EV-driven net zero future
Toyota and Lexus have revealed new zero emissions plug-in concept cars at an update of its strategy that will drive the Japanese carmaker to net zero by 2040.
Market Insight 25 Nov
Urgent investment needed to ensure 2023 UK car manufacturing recovery, says SMMT
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Mike Hawes has said that more favourable conditions for investment are “needed and needed urgently” to ensure UK car manufacturing’s 2023 recovery.
Manufacturer 8 Nov
Geely and Renault team-up to produce ICE drivetrains of the future
Geely and Renault have signed a non-binding framework agreement that will see them team-up to produce the internal combustion engines (ICE) of the future.
Latest News 1 Nov
Britishvolt 'seeking stability' after gigafactory funding blow
Britishvolt’s £3.8 billion plan to create an electric vehicle (EV) battery production plant in the North East could be on the verge of collapse after a Government funding knock-back, reports suggest.
Market Insight 1 Nov
Car registrations downgraded as supply pain predictions stretch into Q3 2023
UK new car registrations predictions for 2023 have been downgraded by between 7% and 15% as Coz Automotive predicts faltering vehicle supplies may not recover until Q3 next year.
Market Insight 31 Oct
Will carmakers' agency model enthusiasm survive divergence in supply and demand?
ICDP has questioned whether car manufacturers will retain a desire to switch from a franchise to an agency retail model if consumer demand and inflation “head on opposite directions” in 2023.
Manufacturer 12 Oct
Hyundai commits £11.4bn to subscriptions and mobility-led connected car future
Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest £11.4bn in a new global software centre and research and development (R&D) headquarters by 2030 as it targets a new era defined by pioneering connected car technologies.
Manufacturer 10 Oct
Battery-swapping EV brand NIO reveals European launch plans
Battery swapping electric vehicle (EV) brand NIO has revealed its European launch plans ahead of an anticipated UK arrival in 2023.
Market Insight 30 Sep
Fisker to start production of UK-bound EV in November
American electric car brand Fisker is gearing up to start production of the Ocean, its first UK-bound model, in November.
Market Insight 29 Sep
Chinese EV sales soar as European car registrations grow 3.5% in August
Registrations of Chinese-built electric vehicles (EV) soared 78% across Europe during August as overall vehicle registrations rose for the first time in 2022.