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UK’s Christmas car theft hotspots

Vehicle crime and car theft

New data has revealed the high number of vehicle thefts during the month of December, highlighting the importance of keeping your car safe this Christmas. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by car leasing specialist, Leasing Options, show that there were almost 12,000 (11,703) reported instances of car …

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Fast & Furious Live 2018 – high-octane preview

Fasten your seatbelts for Fast & Furious Live – the new adrenaline-fuelled live action show taking audiences closer than ever to the record-breaking film franchise. From January 2018 the live show will go on an arena tour, starting in Belgium and ending in the Czech Republic in September, via UK …

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Worried about the 2040 diesel and petrol ban?

London traffic

New research has revealed that motorists and businesses are concerned and confused by the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040. The report, released by TheCarPeople.co.uk, indicates that some consumers are questioning when they should buy their next car, with one in four owners now …

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Back to the future for Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation at Newport Pagnell

Aston Martin has restarted production at its historic Newport Pagnell site in Buckinghamshire. History has come full-circle, with a special run of 25 DB4 GT continuation cars being built at the same site where the original DB4s were made almost 60 years ago. The luxury car maker moved to its …

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Five million motorists admit to drink-driving

Drink driving

One in six motorists believe that they have driven while under the influence in the past year, research by the RAC suggests. In total, 16% of the 1,727 motorists questioned say they think they have been guilty of drink-driving, either immediately after consuming alcohol or the morning after a late …

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Revealed: the 10 safest cars of 2017

Honda Civic - side crash test Nov 2017

The safest new cars of 2017 have been revealed, ahead of judging to discover which is the overall winner of the hotly contested What Car? Safety Award 2018 title. Thatcham Research’s 10-car-car longlist for the award will now go forward to a panel of expert judges who will decide on …

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Five concerns stalling the electric car revolution

Electric car charging

Nearly nine out of 10 car buyers would go electric, according to new research, but there are five key concerns holding them back. In a survey for OVO Energy, 87% of the 2,000 Brits questioned said they “would” or “definitely would” buy an electric vehicle. However, the electric revolution is …

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Jimmy Choo Christmas for Rolls-Royce in London

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Jimmy Choo shoes in London

Rolls-Royce’s flagship showroom in the heart of Mayfair – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London – has teamed up with fashion powerhouse Jimmy Choo for Christmas 2017. A stunning window display at the showroom, adding a unique touch of glitz and glamour to Berkeley Square, perfectly demonstrates the union between the two …

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New Lamborghini Urus – the first ‘SSUV’

Lamborghini Urus

The long-awaited Lamborghini Urus has been launched to compete in the flourishing luxury 4×4 market. Dubbed the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, the Italian supercar maker expects the first customers to take delivery of the new SSUV in spring 2018, priced from £131,500 (exc taxes). Packing a 641bhp 4.0-litre V8 …

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Attenborough named perfect celeb road trip partner

Blue Planet 2 presenter Sir David Attenborough - BBC

TV legend Sir David Attenborough is the celebrity most Brits would like to take on a road trip. Nearly one in 10 people questioned chose the 91-year-old presenter of the BBC’s Blue Planet II, just ahead of Geordie cheeky chappies Ant and Dec. The UK’s largest independent tech retailer, Ebuyer, …

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