Gov’t Deal Averted Possibility Of Nissan Plant Closure

NISSAN’S SUNDERLAND plant would have closed if the car maker hadn’t struck a deal with the government following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. A report by Bloomberg alleges an insider revealed that Nissan told officials the plant would eventually close and that construction of the next-gen Oashqai and X-Trail would have moved elsewhere. … [Read more…]

VW Quits WRC In Wake Of Dieselgate

VOLKSWAGEN WILL withdraw from the World Rally Championship (WRC) at the end of the 2016 season. The announcement, made by VW R&D boss Frank Welsch last week, brings to an end the most successful chapter in VW’s motorsport history. “Volkswagen is facing enormous challenges,” said Welsch in an address to employees at Volkswagen Motorsport. “With … [Read more…]

Alpine Set For 2017 Launch

Renault is planning to launch an expanded range of Alpine sports models once its first two-seat coupe, strongly tipped to be called A120, has begun a new era for the marque early next year. The transverse mid-engined A120 is likely to cost around £50,000 and is expected to be followed by a convertible and a … [Read more…]

Toyota Poised To Rival AMG And M: The Best Car Around

TOYOTA IS CONSIDERING transforming its Gazoo Racing motorsport arm into a performance road car brand to rival the likes of B MW M and Mercedes-AMG. In addition to co-ordinating Toyota’s international motorsport activities in, for instance, the World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship, Gazoo Racing fettles road cars that are sold on the Japanese … [Read more…]

New Toyota Supra And BMW Z5 Gear Up For 2018 Assault

The highly anticipated all-new Toyota Supra has now reached a final phase of development and is destined to form the basis of a newly created Toyota performance sub-brand. Lightly veiled prototypes of the sleekly styled coupe are now seen frequently on the roads around the vast R&D operation of Toyota’s project partner, BMW, in Munich, … [Read more…]

A Worldwide Superstar – Nissan GT-R 2017

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You could call it Godzilla or the Skyline, but definitely call the Nissan GT-R amazing It was around the third or fourth turn, as I cornered the 2017 Nissan GT-R on a tight canyon road high above the cliffs of Malibu, that it hit me: This thing is utterly mind-boggling. Not in the purely figurative … [Read more…]

Few Points of View About The New Toyota 86

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The coveted Toyota 86 is back with a new face, and it looks better than ever. We’ve even said that this sports car is mature now, and it has to be. Competition in the sports car segment is stiff in this days and age, especially with the Mazda MX-5 available. These cars are bitter rivals, … [Read more…]