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VW plans five and seven-seat versions of new Tiguan

Posted by Steve on 11/07/2014 at 09:25.
Filed under: News

Volkswagen’s versatile compact SUV to arrive in 2016 in two sizes, plus petrol-electric hybrid in development.

More: www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/frankfurt-motor-show/vw-plans-five-and-seven-seat-versions-new-tiguan

 

Renault plans new flagship MPV for 2015 launch

Posted by Steve on 26/06/2014 at 11:23.
Filed under: News

Renault plans to head upmarket with its new, plushly equipped, seven-seat successor to the Espace.

More: www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/scoop/renault-plans-new-flagship-mpv-2015-launch

 

Audi reveals facelifted RS7 Sportback

Posted by Steve on 02/06/2014 at 10:28.
Filed under: News

A series of styling tweaks for Audi’s RS7 super saloon, which will come to the UK towards the end of this year.

More: www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/audi-reveals-facelifted-rs7-sportback

 

Nissan Qashqai Acenta 1.2-litre DIG-T 115 petrol first drive review

Posted by Steve on 30/05/2014 at 17:42.
Filed under: Review

Classy and clever UK-made SUV works remarkably well with small and impressively frugal petrol turbo engine.

More: www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/nissan/qashqai/first-drives/nissan-qashqai-acenta-12-litre-dig-t-115-petrol-first-drive-r

 

Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra first drive review

Posted by Steve on 21/05/2014 at 09:52.
Filed under: Review

New high-efficiency, low-cost diesel Audi A6 doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve bought the ‘budget’ model.

More: www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/a6/first-drives/audi-a6-20-tdi-ultra-first-drive-review

 

2014 Nissan Juke first drive review

Posted by Steve on 08/05/2014 at 10:10.
Filed under: Review

Updated Juke offers more practicality than ever before, and its smooth 1.5-litre diesel engine helps keep costs down.

More: www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/nissan/first-drives/2014-nissan-juke-first-drive-review

 

Green light for Highways Agency reform gives better deal for taxpayers

Posted by Steve on 30/04/2014 at 13:22.
Filed under: News

Sweeping changes to the way England’s major roads are managed moved a step closer today (30 April 2014) after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin approved wide-ranging reforms to the Highways Agency.

In less than 12 months the Highways Agency will be transformed into a government-owned company tasked with managing and operating England’s motorway and strategic A-road network.

The government has committed more than £24 billion to upgrade England’s strategic road network between 2010 and 2021 – part of a £56 billion investment in the country’s transport infrastructure designed to help get the economy moving.

Changes to the Highways Agency will save the taxpayer at least £2.6 billion over the next 10 years and will make the new company more accountable to Parliament and road users. Supported by stable, locked-in funding that will eliminate the uncertain ‘stop-start’ processes of the past, the new company and its suppliers will have the confidence to recruit skilled workers on longer-term contracts that will save the taxpayer money.

The government is also setting up 2 new bodies to hold the company to account – one to protect the interests of motorists and other road users, and another to oversee the roads network and watch over costs and performance. These will be created with 2 expert transport bodies, Passenger Focus and the Office of Rail Regulation, and will provide transparent reports on roads issues.

The Transport Secretary approved the reform following an extensive consultation on the government’s proposals, the results of which are published today (30 April 2014) alongside the government’s response. The department will now work to introduce the legislation needed to underpin these changes and plans to bring the new company into operation in April 2015.

Patrick McLoughlin said:

“Our road network is an incredibly important national asset, but it has been neglected. This government has committed to the biggest ever investment in our roads but it is vital we have the right foundations in place to make sure this huge amount of money is spent in the most efficient way.

“The reformed Highways Agency will be more transparent and more accountable, driving down costs as it increases efficiency. This means taxpayers get a better deal and road users get a network that is fit for the future economic demands of this country, helping to create more jobs and support business growth.”

Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive of the Civil Engineering Contactors Association said:

“In the past, the roads sector has suffered from boom-and-bust conditions that are hugely damaging to the smooth delivery of projects. These reforms will not only make the Highways Agency more efficient, but will also mean greater funding certainty for the construction sector.

“Long-term stability and certainty of investment will give our members and the Highways Agency good visibility in planning their work, whilst providing the supply chain with greater confidence in developing its workforce to meet future demands.”

To help support the government’s economic ambitions for the road network the Department for Transport will publish a long-term ‘Roads investment strategy’ later this year. This strategy will set out a clear vision for the new company that will include a new plan for investment and performance requirements.

Last week the Department for Transport also published the scope documents for 6 feasibility studies that aim to identify solutions to some of the most notorious and long-standing hotspots on the strategic road network. These include:

  • the A303, A30 and A358 corridor to the south west
    the A1 north of Newcastle
  • A1 Newcastle-Gateshead Western bypass
  • trans-Pennine routes between Manchester and Sheffield
  • the A27 corridor on the south coast
  • the A47 corridor between Norfolk and the Midlands

The studies aim to report with proposed solutions this autumn.

Alongside the feasibility studies, the Highways Agency has also published new evidence reports for routes on the strategic road network – the first stage towards developing solutions to the future demands on England’s roads.

In the coming months, the Department for Transport will set out detailed plans for the board of the new strategic highways company and appointments, sanctions that might apply to the new company, decisions on planning powers and the company’s role in the planning process.

 

Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T, motoring review: Families will go wild for hatchback/SUV mix

Posted by Steve on 27/04/2014 at 08:33.
Filed under: Review

The Independent takes a look at the new version of the Sunderland built Nissan Qashqai, the UK’s most exported car.

More: www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/road-tests/nissan-qashqai-12-digt-motoring-review-families-will-go-wild-for-hatchbacksuv-mix-9278647.html

 

Skoda drivers are most satisfied with their cars

Posted by Steve on 23/04/2014 at 11:13.
Filed under: News

The Yeti wins and Skoda takes the top three places in annual satisfaction survey of more than 50,000 drivers.

More: www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/10773555/Skoda-drivers-are-most-satisfied-with-their-cars.html

 

Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive enters production

Posted by Steve on 13/04/2014 at 08:00.
Filed under: News

Mercedes says RHD versions of its first electric car are slated for the UK in 2015. B-class EV will be a rival to BMW’s stylish i3.

More: www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mercedes-benz-b-class-electric-drive-enters-production

 
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