We’ve been reporting the news since November 2003 and started out by focussing on MG Rover. However, since 2006, we have widened the coverage to include the entire British motor industry. Track the progress of the companies assembling and building cars in the UK and keep up to date with their future plans.
Keith Adams Due to the continuing success and growth of the AROnline Facebook page, we’ve set-up a new sister group to highlight all of the interesting BMC>MGR (and other) cars for sale in and around the Internet. The AROnline Showroom & Gallery was launched last week, with the sole intention of showcasing the cars you’ve spotted, and getting […]
Ian Nicholls tells the story of former BLMC director, Jim Slater, who has recently died.
Ian Nicholls One of the gems to be seen at the 2015 Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show was to be found on the British Mini Club stand. A Mini Cooper 1275S that was owned by Yorkshire’s favourite Irishman, actor Peter O’Toole. Although he became famous through playing the lead character in David Lean’s cinematic epic, Lawrence of […]
The new London Taxi Company (LTC) TX5, which was presented outside Lancaster House during the four-day UK state visit by China’s President Xi Jinping, is a refreshingly traditional-looking new black cab. It has been developed by parent company Geely, and is an all-new design. It was styled at Geely’s design studio in Barcelona by Peter Horbury, David Ancona and their team, […]
Easily the best-looking of all the F56 MINI variations so far, the new Convertible breaks cover before making its show debut in Japan next week. The car is set to go on sale in March 2016, with prices starting at £18,475 for the Cooper, rising to £20,225 for the Cooper D and £22,430 for the Cooper S. […]
Heriot-Watt University is part of an £11m research programme working with Jaguar Land Rover on fully autonomous cars. The research, jointly funded by the EPSRC and Jaguar Land Rover, will involve ten UK universities and the Transport Research Laboratory as well as the car manufacturers. It was announced by the Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid, during a visit […]
Vauxhall’s fourth appearance at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show (November 13-15) will this year showcase cars that have never been seen at the event, forming the centre-piece of a large, eight-stand Vauxhall area. The Queen’s 1961 PA Cresta Friary Estate is making only its second outing from Sandringham in the past 31 years, since it was […]
The largest Austin Rover dealer in the south of France looks set to be knocked down years after the company’s products it sold went under.
The SMMT South Test Day was one of the last of the UK-based automotive press and media functions of the year. Mike Humble took the opportunity to sample some of the latest British-built models to have reached the showrooms in recent months.
Lighter, faster, more efficient and better value than before. On paper, it looks like Vauxhall has a class-leader on its hands. There’s a lot riding on the new British-built midliner – can it see off the opposition and live up to its promise?
For lovers of the might-have-beens of the British motor industry, who have a few quid in their pocket, the opportunity to buy this wonderful Ferguson Formula Triumph 2500PI Estate might be too hard to resist. It’s a 1972 model, currently on offer with Classic and Vintage Cars AG in Switzerland for 55,000CHF, or around £36,900. […]
The British-built, latest-generation Vauxhall Astra has had its first public outing in the UK following its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month. It will go on sale here next month with a starting price of £15,295 – the key points are that it is lighter and more efficient than the outgoing model and […]
Once again Stanford Hall in Leicestershire hosted its big Mini show and AROnline was there. Although there were sporty and modified Minis on show, our pictures focus on the bread and butter models, that made up the bulk of the 5.5 million Minis made.
Fans of the Rover 800 are coming together with the aim of forming a new owners’ club. The Rover 800 Owners’ Club will cater for all variants of what was once the country’s best-selling executive car, including MkI (XX) and MkII (R17) variants. The club’s purpose is to ensure the survival and continued enjoyment of all versions of […]
The wraps have finally come off the Jaguar F-Pace at Frankfurt after months of pre-launch build-up – and the Audi Q5/BMW X3 rival looks set to make quite a splash if its good looks, and warm media reaction to its kissing cousin, the XE are anything to go by.
The latest addition to the MINI range opened its doors at Frankfurt – it’s now a conventional five-door estate, retaining the split doors at the rear of the old model, but with an altogether roomier interior, thanks to a 10cm increase in wheelbase.
Bentley executives confirmed to Autocar that the first year’s allocation of the Bentayga have already sold out. The car might have met a cool reception around these parts on stylistic grounds, but clearly it’s hit the ground running.
Vauxhall’s smart new British-made Astra Sports Tourer made its debut at the Frankfurt motor show. The new car, which is 200kg lighter than the old model and packs some interesting technology for the marker sector, is set to up production volumes at the Ellesmere Port factory outgoing model.
To celebrate the impending launch of the F-Pace at the Frankfurt motor show, the company decided to lay on a gravity-defying loop-the-loop run, which was officially accepted into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Jaguar Land Rover’s unending march to world domination continues with the arrival of the first Chinese-made Land Rover Discovery Sport at the Chengdu Auto Show. The new car appeared in prototype form, and China News Daily reports that it will go on sale in its home market in October with a price starting around 450,000 yuan (£46,300).