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.
MINI has confirmed that it will build an electric car in the UK, supporting the announcement made at the F56’s launch that it would continue to ‘invest substantially in Cowley’ and other British manufacturing installations. The new car, which is set for launch in 2019 will be an e-version of the current car in facelifted form.
The Jaguar E-Pace breaks cover in style – the new entry-level SUV breaks a Guinness world record. Now, will it sell in record numbers?
The first weekend in July saw the return of the BMC and Leyland Show to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. Having reached its fifth anniversary, the event can now safely be regarded as established. Under the scorching sun the visitors were treated to an abundance of BMC to MGR products, although the cars from the 1960s […]
Timo Makinen, legendary Finnish rally driver has died, aged 79. Among his achievements was a hat-trick of wins in the RAC Rally driving the Ford Escort, but he is perhaps best remembered as one of the of the ‘three musketeers’ of the British Motor Corporation’s works rally team in the 1960s – alongside fellow Finn Rauno Aaltonen and Ulsterman Paddy Hopkirk.
Regular readers might remember Ed Rollet’s tale of a Ledbury Maestro, which needed to find a new home following the untimely death of its owner, Lance Pickering. The T-registered example had been offered in exchange for a donation to the Midlands Air Ambulance. The good news is that AROnline has helped find the car a new owner – […]
The popular Jaguar F-Type has received a shot in the arm with the addition of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium engine under the bonnet. Before you shriek ‘no way’ and insist that a Jaguar sports car should pack a multi-cylinder engine, this one has 296bhp and heralds the arrival of the first four-cylinder petrol Ingenium. The […]
Site reader and ex-Rover Engine Development Engineer at Longbridge, Ed Rollet, has been in touch with a sad tale. One of his team-mates from the factory, Lance, has recently passed away, but not before he’d bought a Ledbury Maestro with a view to using it to teach his eldest daughter to drive. In the end, it’s too […]
Aston Martin’s new factory in South Wales moves closer towards full-scale car production. The former RAF base is ramping up…
Jaguar Land Rover continues its growth trajectory in 2016, posting record global sales figures, confirming its position as the UK’s largest carmaker.
The new London Taxi Company TX5 black cab will be built in Ansty, near Coventry in a new £300m facility. Here’s what we know.
Ford unveiled the hot new turbocharged Fiesta ST at Geneva, and then cast a long shadow over it with its popular 1980s forebear, the Mk2 XR2.
Fancy a cut-price Lotus Elise? This new Tata-produced sports car could be the answer to your prayers. Be sure to test drive it first on your XBox, though.
Bentley unveils the EXP12 supercar concept, which hints at a lighter, more efficient future. But will this induction-charged open-top actually make it into production? If it does, will it crack 300 miles on a charge?
McLaren shocked the Geneva motor show with its new 720S supercar. It is faster, lighter and more efficient than the car it replaces – the already brilliant 650S.
The Jaguar I-Pace makes its European debut in eye-searing Photon Red. It’s set for launch in production form before the end of 2017, priced at £65,000-plus.
The British-made 316bhp Honda Civic Type R makes its public debut at the Geneva motor show – and the company already thinks it will be the fastest front-wheel drive car at the Nurburgring.
Morgan has teamed up with Selfridges to sell this bespoke version of its upcoming EV3 electric three-wheeled sports car.
The Eadon Green Black Cuillin is a Geneva surprise. This new grand tourer has been inspired by the 1930s Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, is powered by a 6.0-litre V12, and comes in at an enormous 5.5m in length.
AROnline takes a good look at the new Range Rover Velar at the Geneva Motor Show. It looks good in those early press photos, but how does it stand up to closer scrutiny?
Andrew Elphick visits the 2017 Geneva motor show, and gives us his sideway view on this most prestigious of automotive events. It’s hard to ignore the impact the Velar made.
Keith Adams stumbles across a cache of gorgeous Monteverdis in Geneva, and remembers why he loves old cars as much as he does. It felt as if these 1970s icons far too easily showed the way to the moderns…
JLR has unveiled teaser images of the the Velar – the fourth model in the Range Rover line-up. A sporting model set to battle the BMW X6, it’s based on the Jaguar F-Pace’s underpinnings.
Jaguar unveils its 2018 model line-up, headed up by a pair of all-new petrol Ingenium engines. There’s also more options, and an increased amount of tech and configurability.