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News : MINI confirms UK electric car production

News : MINI confirms UK electric car production

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. 

News : Jaguar E-Pace breaks cover in style

News : Jaguar E-Pace breaks cover in style

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?

Events : Report – BMC and Leyland Show 2017

Events : Report – BMC and Leyland Show 2017

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 […]

Obituary : Timo Makinen 1938-2017

Obituary : Timo Makinen 1938-2017

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.

News : Ledbury Maestro’s happy ending

News : Ledbury Maestro’s happy ending

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 – […]

News : Four-cylinder F-Type revives the traditional British sports car

News : Four-cylinder F-Type revives the traditional British sports car

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 […]

News : Grab a Ledbury, help the Midlands Air Ambulance

News : Grab a Ledbury, help the Midlands Air Ambulance

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 […]

News : Aston Martin starts Phase II works at St Athan

News : Aston Martin starts Phase II works at St Athan

Aston Martin’s new factory in South Wales moves closer towards full-scale car production. The former RAF base is ramping up…

News : JLR breaks sales records in 2016/2017 Financial Year

News : JLR breaks sales records in 2016/2017 Financial Year

Jaguar Land Rover continues its growth trajectory in 2016, posting record global sales figures, confirming its position as the UK’s largest carmaker.

News : Black cabs to hail from Coventry again

News : Black cabs to hail from Coventry again

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.

News :  Geneva 2017 – Ford upstages itself with classic XR2

News : Geneva 2017 – Ford upstages itself with classic XR2

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.

News : Geneva 2017 – Tata Racemo, with a little help from our friends?

News : Geneva 2017 – Tata Racemo, with a little help from our friends?

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.

News : Geneva 2017 – Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, a brave new world

News : Geneva 2017 – Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, a brave new world

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?

News : Geneva 2017 – McLaren 720S stuns the opposition

News : Geneva 2017 – McLaren 720S stuns the opposition

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.

News : Geneva 2017 – Jaguar I-Pace makes European debut

News : Geneva 2017 – Jaguar I-Pace makes European debut

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.

News : Geneva 2017 – Honda Civic Type R’s first outing

News : Geneva 2017 – Honda Civic Type R’s first outing

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.

News : Geneva 2017 – Morgan UK 1909 debuts

News : Geneva 2017 – Morgan UK 1909 debuts

Morgan has teamed up with Selfridges to sell this bespoke version of its upcoming EV3 electric three-wheeled sports car.

News : Geneva 2017 – Eadon Green to join UK specialist ranks

News : Geneva 2017 – Eadon Green to join UK specialist ranks

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.

News :  Geneva 2017 – Range Rover Velar first look

News : Geneva 2017 – Range Rover Velar first look

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?

Blog : Welcome to the Velar motor show!

Blog : Welcome to the Velar motor show!

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.

Blog : Geneva 2017 – Why the Monteverdis made me a bit emotional

Blog : Geneva 2017 – Why the Monteverdis made me a bit emotional

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…

News : Velar ushers in fourth Range Rover model

News : Velar ushers in fourth Range Rover model

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.

News : Jaguar unveils new engines in its 2018 models

News : Jaguar unveils new engines in its 2018 models

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.

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