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Car manufacturing in the UK hits a ten-year high

News 21 Jan, 2016 Figures released by the SMMT show the sale of nearly 1.6m British-built cars in 2015 Latest

Tiny Red Rhino fire truck hits streets of Singapore

News 4 Dec, 2015 Downsizing trend hits the Singaporean emergency services with HOPE Technik's 'Red Rhino' fire engine leading the way Latest

Auto Fatality Rate Hits Historic Low In 2014, But Early Stats On 2015 Are Sobering

We’ve got good news and bad news for auto safety advocates. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released official fatality statistics for 2014 (that’s the good part), and the agency has also unveiled preliminary data from 2015 (that’s the bad). Let’s start with the good news. In keeping withRead More

KTM RC16 MotoGP Racebike Hits the Track

KTM‘s getting ready to race, with its much anticipated RC16 MotoGP prototype undergoing its first shakedown test at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Retired MotoGP racer Alex Hofmann was given the honor of taking the RC16 out on the track. Here he is screaming down the start/finish straight:Read More

Porsche Cayman Black Edition hits showrooms

Special version of 2.7-litre Cayman packs extra standard equipment – priced from £45,989 Porsche is rolling out extra standard equipment on its latest special-edition version of the Cayman, the Cayman Black Edition. The Black Edition is based on the regular Cayman – and is mechanically unchanged from that car –Read More

Tesla Hits Reverse In Virginia: Referrals Aren’t As Legal As Everyone Thought

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Tesla’s new incentive plan, which promises current Tesla owners $ 1,000 in services or goodies if they convince their friends to buy a Tesla Model S before October 31 (at a $ 1,000 discount, no less). Turns out, the company isRead More

Average Age Of U.S. Vehicles Hits Record High: 11.5 Years

You’ve heard people say that none of us are getting any younger? Well, it’s true of our cars, too: according to IHS Automotive, the average age of U.S. vehicles has hit a record high of 11.5 years. In other words, the average passenger vehicle on the road today was builtRead More

Honda Starter Relay Switch Recall Hits US, Affects 45,153 Motorcycles

Sharing the same component across multiple models has its advantages. Manufacturers don’t need to redesign relatively simple parts over and over again and can order them in large quantities, taking advantage of the economy of scale. The downside is when there’s a defect in the part, leading to recalls withRead More

Will Scion iA, iM Be The Hits Toyota Needs?

Scion needs a sales hit, and it needs it quickly. Launched 12 years ago, Toyota’s youth-oriented division found initial success with the offbeat personality of its boxy xB hatchback and the Scion tC coupe’s sporty style. Other models fared less well with Scion’s target market. The conventionally styled xA andRead More

UK car industry hits all-time high

News 30 Jun, 2015 Car production, jobs and exports all rise in UK while CO2 emissions go down as industry booms Latest