New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that for April 2021 there was an increase of new car registrations. This increase, however, is compared to the same month last year….. when we were all in a national lockdown!! No surprise there then?
April 2021’s registrations are -14.5% down on the 10-year average figures.
“After one of the darkest years in automotive history, there is light at the end of the tunnel. A full recovery for the sector is still some way off, but with showrooms open and consumers able to test drive the latest, cleanest models, the industry can begin to rebuild. Market confidence is improving, and we now expect to finish the year in a slightly better position than anticipated in February, largely thanks to the more upbeat business and consumer confidence created by the successful vaccine rollout. That confidence should also translate into another record year for electric vehicles, which will likely account for more than one in seven new car registrations.”
Lotus has confirmed price and specification for its all-new Emira V6 First Edition. Prices will start from £79,995. An entry model Emira will follow and will be priced at a rather sensible £59,995. The question I ask is…will the Porsche Cayman 718 have something to worry about? We Blog Any Car stats: Lotus Emira V6 […]
I will openly admit that I raised my eyebrows when I first heard that Fiat had debuted its 500X soft top crossover. The thought of open top motoring in this new life style segment had never crossed my mind…. but hey here it is! The new 500X Dolcevita. With the touch of a button the […]
Everrati Automotive has announced that the order books are open for its new electric 911 (964), GT40 and Land Rover Series IIA. A build-slot can now be secured on any of the 3 models with a £1,000 deposit. The 911 has a 53kWh battery pack that produces 440 bhp, 460 Nm of torque and a […]
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According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), August new car registrations fell -22%. A total of 68,033 units were registered in what is normally a quieter month before the September plate change. Demand for battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars continue to rise. While August is normally one of […]
Vauxhall’s new Astra will go on sale next month. It will be available to order as a Plug-in Hybrid, petrol or diesel. A fully electric version will be available in 2023. There will be a choice of 2 power outputs for the Plug-in Hybrid versions. Both use a 1.6 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine with […]
For those of you that follow me on various social media platforms, you would already know that I popped along to the Supercar Fest at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb. I have to admit it was good to see/smell the petrol/oil and burning rubber on the tarmac from all the supercars going up the hill. The […]
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I had been looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the fourth generation – new Toyota Yaris because it has not only been voted European Car Of The Year 2021 but at the time of writing this blog, Toyota have just won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race!! I have noticed quite a few driving […]
The British Motor Show is back and the show opens this Thursday (August 19th to the 22nd). Expect to see live stage action, Car SOS – Live, Five Driving Experiences, classic cars, supercars, new cars and much more! We’re really buzzing now as the show begins its final countdown. Nowhere else can car fans and […]
In anticipation for the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz SL (R 232) model, here are all the SL’s together with model numbers spanning from 1952 – 2015 and how many production cars were built. From front right to left: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing sports car from 1952 (W 194) Mercedes-Benz 300 SL prototype racing sports […]