Alan had a Lexus LC500, for a week, to see what it’s like living with a loud V8 engined luxury coupe, saving us all the “effort” and “hassle”. His sacrifice will not go unrewarded. Listen in as Andrew, who’s eyes glow green and teeth are gritted with jealousy, ask Alan what the LC500 is like. They may spend some time discussing the exterior of the car for a while.Read More
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Winterkorn dragged his feet, JD Classics in administration, see how easy it can be to steal a Tesla, WLTP clarification, iOS12 is out so we get new maps, ‘Circle of five’ investigated for collusion, Jaguar Castle Bromwich moves to three-day week, Saudi Arabia invests $1 billion in Lucid Motors, Self-driving tech industry alliance sought, Tractors could face A55 ban, Nissan buys a stake in e.dams Formula E team, Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy starts in December, WRC Turkey was very attritional, Hero of the week is Louise Cook for making it to and competing in Turkey, Lunchtime Read, List of the Week and And Finally.Read More
VW in court with investors, New Car Registration figures for August 2018, £106m investment by the Government, Toyota recalling Prius and C-HR hybrids, Keyless entry security flaws revealed, Danish study suggests faster speed limits are actually safer, Frankfurt ordered to ban older diesel and petrol cars, Government suggesting zero emission cars to get green coloured plates, Ex Rolls-Royce Design Director joins Chinese company FAW, Lunchtime Read, List of the Week and And Finally.Read More
E-bike record smashed, Police to check driver’s eyesight, VW struggling with WLTP certification, Aston Martin to list on the London Stock Exchange, Dyson investing in a test facility, Private plates attract thieves, Traveling outside of rush hour can save you time, People are holding off buying new cars, New Lotus product strategy chief, Bern favourite to replace Zurich on Formula E 2018/19 calendar, Goodwood Revival timetable published, Lunchtime Read, List of the Week and And Finally.Read More
E10 fuel warning, VW to fix seat belts in November, Seat reducing your options, new diesels accused of emitting more than tests permit, electric E-Types to be built, Toyota and Uber partner up, Toyota bringing back the name Corolla, Lunchtime Read, Lunctime View (as a treat), List of the Week, And Finally.Read More
Swiss ban Mercedes and Porsche imports, KBA reminds all to fix their VWs, VW to cut more engineers, Rockingham to close, Mexican farmers angry with VW, VW recalls more cars, Classic JLR to open in North America, WRC Germany, Lunchtime Read, List of the Week, And Finally.Read More
Alan had never driven a Toyota Prius, so in an effort to find out more about hybrids, he spent a day with Richard Seymour of Toyota GB talking about alternatively-fuelled vehicles and finding out if the Prius really lives up to its stereotype on the roads.Read More
Each month we review the SMMT Registration figures and ask ourselves if the Fiesta really is 1.4 times as good as the next-best-selling car in the UK, the VW Golf. Alan asked Ford if he could borrow the most representative Fiesta they had on the Press Fleet and spent a week with a 3-door ST-Line 1.0 125PS Ecoboost example.
So, is it as good?Read More
Fifth Gear is returning to our screens in September, July’s New Car Registration figures are out, Car makers accused of manipulating WLTP tests, VW may have to recall EVs and plug-in hybrids, Polo ad gets banned in the UK, Future of Mobility Grand Challenge published by the Government, Local roads are resurfaced once every 92 years it is revealed, Lunchtime Read: How Car Design Works (Part One), List of the Week: England’s best and worst motorway services 2018, And Finally: Nissan flies mechanics in. Plus we haeva couple of announcements at the end of the show.Read More