Episode 134 : Imaginary Car - MOT Exemption, Nissan Renault Mitsubishi Alliance 6-year Plan, New UK Driving Test Question, Kitsch Adverts

FOLLOW UP - MOT EXEMPTION

In a move that baffles most, the Government has ignored the majority of those who responded to their survey on exempting cars over 40 years from being legally required to undertake an annual MOT. To read the Great Escape Car Hire article click here. Also, you can click the excellent FreeCarMag article here too.

However, an article on LinkedIn, from Stuart Brown of 3D Engineers Ltd, brought to our attention that the DVLA is investigating “substantially changed” classics. The keeper will have to go through the MOT process. To read more about this click here.

FOLLOW UP - INEOS GRENADIER

The Defender that can’t be called a Defender as Land Rover will be using that is back in the news. Apparently it is still going to happen, however, they do want the public’s help. To read the Autocar article click here.

REBEL ALLIANCE 6-YEAR PLAN

Now that Mitsubishi is part of the Renault Nissan Alliance, a new plan has been drafted by Carlos Ghosn. Amazingly it does not say “take over ALL car companies on the planet”. There is much talk of synergy, revenue, shared platforms and sales. To read the official statement click here.

NISSAN’S 150 MILLIONTH VEHICLE

Nissan celebrated the production of their 150 millionth vehicle. Congratulations to Nissan on that amazing achievement. To read about it click here.

NEW UK DRIVING TEST QUESTIONS

When the new test comes into force, on 4 December 2017, there will be new ‘show me, tell me’ type questions new drivers will have to answer. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.

WHY THE CAR INDUSTRY IS WORRIED

A lengthy, but worthwhile read, about why the car industry is currently worried about the situation with Brexit. To read more click the Sky News link here.

AND FINALLY - KITSCH ADVERTS

Autocar has released an article with some of the kitschiest ads the motoring industry has released. To revel in the glory click the article here.

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