OEM Spotlight

25th September 2019

Aston Martin’s V8 Heading Into First SUV

Aston Martin is setting its sights on the performance end of the SUV market by dropping its 547bhp V8 motor into its forthcoming muscle mud-plugger. The car, dubbed the...


19th September 2019

Not Yet Time for Mass Market BEVs, Says Ford

Ford believes the automotive mass market is not yet ready for a BEV rollout across its product range. The carmaker has defended it electrification strategy against criticism from some...


4th September 2019

Consumers Now Buying on Connectivity, Says Nissan

Connectivity features are increasingly informing the consumer’s thoughts when thinking of buying a new car. That’s the message received load and clear by Nissan which gives voice to this...


28th August 2019

Diesel Powertrain Leads Way With Mercedes Coupé

Mercedes-Benz continues to champion the under-siege diesel powertrain, at least in Europe, with its latest GLE Coupé and Mercedes-AMG SUV. Making their global debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor...


21st August 2019

Audi RS 6 Mild Hybrid Hyper-Wagon

Audi has elevated the compact Sportwagon to a new hypercar-challenging level in the shape of the 598bhp mild hybrid Audi RS 6 Avant. Boasting a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 motor,...


7th August 2019

Trust me I’m a Carmaker, Says Ford

Ford believes it is leading the pack in a charge towards consumer engagement with in-vehicle services yet remains conscious of the challenges still ahead. TU-Automotive met with its head...


19th July 2019

Kia Claims Hybrid Economy Boost With New Transmission

Kia claims a world first with a gearbox for hybrid powertrains that can cut fuel consumption by speeding up gear changes by 30%. It’s active shift control (ASC) transmission...


15th July 2019

Seat’s Gearbox Points Way to Auto Tech Innovation

Seat will be supplying gearboxes across the Volkswagen family’s brands in a move that points the way automotive technology innovation should be going. VW announced this week that Seat...


1st July 2019

Ford Upgrades Focus ST EcoBoost Power

Ford has pumped up the power of it’s new Focus ST so much that it accelerates faster than the previous generation Focus RS. Boasting a 2.3-liter EcoBoost motor, the...


28th June 2019

Hard Brexit to Kill Vauxhall UK Production

PSA Group has chosen Ellesmere Port to continue Vauxhall/Opel Astra production but only if Brexit does not hinder trade. The good news carrot comes with a huge European Union...


24th June 2019

Nissan Accelerates ProPilot Roll-Out

In what could be the biggest roll-out of advanced semi-autonomous technology to date, Nissan is offering its ProPilot platform on all models of its top-selling crossover. The Nissan Qashqai,...


19th June 2019

Peugeot e2008 Joins Its BEV Stable

Peugeot has added a stablemate to its compact BEV range in the shape of the e2008 urban crossover. It’s powered by the same powertrain of its e208 sibling with...