OEM Spotlight

21st November 2019

Mercedes-AMG Unleashes 600bhp+ Mild Hybrid SUV

Mercedes-AMG has let its most powerful mild-hybrid SUV off the leash with the new GLE63 boasting some 628bhp. The ranging-topping GLE63 S employs a new charger in the 608bhp...


21st November 2019

Aston Martin Chooses China for First SUV Debut

Aston Martin chose to launch its first SUV in the BEV powerhouse of China hoping the market’s passion for off-road ability will ‘sell’ its ICE powertrain technology. Yet, the...


13th November 2019

Volvo Shows Off Autonomous Bus Depot Potential

Volvo has showcased its autonomous bus working for the first time in a depot loaded with passengers as a proof of concept. The live demonstration, one of the world’s...


11th November 2019

Lexus First BEV Targets Chinese Market

Lexus says it will unveil its first production-ready BEV in China later this month hoping to tap into the premium end of that market’s government-led burgeoning demand. China has...


9th October 2019

Flexible Charge Point Access Key to EV Adoption, Says Ford

The ability to plug in a BEV wherever there is a charge point is one of the key factors in persuading consumers to go electric. That’s the opinion of...


7th October 2019

Hardware Vital Part of Connected Experience, Says Honda

Too much emphasis in designing connected car systems is being placed on the software while ignoring a vehicle’s hardware. This is the opinion of Honda’s head of connectivity, Mirai...


27th September 2019

Connected Users Could Increase Brand Loyalty, Says Ford

Connectivity could increase a consumer’s bond with a brand even more than the sculptured sheet metal of the cars themselves. This is the opinion of Ford of Europe’s John...


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,...