23 Aug 2016: The Ford Mustang is UK's most popular high-performance sports coupe, ahead of competitors from Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes. Figures for sports cars with 250PS or more put the Mustang at the front of the pack from January to July 2016. Since Ford started taking orders in January 2015, the Ford Mustang has topped 4,000 sales to date, with total 2016 registrations at 2,317, so far. This puts the Mustang comfortably at the top of the table against rivals, the closest being the Jaguar F-Type with 1,446.
23 Aug 2016: The last ever produced third generation Renault Megane Renault Sport has rolled off the production line in Palencia, Spain and is now on sale in the UK at Arnold Clark Renault Dundee. The final Megane Renault Sport is a right-hand-drive 275 Cup-S finished in Renault Sport's trademark Liquid Yellow metallic paint and receives options such as, 19-inch Speedline alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and Ohlins Road&Track adjustable dampers. To the inside, this piece of Renault Sport history gets an Alcantara steering wheel, gear lever and hand brake, Recaro Seats, Handsfree keycard, Renault Sport Monitor V2 on-board performance tracking and R-Link multimedia system including satellite navigation.
23 Aug 2016: New C4 Picasso and New Grand C4 Picasso will be on sale in the UK from 1 September, with prices starting from £19,635 ORT and £21,935 OTR respectively. With 19,700 C4 Picassos and 25,700 Grand C4 Picassos registered in the UK since 2013, the latest generation 5-seat Citroen C4 Picasso and the larger 7-seat Grand C4 Picasso look to build on the success associated with this class leading MPV model. Available in three trim levels; Touch Edition, Feel and Flair, New C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso both feature restyled exterior faces, a host of new interior trims, award winning engines, the latest generation connectivity and driver assistance technology.
23 Aug 2016: Hondacare Assistance has been voted the best car maker branded cover in the 2016 Which? Breakdown Survey and been awarded Which? Recommended Provider status. As part of the Which? Car Survey 2016, which collected data from almost 8,600 drivers who had to call out a breakdown service in the past year, Hondacare Assistance scored an impressive 88%, up by 1% from last year's survey. Hondacare Assistance took the top spot in both the time taken to arrive on site as well as the 'repair at roadside' categories, both of which are key factors when a customer is stuck at the roadside, highlighted by the survey which discovered 78% said response time is the most important factor when choosing a breakdown company. Provided by the AA, Hondacare Assistance covers the car for three years and is included as part of the manufacturer warranty offering a full range of services such as home, roadside and recovery assistance as well as a messaging service to let a family member know what's happening. All Honda owners get European Assistance as part of the standard manufacturer warranty.
22 Aug 2016: Automotive electronics giant HARMAN is pioneering the new field of automotive cyber security, as the prospect of cyber attacks on vehicles becomes an increasingly serious one. More and more users are embracing the 'connected car' and, in theory at least, any form of wireless link - even via a separate mobile phone or tablet - could provide the conduit that hackers need to launch an attack. HARMAN has devised a specially-developed 5+1 security framework which consists of a series of layers that protects the car's head unit from being compromised and used as a portal into the in-vehicle network.