22 May 2015: Aston Martin is once again returning to the shores of Italy's Lake Como this weekend as it showcases the stunning new DBX Concept in the esteemed 2015 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Originally unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, the DBX is being entered into the event's prestigious Concept Cars and Prototypes class. The DBX Concept defies conventional thinking about the high luxury segment and points to a bold new future for GT travel in the 21st Century. Finished in unique Black Pearl Chromium paint specially created to mimic the look of a genuine black pearl, the DBX Concept is capable of accommodating four adults in comfort. The concept also carefully considers day-to-day practicality boasting generous luggage capacity, while the exterior metal work emphasises the brand's approach of using authentic materials. It's made of machined billet aluminium with visible milling lines in a piece of exquisite craftsmanship intended to be seen as the car's jewellery.
22 May 2015: Land Rover has revealed the Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender, a modified 110 Station Wagon created to transport the Webb Ellis Cup on the 100-day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour across the UK and Ireland, delivered by England Rugby 2015. Land Rover is a Worldwide Partner of this year's international Rugby World Cup and has created a very special Defender worthy of custodianship of rugby's most instantly recognisable icon - the Webb Ellis Cup. The specially-modified 110 Defender Station Wagon was developed and built by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division at its headquarters at Oxford Road HQ in Ryton, UK.
21 May 2015: Ford's Bridgend Engine Plant (BEP) in Wales has built its 19-millionth engine, 35 years after production began in May 1980. Earlier this year the Plant also produced its eight-millionth small capacity petrol "Duratec" engine, since 'job one' at Bridgend in May 1998. These two significant landmarks were celebrated by Ford Bridgend's 2,200-strong workforce, alongside Ford Glasgow 2014 Athlete Ambassador, Aled Davies, whose father has worked at the plant for 35 years. They were joined by Paralympic athlete Nathan Stephens, whose father, Barrie, is also a BEP employee. Bridgend Engine Plant manager, Ian Pearson, said: "We have a proud record of high-volume engine production at Bridgend, and we're delighted to celebrate two significant milestones with the team that builds them.
21 May 2015: The 'ultra' badge, which already marks out the model offering the most exceptional economy and the most scrupulously controlled emissions in five Audi ranges, has now reached the A3 compact hatchback. The new A3 and A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI ultra models combine 83mpg capability with emissions of just 89g/km, and form part of an expanded 2016 Model Year A3 line-up that also brings quattro all-wheel-drive within even easier reach of prospective owners. All are available to order now and are expected to reach UK customers in August.
21 May 2015: Mercedes-Benz has been recognised as the best in the Fleet Industry by winning the prestigious Fleet Manufacturer of the Year 2015 Award at the Fleet World Honours 2015. The Fleet World Honours - divided into a series of categories representing car and fleet management - recognise innovation, quality and sustainability and the judges look for evidence of these characteristics when evaluating submissions. The new S-Class was gained the 'Best Luxury Car' prize while the C-Class gained the award for 'Best Executive Compact Car' in the Fleet Manufacturer of the Year 2015 Awards.