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Toyota Rolls Out New Supra

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched the new Supra in Japan. According to the automaker, in a media release posted on the company’s website on Friday, requests for sales appointments for the 24 Matte Storm Gray Metallic Supra RZ scheduled for production this fiscal year will be accepted online only for approximately one month from 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May ...

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OPEC Considers Two Scenarios to Adjust Oil Production

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are set to debate at least two scenarios that would increase oil production beyond current levels, according  to sources. If the group ultimately chooses to increase production, there’s a hitch: The cartel’s internal simulations suggest the global crude market could experience a glut if producers relax their current curbs on ...

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Bicester Heritage Hosts European-First Petrolicious Drivers’ Meeting

Four thousand avid motoring enthusiasts journeyed to Bicester Heritage to enjoy some spectacular wonders of the automotive world, right here in the UK. Globally-renowned, Los Angeles-based online classic car publication Petrolicious chose to hold its first European event at the former RAF base following the success of another Stateside export Luftgehkult held at Bicester Heritage last year. Over 4,000 visitors ...

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Improves Fuel Economy and Safety

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra, with a new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), improved fuel economy and standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), once again is the standard in the compact sedan segment. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety data shows that Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning, which are both integrated into Elantra’s standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, are associated with a 50-percent ...

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Kia Reveals Image of First Global Small SUV

Kia Motors on Tuesday revealed first image of its new small SUV. Due to be revealed fully in the summer, the new vehicle possesses the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV in a compact package. With a modern and urbane design, inspired by the 2019 Kia SP Signature Concept, the SUV will stand apart from rivals by matching the ...

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McLaren Marks Building of 20,000th Car

McLaren Automotive, the luxury British sportscar and supercar company, has celebrated the 20,000th car to be hand-assembled at its McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. The 20,000th car built was a right-hand drive 600LT Spider in Chicane Grey from the brand’s Sports Series line-up. Launched only last summer as the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story, all production slots ...

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Mercedes-Benz Sells Over 181,000 Vehicles Worldwide

Mercedes-Benz delivered 181,936 cars in April (-5.5%) and a total of 742,809 in the first four months of the year (-5.6%). The ongoing sales success of the new A-Class resulted in worldwide growth for the compact cars in April (+6.0%). A contribution to this sales success came from the new A-Class Saloon, a further model complementing the compact-car entry into ...

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Jaguar Classic Experts Restore 1954 Bespoke XK120 Sports Car

Jaguar Classic has completed a bespoke XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by renowned British male model and life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between David Gandy and Jaguar Classic’s experts at its Classic Works facility in Warwickshire, took 2,700 hours to complete. Following a brief to make it race-ready for classic motorsport events ...

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Audi Tops JD Power’s Customer Satisfaction Index

Audi has emerged as the highest ranking premium car brand in the UK for customer satisfaction with servicing and maintenance provision in its retailer and authorized repairer network, according to the 2019 JD Power Customer Service Index Study. Audi UK Service Development and Customer Quality Manager Harvey Robbins was presented with a trophy in recognition of this achievement at the ...

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