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New car registrations in UK fall sharply in September

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New car sales in UK fall for fifth straight month

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New car sales in Wales dip sharply compared to UK

Sales of new cars in Wales have fallen by more than any other nation or region of the UK in the past year. The decline in sales in Wales was nearly 8% compared with a drop of 2.2% across the UK. That is three times as steeply as the rest of the UK, according to the Society for Motor Manufacturers ... Read More »

The UK government has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for smart cars

The British government today issued a new set of guidelines designed to encourage automakers to make vehicles cybersecurity a priority. UK Transport Minister Lord Callanan says that as autonomous and connected vehicles are increasingly used on British roadways, minimum protections should be established to protect consumers from cyber attacks, whether it’s controlling personal data, or taking control of the vehicle remotely. The goal ... Read More »

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »

Carwow, a UK startup that helps you buy a new car, raises $39M Series C

Carwow, a platform that helps you buy a new car, has closed $39 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital also participating. At today’s exchange rate it brings total funding to approximately $62.6 million. Founded in late 2010, Carwow originally launched as a car review ... Read More »

UK used car outlook ‘resilient’ says Sword Apak

Analysis by wholesale finance software expert Sword Apak indicates the UK used car market will remain ‘resilient’ throughout 2017 as the new car market struggles. Sword Apak based its prediction on its historic detailed knowledge of dealer stocking activities and how the market tends to respond to economic changes. James Powell, executive vice president of Sword Apak, said: “While the ... Read More »

New Nissan Micra 2017 – New updated range hits UK showrooms

Nissan Micra 2017 Nissan Micra 2017 range has been completed with the introduction of the entry-level model. The three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. According to the Japanese car manufacturer the engine will produce 61.4mpg fuel economy and low CO2 emissions of 103g/km. It is expected that the new powertrain will account for approximately ... Read More »

Jaguar XF S Sportbrake spotted testing in the UK

A Jaguar XF S Sportbrake development car has been spotted testing in the UK ahead of the model’s official reveal later this year. The S version of Jaguar’s sports estate will sit above the regular XF Sportbrake, which has been confirmed for production, and make use of the same turbocharged petrol and diesel engines as the saloon. The images, which ... Read More »

US, UK Spies Targeted Airline Passengers’ Mobiles: Report

American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers’ mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, French media has reported, citing documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The French flag-carrier was an early target of the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ as it was seen as a terrorist target and it carried ... Read More »