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13 09, 2018

How Volkswagen tried and failed to replace the Beetle

By | September 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The Beetle bugged Volkswagen for decades

1 06, 2018

Great Motoring Disasters: Chrysler

By | June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

As the future of Chrysler is revealed in Italy, we look back to our 2015 piece on its last big retrenchment from the UK market...

20 08, 2015

40 years of the Triumph TR7: the story of Britain's forgotten sports car

By | August 20th, 2015|1 Comment

It may have been the best-selling Triumph sports car ever, but so much more was expected of the TR7

20 08, 2015

40 years of the Triumph TR7: the story of Britain’s forgotten sports car

By | August 20th, 2015|1 Comment

It may have been the best-selling Triumph sports car ever, but so much more was expected of the TR7

30 04, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Jowett Javelin

By | April 30th, 2015|2 Comments

Think of revolutionary, post-WW2 cars from Britain, and one small thought immediately comes to mind - the 1959 Mini. But 12 years before the country’s most famous car was launched came another quietly brilliant, rule-bending machine. Like the Mini, that car would win silverware in the Monte [...]

17 04, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Chevrolet Volt

By | April 17th, 2015|1 Comment

It promised to be a revolution of propulsion and design for a newly-adventurous GM. But today it looks like an irrelevant, expensive revolution.

9 04, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Audi A2

By | April 9th, 2015|0 Comments

An advanced aluminium body structure. A slippery silhouette to cheat the wind. A drop-down front service hatch. It sounded like the sportscar of tomorrow.

27 03, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Peugeot 1007

By | March 27th, 2015|2 Comments

About eight years ago, I happened to be standing in a Peugeot dealer’s parts department. I can’t remember why. […]

20 03, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Saab

By | March 20th, 2015|8 Comments

This is a tale of desperate behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings, corporate jealousy and a slow, accidental death. A death inadvertently triggered, bizarrely, by Jaguar and Ford. And less inadvertently by General Motors. […]

16 03, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: MG XPower SV

By | March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

When BMW sold the venerable British car company Rover in 2000 after six years of ownership, the new management decided to party like it was 1999. […]