NEW CAR SALES raced ahead again last month, according to official figures. A total of 72,163 new vehicles were registered in August 2014 - a 9.4% rise on August 2013 and the 30th consecutive month of growth, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. Last month's figure took the year-to-date total to more than 1.53 million - a 10.1% rise on the total for the first eight months of 2013.
Wholly and verily, the Mercedes-Benz V12 in AMG tune is the most astounding motor Daimler puts in a car. Yes, the last-legs 6.2-liter 6.3 V8 is a hairy, wondrous beast. The diesel V6, with enough torque to shame a Buick 455, makes short business of long-distance travel, and the twin-turbo eights are nothing to sneeze at.
Citroen DS5 to get UK debut at Top Gear Live
The latest iteration of Citroen’s recreation of the iconic DS moniker – the Citroen DS5 – made a production-ready debut at Frankfurt last month, and now UK drivers will be getting their first chance to see the new DS5 at the Top Gear Live shows. And it’s a good move by Citroen to get the new DS5 front and centre at the Top Gear Live shows – which will be at the NEC in Birmingham and the ExCel in London in November – to prove to those who love cars just how good the DS5 is. From initial scepticism when Citroen first revealed they were reviving the DS badge, we’ve come to love what Citroen has done with the new DS cars.