Lydiard Park gearing up for Auto & Retro Festival

MORE than 150 classic, vintage and performance cars will be on display in front of Lydiard House on Saturday. The display will form part of the Lydiard Park Auto & Retro Festival, which is organised by Swindon Borough Council and...

Swindon factory worker hits jackpot in Mitsubishi prize draw

FACTORY worker Gary Broom has won £1,000 of vouchers thanks to Swindon Mitsubishi. The 52-year-old entered a prize draw to win the Love2shop vouchers while the dealership had a vehicle display outside Tesco in Ocotal Way. Gary, of Burford Avenue, Swindon,...

Luxurious Touran has so much in the tank

ONE of the least thirsty cars around is the Volkswagen Touran, the car which is great for families, people who have travel a bit or for anyone who likes a bit of luxury. It will do at least 60 miles...

2008 model can secure Peugeot’s place as the people’s champion

PEUGEOT cars just continue to get better and better. They have dragged the French motoring industry back to where it belongs, right at the top along with the Germans and the Japanese. Their latest offering is the crossover 2008 which will...

Behind the wheel of the UK’s fastest-growing motoring brand

WITH Lexus providing the luxury touch for Toyota, it is Infiniti which does the same job for Nissan and what a good job they do. You don’t see that many of them on the UK roads but when you do...

If it’s good enough for Ant & Dec: New Suzuki Baleno full of eastern...

THE latest Suzuki model to come off the production line will be in UK dealerships next month. And the Baleno is straight from India, the new hothouse of car production where they are producing cars by the million every year. India...

Wiltshire Mitsubishi dominate as group reveals award winners

THE UK's largest independent Mitsubishi dealer group, CCR, has presented its annual awards to its top-performing dealers. The Wiltshire dealerships in Swindon and Melksham won four of the nine awards between them at the ceremony held at Alexandra House, near...

Mitsubishi Outlander gets seal of approval from Swindon and GB speedway boss

THE manager of Team GB and Swindon Robins speedway teams has picked up a new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Swindon Mitsubishi has supported Alun Rossiter for the last year and has just provided the former speedway rider with a new plug-in...

Swindon Honda geared up for production of new 2017 Civic

SWINDON'S Honda factory is gearing up for its new Civic car which will be exported around the world. The new prototype hatchback made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show a couple of weeks ago and it is the...

The £5k Bentley: Is this Britain’s best-value motor?

A BENTLEY limousine which originally cost almost £150,000 could be Britain’s best-value motor after it was put up for sale for just £5,000. The 1997 Bentley Turbo R Long Wheelbase was designed by the iconic manufacture to offer the ultimate in...
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10 tips to save your life: Swindon firm Arval release innovative new video

AS CONDITIONS on the road continue to deteriorate, Swindon-based Arval, has developed a short video to share its top 10 road safety tips with drivers. A couple of years ago, the leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company pulled its safety tips...

International rugby stars hook up with Ciren-based Mitsubishi

SOME of the stars of Gloucester Rugby have met their ideal match with the Mitsubishi range, as part of the new partnership with the Cirencester-based company. Five of Mitsubishi’s Brand Ambassadors picked up their new vehicles at Kingsholm Stadium. England...

DRIVEN: Citroen C4 – the sensible sibling

GEOFF MAXTED of DriveWrite on the virtues of Citroen's no-nonsense family favourite... OUR featured car is, to give it the full title, a Citroen C4 Flair BlueHDi hatchback and it is painted Bourrasque Blue. Bourrasque means, apparently, a gust or squall,...

DRIVEN: The Formidable 2015 Audi TT Coupé

GEOFF MAXTED of DriveWrite puts Audi's TT through its paces... WHEN people think about the name of Audi there's a good chance they will immediately associate it with the word 'quattro' because that, in a way, sums up the brand. Thus...

Local mechanic set to represent UK at World Skills Olympics

AWARD-WINNING mechanic Mark Illsley is flying to South Korea this week, to represent the UK in a major automotive competition. Mark is one of only two technicians from the UK who have qualified to represent their country at Hyundai’s World...