Scrappage schemes 2018: everything you need to know

Here’s your quick guide to which brands are offering what – Seat, Nissan and Mitsubishi are the latest brands to have extended their schemes The latest round of scrappage schemes introduced earlier this year have taken 14,241 cars off the roads, according to figures from 12 of the 26 manufacturers with schemes. Press Association data […]

Eyes on Detroit - the week

Our analysis of future Fiat and Abarth models was the most popular article on just-auto this week, followed closely by the Detroit revelation of Ford’s long awaited, revived US market Ranger, now a mid-size pickup rather than its predecessor’s ‘small’. Ford has adapted the Australian-designed (so its local unit claims) model built mostly for other […]

Fiat 500 Mirror family: Fiat’s most connected range ever is now available across Europe

• Today a virtual press conference, in perfect 500 style, explained why the 500 Mirror Family is the smartest way of using a smartphone in your car. • With continuous interplay between the real and the virtual, Luca Napolitano, head of the Fiat brand for the EMEA region, used an original form of storytelling to […]

Throwback Thursday: Suspension wonders of the 1984 Saab 9000

The 9000 was launched in 1984 Saab’s saloon had a ‘highly advanced suspension system’ that allowed it to ‘combine excellent stability with ultimate handling’. We sat down with the company’s suspension expert to find out how it worked In the late 1970s, Saab’s executives decided that the company ought to introduce a new large saloon […]

New Volkswagen Up GTI priced from £13,750 in UK

Junior hot hatch is powered by a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine with 113bhp UK pricing has been confirmed for the new Volkswagen Up GTI, which can be ordered from 6 February for £13,750. That baseline figure is for the three-door version. A five-door model will also be offered, priced from £14,150. The Up […]