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LEVC/Geely has revealed its latest light van for urban environments

Ever since LEVC (the former London Black Cab manufacturer) commenced sales of its outstanding hybrid taxi, reports Iain Robertson, there was always a promise of other new vehicles joining its range and the latest light van is a great start.

While we are sure that you’ll never need one, take a peek into a VW Police van

The ‘blue light’ market is a prized one to those vehicle manufacturers winning a supply chain service through the UK’s Home Office, writes Iain Robertson, which makes this new van a truly special opportunity for Volkswagen Commercials.

Alpine resurrection continues with new A110S

Having lain dormant for almost two decades, highlights Iain Robertson, the Alpine brand has been focused on a subtle reintroduction, since its 2016 launch as a concept car that very few critics believed would ever make the transition to full production.

Exclusive look at Aston Martin’s freshly commissioned Welsh factory

The new St Athan, South Wales base for Aston Martin is now open and producing the first examples of its soon-to-be-launched DBX SUV model, which Iain Robertson believes will make a solid impression in the high-end sporty stakes.

Bentley Flying Spur; a lap of luxury statement of intent

One of Iain Robertson’s favourite 1/43rd Corgi models in the 1960s was the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, complete with diamante headlamps, coil-springs and Ackerman steering and the latest full-size version continues to spur his imagination.

Ford celebrates its Motorway Patrol role

While Ford Motor Company is under fire again for closing its engine manufacturing plant in Swansea, writes Iain Robertson, its UK-based PR team wheeled out a couple of cars to demonstrate that ‘business goes on’ for the ‘Blue Oval’ brand.

Jaguar exclusivity comes at a whopping price

Troubled JLR operates a Special Vehicles Operation (SVO) at Fen End, in the West Midlands, explains Iain Robertson, from where it can produce money-no-object, highly tuned and bespoke versions of both Jaguar and Land Rover models.

Latest motor industry figures are not as cheery as they could be

Analysis of the UK new car scene (by registrations) highlights another drop in the figures for the 12th consecutive month, writes Iain Robertson, for which the blend of financial and political uncertainty in the country must shoulder some of the blame.

Seat set for Autumn 2019 launch of Mii EV

Commencing its electric offensive with the EV Mii model, states Iain Robertson, Seat, the Spanish arm of the VW Group, should be able to corner a perfectly sized stake for itself in the urban mobility market, without sacrificing the model’s character.

Never say we don’t do ‘varied’…ARC Vector is an EV bike like no other

This amazing, British-built motorcycle takes style and performance onto a fresh plateau, writes Iain Robertson, and, while sales will be stymied by its hefty £90,000 price tag, it is a genuine gamechanger to send the entire bike sector into a spin.

Supercar diversion by GMA will pique extremely rich seam

Renowned for his McLaren exploits, the Rocket sportscar and a genuine ‘people’s car’ programme, Prof. Gordon Murray is set to upset the hypercar apple-cart, opines Iain Robertson, which may be an ultimate last-ditch effort for the super-wealthy.

Honda Civic success is driven by the BTCC and Matt Neal

While Honda can no longer subscribe to the ‘race on Sunday, sell on Monday’ ethos and its F1 investment consists only of Senna memories, highlights Iain Robertson, the British Touring Cars scene provides a respite of sizable proportions not least with top racer, Matt Neal.

The traditions of enterprising education are not lost at Skoda HQ

For the sixth year in succession, Skoda has turned over its design studios, in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, to 35 of its willing apprentices, reports Iain Robertson, to see what they can create, showcasing simultaneously their innate technical talents.

Long overdue Land Rover undertakes reliability trial with purpose

While Land Rover may have made the largest error in its history in ending production early of the old Defender model, opines Iain Robertson, there may have been some method in its madness, as he explains after following the firm’s exploits in darkest Africa.

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