Category: UK Auto News

will a redesign increase Jaguar XE gross sales?

Share with your Friends             The XE has at all times impressed on the street, however the redesign seeks to boost pavement attraction The XE receives extra assertive styling, a well-equipped inside and a simplified line-up – will that be the treatment for sluggish gross sales? For individuals who select their automobiles for excellent driving dynamics, the detached gross sales of the Jaguar XE have at all times been a little bit of a thriller. Spend high quality time on this automobile and also you’ll quickly begin concerning it as a sort of child F-Sort, a smallish, low and sporty automobile with sensible steering, taut suspension, a lot of cornering grip and a really first rate flip of pace.  I’ll always remember going to an early reveal in Solihull, the place the automobile is constructed, and feeling a frisson of pleasure when Ian Callum informed the assemblage of hacks that this....





Q&A with Ian Callum, Jaguar design director

Share with your Friends             Callum: saloons “ship a sort of effectivity and a driving pleasure that you just don’t discover in SUVs, they usually’re qualities which can be very ‘Jaguar’” We discuss to the person accountable for penning the facelifted XE to search out out what the brand new mannequin means to the corporate With revamped styling, new inside supplies and a expertise improve, Jaguar’s revived XE must recapture some floor misplaced to the mannequin’s German rivals. We discuss to the person accountable for its design, Ian Callum, to search out out precisely the way it might succeed.  What makes the brand new Jaguar XE particular?  “We consider it’s the full package deal: progressive design, modern tech and nice driving dynamics. My workforce and I’ve taken large pleasure out of bettering a automobile we already know very effectively. We’ve lived with it, we perceive its character, and now we’ve made....



Bolder seems to be, classier cabin, extra tech for 2019 Jaguar XE

Share with your Friends             Facelifted saloon chases extra showroom attraction to match its dynamic prowess Jaguar is treating its smallest saloon, the XE, to a bundle of mid-life enhancements and upgrades – and together with a beneficiant sprinkling of I-Tempo fairy mud – in a transfer geared toward boosting disappointing gross sales in contrast with dominant German rivals.  The brand new XE will get a extra assertive face plus snappier rear styling to match. There’s additionally a plusher and considerably better-equipped inside and a bundle of driver-oriented devices, controls and know-how initially delivered to market by Jaguar’s all-electric I-Tempo. The brand new mannequin goes on sale this week at costs ranging from £33,915.  “The XE is an everlasting favorite with our youthful design crew – the type of automotive they wish to drive,” mentioned design director Ian Callum. “The mechanical bundle was at all times sensible and it has terrific....





Alfa Romeo broadcasts race-inspired Stelvio and Giulia QV for Geneva

Share with your Friends             F1-themed Quadrifoglio specials will probably be joined by Ti variations of each vehicles, and an up to date Giulietta Alfa Romeo has launched particulars of its Geneva motor present unveilings forward of the occasion that takes place subsequent week. Two particular version Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglios, new Ti variations of each vehicles, and an up to date Giulietta will function.  One of the crucial hanging attracts would be the show of Alfa’s 2019 F1 season workforce automobile, because the model celebrates its return to the game below the Alfa Romeo Racing identify with drivers Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen within the line-up. However the true stars of the show space would be the restricted version ‘Alfa Romeo Racing’ particular sequence variations of the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, each boasting the identical livery because the F1 mannequin.  Distinctive stylistic particulars embrace Sparco racing seats with pink....



Techrules plans mass manufacturing of EV generators by finish of 2019

Share with your Friends             However production-ready turbine-recharging electrical automotive powertrains will not be as excessive as Ren diesel-electric hypercar Chinese language agency Techrules has introduced that it’ll shortly be prepared to start manufacturing of its Turbine-Recharging Electrical Car (TREV) expertise methods, first showcased in its much-discussed Ren supercar. The Ren, first showcased on the 2017 Geneva Motor Present, was a testbed of kinds for Techrules’ try at TREV expertise. Now, the corporate is sort of prepared to start producing TREV methods for OEMs to make use of in business autos and passenger automobiles. Techrules claims to be on the right track for mass manufacturing by the top of 2019, however has not given a sign of value. The TREV system encompasses a fuel-powered turbine engine which drives a automobile’s electrical motors and recharges the batteries, enabling longer vary when in comparison with a standard electrical automobile. As a result of standard....





Self-driving Rinspeed idea might streamline city transport

Share with your Friends             Renault Twizy-sized Microsnap autonomous shuttle goals to revolutionise supply and ride-sharing industries Swiss firm Rinspeed has revealed a smaller model of its 2017 self-driving Snap idea, which previews the agency’s plans for an autonomous shuttle community.  The physique of the Microsnap, which is an analogous dimension to the Renault Twizy, might be separated fully from the skateboard-style chassis on which it’s mounted, permitting an automatic distribution centre to shortly unload and reload supply automobiles.  Proven additionally in two-seater ‘Robo-Unit’ type, the Microsnap might, says Rinspeed, carry passengers “comfortably and effectively on the shortest path to their vacation spot”. Firm boss Frank M. Rinderknecht stated: “Prospects wish to be provided increasingly more promptly and lots of passengers don’t wish to share taxis that take time-consuming detours”.  The modular building and simple disassembly of the Snap and Microsnap automobiles permit for the alternative of simply serviceable elements, somewhat....



how Peugeot could make it large in America

Share with your Friends             The French model plans an ‘unconventional’ strategy to its US return – and that would give it the possibility to face out The PSA Group has been overtly exploring an entry into the North American marketplace for years – and it appears the time is now. As a part of the group’s daring ‘Push to Path’ strategic plan, chairman Carlos Tavares confirmed the agency’s varied manufacturers can be increasing into new markets: Peugeot into North America, Citroën to India and Opel to Russia. The boldest transfer is that North American one. Peugeot hasn’t been current within the USA since 1991, when it withdrew after 33 years because of dwindling gross sales. However given PSA and Peugeot’s need for progress, the market – one of many largest on the earth – represents an enormous alternative.  Clearly, it is sensible for PSA to focus its North American efforts....





New 631bhp Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder revealed

Share with your Friends             Lambo follows up the launch of its up to date Huracan coupe with a drop-top model, set for a public debut in Geneva Lamborghini has revealed the brand new Huracán Evo Spyder in full forward of its first public sighting on the Geneva motor present subsequent week.  The convertible supercar follows the launch of the Huracán Evo, an up to date and extra highly effective Huracán coupé, late final yr. It options the identical 631bhp 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10, leading to a Zero-62mph time in three.1 seconds. That is Zero.2 sec slower than the hard-top mannequin. The 201mph prime pace is an identical to the coupé, nonetheless, regardless of the Spyder’s 120kg weight penalty. A lot of that further weight is all the way down to the automobile’s soft-top mechanism, utilizing an electrohydraulic set-up to decrease it in 17 seconds flat as much as a pace of 31mph. Computerized pop-up rollover....



Subsequent Porsche Macan to be electric-only mannequin

Share with your Friends             The second iteration of Porsche’s mid-size SUV, due in 2021, will proceed the model’s electrification technique The following-generation Porsche Macan might be supplied completely with electrical drivetrains, in a transfer that additional distances the German automobile maker from conventional inside combustion engine know-how. In an official announcement, Porsche stated: “The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG has determined to fabricate the subsequent technology of the Macan as a totally electrical sequence.” Set for introduction in 2021, the second iteration of the agency’s mid-size SUV is ready to grow to be the third electrical Porsche, following the Taycan due out later this yr and the Taycan Sport Turismo property, which is deliberate to go on sale in 2020. The agency had beforehand revealed that it was engaged on a battery-electric SUV. No particulars have been made in regards to the electrical drivelines deliberate to energy to the brand new Macan,....





Heat GR Sport and rugged Trek be a part of Toyota Corolla line-up

Share with your Friends             Toyota Corolla GR Sport Pair of latest Corolla variants will likely be revealed subsequent week, rising the line-up of the Derbyshire-built mannequin Toyota has launched the a heat GR Sport model of its new Corolla, following within the footsteps of the Yaris GR Sport launched final 12 months. The Corolla GR Sport is one in all two new Corolla derivatives that will likely be revealed at subsequent month’s Geneva motor present. The opposite is the Corolla Trek, a model of the Touring Sports activities property mannequin with rugged, SUV-inspired styling. The Corolla GR Sport, which is claimed to have improved driving dynamics over the usual automobile, will likely be accessible in each hatchback and property bodystyles and with a alternative of 1.Eight-litre and a couple of.Zero-litre hybrid powertrains. No extra particulars on dynamic adjustments or specification have been given, but it surely’s anticipated to get stiffer suspension derived from the model’s GRMN fashions, as with the Yaris....



A Message from All-New Mazda3 Program Supervisor Kota Beppu

Share with your Friends             How do you go about creating an object of common want? Program Supervisor Kota Beppu reveals how hands-on experiences helped his group to seize the spirit of the All-New Mazda3. At Mazda, we don’t engineer to a spec – we engineer to a sense. The moments that transfer are all the time the place to begin for planning a brand new automobile. I need the completed product to specific these emotions clearly, however there may be an apparent downside: How can I reproduce and even adequately talk these emotions and experiences to the event group? I used to be satisfied that provided that the folks concerned within the preliminary planning phases shared the identical enter would they arrive to the identical conclusion as me. So I took designers and planners with me to go and meet prospects all over the world. We all the time develop....





Clear Inexperienced – Birmingham cleansing firm goes electrical with LEAF

Share with your Friends             A Birmingham-based business cleansing firm has taken supply of its first electrical automobiles to be used within the metropolis as a part of a inexperienced dedication to go all-electric with its business automobile fleet. We Clear, whose shoppers embody Brindleyplace, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Assay Workplace and Gateley Plc, has taken supply of its first three British-built Nissan LEAF electrical automobiles to be used all through Birmingham by its contract managers. The transfer to electrical automobiles by We Clear, a £7m turnover firm primarily based in Rubery, is a part of its dedication to scale back its carbon footprint and environmental impression of its operations and automobile fleet, that has already seen the introduction of an all-electric Nissan e-NV200 van on the MIRA Expertise Park, the place We Clear are the cleansing accomplice to HORIBA MIRA. In response to unbiased analysis from the European Local weather Basis,....



Motorline Nissan Cements its Presence In Studying With The Construct Of Present-stopping New Dealership

Share with your Friends             Motorline Nissan is about to have an excellent higher presence in Studying and all through Berkshire and Oxfordshire with the construct of a brand new, purpose-built showroom within the city. Because of open this week, the brand new dealership replaces Motorline Nissan Studying’s short-term Bathtub Highway showroom, which it has operated from since taking on the city’s Nissan franchise three years in the past. It strengthens the group’s triangle of simply accessible Nissan dealerships in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, which embody websites in Oxford and Newbury in addition to Studying. The brand new dealership would be the flagship of the group’s 9 Nissan dealerships all through the Midlands and South East. Occupying a main place on Imperial Approach, near hyperlinks with the M4 and A33, the brand new dealership represents a seven-figure funding by Motorline. It has been constructed from the ground-up, the world beforehand being brownfield....





Mazda Introduces G-Vectoring Management Plus (GVC Plus)

Share with your Friends             Mazda added G-Vectoring Management Plus (GVC Plus) to the Skyactiv-Automobile Dynamics bundle[1]. GVC Plus is the second technology of Mazda’s car dynamics management know-how. Constructing on the sleek and environment friendly car behaviour delivered by GVC, GVC Plus provides direct yaw second management by way of the brakes. When cornering, GVC Plus frivolously applies brake pressure to the outer wheels because the steering wheel is returned to the centre place. This supplies a restoration second that restores the car to straight-line working and achieves better stability. This permits the automobile to raised deal with emergency avoidance manoeuvres and gives extra confidence-inspiring controllability in varied conditions, together with high-speed lane modifications and driving on slippery roads. The primary European Mazda mannequin utilizing the brand new GVC Plus know-how is the All-New Mazda3. The second technology of Mazda’s car dynamics management know-how will probably be constantly launched to....



Below The Highlight

Share with your Friends             Vivid, daring and enjoyable, this inexpensive supermini is nice for many who wish to stand out from the group MG has lengthy maintained a fame for crafting iconic, sporty small automobiles, and the brand new MG3 continues a practice that goes again to the 1960s. It’s a contemporary city-friendly hatchback that’s enjoyable to drive, filled with options and inexpensive to personal. Our Autocar highway take a look at group definitely discovered a lot to love, once we received our palms on the MG3 Unique trim again in August, praising its good-looking exterior design, feature-packed cabin and dealing with with ‘a likeable sparkle’ – in addition to its total worth for cash. However, we needed to present you an opportunity to see if the brand new MG3 is the right automobile in your wants – which is why we requested Coronary heart Breakfast presenter Nicola Hume to have....





Mercedes-AMG A35 vs. Volkswagen Golf R

Share with your Friends             The Golf R is the extra highly effective automotive on paper, however can the A35 pip it on the street? Is AMG’s new A35 the most effective four-wheel-drive sizzling hatch available on the market? Winter’s first blizzard and entry to a VW Golf R gave us the proper excuse to seek out out eight:51AM, Thursday: Citadel Donington A brand new energy has risen within the realm of the on a regular basis sizzling hatchback – which, for the needs of the subsequent few pages, is rural Derbyshire. That’s the place we’re heading. Proper now, although, we’re ready… for a pleasant chap in a Volkswagen Golf R, long-standing lord and champion of the realm in query (up yours, Mr Darcy), and one other good chap with a digicam or two.  It’s two levels beneath freezing and, after a couple of unseasonably gentle months, the British winter has....



Mercedes-AMG A35 vs. Volkswagen Golf R

Share with your Friends             The Golf R is the extra highly effective automotive on paper, however can the A35 pip it on the highway? Is AMG’s new A35 the perfect four-wheel-drive scorching hatch available on the market? Winter’s first blizzard and entry to a VW Golf R gave us the right excuse to seek out out eight:51AM, Thursday: Fortress Donington A brand new energy has risen within the realm of the on a regular basis scorching hatchback – which, for the needs of the following few pages, is rural Derbyshire. That’s the place we’re heading. Proper now, although, we’re ready… for a pleasant chap in a Volkswagen Golf R, long-standing lord and champion of the realm in query (up yours, Mr Darcy), and one other good chap with a digicam or two.  It’s two levels under freezing and, after a couple of unseasonably gentle months, the British winter has lastly....





meet the individuals retaining our roads protected

Share with your Friends             Baldwin has spent 30 years investigating automobile collisions New know-how is making our automobiles safer than ever, nevertheless it’s additionally giving us new methods to have accidents. We meet the person who works to search out out what occurred “This job was about grubbing round on the street, tiny specks of stuff,” says Gary Baldwin, a 30-year veteran of Thames Valley Police’s Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, “however that’s solely a tiny a part of it now.” When Gary began his accident investigation work in 1988, skid marks have been his “bread and butter”, however ABS put paid to these. At the moment, CCTV and dashcam footage are his staple.  “They’ve completely taken over,” he says. “At first, it was simply CCTV on the town centres and on motorway gantries, however dashcams have develop into an increasing number of frequent. You don’t at all times get the....



VW Dieselgate woes proceed after German court docket choice

Share with your Friends             Federal court docket choice in favour of disgruntled clients means Volkswagen might need to compensate Europeans too The Volkswagen Group has been dealt a extreme setback in its efforts to place a near the diesel emissions scandal following a choice by Germany’s prime court docket which will power it to compensate hundreds of European clients. In a shock ruling handed down on Friday, Germany’s Federal Courtroom of Justice rebuked VW Group arguments that the cheat software program it fitted to numerous diesel fashions was authorized below European Union regulation, and subsequently resolved it of any accountability to compensate clients. The court docket, performing on a case initially set to be heard on February 27, 2019, however since withdrawn on the behest of the plaintiff, introduced down its choice, classifying the cheat software program as a “materials defect”. In a press release, the court docket stated the....





Prolonged-range Nissan Leaf to make mainstream manufacturing

Share with your Friends             The Nissan Leaf three.Zero e+ Restricted Version Leaf with 62kWh battery will arrive after restricted version’s success, though the common 40kWh automobile would be the higher vendor Nissan will launch a mainstream extended-range Leaf, following the success of the limited-run mannequin it revealed in January. The Leaf three.Zero e+ Restricted Version replaces the usual 40kWh battery pack with a 62kWh unit, yielding a WLTP vary of 239 miles – a rise of 62. Ken Ramirez, Nissan Europe’s gross sales and advertising and marketing boss instructed Autocar that 1000 orders have been taken within the first day and that 3000 had been reached by mid-January. Simply 5000 models have been allotted for Europe. “It offered in a short time, and it means we’ve got to recalibrate our whole quantity expectation for the 12 months,” Ramirez stated.  “It’s not only a battery but in addition a excessive specification. The very fact it offered so rapidly....



Porsche 718 Cayman T 2019 evaluation

Share with your Friends             Porsche’s T nomenclature is utilized to the 718 Cayman for the primary time. No extra energy, however all the proper chassis comes as normal Taking the base-model Porsche 718 Cayman as its start line, the Cayman T raids the choices checklist to supply a sharper, extra targeted sort of driving expertise.On high of a typical Cayman, with its centrally mounted 2.Zero-litre flat 4 turbo engine, the T will get Porsche Torque Vectoring (which features a limited-slip differential), Porsche Energetic Suspension Administration with a drop in experience peak, Porsche Energetic Drivetrain Mounts, Sport Chrono (incorporating a customisable driving mode and an intermediate setting for the soundness management) and 20in fairly than 18in wheels with a smoky end.You can stroll right into a Porsche showroom and specify all of that gear on a typical Cayman, however you’ll find yourself paying extra. In that sense, the Cayman T does....





Cupra daring vary growth to incorporate 2020 Leon

Share with your Friends             Cupra Ateca SUV to be joined by new Cupra Leon and 5 different fashions by the top of subsequent 12 months Cupra will increase its mannequin vary to seven automobiles by the top of subsequent 12 months – and the model will provide a model of the forthcoming next-generation Seat Leon. The Seat sub-brand has simply revealed the Formentor coupé crossover, the primary mannequin developed primarily as a Cupra. It is as a consequence of go on sale in early 2020. That mannequin joins the Cupra Ateca, together with the Seat Leon Cupra, which was launched earlier than Cupra was spun off into its personal model. Requested about Cupra’s future plans, advertising and marketing boss Khaled Soussi stated: “We’re engaged on our product technique, however I can affirm that by the top of 2020, we’ll have seven automobiles, together with particular fashions, on the streets.” Based....



Refreshed XC90 is first gentle hybrid Volvo

Share with your Friends             Household SUV the primary to get B-badged variant geared up with brake-by-wire vitality restoration system Volvo has revealed the facelifted model of its XC90 household SUV, which turns into the primary automotive to obtain the corporate’s new gentle hybrid powertrain. The system, which makes use of kinetic vitality restoration braking to help the combustion engine, is claimed to ship gas effectivity financial savings and emissions reductions of as a lot as 15%. Fashions that includes the expertise will use a ‘B’ prefix, to separate them from the petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variations already accessible. B-badged vehicles can include both a diesel or petrol engine, and Volvo expects these variations to grow to be the preferred. The gentle hybrid variations of the XC90 that will likely be accessible initially are a B5 petrol or diesel and a B6 petrol. The powertrain will be regularly rolled out to different fashions, beginning with the....





first photos leak out forward of full reveal

Share with your Friends             Official photos of Peugeot’s new 208 have been posted on-line, days earlier than the reveal is because of happen, exhibiting electrical mannequin plugged in What seem to be official press photographs of Peugeot’s all-new 208 have leaked on-line, days away from the automobile’s unveiling. The photographs, leaked onto a French automotive information website, present the entrance and rear design of the automobile, plus give us a glimpse of the inside. They reveal the supermini’s design takes inspiration from the 508 and 3008, with distinctive ‘fang’-like LED daytime operating lights and a wraparound rear much like the model’s SUV. The inside once more borrows a lot from the 208’s bigger siblings, with a big central touchscreen and piano-key shortcut buttons, plus a digital instrument show.  The Renault Clio rival would be the first supermini on sale accessible with petrol, diesel and full-EV powertrain selections, and can make its first public debut on the Geneva....



BMW and Daimler set up city mobility three way partnership

Share with your Friends             New scheme supersedes BMW’s DriveNow rental scheme with Daimler’s Car2Go Mixed €1 billion funding creates 5 corporations to ship multimodal journey, electrical automotive charging, trip hailing, ticket-free parking and automotive sharing worldwide BMW and Daimler have shaped a brand new three way partnership that goals to ship 5 points of city mobility. The long-time competitor corporations have invested a mixed €1 billion to determine Attain Now, Cost Now, Free Now, Park Now and Share Now, which can give attention to multimodal journey, electrical automotive charging, trip hailing, ticket-free parking and automotive sharing respectively. The enterprise supersedes the automotive makers’ short-term rental schemes, Car2Go and DriveNow, which mixed had been offering 20,000 autos to be used throughout 31 main cities globally. With greater than 100,000 charging factors throughout 25 nations, Cost Now turns into the phrase’s largest single supplier of electrical automobile chargers. Park Now serves in extra of 30 million clients....





Lexus gross sales in UK to develop by 20% this 12 months

Share with your Friends             Luxurious automotive maker claims arrival of UX plus hybrid focus will assist it flourish Lexus gross sales within the UK are set to rise by greater than 20% this 12 months, in line with the automotive maker, thanks largely to the introduction of its UX compact SUV. That types a part of a much bigger purpose to promote 20,000 vehicles by 2021, making up a fifth of Lexus’s meant 100,000 European gross sales. Final 12 months, the model bought 12,405 models within the UK. UK boss Ewan Shepherd informed Autocar that progress would come this 12 months, regardless of broader market circumstances. “No matter the economic system, individuals are strolling in direction of hybrid and away from diesel. That lets us management our personal future,” he mentioned. The UX, on sale in March, is obtainable solely as a “self-charging” hybrid, and Lexus believes it is going....



New Cupra Formentor coupe-crossover revealed

Share with your Friends             Cupra Formentor Seat sister model launches first standalone mannequin with 242bhp plug-in hybrid powertrain Seat sister model Cupra has revealed its first standalone mannequin, a 242bhp plug-in hybrid coupé crossover referred to as the Formentor. The idea machine, which is able to make its public debut on the Geneva motor present, is the second to be badged a Cupra following the Cupra Ateca, and the primary to not be based mostly on a mannequin from father or mother agency Seat. Cupra says the Formentor affords “the advantages of a efficiency automotive with the qualities of an SUV”. The Formentor takes styling cues from the Seat 20V20 idea proven at Geneva in 2015. As a coupé crossover, it additionally suits Seat’s imaginative and prescient for Cupra as a ‘premium efficiency’ model, fairly than as a producer of pure high-performance autos. The Formentor sits decrease than most crossovers and....





“Incorrect place, unsuitable time” - the 5 the reason why Honda is shutting Swindon

Share with your Friends             Ex-Honda UK boss Philip Crossman particulars the components he believes led to the manufacturing facility’s demise Honda’s Swindon plant and workforce are the victims of being “within the unsuitable place on the unsuitable time” in line with the agency’s former UK boss Philip Crossman. Contacted by Autocar, Crossman, who was managing director of Honda UK from 2013 to 2016 and who now consults for the automotive trade,  mentioned: “An ideal storm has culminated on this devastating choice, and for the individuals concerned it’s heart-breaking. “The one factor I do know that didn’t result in this choice was the standard of the workforce or the amenities on the plant. Honda requirements usually are world class – they top of the range polls in every single place – and the standard in Swindon was near the highest of all of Honda’s vegetation. “The dedication and enthusiasm of the....



Renault Kadjar TCe 140 2019 UK overview

Share with your Friends             We drive Renault’s facelifted household SUV within the UK to see if it is nonetheless aggressive in a hotly contested sector A measure of how fiercely fought the C-segment SUV sector is now. Wanting again barely 4 years in the past to Renault launching the Kadjar, it arrived on the scene with a small handful of true rivals.Quick ahead to 2019 and there are fresher-faced challengers on sale from Citroën, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen, to call only a few. This class is now the place the household hatchback class was a decade in the past: if you happen to aren’t promoting one, you’ll be able to’t be thought of a aggressive mainstream model. Given how a lot has modified since 2015, the facelifted Kadjar’s exterior look is so subtly tweaked, you’d must be a critical Renault fanatic to identify it. However then....





second-hand picks for 22 February

Share with your Friends             Citroen 2CV: the epitome of no-frills motoring The advert for this utilitarian Citroen 2CV is fantastically sincere, however that does not imply you can purchase blind Citroën 2CV, £5000: An sincere categorized advert displaying a automobile warts ’n’ all is all the time an encouraging signal.  One just like the advert we got here throughout for a Citroën 2CV Particular. It’s a 1986 automobile with simply 79,000 miles, up for £5000. Thus far so good however we all know sufficient about 2CVs to know that these butter-wouldn’t-melt classics can knife you within the again and price you pricey.  So we have been happy by the non-public vendor taking the difficulty to not solely provide clear pictures of its engine but additionally of rust breaking out on the rear wing, the dimpled however rust-free ground (it’s galvanised, apparently), and varied seams and mounting factors.  They are saying....