Vehicle crime has been a major issue for many decades, and the authorities in all areas of Europe are fully aware of the need to trace cars quickly after they have been stolen. It’s become increasingly common for high end autos to be spirited away and transported to other countries in a matter of hours.
Among the most popular makes within the specialist criminal fraternity are Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Range Rover and Audi, although it’s worth remembering that just about any vehicle of value can become a potential target. Some countries have higher crime rates than others, of course, but none of them are completely safe from the thieves.
Gone in sixty minutes?
Most cars would fit easily into a metal container so can be shipped abroad from any one of a number of ports. Once the container is sealed, there is no way of quickly checking what’s inside, so this method of transportation is extremely popular. For the perpetrator, the rewards are fast, but for the victim, the suffering can be traumatic and expensive. Read more... (358 words, 1 image, estimated 1:26 mins reading time)
Promoting a product has always been the key to a successful business. And with today’s technology this is no longer a hard thing to do. Besides the usual ads and flyers, a company can also be made famous through socializing networks.
Lexus knows this and has made an important step into bringing their brand on the “virtual” market.
The latest news announces us that Lexus has reached 200,000 followers on Twitter. Since this is the first automotive brand that achieves this performance, I believe we should give them a big “Congratulation”. Read more... (164 words, 1 image, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Japan is famous for a whole range of engineering feats and accomplishments. Indeed, one of its most prosperous industries is that of car manufacturing. The world has seen and still enjoys some truly incredible Japanese motors, but which ones can lay claim to the most recognisable, the most famous exports to have come out of Japan?
Nissan Skyline GT-R
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The Los Angeles Motor Show in November is going to include one of the most interesting concepts made by Subaru: BRZ Coupe. But don’t get too excited because they are going to show only a production concept and the real thing will appear also in November, but at Tokyo.
This Subaru will join its siblings, Toyota FT-86 and Scion FRS, and they will all wear similar body panels, on their….rear, of course.
The Japanese car makers declare that they won’t do any changes under the hood, preserving the normally aspirated four-cylinder engine that has a power output of 150kW.
I can’t wait until November to find out more details! Read more... (112 words, 1 image, estimated 27 secs reading time)
The new car market in the UK is home to a wide selection of makes and models, and each of them has its own group of loyal consumers. While there are individual groups that tend to prefer German vehicles, perhaps, or those made in France, it seems just about every British driver is a keen advocate of those that are produced in Asia.
One of the reasons for this popularity is undoubtedly the excellent value. Asian cars are generally extremely affordable, and always perform well in comparison to those from Europe and the United States. In the current economic climate, getting the best possible deals for your money is hugely important, of course, and will continue to be for many years to come.
Quality and value for all
It seems this value for money extends through all car classes. The highly competitive super-mini market, a particular favourite style of car in the UK given the country’s narrow streets and congested cities, offers consumers a variety of makes and models, with the Japanese and South Korean cars proving to be real winners. Read more... (410 words, 1 image, estimated 1:38 mins reading time)