city car

Volkswagen’s message to Greenpeace – put-up! or shut-up!

I’ve made no secret of my disgust at Greenpeace’s recent anti-Volkswagen campaign, The Dark Side – it was misleading, divisive and downright ignorant. These raging activists took Volkswagen to task for their failure to sign up to more stringent CO2 targets in Europe, castigating them for lobbying against the proposed 30 per cent threshold that environmentalists were campaigning to become law.

Aston’s Cygnet debuts as a Harrods Mannequin

Some days I feel like I must have gone to sleep and woken in a parallel universe – perhaps the popular TV series, Fringe, is a documentary on life – a fictional metaphor, rather than the science fantasy we first thought?

We live in an age where Aston Martin make a cutesy city car, Lotus focus more on fashion than engineering and Porsche plan a top-of-the-range electric powered supercar. If we’d painted this vision of the future as recently as 5 years ago, you’d have laughed hysterically and questioned our sanity and yet here we are at the end of 2010 describing exactly such a reality.

New Cygnet re-opens the debate on what makes an Aston Martin

You are probably aware by now that Aston Martin have confirmed their intentions to put their new Cygnet city car into production, with first deliveries due in late 2011.

The Aston Martin Cygnet city car is based on Toyota’s diminutive iQ, but re-engineered and substantially re-trimmed to meet the standards of luxury befitting an Aston Martin. “It is time to think differently…” says Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez, “Whatever we do, we do right. If we do performance, we do performance; we don’t downsize or compromise our sports cars.