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The automotive industry is constantly evolving. Digitalisation, connectivity and new powertrains are becoming the norm as we move away from a traditional mechanical car to one with electronic components that can be controlled by our mobile devices. Keep up-to-date with the latest technology coming to a showroom near you.

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Hybrid vs Electric Cars Pros and Cons

Although Hybrid and Electric cars remain a niche market in the UK, their popularity is growing overall. A brief look at the SMMT registration data can give you an idea of where the market currently stands: Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs): September 2021 showed 32,721 cars sold, a 49.4% increase since 2020 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles […]

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Suzuki announces 2020 hybrid line-up

Suzuki continues to shake up its engine line-up, announcing the introduction of a self-charging hybrid engine launching early next year Suzuki are bringing hybrid to their entire range* next year, with an all-new self-charging hybrid engine for the Swift Sport, Vitara and S-Cross. This new 48V hybrid will replace the outgoing 1.4-litre manual engine in […]

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Suzuki at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki are bringing some new and exciting concept cars to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Suzuki are bringing the fun to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, including two all-new concept cars, as well as showcasing their continued commitment to overall mobility. This is all being done under this years theme – “WAKU WAKU for EVERYONE: […]

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Suzuki announces partnership with Toyota to build Hybrid Cars

Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation today announced their next step in their collaboration. This will focus on Hybrid Car production, including plans to bring production of a new Suzuki hybrid car to Toyota’s UK factories.   On Wednesday, Toyota and Suzuki announced an agreement to begin collaboration on electric vehicles and other in-car […]

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Goodbye spark plugs, hello SKYACTIV-X!

Mazda announces their long-term “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” plan, including the introduction of a spark plug free petrol engine in 2019 Back in February we wrote about Mazda’s rumoured research into a compression based petrol engine to replace their current spark ignition technology.  At the time, their had been no word from Mazda on the topic. […]

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The truth behind diesel engines

UPDATED 27/09/2017: To give a bit more background into the history of Diesel and the current consensus, we’ve added the handy infographic above.  A full guide can be found at http://www.hendy.co.uk/the-truth-about-diesel-engines/ Petrol or diesel? A confusing choice. Choosing between a diesel or petrol engine is one of the important decisions you will make when choosing your […]

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Brake Support from Suzuki

What is Brake Support? Car safety technology is becoming more sophisticated with every new generation.  A key development in recent years has been the introduction of brake support technology.  While how each system works varies, the result is the same.  The brake support system monitors the distance to the car in front and warns the […]

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G-Vectoring Control from Mazda

  Along with the release of the Mazda3 and Mazda6, Mazda has unveiled their latest advancement in driving technology – G-Vectoring Control. Inspired by the philosophy of Jinb a-Ittai (‘horse and rider as one’), Mazda has endeavoured to give drivers even greater control and feedback when braking, accelerating and turning. How does G-Vectoring Control Work? […]

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Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS)

  Suzuki have made their first steps into the world of electric car technology with the launch of Smart Hybrid Vehicles by Suzuki (SHVS).  This new technology is now available in the All-new Suzuki Baleno.  This ‘mild’ hybrid system monitors how your car consumes fuel and utilizes power.  The Baleno SHVS offers better overall mileage […]

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Mazda’s Motorsport Moments

Introduction to Mazda’s Motorsport history T W White have always celebrated the important motorsport moments throughout history, especially those achieved by their best loved Mazda, Suzuki and Hyundai models. With this year marking the 25th anniversary of Mazda’s Le Mans win in 1991, it seemed appropriate to focus on the times when Mazda made history. […]

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The Future of In-Car Technology – Gadgets

Part 2 of our look into the future of in-car technology focuses on the less vital, but no less interesting, gadgets that we may in our cars over the next few years.  If you missed part 1 where we focused on safety, security and driverless technology, click here. Active window displays and augmented reality Head-up displays […]

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New Mazda3 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km

Mazda has added its smooth, frugal and clean 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine to the Mazda3. Having made its debut in the all-new Mazda2 and all-new Mazda CX-3, the 105ps SKYACTIV-D will boost the Mazda3 model line-up with frugal economy and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. Designed to appeal to both fleet and private buyers, when matched to […]