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.


Hybrid vs Electric Cars Pros and Cons

Although Hybrid and Electric cars remain a niche market in the UK, their popularity is growing. A brief look at the SMMT registration data for 2022 can give you an idea of where the market currently stands: Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs): 267,203 cars sold in 2022. A 40.1% increase from 2021. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 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 […]


Mazda’s i-Activsense Explained

With car technology becoming increasingly diverse and complicated, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of acronyms and labels.  So we’re going to break down Mazda’s i-Activsense to its component parts.  All technologies included under the i-Activsense umbrella are designed to improve safety and give driver’s confidence in their car.  So what does i-Activsense […]


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 […]


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? […]


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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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 […]


Suzuki Swift Dualjet Engine

The Suzuki Swift range is set to get an upgrade in 2015 with a new “Dualjet” 1.2 litre petrol engine, which will see significant increases to fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. The Suzuki Swift Dualjet engine, is set to average 65.7mpg, in comparison to the current 1.2 litre petrol engine which currently averages 56.5mpg.  That’s a fantastic 16% improvement in fuel […]


Hunter HawkEye Wheel Alignment System

Ensuring that your car has the correct wheel alignment has a range of benefits to both the driver and the vehicle, such as improving fuel efficiency, tyre life, road handling experience, and more importantly, increase driver and passenger safety. At T W White & Sons Byfleet Aftersales Centre, we offer wheel alignments using a state […]


Mazda debuts new ‘MZD Connect’ in-car entertainment system

With our Friday Focus this week, we’re bringing you the low-down on Mazda’s new high-tech MZD Connect in-car connectivity system. Debuting on the all-new Mazda 3, this is the future of the Japanese firm’s in-car entertainment and functionality. It’s simple, superbly easy to operate, offer amazing capability to tailor the car to how you want […]