I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Rolls Royce will be in force at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car show at the NEC from the old to the new.

A Bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith will be the star of the UK’s largest classic motor show, held this weekend at the NEC, Birmingham. The ultimate ‘future classic’, the spectacular Grand Tourer will take centre stage on the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) stand, supported by a team of experts from the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood in West Sussex.
The Bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith, hand-built at the company’s Head Office and Manufacturing Plant – the only place in the world where Rolls-Royces are built – is finished in sparkling two tone Midnight Sapphire and Silver. 

The interior is in Navy Blue and contrasting Arctic leather and Macassar Ebony veneer. The car features a range of Bespoke items, including a Starlight Headliner and an uplit Spirit of Ecstasy, bathed in light. It is also adorned with a suite of highly-advanced technological features including night-vision, parking cameras and Satellite Aided Transmission.
The RREC stand will feature several classic models from the marque. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Silver Cloud, an early Silver Cloud I will be displayed alongside a unique Silver Cloud III rolling chassis. 
Two Silver Shadows will mark the model’s 50th anniversary, one owned by the Spencer family of Althorp and the second recently featured in James May's ‘Cars of the People’. An exact replica of John Lennon's psychedelic Phantom V is also sure to attract attention.
The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce. From just 11 people at the inaugural meeting in 1957, membership now stands at around 10,000. Membership is open to owners and non-owners alike and members are drawn from all walks of life and from countries across the world.  For more details see: www.rrec.org.uk.

Peugeot extends sponsorship deal with the ATP to include a personal deal with Brit Doubles ace Jamie Murray.

  • PEUGEOT is supporting the sporting efforts of champion tennis player Jamie Murray as his Official sponsor for the next two years
  • News follows the recent PEUGEOT global partnership announcement with the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals)
  • PEUGEOT has had long associations with the sport of tennis
PEUGEOT is proud to announce its new two year sponsorship deal with Jamie Murray, Britain's No. 1 doubles tennis player. The sponsorship starts with immediate effect and will support Murray in his competition efforts to the end of 2017.

Elder brother of two-time Grand Slam singles champion, Andy Murray, Jamie specialises in doubles tennis and is currently ranked as Britain’s No 1 men’s double player. Jamie claimed victory in the Grand Slam mixed doubles final at Wimbledon in 2007. He has also appeared in three other Grand Slam finals in both men’s and mixed doubles. He has won a total of 13 ATP titles throughout his career.
PEUGEOT is supporting Jamie with his competitive efforts for the next two years which will hopefully see Jamie achieve further victories around the world.It is the latest development from PEUGEOT, which has had an involvement in tennis for more than three decades, recently announcing a new partnership deal with Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
From 2016, PEUGEOT will also become a Platinum partner of the ATP World Tour as well as the Official Car supplier at more than 20 ATP World Tour tournaments, with some 500 vehicles – 508, 3008, 5008, and the Expert Tepee – providing first class transportation services for players, officials, VIPs and special guests to the events.
“PEUGEOT shares tennis’ values of performance, innovation and elegance,” said Maxime Picat, Peugeot CEO. “These are the same values that we aim to share with our customers. This new sponsorship of Jamie Murray is an expression of the support PEUGEOT provides tennis as a sport, its sports men and women and the parallels between these and the PEUGEOT brand and products.
Jamie Murray added; “This new sponsorship is fantastic news and will prove invaluable in my competition efforts. I’ll be very proud to sport the PEUGEOT lion on my sleeve at competitions all over the world over the next two years.  It’s great to see PEUGEOT extending their involvement with tennis and I am delighted to be a part of their team going forward’

WORLDWIDE SALES OCTOBER - AUDI - Despite the diesel issues, the brand continues to grow further.

  • Around 149,200 deliveries worldwide in October, up 2.0 percent
  • Sales chief Dietmar Voggenreiter: “Stay on track and aim to close 2015 with a new all-time high
  • ”New A4 arriving at European dealers in November
Audi has started the fourth quarter with further sales growth. In October, global deliveries increased year-on-year by 2.0 percent to around 149,200 cars. Demand for the four rings proved very positive especially in the United States (+16.8 percent) and several southern European markets. Since January around 1,497,150 customers decided to buy an Audi globally, lead ing to a 3.6 percent growth compared to one year ago. Cumulative sales exceeded the 2014 figures in all regions around the world.

“Despite the imminent model changeover with our bestseller, the A4, Audi sales continued to develop positively in October. This once again demonstrates that our business stands on a very solid foundation,” says Dietmar Voggenreiter, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG. “We are thus firmly on track to achieving another all-time high for the whole of 2015.”

The new A4 will be launched this week as a Sedan and Avant in the first European countries before celebrating its premiere in the overseas markets in 2016. To date, its predecessor has been the most successful Audi A4 generation ever, with already over 2.4 million units sold worldwide. 

The company will continue the success story with the new A4 and expects further substantial growth for the global premium mid-size segment. Even before the new A4 arrives at dealers, the pre-orders for the model have already reached a very high level.

Over the past few months both the new Audi TT and the new Q7 got off to a successful start; both continued to grow in October. TT sales rose by 79 percent to around 2,400 units compared with the same period in 2014. 

Sales of the Q7 grew by 55.3 percent to around 7,600 full-size SUVs. Its new generation is still to be introduced in the large non-European markets over the coming months. In October, sales of the A6 also increased notably (+5.2% to around 24,500 cars) in the top segment.

Among Audi’s large sales markets, the United States proved the strongest growth engine for the four rings in October too. Audi of America reported sales up 16.8 percent to 17,700 customers in the month. 

Audi’s cumulative sales increased by 13.0 percent since January to 165,103 premium cars and, as such, performed more than twice as strongly as the U.S. market as a whole.

In Europe, France (+11.0% to 5,495 cars), Italy (+11.9% to 4,602 cars) and the Netherlands (+30.4% to 1,619 cars) in particular managed in October to build on their positive development over the past few months. 

Audi also achieved further progress on the Iberian Peninsula: in Spain, Audi delivered 3,380 cars, 7.7 percent more than a year ago, while 881 deliveries in Portugal topped the previous year’s figure by 39.4 percent. InRussia by contrast, following growth in September, October sales returned to miss 2014 levels (-17.9% to 2,155 cars). 

In total, Audi sold around 67,350 cars in Europe in the past month, 3.4 percent more than a year ago; cumulative sales totaled around 680,000 deliveries, up 3.8 percent.

In China, Audi delivered 46,763 premium cars to customers in October, down 2.8 percent year-on-year. 

In the same period last year, the market introduction of the A3 Sedan as another locally produced model, which got underway in fall 2014, created additional traffic at Chinese dealers. 

From January through October of this year, sales in China were almost on the same level as in 2014: down 0.6 percent to 461,174 customers. In the same period, Audi increased sales substantially in Australia (+19.0% to 19,079 cars) and South Korea(+11.1% to 25,848 cars). 

As such, the company’s cumulative deliveries throughout the Asia-Pacific regiontotaled around 549,100 cars, 0.3 percent more than a year ago.

Sales for AUDI AG
In October


Change from 2014
Change from 2014
- Germany
- UK
- France
- Italy
- Spain
- Russia
(incl. Hong Kong)