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Diesel car drivers ‘betrayed’ as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution

As Britain is sued by the European Commission for breaching pollution limits, drivers of diesel motor vehicles are warned that they face higher costs

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More than 10 million motorists who were betrayed and misled into buying diesel cars have been warned that they face higher costs as the European Union puts pressure on Britain to cut air pollution levels.

It comes as Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, announced plans to charge diesel drivers an extra £10 to drive in the capital a measure that could be copied by as many as 18 other cities.

For more than a decade, motorists buying diesel cars have enjoyed tax breaks because the cars produce lower levels of carbon dioxide and are more fuel efficient.

Now, Britain is being sued by the European Commission for breaching air pollution limits, because emissions from diesel vehicles are contributing to tens of thousands of premature deaths each year.

Senior Conservatives are understood to be lobbying the Government to increase road taxes on diesel vehicles to bring them into line with petrol, although ministers have ruled out such a move in this parliament.


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Car models to consider if you want to buy British

The automotive industry accounts for around 11% of all UK exports

The automotive industry in the UK turned over 59.3 billion in 2012 and accounts for around 10% of all UK exports. In 2013 more than 1.5 million cars and more than 2.5 million engines were produced in the UK according to the SMMT.

British owned

Made in Britain

The following companies build cars in Britain, but are not UK owned.

MINI build the MINI, MINI Clubman, Coupe and Roadster in Cowley, Oxford, but are owned by BMW in Germany.

Honda build the Civic, CRV and Jazz(from autumn 2009) in Swindon.

Toyota build the Auris and Avensis in Derbyshire.

Nissan build the Juke, Qashqai, Note and LEAF in Sunderland.

Lotus in Norfolk are Malaysian owned and build the Elise, EWvora and Exige

Aston Martin in Gaydon, Warwickshire build the DB9, Rapide, Virage, DBS and one-77 and are owned by two Kuwaiti companies Investment Dar and Adeem Investments.

Bentley Motors in Crewe (owned by Volkswagen ) builds the Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne

Rolls Royce builds the Ghost, Phantom and Wraith in Goodwood and is owned by BMW .

Jaguar /Land Rover cars (F-type, XJ, XF, XK, Defender, Discovery, Evoque, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport) are built in the West Midlands and Liverpool but owned by Tata Motor Company of India.

MG Motors build the MG3 and MG6 at Longbridge, Birmingham owned by SAIC of China.

Vauxhall Motors are part of General Motors and build Astras at Ellesmere Port and the Vivaro van in Luton

Ford stopped passenger car production in the UK in 2002 and Transit production in Southampton in July 2013 but continues to manufacture engines in Bridgend and Dagenham and transmissions in Halewood.

Reliant no longer build cars the Robin was transferred to a company called B N Plastics in Suffolk, but although they supply parts, no Robins are being manufactured at the moment.


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Car models to consider if you want to buy British

The automotive industry accounts for around 11% of all UK exports

The automotive industry in the UK turned over 59.3 billion in 2012 and accounts for around 10% of all UK exports. In 2013 more than 1.5 million cars and more than 2.5 million engines were produced in the UK according to the SMMT.

British owned

Made in Britain

The following companies build cars in Britain, but are not UK owned.

MINI build the MINI, MINI Clubman, Coupe and Roadster in Cowley, Oxford, but are owned by BMW in Germany.

Honda build the Civic, CRV and Jazz(from autumn 2009) in Swindon.

Toyota build the Auris and Avensis in Derbyshire.

Nissan build the Juke, Qashqai, Note and LEAF in Sunderland.

Lotus in Norfolk are Malaysian owned and build the Elise, EWvora and Exige

Aston Martin in Gaydon, Warwickshire build the DB9, Rapide, Virage, DBS and one-77 and are owned by two Kuwaiti companies Investment Dar and Adeem Investments.

Bentley Motors in Crewe (owned by Volkswagen ) builds the Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne

Rolls Royce builds the Ghost, Phantom and Wraith in Goodwood and is owned by BMW .

Jaguar /Land Rover cars (F-type, XJ, XF, XK, Defender, Discovery, Evoque, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport) are built in the West Midlands and Liverpool but owned by Tata Motor Company of India.

MG Motors build the MG3 and MG6 at Longbridge, Birmingham owned by SAIC of China.

Vauxhall Motors are part of General Motors and build Astras at Ellesmere Port and the Vivaro van in Luton

Ford stopped passenger car production in the UK in 2002 and Transit production in Southampton in July 2013 but continues to manufacture engines in Bridgend and Dagenham and transmissions in Halewood.

Reliant no longer build cars the Robin was transferred to a company called B N Plastics in Suffolk, but although they supply parts, no Robins are being manufactured at the moment.


Diesel car drivers betrayed as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution #cube #car


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Diesel car drivers ‘betrayed’ as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution

As Britain is sued by the European Commission for breaching pollution limits, drivers of diesel motor vehicles are warned that they face higher costs

Comments

More than 10 million motorists who were betrayed and misled into buying diesel cars have been warned that they face higher costs as the European Union puts pressure on Britain to cut air pollution levels.

It comes as Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, announced plans to charge diesel drivers an extra £10 to drive in the capital a measure that could be copied by as many as 18 other cities.

For more than a decade, motorists buying diesel cars have enjoyed tax breaks because the cars produce lower levels of carbon dioxide and are more fuel efficient.

Now, Britain is being sued by the European Commission for breaching air pollution limits, because emissions from diesel vehicles are contributing to tens of thousands of premature deaths each year.

Senior Conservatives are understood to be lobbying the Government to increase road taxes on diesel vehicles to bring them into line with petrol, although ministers have ruled out such a move in this parliament.


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Car models to consider if you want to buy British

The automotive industry accounts for around 11% of all UK exports

The automotive industry in the UK turned over 59.3 billion in 2012 and accounts for around 10% of all UK exports. In 2013 more than 1.5 million cars and more than 2.5 million engines were produced in the UK according to the SMMT.

British owned

Made in Britain

The following companies build cars in Britain, but are not UK owned.

MINI build the MINI, MINI Clubman, Coupe and Roadster in Cowley, Oxford, but are owned by BMW in Germany.

Honda build the Civic, CRV and Jazz(from autumn 2009) in Swindon.

Toyota build the Auris and Avensis in Derbyshire.

Nissan build the Juke, Qashqai, Note and LEAF in Sunderland.

Lotus in Norfolk are Malaysian owned and build the Elise, EWvora and Exige

Aston Martin in Gaydon, Warwickshire build the DB9, Rapide, Virage, DBS and one-77 and are owned by two Kuwaiti companies Investment Dar and Adeem Investments.

Bentley Motors in Crewe (owned by Volkswagen ) builds the Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne

Rolls Royce builds the Ghost, Phantom and Wraith in Goodwood and is owned by BMW .

Jaguar /Land Rover cars (F-type, XJ, XF, XK, Defender, Discovery, Evoque, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport) are built in the West Midlands and Liverpool but owned by Tata Motor Company of India.

MG Motors build the MG3 and MG6 at Longbridge, Birmingham owned by SAIC of China.

Vauxhall Motors are part of General Motors and build Astras at Ellesmere Port and the Vivaro van in Luton

Ford stopped passenger car production in the UK in 2002 and Transit production in Southampton in July 2013 but continues to manufacture engines in Bridgend and Dagenham and transmissions in Halewood.

Reliant no longer build cars the Robin was transferred to a company called B N Plastics in Suffolk, but although they supply parts, no Robins are being manufactured at the moment.


Richard Hammond on Britain – s cheapest cars to rival the Dacia Sandero – mirror Administrator – Mirror Online #car #sales.com.au


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Top Gear’s motoring expert picks six rivals to Britain’s new cheapest car

The Dacia Sandero: The cheapest car in Britain

Well, no. Not quite. For some, the benefits of a proper factory warranty and the peace of mind of a brand new car offset the mathematical advantages of buying used.

But there’s more to it. Buy new and you get to choose the colour and specification.

And there’s the buzz of going into a showroom, choosing features – down to the number plate – and then picking up a car which has only been driven out of a factory and perhaps off a boat or transporter.

So let’s have a look at what company the Sandero is keeping at the bargain end of Britain’s new car world.

Is it such a good buy? Here are the six cheapest cars on sale today and we’ll see how they stack up against the Dacia.

Perodua Myvi: £6,999; Engine: 1.3-litre, four-cylinder, 86bhp; 0-62mph 11.3sec; 48.7mpg

We’ve long championed the Malaysian Perodua. On occasions its price has dipped under 6k but at the moment this is what you pay pre-haggling.

Simple like the Sandero – but, like most rivals, smaller. Basic interior and cheap materials. A 1.3-litre engine does the job but isn’t particularly clean. The Sandero’s three cylinder engine is much nicer. It has ABS and electronic brake force distribution but no sophisticated stability control. Only two airbags marks it down for safety, too.

Add in the rarity of dealers and the poor Perodua is the car in our group that’s most vulnerable to the Dacia. It’s only card left is that it’s available with an auto gearbox.

Actually the same car as a Nissan Pixo, but slightly cheaper (by 55).

An interesting three cylinder engine lives under the bonnet which is economical and, because the Alto is light, it pushes the car along nicely.

Five doors, which is good, but the boot is tiny and there’s a high lip that makes loading awkward.

A very good choice if you don’t need the Sandero’s space and you want the lowest possible running costs.

As we all know, this is Skoda’s version of the VW Up. Only slightly cheaper but not by much. Three doors at this money.

Fitted, like the Alto, with a characterful three pot engine.

Interior quality is the best here and it’s stylishly simple. One of the best small cars in years.

Avoid the automatic.

Three and five doors are available. Not the entry level bargain it used to be. However, Citroen does offer some good deals.

Face-lifted last year, it’s dropped behind its strongest rivals on quality and function.

Still a good first car and pleasant for the city but not as top of its game as it used to be.

Also, recently criticised from EuroNCAP for lack of stability control as standard.

Nissan Micra: £7,995; Engine: 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, 67bhp; 0-62mph 12.0sec; 56.5mpg

The Indian-built Micra is not one of our favourite small cars.

On the positive side it’s easy to drive, there’s a good view out and the steering is light.

Cabin quality is disappointing and fails to match rivals.

The car’s ace card is its clean engines and low running costs.

Great little city car that’s good to drive and looks very stylish.

The Koreans show the world they’re now big players and know how it’s done. The only snag is the Picanto isn’t as cheap as it could be.

We’re used to Kias being great value but against Skoda the Picanto doesn’t look such a bargain. Seven year warranty, mind. VIEW GALLERY


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Diesel car drivers ‘betrayed’ as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution

As Britain is sued by the European Commission for breaching pollution limits, drivers of diesel motor vehicles are warned that they face higher costs

Comments

More than 10 million motorists who were betrayed and misled into buying diesel cars have been warned that they face higher costs as the European Union puts pressure on Britain to cut air pollution levels.

It comes as Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, announced plans to charge diesel drivers an extra £10 to drive in the capital a measure that could be copied by as many as 18 other cities.

For more than a decade, motorists buying diesel cars have enjoyed tax breaks because the cars produce lower levels of carbon dioxide and are more fuel efficient.

Now, Britain is being sued by the European Commission for breaching air pollution limits, because emissions from diesel vehicles are contributing to tens of thousands of premature deaths each year.

Senior Conservatives are understood to be lobbying the Government to increase road taxes on diesel vehicles to bring them into line with petrol, although ministers have ruled out such a move in this parliament.


Cars made in Britain #car #sales #brisbane


#uk cars
#

Car models to consider if you want to buy British

The automotive industry accounts for around 11% of all UK exports

The automotive industry in the UK turned over 59.3 billion in 2012 and accounts for around 10% of all UK exports. In 2013 more than 1.5 million cars and more than 2.5 million engines were produced in the UK according to the SMMT.

British owned

Made in Britain

The following companies build cars in Britain, but are not UK owned.

MINI build the MINI, MINI Clubman, Coupe and Roadster in Cowley, Oxford, but are owned by BMW in Germany.

Honda build the Civic, CRV and Jazz(from autumn 2009) in Swindon.

Toyota build the Auris and Avensis in Derbyshire.

Nissan build the Juke, Qashqai, Note and LEAF in Sunderland.

Lotus in Norfolk are Malaysian owned and build the Elise, EWvora and Exige

Aston Martin in Gaydon, Warwickshire build the DB9, Rapide, Virage, DBS and one-77 and are owned by two Kuwaiti companies Investment Dar and Adeem Investments.

Bentley Motors in Crewe (owned by Volkswagen ) builds the Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne

Rolls Royce builds the Ghost, Phantom and Wraith in Goodwood and is owned by BMW .

Jaguar /Land Rover cars (F-type, XJ, XF, XK, Defender, Discovery, Evoque, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport) are built in the West Midlands and Liverpool but owned by Tata Motor Company of India.

MG Motors build the MG3 and MG6 at Longbridge, Birmingham owned by SAIC of China.

Vauxhall Motors are part of General Motors and build Astras at Ellesmere Port and the Vivaro van in Luton

Ford stopped passenger car production in the UK in 2002 and Transit production in Southampton in July 2013 but continues to manufacture engines in Bridgend and Dagenham and transmissions in Halewood.

Reliant no longer build cars the Robin was transferred to a company called B N Plastics in Suffolk, but although they supply parts, no Robins are being manufactured at the moment.