History of 4 Famous UK Car Brands
The car industry of UK started in 18th century and is influenced mostly by sports nd luxury brand of cars. It has a diverse cultural history of famous brands each with a logo history of its own. Some of the prominent ones include Aston Martin, Bentley, McLaren and Rolls Royce.
But lately, especially during the late 80s, the car industry in UK has faced the problem of becoming foreign-owned. UK brand of cars like Bentley, Jaguar and Rolls Royce have been bought out by foreign companies like BMW, TATA and GM. Still, births cars have always had consistent representation in auto racing (McLaren).
Aston Martin Logo Evolution:
Aston Martin was initially founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The name comes from after the owner Lionel Martin and the Aston Clinton hill climb racing course where their Singers car had won previously. Its first logo in 1921 was a logo with the letters ‘A’ and ‘M’ together. From then, the logo changed 5 times into the shape of wings of an eagle.
Rolls Royce Logo Evolution:
Rolls Royce is among the finest UK brands and is the most expensive and luxurious …
What Is A Written-off Vehicle?
You’ve found the car of your dreams and it seems like a real bargain. Maybe a Nissan X trail with just 36,000 km on it – and it’s going for less than $10K! How can it be so cheap? Is the seller out of his mind?Many buyers are surprised to learn that some of these vehicles are classified as “repairable write-offs” and that’s why they’re being offered at bargain basement prices. Learn about repairable write-offs and understand what you’re getting in your used car.
What is a Repairable Write Off?
A vehicle that is classified as a repairable write off will have a listing in the written off vehicle register. Essentially, these cars were deemed uneconomical to repair by an insurance company and subsequently “written off” and a payout made to the owner for the value of the vehicle. Many owners will then go on to sell the written off vehicle to a business that specialises in collecting “junk cars” – or they may even elect to pay for the repairs themselves. The car is then repaired and put through a written off vehicle inspection. Once the repaired vehicle is deemed roadworthy, it re-registered and …
German Luxury Brands Going After Green Market
The German luxury trio of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi are all locked in a close battle for the title of the world’s most popular automaker. According to sales figures from the first half of 2010, BMW is currently in first place, although its lead over its two rivals is marginal. At under 2,000 vehicles, Mercedes’ lead over third-place Audi is even slimmer, although that number may have grown in recent months thanks to strong sales for Mercedes in the U.S.Regardless, all three German luxury brands are racing for the top spot. To accomplish this, they’re going after smaller market segments. According to the Automotive News, the next segment that the brands are looking to cater to is the “green,” or environmentally conscious, car owner.
Mercedes recently announced that it will debut a four-cylinder engine on its top-of-the-line S-Class model. The S250 CDI is expected to be available on several models in early 2011. Four-cylinders are uncommon options for luxury vehicles, with drivers typically wanting the performance of a six- or eight-cylinder. Yet Mercedes says that thanks to turbocharging technology, the engine delivers the torque of a six-cylinder with the low emissions and fuel …