When we drove the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet last week (full review coming soon) even the press people seemed frustrated at the price they were having to charge for it. While a thoroughly enjoyable car to drive with its characterful DSG gearbox setup and burbling exhausts, the price tag difference between the R and GTI [...]
Category Archives: Convertible News
In celebration of Aston Martin’s centenary year, they have launched the exotic looking CC100 Speedster Concept. The stripped-down convertible track car was designed to reflect the brand’s 1950′s Nürburgring and Le Mans winning DBR1 racers.
Mini have sold their 500,000th car in the United States after just 11 years. Initially there were doubts that a small car could succeed in North America however the combination of premium build quality, funky styling and a fun driving experience proved a great recipe. It also paved the way for other small car successes such as the Fiat 500 and its convertible sister the Fiat 500C.
The acclaimed Jaguar F-Type design has had no shortage of attention thanks to its exotic looks and an impressive media campaign. Even before the first cars have reached dealers it has began to notch up awards.
As we soon head into the peak convertible buying season BCA Europe have announced 2 major UK sales dedicated this type of car. The auctions will take place in March, one in Manchester the other in Surrey. The European convertible car market remains strong with regular specialist sales like these a growing trend. Lex Autolease [...]
It’s been a week of recalls. Most notably BMW is recalling 570,000 1 Series, 3 Series and Z4 cars across the United States and Canada due to a design problem with the battery cable connectors on the fuse box. These can apparently fail, causing power cuts that can make engines to stall whilst driving. BMW [...]