This week were both the Tokyo and Los Angeles Motor/Auto Shows. While LA saw the latest BMW 4-Series Convertible in the flesh for the first time as well as the latest Porsche 911 Cabriolet (which as you might expect would take a serious enthusiast to tell apart from the 2013 model), the really interesting sights were in Japan.
Convertible Car News: Roadsters
27th October 2013
While there have been concepts floating around for small Japanese roadsters it has never looked more likely that we are about to see a return of the kei sports car. Both and look likely to show small roadster concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show in November.
25th October 2013
While today’s roadsters may be more powerful than ever, as cars continue to become further sophisticated the basic driving experience becomes ever diluted. Caterham comes to the rescue with a new base model Seven. The Caterham Seven 160 is free of all the ‘drive-by-wire’ technology of modern cars, in-fact there is very little of anything.
7th September 2013
The Audi TTS competition is being launched as a limited edition car to celebrate half a million of the brand’s TT models being sold. The original Audi TT was launched as a Coupé back in 1998 and as a Roadster in 1999. The design kept close to a concept shown earlier in Frankfurt to much public acclaim.
7th July 2013
Morgan is unique in the automotive world for their continued success over many decades with minimal changes to their car designs. They may have some more modern offerings but the majority of their cars stick closely to their 1930s ancestors. It didn’t come as much of a surprise then when the new model they announced […]
6th April 2013
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.
25th February 2013
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 […]