HERE ARE the most interesting and talked-about stories over the past five days, collated and summarised by us.
Monday, September 17
RADIO DJ Chris Evans is well-known as a frequent auction-goer, but is his latest purchase a bridge too far by buying one half of the famous Dunlop bridge?
THE government looks set to scrap plans to raise the UK motorway speed limit to 80mph.
ALTHOUGH it has yet to be officially ratified, it seems pretty likely a new world record was established yesterday for the biggest parade of Ferraris ever organised.
Tuesday, September 18
LUCAS the playboy racer will take to the wheel of the mad Nissan Deltawing Batmobile in the Petite Le Mans endurance race next month.
REMEMBER the scrappage scheme? MG Motor UK dealers are now offering an allowance of £3,000 against a new MG6 for a customer’s banger.
Wednesday, September 19
WE launch Ewards for 2012 and our search for the best automotive trade websites has started. We want to offer you a FREE place at our Ewards & Online Experts Conference. Read more
ASTON Martin has given the DB9 a comprehensive refresh to keep its long-in-the-tooth GT competitive.
VOLVO has showcased a new version of the V40 hatch which has more than a little of the country casual look about it.
THE number of dealerships who are ‘SAF Approved’ has reached 2,000 the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has announced. Read more
Thursday, September 20
UK car manufacturing fell 8.9 per cent in August, latest figures from the SMMT reveal. Read more
THE Dacia Sandero, a cut-price supermini that’s set to pull the rug from underneath the Fiesta sector’s feet with a rumoured sub-£6k price tag, has been unveiled ahead of its public debut in Paris.
KOREAN firm Kia has unveiled an all-new Carens compact MPV – and despite the same name, the car gains a bold new look.
NOT enough people are buying a car suitable for the £5k government plug-in car grant – and the Transport Select Committee is investigating why.
Friday, September 21
ARE we paying more for diesel than we should be? The AA certainly thinks so as its research has discovered the gap between petrol and diesel should be much closer than it currently is.
FRENCH firm Citroen has launched a new car comparison tool that makes it easy for prospective buyers to see how individual Citroen models compare to the competition.
AUDI says it’ll be presenting a 298bhp version of the new A3 at next week’s Paris Motor Show. The all-new S3 will also be able to manage 40mpg.