Sep 282015

It’s Monday morning and another week has begun here at Warranty Direct. Time for a roundup of the latest motor news we’ve noticed over the last seven days.

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal – BBC News






Dominating the main news last week was the shock revelation that car manufacturer Volkswagen had cheated emissions tests in the US on purpose. The cheat occurring thanks to a device installed in diesel engines that could detect if they were being tested or not, changing the performance to improve results. Since the news broke, chief executive Martin Winterkorn had stepped down and Volkswagen have begun internal inquiries. For more details and up to date tracking of the scandal, take a look at the BBC news guide above.

Bloodhound SSC – 1000mph challenger revealed – AutoCar







Audiences in London were invited this past week to see The Bloodhound; a Super-Sonic Car that will attempt to break the world land speed record next year.  The AutoCar news story provides more detail in the engine components that make up this beast and explains how the car will attempt the land speed record.

0 to 500,000 in 21 Months – The Telegraph







There was recently great news for Nissan as the Japanese car maker only took just 21 months to produce 500,000 models of the Nissan Qashqai. The production of the cross-over car smashed records for its Sunderland car factory.

And finally…..

Cake Morning 2






Warranty Direct took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event this past Friday. Staff either donated or baked their own cakes for a fundraising cake sale in our offices. We’re pleased to report that these delicious cakes helped us to raise £277.35 for Macmillan Cancer Research. Well done to all involved in organising this great event.

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Have a great week!