It’s been a frenetic week at Autocar. We started on Saturday (15 July) by setting the London Speed Record.On Monday Ford started motor show week by announcing that it was putting £1billion into UK facilities to develop greener cars.
The Blue Oval was also playing the green card at ExCeL with its Focus CC biofuel concept. But it couldn't disguise the fact that its Premier Automotive Group, which includes Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo, lost £66.5 million in the second quarter of this year. At least the new XK is selling well, and with the unveiling of the gorgeous new XKR at the motor show sales should continue to rise.
Next week we’ll have video of JCB’s Dieselmax speed record car in action, first drives including the Audi RS4 Cabriolet and Seat Leon FR, plus GM boss Rick Wagoner on the future of Cadillac in Europe.
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