Recent articles by Ken Gibson

Aston Martin factory

New Aston Martin factory to open in 2017 but 300 jobs will go by Christmas

9 Nov, 2015

Aston Martin's new crossover model is likely to be built in a UK factory from 2017, but some jobs will be lost this year

Rover gates protest

After MG Rover: the Longbridge legacy

3 Nov, 2015

A decade ago, MG Rover shut its factory doors for good. We go back to the community it left behind and see how it survived

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McLaren's momentum: building the Great British supercar

21 Oct, 2015

We meet some of the people who’ve helped McLaren become a supercar contender in next to no time

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Best of British: Why Bentley is booming

10 Oct, 2015

We look at how Bentley has pushed new boundaries to go from 500 sales a year to over 11,000 while remaining exclusive

Ford Mondeo Vignale front

Ford's upmarket Vignale brand "very important" for company's future

16 Sep, 2015

Ford EU boss says the brand needs a higher trim level to stop customers moving upmarket

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV to launch late in 2018

16 Sep, 2015

New Rolls-Royce SUV is likely to retain Cullinan codename, and will go on sale in 2018

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer at Frankfurt

Vauxhall's importance to GM underlined by new model blitz

16 Sep, 2015

The new British-built Vauxhall Astra will form part of the strongest Vauxhall range in years under GM's bold plans for the brand

Mazda Koeru

Mazda bosses keen on new SUV based on Koeru Frankfurt star

16 Sep, 2015

A production car based on the Mazda Koeru SUV concept is a real possibility with bosses looking to gauge public reaction.

Aston Martin DP-100 on track

Options are open for Aston Martin hypercar project

13 Aug, 2015

Rumours of an Adrian Newey designed Aston Martin supercar are premature but the extreme road car project is being considered

Aston DBX

UK in the running to get new Aston Martin factory

12 Aug, 2015

Aston Martin is considering ten locations for its new plant with PM David Cameron pushing for one in the UK, possibly Wales

Best of British: Nissan factory

Nissan's Sunderland success story: UK car manufacturing at its best

30 Jul, 2015

Best of British: we look at how Nissan threw a lifeline to the ailing North East with its world-beating Sunderland plant

Best of British Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce: back from the dead

13 Jul, 2015

Best of British: we meet the new blood helping Rolls-Royce achieve record sales – 17 years after it was sold with no factory and no cars


The MINI revolution: reinventing the most famous small car in the world

11 Jul, 2015

Our Best of British series continues as we meet some of 
the staff who’ve helped create a MINI boom under BMW

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Putting the Great into Britain: exploring the car industry

10 Jul, 2015

The British car industry is booming, we visit the country's key car manufacturing sites to find out what went right

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Renault Twizy F1 review

4 Oct, 2013

The Renault Twizy F1 is an extreme version of the oddball electric car with F1-sourced KERS tech and 97bhp

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Road tests

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept

8 Dec, 2012

We hit the road in the new hybrid Porsche Panamera estate concept

Lotus Esprit

Lotus' future is safe

23 Oct, 2012

DRB-HICOM's Aslam Farikullah gives assurances that Lotus production will stay in Britain

Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin centenary special

2 May, 2012

A new Aston Martin will be launched to celebrate the firm's 100th birthday next year

Dany Bahar Lotus boss

Latest on the future of Lotus

16 Apr, 2012

Lotus is facing an uncertain future – we talk to boss Dany Bahar about what lies ahead

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£500m keeps MINI in the UK

13 Jun, 2011

Cash injection has secured British MINI jobs.

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