Most Googled Cars in England

Most Searched For Cars in English Towns: We analysed Google trend data to see which British cities searched for which brands of car. From MINIs to Citroens, Britain has made it’s voice heard on what car earns the most attention amongst the public. So what about smaller regions and cities? The South EastIn the South East, London further pledged it’s allegiance to small cars with Smart Cars being the most commonly searched for brand in the city. The rest of the South East varied wildly, with Edgware boasting its affluence with the luxury car brand Lexus dominating search the region and Calcot following suit with Porsche. Further south, Totton favoured Suzuki whilst Eastleigh took to Ford. The East of EnglandAgain, MINI takes the lead in the East, with Great Dunmow being the most MINI’s most hardcore fans. Haversham proved to be Mercedes lovers, while Hatfield stuck to Mitsubishi, and Luton and Stantonbury took to two of the big V’s with Vauxhall and Volkswagen respectively. The South WestIn the South West, Swindon favoured the ever stylish Honda, while Poole seemed to be the most popular area for the less common Mazda. West MidlandsIn the West Midlands, BMW was king with the most searches going for the popular German brand. However, Land Rover, Suzuki and (unsurprisingly) the MINI received their fair share of attention. For example, Binley Woods, Leamington Spa, Solihull and Welford-on-Avon all searched for four-wheel specialists Land Rover, while Bromyard, Cleobury Mortimer and Hesketh Bank favoured the popular Japanese brand Suzuki. Alvechurch stuck with the Read More…

Children Imagine the Cars They’ll Be Driving

Britain is set to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 in response to rising levels of nitrogen oxide posing a major risk to public health. With more than 34.4 million cars on the roads in Britain and a record 2.69m sold in 2016 in an industry worth £77.5bn a year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders; it’s clear that Britons still love their cars and that this love isn’t looking to dwindle anytime soon. Chancellor Philip Hammond claims that “if we want the UK to lead the next industrial revolution” the government plans to “have fully driverless cars without a safety attendant on board in use by 2021”. Due to the current limitations of the electric cars on the market in terms of range, power and expense, this seems to be a bold claim to say the least. However, with a 23-year wait until new petrol and diesel cars and vans are banned, there is certainly enough time to get it right. With the ever-growing need for new innovative designs for the “car of the future”, there is most definitely room for thinking outside the box. Pablo Picasso once said that “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. With this in mind, maybe it’s a good idea to feed off the uncontrollable creativity of children while they are still artists, in order to help design the cars they will be driving in the future. Well, in this Read More…