Paul Myles

Europe Correspondent

Based in the U.K., Paul covers news on technology, manufacturing and the environment.


Mega-Store Puts All Three PSA Brands Under One Roof
The site is designed to support a full-year sales target of 4,320 vehicles (3,120 new and 1,200 used) and a volume of 40,000 hours of servicing per year in the brands’ after-sales workshop.
Domestic Suppliers Gain Favor With U.K. Automakers
A report by the Automotive Council, a joint government-industry body, shows 44% of all components used by U.K. automakers come from domestic suppliers, compared with 41% in 2015 when the study last was conducted.
Electric London Taxi Stays Cool in Arizona Heat
On sale in fourth-quarter 2017, London Taxi Co.’s TX5 electric taxi will be the most comprehensively tested product in the company’s history.
U.K. Sports Car Maker Morgan Repurchases Plant Site
Thanks to a record trading year that saw revenues grow 14%, Morgan has been able to reclaim property it “pawned” 11 years ago to fund new-model development.
Jaguar Serves Up View of XF Sportbrake at Wimbledon
Available powertrains will feature Jaguar’s 4-cyl. Ingenium gasoline and diesel engines with carbon-dioxide emissions as low as 118 g/km.
McLaren Releases Images of New 570S Spider Droptop
The Spider boasts performance similar to that of its 570S Coupé sibling with a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V-8 engine using a 7-speed, seamless-shift transmission producing 570 hp and 443 lb.-ft. (600 Nm) of torque.
Volkswagen Offers Glimpse of Sixth-Generation Polo
In line with the growing girth of most small cars these days, the sixth-generation Polo is promised to be larger, more spacious and more comfortable.
Citroen Releases Official Images of New C3 Aircross
External design sticks closely to the brand’s current design language with all the benefits of a robust SUV, including raised ground clearance, an elevated driving position, front and rear skid plates and wheel arch extensions.
LCVs, Electrification Good Fit, Nissan Exec Says
“Thankfully it’s very easy to pass (electrification) on to vans, because you can fit the powertrain and batteries to the platform because you have the space,” says Ponz Pandikuthira, vice president-product planning for Nissan Europe.
Revived U.K. Marque TVR to Unveil New Sports Car
The 2,645-lb. car promises 200 mph (320 km/h) performance and a 0-60 mph (97 lm/h) sprint of less than 4 seconds, courtesy of a 5.0L Cosworth-developed V-8 motor generating 400 hp.
Just The Flax, Ma’am: Students Build Bio-Based EV 1
The Lina boats a sprightly curb weight of just 661 lbs. (300 kg) and is certified by the Netherlands Vehicle Authority as roadworthy and suitable to carry four people.
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Breaks Cover
Jaguar expects the Project 8 will become the second Collectors’ Edition vehicle from SVO, following the successful launch of the 567-hp Jaguar F-Type Project 7 in 2014.
Volvo Ships Cars to Belgium Via Revived “Silk Road”
Cars have been transported to Belgium via the recently opened China-Europe railway link which reduces vehicle transit times to Europe by two-thirds compared with traditional shipping routes.
McLaren Hybrid Surges to Nürburgring Record
The prototype XP1 LM uses the same hybrid powertrain as the production P1 LM, a 3.9L turbocharged gasoline V-8 revving to 8,500 rpm and capable of producing a combined 1,013 hp and 774 lb.-ft. (1,050 Nm) of torque.
Renault’s Megane H.S. Hot Hatch Featured at Monaco
A full pre-production model, driven by Renault Sport Racing Formula One Team’s Nico Hulkenberg, appeared May 26 on the streets of Monaco.