4th May 2020
Proton Coupe on the beach

Whatever happened to the Proton Coupe?

The Proton Coupe launched in the UK in 1997, around the same time as the Ford Puma. In this respect, it never stood a chance, but it had other issues, too.
21st December 2018
Volkswagen K70

Whatever happened to the Volkswagen K70?

Designed and developed by NSU, the Volkswagen K70 represented a turning point in the history of VW, but today it is all but forgotten. Which is a shame.
23rd August 2018
Renault 18 Turbo

Whatever happened to the Renault 18 Turbo?

The Renault 18 Turbo: the first mass-market turbocharged car and the first from a volume manufacturer. Let's celebrates the turbo saloon for the common man.
10th August 2018
Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

With the front end of the Saab 99 and the rear end of a Saab 900, the Saab 90 was a bit of an oddball. A compromised saloon or the best of both worlds?
28th July 2018
Renault 6 in Cornwall

Whatever happened to the Renault 6?

French fancy: To mark 50 years since its launch in Paris, PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Renault 6 family car?
20th May 2010
AC Invacar

Whatever happened to the Invacar?

Ah, the AC Invacar - once a familiar site on Britain's roads and indeed, alongside Britain's football pitches. Then they disappeared almost overnight.
12th May 2010
Sao Penza

Whatever happened to the Sao Penza?

Remember the Sao Penza? The South African-built hatchback was essentially a rebadged Mazda 323. Good luck spotting one on Britain's roads.
28th April 2010
Renault Fuego GTS

Whatever happened to the Renault Fuego?

The ‘French Ford Capri’ has all but disappeared from our roads. PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault Fuego? And where's the Turbo Zone?
20th April 2010
Isuzu Piazza

Whatever happened to the Isuzu Piazza?

Remember the Isuzu Piazza? It didn't get off to the best of starts in the UK, but the Giugiaro-designed coupe received a helping hand from Lotus.
13th April 2010
Renault 12 Gordini

Whatever happened to the Renault 12?

PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Renault 12? Although it lived on as a Dacia, it's all but extinct in the UK. Contains gorgeous Gordini photos.