Honda's facelift of the Honda Accord

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Honda Accord has been one of the strongest performers in the Honda stable with sales volumes increasing substantially year after year. The company is however going in for a facelift for the 2011 models, which includes both a Coupe and Sedan version of the Accord. Though the engine design would remain the same, the company is working on reducing friction in its parts and also trying to make the vehicle more fuel efficient, through better gear ratios and aerodynamics. The changes in its exterior would come in the form of a new bumpe...

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BMW's X3

By Creditplus | Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The X3 could soon be sporting a new look with some wonderful M-Sport additions that BMW are adding to the vehicle. BMW has incorporated a nice sporty steering wheel, paddles for the gearshift, sporty seats as well as leather upholstery apart from the anthracite lining on the roof. The sporty seats really provide a lot of side support to the occupants when turning corners against lateral forces and that is a great improvement. The package also includes a robust suspension with much stiffer dampers providing pretty accurate feedback. Al...

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Fords Explorer launch in 2011

By Creditplus | Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ford has been pretty active in releasing new models and the market has also been responding positively. The 2011 Explorer promises to offer an increased fuel economy of almost 30%, meaning the consumer will get a city mileage of 18mpg and a highway efficiency of 26mpg. These are no doubt impressive figures and possible due to the new EcoBoost engine. The company is maintaining that its new two litre engine won´t be lacking in power and will be able to deliver the 210hp output as expected. This SUV will also have a six-speed automatic ...

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Some tips to help you find the perfect car

By Creditplus | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Car lovers of the modern age are really spoilt for choice. The choice of brands available is huge. Without proper study, it is possible to make a mistake and pick the wrong car. Some tips given below will help you make the right choice. a) The car should match your personality as well as build. b) Check out which of the models or brands have the maximum number of consumer complaints from the government site. c) Verify which cars get stolen more. d) Consider family size and future expansion of the family. e) Look at fuel efficiency as ...

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Peugeot's 508

By Creditplus | Monday, August 23, 2010

The details about Peugeot´s new 508 have been officially revealed, and many car experts are touting this vehicle to be absolutely superb with typical French exterior styling. The company is replacing the 407 model and is wanting to make an up-market statement through the 508 by using high-quality materials. The car will have a much bigger boot, with the interiors also becoming roomier. The 508 will also emit lower emissions through a much improved engine design and performance and that is also due to the lighter weight of the vehicle....

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Mazda's new launches for the UK market

By Creditplus | Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mazda has launched three special models specifically for the UK market and they have been named as the Mazda 2 Takuya, Mazda 3 Takuya and the Mazda 6 Takuya. All of them come with a whole host of features such as Bluetooth, electric rear windows, fog lights, leather gear shift knob and steering wheel, and rich metallic paint to give the car a wonderful finish. However, those are only part of the goodies. The Mazda 2 also has an aero kit along with electric folding mirrors and a very sporty black trim. The Mazda 3 is also well equipped...

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Jaguar's new and aggressive plans

By Creditplus | Sunday, August 22, 2010

After a period of relative inactivity, Jaguar is planning to launch a slew of new models across the F and X type, thanks to the renewed interest in the brand brought around by the acquisition by Tata Motors. The CEO of the company stated the new X type will be a new sedan, with an estate version. The F type will come as coupe and roadster. It is a sure indication that the Tata brand wants to make quick inroads and wants to make up for lost time. While many other details are still to come, it seems like these vehicles would make use of...

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MINI's new concept car

By Creditplus | Saturday, August 21, 2010

MINI has been busy working on a concept car to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next year. It is expected to be a two-seater vehicle with a much shortened wheelbase that could make it look similar to the Toyota iQ. The company wants to introduce a compact model and thinks that to be the right strategy, however profitability concerns about the citycar sector remain. Companies making small cars are not able to make the kind of profits they can make from bigger cars. The names being considered for this compact vehicle are MINI Minor ...

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Citroen's Metropolis to see a market launch soon

By Creditplus | Friday, August 20, 2010

After testing the Survolt successfully, Citroen is confident about going ahead with an all-electric model that has a twin battery capable of lasting over two hundred kilometers. The company wants to concentrate on a low volume roll out of the Survolt to start with and this two-seater would have the capability of racing to a top speed of 162 mph. This would be Citroen's entry into a segment that has been heating up, with many car makers wanting to become the early bird. After all, with fuel prices always on the rise and mounting concer...

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Car Production Figures Rise by a Quarter within a Year

By Creditplus | Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The latest figures released by the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders) have shown that car production had an increase of an impressive 28.6% from June 2009 to June 2010. This produced nearly 118,000 cars within the month, dramatically surpassing analysts' expectations. Although the latest rise has come at a much slower rate than the 54% increase in May, June's results have made it the 8th consecutive month where production levels have increased. Paul Everitt, chief executive at the SMMT, feels the reason for this is ...

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Celebrities going green

By Creditplus | Saturday, August 14, 2010

The awareness about going green and supporting a clean and green environment is now deeply ingrained in most celebrities and popular culture, and many are doing their bit to spread the word to their fans. After all, with such a huge fan following, they know that every statement and action from their side will get noticed and can lead to positive change. Moreover, it is also good publicity for them, and they feel good about doing something to give back to society. Many are therefore opting for vehicles that are fuel efficient and run o...

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Honda's new roadster plans

By Creditplus | Saturday, August 14, 2010

News from new patent filings indicates that Honda may already be working on bringing out a substitute for the Honda S2000, with the engine being placed at the center. This roadster is expected to be a hybrid, and experts believe if Honda is thinking of replacing the S2000, it needs to ensure that the new model is very special. It would also need to be competitively priced so customers can afford to buy it. Reports also indicate that the company would be making use of a lot of parts from their existing models and will make use of alumi...

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The new Volvo V60

By Creditplus | Friday, August 13, 2010

The European wagon market can be extremely competitive, and brands know that they have to bring something really special to engage the attention of buyers. Volvo is attempting to do just that with its new V60. The company will roll the car out with eight different engine capacities and hopes to garner a minimum of 50,000 buyers every year. The sportier look has been possible due to a sculpted hood at the front and the typical bulge at the shoulder that Volvo seems to have patented. The roof has been inspired by the design you would fi...

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Gary Busey's own little contribution towards a cleaner environment

By Creditplus | Friday, August 13, 2010

Celebrities who are known for their rather tempestuous past and erratic behaviour often get noticed when they attempt to do something that is considered positive and useful. Unfortunately, sometimes even that is viewed with suspicion and their reputation often precedes them. In the case of Gary Busey, his rather inconsistent behaviour as well as the reputation of consuming substance deemed illegal has often been held against him. So it was with some disbelief that observers noticed him getting into his rather old Mercedes-Benz and run...

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Exotic features at what cost

By Creditplus | Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When you buy that new car, you are already paying a huge sum, and that's before any of the extra features the salesperson might want to try selling you. You may get caught up in the thrill of buying a new car, and loading it with features may be very tempting, but you need to realistically assess whether you would require them. Satellite navigation systems can be excellent tools when you are often on the road to different, new places as part of your job. However, if you are going to be following a regular route to office and back, thi...

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Renault's concept vehicle

By Creditplus | Monday, August 09, 2010

Everybody loves concept cars, showing the future of the automobile industry as it moves forward. Renault has been working on it's own new concept. This vehicle, called DeZir, will be a two-seat coupe and the Z in the name stands for the zero emission targets they're trying to achieve. The vehicle will be all-electric and is bound to get a lot of support from buyers. This would be the premier project undertaken by Laurens van den Acker, who heads design at the company and the aim has been to present a car that would embrace simplicity,...

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BMW goes to Mexico

By Creditplus | Sunday, August 08, 2010

Many major car brands are looking at reducing manufacturing costs as well as logistics and distribution costs so that they can remain competitive in the market, and also add to their bottom line in terms of profit margins. The trend is to move towards countries like China, India, and Mexico where labour costs are relatively cheaper, and it allows the company to sell into those markets. This double combination benefit of cheap labour as well as new market expansion has enthused BMW to step into Mexico and make investments in that count...

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Range Rover appoints the classy Victoria Beckham

By Creditplus | Saturday, August 07, 2010

Victoria Beckham already has two identities - that of a music artist bearing the name Posh Spice and another as the wife of a celebrated football star. She will now be adding a third dimension to her personality when she takes on the job of a design executive for the Range Rover brand. The announcement was made at the 40th anniversary of Range Rover that was held at the Kensington Palace by Gerry McGovern, who also revealed the 'mini' Range Rover Evoque at this function. He believes that her experience as a fashion designer would come...

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Audi's latest customer centric initiative

By Creditplus | Friday, August 06, 2010

Audi is taking customer service to a new level, introducing a new Direct Reception program where in customers can participate interactively with the service advisor when they take the car for a service. This will be possible through a two-way radio as well as a special 'Audi Cam'. This initiative is to quell dissatisfaction amongst certain sections of customers who feel that the service advisors often use high jargon and terms during the service routine, and there is no transparency in the process. With this initiative, the company fe...

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Ford's new initiative for accident prevention

By Creditplus | Thursday, August 05, 2010

A great new initiative by Ford about to be introduced with the 2011 Explorer is sure to cockle the hearts of many of its fans, and make the brand even more popular. The company is hoping their prospective customers won't mind shelling out a bit of extra cash to have this feature. The new feature is called CCT or Curve Control Technology and comes into play when the driver of the vehicle decides to take a corner turn rather abruptly or too soon. As soon as this happens, this safety system will take over and bring down the engine power ...

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