Ford Remains UK Market Leader in November

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 08, 2011

Ford remained at the top of the sales charts in the UK during November 2011. The company has so far also sold the most cars in the country for the year to date. The best seller for the company (and the country) was the Ford Fiesta. There...

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British Gas Appointed as Preferred Supplier by Toyota

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 08, 2011

If you have serious plans to purchase a Toyota Prius next year, you would no doubt be interested to hear that Toyota has appointed British Gas as its preferred supplier of EV recharging points. The energy supplier will, in future, offer both business and private Prius owners a...

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Toyota Landcruiser has Best Resale Value After Three Years

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 08, 2011

At the top of Glass's latest list of cars with the best residual value after the first three years is the Toyota Landcruiser with an impressive average of 72.2%. Not far behind, in second place Glass lists the Ford Kuga 2-litre TDCi 2WD Titanium. On average these...

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Ford Focus to Star in Major new Film

By Creditplus | Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Those of you who signed up for their first car deal in the 70s will also no doubt remember the TV series The Sweeney. The good news is that this series is going to be remade for the silver screen. This time Jack Regan will be pursuing crooks...

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The Autumn Budget and the UK Motorist

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Apart from the odd cheap car, the average UK motorist does not have much to be happy about. Lately insurance costs have increased beyond all expectations; the cost of fuel is a heavy burden on already cash-strapped car owners, especially those in the countryside where there are no reliable...

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Green Car News From Subaru and Toyota

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Those who are prepared to sign up for an environmentally-friendly vehicle have an ever increasing array of choices. One of these is from Subaru. The company chose the 2012 Tokyo Motor Show as the venue to launch its hybrid concept car, the Advanced Tourer. The car...

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Driving Impressions of the Mercedes Benz B-180

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The first Mercedes B-Class, launched six years ago in 2005, might just have been the most disappointing car Mercedes ever made. Despite a few good points such as the clever sandwich-floor system and the practical, roomy body the car's negative points far outweighed the positive ones. Among these...

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Steve McQueen Le Mans Racing Suit to be Auctioned

By Creditplus | Monday, December 05, 2011

Despite the fact that Steve McQueen never designed a single car, nor owned a car company, he left an indelible mark on the auto industry. In fact he used to be, and many still consider him to be, one of the icons of the car industry. This is...

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Predicting Driver Behaviour – Drivers who Run Red Lights

By Creditplus | Monday, December 05, 2011

We all know that not everyone who signs up for a car finance package will be a responsible driver. It is hard to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones before they get on the road – until now, that is. MIT researchers believe they have successfully...

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Volkswagen Reveals Hybrid Concept Car

By Creditplus | Saturday, December 03, 2011

Volkswagen has launched a brand new hybrid concept car that could well become the company’s answer to the Range Rover Evoque.The design of the new Cross Coupe gives us a glimpse into the future of SUV models at Volkswagen. It is also believed that the car will eventually replace...

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Mitsubishi Plans Broader Product Range

By Creditplus | Saturday, December 03, 2011

Mitsubishi dealers in the UK will soon get a new Mirage international small car to sell, in addition to a new ASX plug-in hybrid car. In 2013 there will be a new Outlander as well. The company has also decided to take steps to change its image as...

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Daimler to Scrap Maybach Brand

By Creditplus | Saturday, December 03, 2011

Daimler is to stop manufacturing the Maybach, the company’s range of luxury cars once favoured by boxing legend Max Xchmeling and the Emperor of Egypt, Haile Selassie. The brand’s heritage stretches back nearly a hundred years.The German company made this announcement on the 28th November. Daimler will continue...

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Sebastian Vettel and the Infiniti FX50 S

By Creditplus | Saturday, December 03, 2011

Not many people have a top-of-the-range 4x4 named after them, but this was the honour bestowed on Sebastian Vettel after winning the 2011 F1 Grand Prix last year. The young German's name is now emblazoned on the Infiniti FX50 S Sebastian Vettel Edition. Infiniti is a new...

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Shell Believes Biofuels Will Play Major Role in Future

By Creditplus | Saturday, December 03, 2011

An important role player in the fuel industry believes that bio-fuels will play an increasingly important role over the next two decades as the world tries to phase out hydrocarbons, a role even more important than that of hydrogen or electricity. The General Manager of fuel development strategy...

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Saab Placed Under Voluntary Administration

By Creditplus | Friday, December 02, 2011

If you always wanted to sign up for car finance on a Saab, the sad news is that you will soon only be able to buy a used one. Saab Great Britain, the UK national sales company for the Swedish car manufacturer, has been placed under voluntary administration. ...

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European Investment Bank to Boost Nissan Leaf Production

By Creditplus | Friday, December 02, 2011

The Nissan plant at Sunderland in the UK has received £189m in funding from the European Investment bank to boost the production of the Nissan Leaf electric car as well as that of electric car batteries.The investment will provide funds for the integration of tooling and new machinery for the...

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UK Government Criticised for Supporting Canadian Tar Sands Oil

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 01, 2011

One can probably safely say that most car finance users are responsible citizens who do their bit to keep our environment safe. It is, therefore, worrying that the UK government has come under renewed criticism over claims that it supports the production of Canadian tar sands oil by allowing...

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Nissan to Launch Sporty Versions of Current Models

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 01, 2011

Nissan has announced plans to manufacture a new range of cars consisting of sportier versions of current models. The company will do this by expanding its NISMO performance division. The performance and tuning expertise the company gained on the racetrack will in future be applied to Nissan road...

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Latest Celebrity Car Gossip

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Ferrari California is not the most expensive or even the latest model in the Ferrari range, so under normal circumstances there would be no particular reason for us to write about it. That is, unless a very famous lady decides to go on a Friday shopping spree to...

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Ford Develops new Role for Plastic Bottles

By Creditplus | Wednesday, November 30, 2011

If your car is always full of junk such as plastic bottles left there by the kids, you are most likely not happy about the situation. You might, therefore, be quite sceptical if we told you that the new Ford Focus electric is full of plastic bottles. ...

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