Car Sales Drop Again in September

By Creditplus | Monday, October 10, 2011

The plate-change month of September saw another decline in new car sales. Only 332,476 units were registered, down 0.8% compared to the same time last year. Traditionally September is the second biggest month for the car sales industry with only March usually having higher sales. September...

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New Porsche Boxster Hits The Road

By Creditplus | Monday, October 10, 2011

Although the latest Porsche Boxster has not been released yet, the motoring press has already published the first spy shots of this stunningly beautiful car. From the spy shots it is clear that virtually every body panel is brand new. The car has a more dramatic, bolder profile....

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First Year on the Road Could Cost Teens £11,500

By Creditplus | Sunday, October 9, 2011

A first-time car owner might have to fork out a hefty £11,500 for his or her first year on the road, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The Institute called upon insurers to rethink the issue of insurance for young drivers after calculating that a newly...

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Two Councils to take part in Hydrogen Car Project

By Creditplus | Sunday, October 9, 2011

Two English counties have been chosen to join in a ground breaking trial project involving hydrogen fuel cell cars. The councils are from Herefordshire and Shropshire. They have signed a revolutionary deal with UK manufacturer Riversimple to test 30 fuel cell cars provided by the company. ...

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Internal Combustion Engine Not Dead

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 8, 2011

If you regularly read our news reports about environmentally friendly cars on these pages, you might be forgiven for thinking that the internal combustion engine is dead. Not so, said the Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, it has a very bright future indeed. The agency­s Byron Bunker recently...

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Mazda Turns to High Strength Steel

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mazda has just managed to become the first carmaker to successfully manufacture car components using 1800Mpa ultra-high tensile steel. This comes after a joint venture with Aisin Takaoka Company Ltd and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. The project is part of Mazda­s continued research into vehicle architecture that is both...

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Smaller Cheaper Mercedes SLS on the Way

By Creditplus | Friday, October 7, 2011

Finally there is good news for those who always wanted to own a Mercedes SLS. Mercedes plans to bring out a cheaper, smaller version of the SLS super-car. It will compete directly with the Jaguar C-X16 and the Porsche 911. In an interview with Auto Express the development...

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Drivers Choose the Best Cars and Car Manufacturers of the Decade

By Creditplus | Friday, October 7, 2011

Ten years ago, in April 2002, Auto Express for the first time asked their readers to rate their vehicles in ten different categories. Ten years later the company has received more than 300,000 responses, covering virtually every facet of owning a car. They have now published a...

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Alfa Romeo to get Fiat Engine

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 6, 2011

When one mentions green car technology, the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo is not usually the first name that comes to people­s minds. A joint venture with a fellow Italian carmaker has, however, ensured that Alfa Romeo will in future be taken more seriously by customers with a bias towards eco-friendly...

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Renault Announces Renaultsport Clio 200

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 6, 2011

Renault has announced a limited edition of its super-mini hot hatchback called the Renaultsport Clio 200 Raider. Only 50 of these cars will be manufactured for the UK market, so if you are thinking of signing up for an auto loan for one of them, you had better act quickly.The...

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What Car? Names Ford Mondeo Greenest Family Car

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Good news for anyone wishing to get a new family car but who is also concerned about the environment. Ford may have the solution with their new Mondeo. The Ford Mondeo turbo diesel model (TDCi 1.6-litre engine) is already an award winner, but to be given the accolade from What...

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Car Care Tips

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Unfortunately, caring for your car does not end with taking out an extended warranty. Caring for your car requires time and effort, and a certain level of understanding, to ensure that you are able to keep correctly maintaining your motor vehicle. One aspect that needs attention is the timing belt....

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Citroen Releases C4 Aircross

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The motoring press has published the first pictures of Citroen­s new C4 Aircross. The car joins the standard C4, C4 Picasso, Grand Picasso and DS4 in a range that is aimed at car buyers who want more space and a little bit of off-road capability from their cars. ...

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Price of Used Cars to Rise

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 1, 2011

A record breaking £35 billion was generated by the used car market in the United Kingdom last year, according to a new report. The used car market is leading the economic recovery of the motor industry with figures from the 2011 Used Car Market Report, which has been released...

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BMW 4 Series Confirmed

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 1, 2011

At last we have solid evidence that BMW plans a radical overhaul of the company's 3-Series range. The motoring press has published the first spy shots of a 4-Series coupe - a brand new model with custom styling and a decidedly sportier look. The shots were captured...

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Citroen has big Plans for DS5

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 1, 2011

Citroen bosses have confirmed that they plan to grow the luxury DS brand with dedicated dealerships, new models and exclusive membership clubs. The new models include three cars that will be aimed solely at the Chinese market as well as new DS3 variants. China is currently the...

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Toyota Creates Energy Saving Centre

By Louise Hutchinson | Saturday, October 1, 2011

Toyota is not one of the top car producing companies in the world without reason. The reliability of these cars has become nearly legendary among car buyers. The company has also often been at the forefront of technological development - something that is especially appreciated by younger buyers. ...

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Study Finds That CO2 Rules Will not Make Cars More Expensive

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 1, 2011

While the average motorist no doubt supports lower emission targets, he would probably not be happy if car prices kept on creeping up because of costs involved with lower emission requirements. Most motorists will, therefore, be glad to hear that a new report from environmental pressure group Transport...

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SMMT Reveals Shortlist for Innovation Award

By Creditplus | Friday, September 30, 2011

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has published the shortlist for its much coveted Innovation Award. Every one of the candidates on the shortlist has been responsible for developing some or other solution that makes motoring either more environmentally friendly or safer. The final...

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Despite low Incentives Germany Leads Electric Car Race

By Creditplus | Friday, September 30, 2011

Hats off to our German friends this morning: we have just learned that the German market for electric cars is much more buoyant than the UK one - despite that country offering consumers the lowest subsidy rates in Europe. According to the latest statistics published by Jato Dynamics,...

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