Festive offerings from SEAT

By Creditplus | Friday, October 19, 2012

The SEAT Mii is one of the most versatile, striking and cost-effective city cars ever built - and it now comes with free servicing for up to three years or 30,000 miles. This offer applies to whichever runs out sooner and is available to those who purchase the car with...

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Nissan innovates with computerised steering

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 18, 2012

Japanese car giant Nissan is to become the first mass manufacturer to use aeroplane technology in new car steering systems. Innovative steer-by-wire technology is to be installed by the company into new cars within 12 months. The system works by sending electronic signals from the steering wheel to a computerised...

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Cascada convertible revealed

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Vauxhall is launching a new model aimed at a sector traditionally dominated by premium car manufacturers. The new Cascada full-size convertible, with four seats and a fabric roof, will mark Vauxhall's entry into a fourth new sector this year. The Cascada, at nearly 4.7 metres, is longer than an Audi...

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Peugeot Onyx combines style and ethics

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Mondial de L'Automobile show in Paris later this month will see a new concept on display from Peugeot; a stylish supercar that makes the most of its green credentials. Peugeot's stand at the prestigious 2012 show will include 40 vehicles and three concepts, with the 2008 concept and the...

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Cars win major Scottish awards

By Creditplus | Monday, October 15, 2012

Two cars have been honoured with major motoring awards in Scotland - the Toyota GT86 and the Kia Rio. This year's Scottish Car of the Year awards saw the Toyota model voted best coupe, and the Kia Rio named Best Supermini by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writer's (ASMW).. The...

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Bolt to help develop special Nissan car

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 13, 2012

Usain Bolt, the Olympic 100m gold medallist and world record holder, is to help to produce a special version of the Nissan GT-R. The sprinter has been appointed 'Director of Excitement' at the Japanese car manufacturer. Nissan has produced a unique gold GT-R bearing Bolt's signature with a real gold...

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Porsche launch Cayenne Turbo S

By Creditplus | Friday, October 12, 2012

Porsche has confirmed its new Cayenne Turbo S will feature a twin-turbocharged engine, making it the most powerful SUV in its range. The German car maker revealed that the twin-turbocharged engine should boost overall performance by 10% to bring the Cayenne Turbo S to 550hp, an extra 50hp on the...

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Nissan cuts prices across Micra range

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nissan has slashed the price of its popular Micra models as part of a new bid to tempt more buyers. The supermini is now available from £7,995 for the Micra Visia. Prices have also been cut across the rest of the Micra range, with the Acenta available for £9,995. While...

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Toyota to recall millions of vehicles

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 11, 2012

Toyota has decided to recall around 7.43 million cars worldwide after it emerged that a faulty switch may stop working in certain models made between 2005 and 2010. The problem affects a variety of models including the Corolla, Camry, Auris, Rav-4 and Yaris in Europe, the same models plus the...

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Mercedes AMG makes 45th anniversary car

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mercedes is celebrating the 45th anniversary of AMG by releasing a special SLS AMG GT3 model aimed at collectors with a passion for motor sport. The German car giant is making just five of the hand-built models and the exclusive anniversary model will have the new designo magno graphite matt...

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Union urges Jaguar Land Rover staff to take deal

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Staff at Jaguar Land Rover are being encouraged by union leaders to accept the offer of a new 24-month pay offer that may be worth as much as 9.8%. Officials at Unite negotiated the new deal and are urging workers at sites in Gaydon, Whitley, Castle Bromwich and Solihull in...

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New engine map boosts VW Golfs

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The performance of a diesel Volkswagen engine has been transformed by a new engine map that has boosted the output by 40bhp and 51lb.ft. Superchips, based in Buckingham, has introduced the remap that can take an engine in a standard diesel 1.6-litre TDI Golf and improve its capability to 148bhp...

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Mazda3 MPS undergoes makeover

By Creditplus | Saturday, October 6, 2012

The high-performance Mazda3 MPS is undergoing a visual transformation to make it even more easy on the eye. The revamp, as part of a number of upgrades to the Mazda3 range, will see the 155mph MPS's 18-inch alloy wheels now featuring a new gunmetal finish. The inner roof spoiler, wing...

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Gas-guzzling car tax under discussion

By Creditplus | Friday, October 5, 2012

Proposals put forward by a government advisor could leave car buyers with a tax bill of up to £23,000. The scheme would see the introduction of a new purchase tax levied on vehicles with large engines. The plans would see the cost of new cars increase, with even the price...

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Women give warm Civic reception

By Creditplus | Friday, October 5, 2012

The Honda Civic is now the car of choice for women drivers looking for an economical vehicle after it won a prestigious accolade at the Paris Motor Show 2012. The Women's World Car of the Year committee voted the Civic as the winner of its Economy Car section, beating the...

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Plate change gives car sales a push

By Creditplus | Thursday, October 4, 2012

New car sales registered a yearly spike last month on the back of the number plate change, new figures have revealed. The number of new cars hitting UK roads in September was up 8.2% on the same month last year, with 359,612 vehicles signing up for the new '62' plates,...

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New Lexus CT 200h expands brand

By Creditplus | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lexus has added an S grade to its fully hybrid compact hatchback range, which it says gives a more accessible entry-level model for customers. The luxury car firm says the CT 200h S does not cut back on the high quality, sleek design and top-of-the-range technology Lexus fans expect. Lexus...

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Kia's Picanto 'City' from £10,245

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kia is adding a new model to its 'Originals' collection with the three-door Picanto 'City', on sale in the UK as of October 1 from £10,245. The latest addition to the 'Originals' collection boasts functional features that are also stylish and not generally found in cars within this price category,...

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Sir Paul's Aston Martin up for auction

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bidding for a vintage car previously owned by Sir Paul McCartney is expected to reach as high as £300,000 at an auction in Battersea Park in London. The dark blue Aston Martin DB5 was purchased by the Beatles legend back in 1964 before the band set out on a world...

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New F-TYPE marks return to Jaguar's roots

By Creditplus | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jaguar has launched its brand new F-Type two-seater in the plush surroundings of a Paris museum garden. Following in the footsteps of some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars ever built, the new model, Jaguar's long-awaited successor to the iconic E-Type represents a return to the company's heartland....

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