Porsche unveils Cayenne S Diesel

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 13, 2012

Luxury car maker Porsche has revealed it is to expand its Cayenne SUV range with the launch of the new Cayenne S Diesel early next year. The new Cayenne S Diesel is powered by a formidable 4.2 litre V8 engine, which can develop 376bhp and 627lb.ft of torque to more...

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Peugeot announces big plans for Paris show

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 13, 2012

A clutch of innovative concept cars are to be showcased by Peugeot at this year's Paris Motor Show. The car-maker has announced plans to show 40 concept cars and production vehicles from a huge stand, to be staged at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles between September 29 and October...

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Golden girl Jessica hits 150mph on track

By Creditplus | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Team GB´s golden girl Jessica Ennis has proven herself to be no slouch on the athletics track. Now, she´s set to keep the pace going in a new set of wheels ahead of her appearance at a major parade. The heptathlon gold medallist at the London 2012 Games will be...

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Electric cars grants go unclaimed

By Creditplus | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Government's £11m spending on plug-in vehicles has failed to persuade drivers to make the switch to electric, according to a critical new parliamentary report. So far only a "handful" of motorists have benefitted from grants of up to £5,000 available from the Department for Transport towards the purchase of...

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McLoughlin cool on raising speed limit

By Creditplus | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The new transport secretary has insisted that the safety of the UK's roads will be his primary concern when weighing up plans to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph. Patrick McLoughlin, who replaced Philip Hammond as transport secretary in this month's cabinet reshuffle, said that the majority of serious...

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Nissan reveals brand new Venucia R50

By Creditplus | Monday, September 10, 2012

Nissan has announced the launch of the second model, the R50, from its new low-priced Chinese brand Venucia. The compact hatchback from Venucia, which was formed by Nissan and Chinese firm Dongfeng Motor, will cost just 67,800 yuan (£6,714) and is aimed mainly at the burgeoning low-priced market outside major...

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New models continue Panda success story

By Creditplus | Saturday, September 08, 2012

Fiat Group Automobiles UK have announced pricing for the new Panda 4x4 and Panda Trekking, the rugged additions to the Panda story, which has seen 6.5 million cars produced since the first Panda model was introduced in 1983. The new models of the latest, and third, generation have two engine...

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Company car policy odds-on to save cash

By Creditplus | Saturday, September 08, 2012

Bookmaker William Hill is betting on its new end-of-contract damage recharge policy to encourage its workers to look after their company cars better. The scheme has already seen the company's charges for damage fall by 38% as under the policy drivers are charged £100 for logging a claim when incidents...

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TomTom fleet services 'boost productivity'

By Creditplus | Friday, September 07, 2012

A large print and document solutions firm has invested in TomTom fleet management technology in a bid to cut costs and paperwork and increase productivity. Lincoln-based company Danwood is installing TomTom's LINK tracking device across its UK and Republic of Ireland service fleet in order to verify time sheets, automate...

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Mazda 6 unveiled in Paris

By Creditplus | Friday, September 07, 2012

The new Mazda 6 estate will make its long-awaited debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month, it has been revealed. Like the saloon version, which is currently on show at the Moscow International Auto Show, the estate has been designed with a 'clean diesel' engine using SkyActiv technology...

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Fiat reveal new family 500L series

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 06, 2012

Fiat have announced pricing for its stunning new 500L, a spacious family vehicle which they claim is big on looks, style and attitude. The starting price models are the Pop Star and Easy, which aim to put the fun into functionality. These start at £14,990 OTR for the 1.4-litre 500L...

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New X-Trail tweaks a winning formula

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 06, 2012

Nissan has unveiled a new addition to the X-Trail range that provides a sporty twist on the popular 4x4 vehicle. The X-Trail n-tec+ comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, sidebars with steps and fog lamps with a chrome finish. The new trim level will slot in between the existing Acenta...

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Skoda unveils limited edition models

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 06, 2012

Skoda has launched two limited edition Octavia models. The Czech car manufacturer has made 2,000 Octavia SE Connect and 500 Octavia vRS Blackline models available for sale. Car finance is an option for those motorists interested in the SE Connect and the vRS Blackline models, which cost from £18,650 and...

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Motorists 'not keen' on greener cars

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 06, 2012

A survey from IAM (the Institute of Advanced Motorists) has said that almost one in two motorists (48%) would not take advantage of higher Vehicle Excise Duty tax breaks to purchase a more environmentally friendly car. Half of those polled thought that it was fair that VED is calculated by...

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Obtaining Car Finance During a Recession

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 06, 2012

The UK has been through a tough few years with the double dip recession that the UK is trying to work its way out of. As the economy is still shrinking, it would be a fair assumption to make that the car finance market would be facing uncertain times. Although...

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Vauxhall's Cascada images released

By Creditplus | Thursday, September 06, 2012

Vauxhall has released the initial teaser shots of the brand's first mid-size convertible to be built completely in-house since the 1930s. The soft-top Cascada, as it will be named, is shown in the photos looking superimposed on to two different backgrounds. The vehicle's development follows the demise of Vauxhall's Tigra...

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Toyota to launch new Verso compact MPV

By Creditplus | Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Toyota is looking to increase its share of the compact and family car market with the launch of a brand new compact MPV early in 2013. The latest Verso, which was first unveiled at the Paris motor show in September, has a number of new features and a different style...

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Ford produces its 350 millionth vehicle

By Creditplus | Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Ford Focus has been crowned the world's best-selling model for the first half of 2012, helping the car-making giant reach a historic production milestone. Almost half a million (489,616) motorists bought a Focus during the first six months of this year, according to HIS Automotive, with a model built...

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BMW sets November date for new 1 Series

By Creditplus | Wednesday, September 05, 2012

BMW has announced a new entry-level diesel 1 Series will enter production later this year alongside new 3 Series models. The 114d comes in a three or five-door guise and will carry a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine generating an output of 94bhp, which is capable of doing 0-60mph in...

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Limit car stereo volume, say drivers

By Creditplus | Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The majority of drivers think that the maximum volume of car stereos should be limited, according to a new study. The survey of 1,000 drivers by Allianz Your Cover Insurance found that 54% of drivers would back enforced volume controls on in-car music, because it can be a distraction. A...

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