The best statement cars for under £10k

By Creditplus | Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This news story previously featured on the Creditplus Blog. Click here to view the original affordable statement cars post. As much as we all love beautiful, brand new cars, much of the time it’s not realistic for most of us to buy one. But that’s OK! There’s a whole wealth...

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Citroën lightens up with new C4 Picasso

By Creditplus | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

French carmaker Citroën is reducing the weight of its mini-MPV C4 Picasso and also lightening the load on drivers' pockets with a range of new engines providing enhanced economy. The new C4 Picasso, which is due to grace garage forecourts in the autumn, has adopted the PSA Group's new engineering...

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Foreign Office unveils road safety scheme

By Creditplus | Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Foreign Office has launched a new road safety campaign aimed at targeting British nationals who drive outside of the UK. The campaign has been developed amid concerns of an increasing amount of road traffic accidents affecting British tourists and expats in Australia, Spain and Thailand. Driving laws and road...

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Used 4x4s are 2012's biggest grower

By Creditplus | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sales of used four-by-four vehicles grew by 5.2% last year compared with 2011 - the biggest growth in the used car sales industry. The four-by-four which proved the most popular was the Land Rover Freelander, with a sales rise of 4.5%. This came at the same time as a drop...

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Commercial vehicle market hit by eurozone crisis

By Creditplus | Friday, March 22, 2013

A motoring industry group claims financial problems elsewhere in Europe are behind a fall in the number of commercial vehicles produced in the UK in February. Total commercial vehicle production in February was 8,005 - down 17.1% compared to the same month last year, according to statistics from the Society...

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Audi tuning in to digital radio revolution

By Creditplus | Thursday, March 21, 2013

Enjoying crystal clear radio reception will soon become standard for motorists buying most new Audi models. Most Audis made during the 2014 model year are to benefit from the digital revolution, featuring radios able to tune in to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). Traditional analogue car radios can be prone to...

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Free charge point for all ZOE buyers

By Creditplus | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Renault is providing yet another incentive for drivers looking to switch to electric by offering a free domestic charging point with every sale of its fully-electric cars. The car manufacturer is preparing for the launch of its electric ZOE model on 7 June and has revealed it is joining forces...

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Unique Saabs up for sale at auction

By Creditplus | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A number of rare cars produced by Swedish automaker Saab are to go under the hammer in Sweden. Fierce bidding is expected between collectors and Saab enthusiasts as some of the last unique models from the now defunct company are put up for grabs. A total of 78 Saabs are...

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Fiat Doblo Cargo nets light van award

By Creditplus | Monday, March 18, 2013

Fiat Professional's Doblo Cargo has been named as the Best Light Van in the VansA2Z Van of the Year Awards for 2013. Sebastiano Fedrigo, director at Fiat Professional UK, was presented with the award at an industry lunch held at Lords Cricket Ground in London. He expressed delight at the...

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Volkswagen e-up! unveiled

By Creditplus | Friday, March 15, 2013

Volkswagen has signalled its commitment to protecting the environment by unveiling its first completely electronic mass-produced vehicle. The four-seater e-up! was unveiled at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg and produces virtually no noise and has a range of 150km before it needs re-charging. The car is ideal...

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Vauxhall launches new payment plan

By Creditplus | Monday, March 11, 2013

Vauxhall customers will be able to change their cars after a set period under the latest Personal Contract Purchase scheme (PCP) from the carmaker. The PCP programme gives drivers the chance to pick up a brand new vehicle with a deposit and affordable monthly payments. Then at the end of...

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New Yaris Trend targets younger drivers

By Creditplus | Friday, March 8, 2013

Toyota is trying to woo younger drivers with the launch of the new Yaris Trend. The car maker unveiled the upgraded model for 2013 towards the end of last year at the Paris Motor Show and it has opted to offer limited options in a bid to keep prices as...

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Ministers launch drive to up electric car use

By Creditplus | Thursday, March 7, 2013

Motorists in Northern Ireland are being urged to do their pockets and the environment a favour by opting for an electric car. A pair of Stormont ministers are promoting the use of electric cars after launching the first ever eDrive conference and test drive event. Regional development minister David Kennedy...

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Government revises minimum driving standards

By Creditplus | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Government is to introduce revised minimum driving licence standards relating to eyesight and epilepsy later this week. Ministers have decided to relax certain requirements for all motorists in the UK following the introduction of the European Union's minimum medical standards for drivers. Britain's minimum driving licence standards already exceed...

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Over a million hydrogen vehicles forecast

By Creditplus | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The UK could see more than 1.5 million hydrogen powered vehicles on the roads by 2030, a study has suggested. The forecast is part of an interim report which has been commissioned to work out the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and ensure that the UK is...

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New Great Wall models to hit UK

By Creditplus | Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The UK's most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick up has just got even better with the introduction of two special edition models. Popular with trade and recreational users alike, the Great Wall Steed is already known for its capability and reliability - and now the 'Steed Chrome' and 'Steed Tracker' are...

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Toyota i-ROAD set for Geneva unveiling

By Creditplus | Monday, March 4, 2013

A whole host of new and exciting vehicles are to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show and Toyota's i-ROAD personal mobility vehicle could generate the most excitement. The two-seater i-ROAD vehicle is powered by electricity and can travel for 30 miles on one charge. Unlike many other personal...

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Jaguar Land Rover urges Government supply chain investment

By Creditplus | Friday, March 1, 2013

Jaguar Land Rover has called for higher levels of investment to support companies in the manufacturing supply chain. The British-based and Indian-owned automotive firm claims that a lack of finance in the sector is not only damaging the manufacturers themselves, but also the economy. It has urged ministers to put...

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Land Rover unveils electric Defender

By Creditplus | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Land Rover could be the latest manufacturer to try and muscle in on the electric vehicle (EV) market after it revealed a fleet of environmentally-friendly Defender models at the Geneva Motor Show. Seven Defenders bowed onto the international stage in Switzerland, with Land Rover saying they were still in the...

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Toyota regains title as top car maker

By Creditplus | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Toyota has resumed the top spot as the globe's most successful car brand. The Japanese company has announced sales for 2012 of an unprecedented 9.748 million cars - higher than its predicted 9.7 million vehicles. Toyota has outsold Detroit's General Motors, which turned over 9.29 million cars. GM had been...

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