Ford Fiesta is still UK's favourite car

By Creditplus | Friday, January 25, 2013

The Ford Fiesta was the best selling small car in Europe last year and it maintained its position as the UK's most popular car, latest figures show. On average, someone in Europe brought a new Ford Fiesta every two minutes in 2012, according to automotive data intelligence provider JATO Dynamics....

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Nissan turns over a new Leaf

By Creditplus | Wednesday, January 23, 2013

You can help save the environment and your wallet with the news that the price of a new all-electric Nissan LEAF has been slashed by £2,500. UK customers can also benefit, in addition to the retail price reduction, from low rate car finance incentives. That means the revolutionary, zero-emission LEAF...

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BMW 3-series scoops magazine award

By Creditplus | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A BMW has driven away with a host of awards, including BusinessCar Magazine's 2013 Car of the Year. The BMW 3-series beat Ford B-max to pole position with Audi's A3 coming in third at the annual BusinessCar Awards, while the vehicle also picked up a hat-trick with its third consecutive...

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Fiat sells new Panda 4x4 and Trekking

By Creditplus | Friday, January 18, 2013

The newest Fiat Panda 4x4 is the descendant of a top-selling vehicle that hit the streets close to 30 years ago. Like the previous two generations, the latest Panda 4x4 is fun, versatile, stylish, practical, and has a famous interior design that maximizes space. This third generation vehicle, which goes...

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European car industry 'could unravel'

By Creditplus | Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Europe's car industry is in danger of "unravelling" unless the European Union takes action, according to the boss of Fiat. Sergio Marchionne, who is CEO of both Italian manufacturer Fiat and US brand Chrysler, believes steps need to be taken to cut capacity across the continent to deal with falling...

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Jaguar Land Rover sales up as firm offers new jobs

By Creditplus | Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Premium car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is set to expand, generating 800 new jobs in Britain. The decision follows a global sales boom in cars made by the Indian-owned company, headquartered in Britain, triggered by sales growth in China. The manufacturer reports that the new roles, at its Solihull base...

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Environment is vital issue for EU drivers

By Creditplus | Monday, January 14, 2013

A third of Europeans would be happy to pay extra for a more eco-friendly vehicle despite that fact that most drivers, just over 70%, have tightened their budgets due to the financial crisis, a Ford Car Company-funded survey reveals. The poll also suggests more than 50% of respondents think global...

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Sharp increase in showroom finance

By Creditplus | Friday, January 11, 2013

More than 70% of people buying a new car are turning to a showroom seller to finance their purchase, according to new figures. Better deals are said to be the driving force behind an increase in motorists choosing to lend through a showroom, rather than more traditional methods, with almost...

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Mini Hatch wins BusinessCar award

By Creditplus | Friday, January 11, 2013

Mini has come up trumps for the 11th year in a row in BusinessCar Magazine's awards, holding onto its "Supermini of the Year" title with the Mini Hatch. The BusinessCar Awards are the only awards in the fleet car and van sector chosen by the public, which means they are...

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Gowarranty: Device to warn drivers behaving badly

By Creditplus | Thursday, January 10, 2013

A new device is to be introduced to warn motorists when they are driving badly or putting themselves or others in danger. The unusual in-car safety system, which is being developed by engineers at Fukuoka Institute of Technology in Japan in association with heavy goods vehicle maker UD Trucks, tells...

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Famous cars to go under the hammer

By Creditplus | Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A classic car once owned by Queen legend Freddie Mercury and a Ford Capri from sitcom Only Fools and Horses will be auctioned off this weekend. Both famous cars are expected to fetch thousands at the auction at the Autosport International show at Birmingham NEC on Saturday. The 1974 Rolls-Royce...

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Hyundai breaks into UK top ten car makes

By Creditplus | Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Hyundai has broken into the top ten best-selling car manufacturers in the UK for the first time after posting record sales of 74,285 vehicles in 2012. The firm, which increased its total sales volume by 18.1% between 2011 and last year, becomes the first ever Korean car brand to enter...

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Strong demand drives new car market

By Creditplus | Monday, January 07, 2013

Over two million new cars were sold in Britain in 2012, which at an increase of 5.3 per cent on the previous year represented the biggest rise since 2001. New figures revealed it was the highest total of new vehicles sold since 2008. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders...

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Mercedes-Benz presents new E-Class cars

By Creditplus | Friday, January 04, 2013

Mercedes-Benz has presented updated versions of its E-Class coupé and cabriolet models, which now feature a revised front including a single headlight lens. The headlamps contain anti-dazzle LED lights. There are also several flowing light elements within the headlamps that underline the E-Class's typical "twin-headlamp" look, representing just some of...

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Vauxhall Corsa crowned Best Training Car

By Creditplus | Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Vauxhall Corsa has been named as the 'Training Car of the Year' for the fourth year in succession, with thousands of learner drivers around the UK benefitting from its light steering helping them to nail those difficult manoeuvres. Driving instructors, road safety inspectors and other readers of adiNEWS voted...

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British car making centenaries looming

By Creditplus | Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sports car maker Aston Martin is gearing up to celebrate a century of production later this month. Meanwhile, another major British motoring industry landmark will be reached later in the year when a hundred years of car manufacturing at Cowley in Oxford is celebrated by the Mini company and its...

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Ford Focus ST leads UK sales charts

By Creditplus | Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Ford Focus ST has topped the sales charts in Britain and a series of other countries. The vehicle, which is Ford's first truly global performance car, has become the most popular hot hatch in Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Switzerland, as well as Britain - with...

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Manufacturers toast greener market share

By Creditplus | Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The motor industry is congratulating itself on setting a trend towards greener cars following a new report showing the number of environment-friendly vehicles more than doubled their market share last year. More and more motorists are either buying outright or taking out car loans for Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)-free, sub-100g/km...

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UK-made cars hit best total since 2008

By Creditplus | Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UK car manufacturing in 2012 revved up to its best performance since 2008. On top of that, UK-made cars sold overseas hit a record-high number, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In 2012, the UK made a total of 1,464,906 cars, which represented a 9.0% jump...

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