Monthly Archives: July 2009

Scrappage customers ‘looking to buy Skodas’

Skodas are becoming an increasingly popular choice among car owners looking to trade up using the scrappage scheme, claims the vehicle maker. The Czech manufacturer has taken a total of 4,521 new orders since the commencement of the government initiative, with nine out of ten customers having traded in a different brand of car. Read the full article…

Volvo ESP ‘an excellent investment’ for safer haulage

Haulage firms have been advised that Volvo’s electronic stability programme (ESP) systems for rigid trucks and trailers could help to improve the safe operation of their vehicles. The Swedish manufacturer’s system involves a computer-controlled infrastructure which is wired to the vehicle’s steering, brakes and engine to provide an emergency response which helps prevent trucks Read the full article…

LPG can be ‘a green and affordable choice’

Motorists looking to limit the environmental impact of their vehicle while saving money have been advised to convert their cars to run on liquid petroleum gas (LPG). Environmental advice portal TheGreenCarWebsite has suggested that LPG or autogas could offer eco-conscious drivers a host of benefits as it produces 20.3 per cent less carbon dioxide Read the full article…

Chelmsford taxi drivers threaten strike action

Cabbies in Chelmsford have threatened to go on strike after claiming that the council is ignoring their concerns over their livelihood. Local taxi drivers have expressed concern that Chelmsford Council is awarding a disproportionately large number of new taxi licences in the area, thereby threatening to overcrowd the market. Dissatisfaction has also arisen as Read the full article…

New Peugeot 3008 ‘a car for everyone’

Motorists looking to buy a new car have been advised by Peugeot to invest in its new model 3008. The manufacturer claims the new vehicle, which will be sold from November, is “ideal for modern lifestyles” and combines space and flexibility with the rugged look and performance which allows for more active use. This, Read the full article…

Truck communications technology ‘will aid safety’

A new traffic communication system for trucks and cars could be set to revolutionise safety and accident prevention on the roads. Researchers and vehicle manufacturers from across Europe are collaborating to develop the Safespot project, which will allow information on vehicle locations to be transmitted instantly and wirelessly between trucks and other road users. Read the full article…

Used car business ‘avoids major meltdown’

The UK used car market has managed to hold firm against major catastrophe despite suffering a downturn due to the recession, according to new research. British Car Auction (BCA) has published a new market report which has revealed that dealers suffered a £1.7 billion decrease in revenue during 2008 compared to the previous year. Read the full article…

Drivers ‘are scrapping their cars for Suzukis’

UK motorists have been jumping at the chance to trade up their existing vehicles to exchange them for new Suzuki cars, according to the manufacturer. More than 4,900 new orders have been taken by the Japanese manufacturer via the scrappage scheme as drivers look to swap their antiquated vehicles for popular models such as Read the full article…

New Fiat van ‘offers improved performance’

Van drivers have been offered a new vehicle from Fiat Professional which aims to provide better handling and greater efficiency. The manufacturer claims the newest addition to its Fiorino van range can provide superior performance for those who need to drive in wet or off-road conditions thanks to its new Traction + system, which Read the full article…