Monthly Archives: January 2010

Manchester drivers express concern over road conditions

Friday, 29th January, 2010

Drivers across Manchester are becoming increasingly concerned over the damage caused to roads by recent icy weather and the repercussions it could have on safety. The number of potholes has increased in recent weeks as a result of freezing water infiltrating existing cracks, which has badly affected drivers, according to the South Manchester Reporter. Read the full article…

Citroen launches February offers for van buyers

Friday, 29th January, 2010

Citroen is commencing a month-long programme of sales incentives designed to bring added value for fleet operators buying new vans. The manufacturer is to provide a number of bonuses and value packages for any customers who place an order for vehicles in its Berlingo, Relay or Dispatch ranges during February. Among these incentives is Read the full article…

Used car buyers ‘are increasingly turning to diesel’

Friday, 29th January, 2010

An increased demand for diesel vehicles could be set to affect the used car market, according to an expert. Second hand motor retailer Carcraft has stated that it has seen a rise in sales for popular diesel models such as the Renault Megane Scenic 1.5 dCi and Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi. It suggested that Read the full article…

Kia ‘looking to establish Birmingham, Liverpool dealerships’

Thursday, 28th January, 2010

Kia is aiming to increase its sales presence in a number of inner city areas such as Birmingham and Liverpool, the manufacturer has revealed. Michael Cole, the brand’s UK managing director, told Car Dealer magazine that it is looking to expand its sales network due to the success it enjoyed during 2009. Figures released Read the full article…

Kirklees Council introduces new taxi plates

Thursday, 28th January, 2010

New taxi plates are being launched in the Kirklees area in an effort to make it easier for clients to identify legitimate cabs. Over the course of 2010, cabbies in the area will be affixing new-look stickers and markings on their bumpers, which will include information about the vehicle and its licence details, reports Read the full article…

UK and Ireland launch crackdown on disqualified drivers

Thursday, 28th January, 2010

New driving regulations to prohibit disqualified drivers from taking to the roads have been launched in both the UK and Ireland. The governments of the two nations have allied to institute new laws by which British drivers who are disqualified in Ireland will see their punishment carried over when they return and vice-versa. It Read the full article…

Glasgow roads ‘must be allocated more funding’

Wednesday, 27th January, 2010

Glasgow City Council has been called upon to divert more funds to maintenance of the city’s roads due to the number of potholes. John Thomson, chairman of the municipal group with the Institution of Civil Engineers in Scotland, told the Glasgow Evening Times that the city’s road network is “sorely in need” of funding Read the full article…

Volvo sees increased demand for new trucks

Wednesday, 27th January, 2010

Volvo has outlined intentions to increase its production of lorries and heavy goods vehicles in response to rising demand. The Swedish manufacturer has suggested that more hauliers are looking to purchase vehicles now that economic conditions have started to improve. As a result, it has commenced an initiative to up production at its manufacturing Read the full article…

Saab sold by GM to Spyker Cars

Wednesday, 27th January, 2010

General Motors (GM) has completed a deal which will see it sell the Saab car brand to Spyker Cars. The agreement will see GM cede control of Saab’s brands, trademarks and facilities to the Dutch carmaker, which is to incorporate the line as part of a new company called Saab Spyker Automobiles. Sweden-based Saab Read the full article…

Renault to launch New Master van range

Tuesday, 26th January, 2010

Renault has begun taking orders for its New Master range of light commercial vehicles (LCVs), which it claims will offer a number of benefits to fleet operators. The new van, which is to launch on April 9th 2010, will be available in a range of options and has been designed to be more comfortable Read the full article…