Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ferrari dealership opens in Wilmslow

Thursday, 29th September, 2011

Ferrari has opened a new salesroom in an affluent area of north-west England. A new branch of the carmaker’s dealership has been opened in Wilmslow, Cheshire where the manufacturer states there is a close connection to its existing client base and core demographic. Stratstone Manchester is the first Read the full article…

Coverage against uninsured drivers is ‘most important’

Thursday, 29th September, 2011

Protection against uninsured drivers is one of the most important facets of a car insurance policy, a new poll shows. Financial services company Defaqto surveyed 5,000 car owners with comprehensive insurance cover and found that one-fifth of them deemed coverage against the uninsured a priority. The second most Read the full article…

Citroen launches Superchip upgrade to DS3 Racing

Wednesday, 28th September, 2011

An improvement to a Citroen sports car has made it even faster than its speedy predecessor. Experts at Superchips have transformed Citroen’s special edition 204 bhp DS3 Racing to make it both stylish and comfortable, as well as extremely fast. The new version is designed to deliver the Read the full article…

Get tyres checked, says ATS

Wednesday, 28th September, 2011

Car maintenance companies have warned motorists about ensuring their tyres are safe and legal. The advice from ATS Euromaster comes ahead of tyre safety month in October. The company has said it will be offering drivers free tyre safety inspections at any of its 370 centres throughout England, Read the full article…

Skoda to release sixth model in brand’s name

Wednesday, 28th September, 2011

  Getting around town could be made easier with Skoda’s new city car. The Skoda Citigo, which launches in the Czech Republic later this year and in the UK in the summer of 2012, is the sixth production model from the brand and comes in three and five-door versions. Skoda board chairman Prof Dr Winfried Read the full article…

EV standardisation could be ‘too little too late’

Tuesday, 27th September, 2011

Disagreements in Europe surrounding the installation of electrical vehicle (EV) charging sockets is delaying bringing the eco-friendly cars to the mass market, according to Elektromotive. ACEA, the trade association for European automobile manufacturers, announced yesterday (September 26th) new plans to build charging points across the continent by 2017, Read the full article…

Ford Fiesta Edge ECOnetics is choice for National Grid

Tuesday, 27th September, 2011

Vehicles with low operating costs are being favoured as the must-have cars for large businesses, sales figures show. The National Grid is the latest blue chip British organisation to invest in the cheaper running costs of motors after an order of 80 Ford Fiesta Edge ECOnetics was delivered Read the full article…

Haulage industry ‘could benefit from FTA seminars’

Tuesday, 27th September, 2011

Haulage companies can sign up to attend annual seminars held by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to learn about recent developments in the industry. Workshops for fleet engineers will be held in Warrington (September 29th) and Berkshire (November 29th) and will focus on a range of issues surrounding Read the full article…

Mini to launch its first sports car in autumn

Monday, 26th September, 2011

Mini Cooper has continued its successful trading year by launching the fifth unique model of the sought-after car. The brand’s first two-seater sports car encapsulates all the qualities needed to make it a Mini but with some added bonuses, such as a handling agility unmatched by previous designs. Read the full article…