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January 2012 News

Kia Wins low Carbon Award

31/01/2012 14:00:00
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Kia's environmentally efficient range of vehicles has seen it scoop the Ultra Low Carbon Award from What Car?.  The magazine spared particular praise for the new Rio, which has carbon emissions of as little as 85g per kilometre, making it by far the cleanest non-electric vehicle in the entire world.  This environmental w ...

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Subaru Takes Care of Everything

30/01/2012 11:00:01
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Subaru UK is raising its level of customer care this month with the launch of a new three-year aftercare package that has been given the moniker Everything Taken Care Of (Subaru ETCo).  To be included in the cost of every new Subaru vehicle, Subaru ETCo is the most targeted and comprehensive aftercare package currently on the market in th ...

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Renault Twingo to Launch in February

27/01/2012 14:00:00
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Pricing and specification in the United Kingdom have been confirmed by Renault for the funky new Twingo, which will launch next month.  The cheeky 1.2-litre Pzaz costs just £7,795, and if that is not an offer to tempt customers, the vehicle also comes with the Renault 4+ programme, a package that offers buyers all manner of servicin ...

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Renault Plans Return to Form

26/01/2012 11:00:01
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Renault is planning a huge return to form with their sensational new line-up.  The French company have ruthlessly axed as many as five models, including the Espace, Laguna, Kangoo passenger MPV, Modus and Wind after they succeeded in achieving as little as just 10% of all Renault UK sales in total.  While the French firm suc ...

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Motorists go Retro to Save

25/01/2012 14:00:01
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More than three quarters - 78% - of drivers in the United Kingdom would contemplate retro-fitting their vehicle in some way in order to save money and improve on fuel economy.  With a large number of drivers finding it difficult to maintain their current vehicle, let alone replace it with a more efficient new model, ways in which ...

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Drive Away Happy With new Peugeot Campaign

24/01/2012 14:00:01
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Peugeot has announced the commencement of its "Drive Away Happy" campaign, which aims to remind people that the purchasing of a new car is a joyful and exciting experience.  With the car market currently awash with overblown offers and cut price deals the company is daring to be different, focusing on the feeling of happiness at ...

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Car Insurers Slammed for Charging Unemployed More

23/01/2012 14:00:01
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Insurers are being slammed for charging higher premiums to the unemployed at a time when employment in the United Kingdom is at its highest level in 16 years since 1996, although there appears to be no such discrimination for those simply taking out extended car warranties. The BBC carried out research with three insurance brokers and ...

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Hyundai Strengthens Dealership Network in UK

19/01/2012 14:00:00
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Hyundai is continuing to expand its product range with eight new models set to join the line up this year.  In order to complement its new vehicles, the company has also been strengthening its dealership network in the United Kingdom by adding as many as 29 new dealerships over the course of the last 12 months, 12 of which are actually li ...

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Kia Doubles UK Market

18/01/2012 11:00:01
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Kia has managed to double its market share in the United Kingdom in the course of just four years, and Kia UK Managing Director Michael Cole expects the climb to continue, predicting a growth of almost 20% across the course of 2012, despite the market in general being largely perceived to be flat. Cole says that the Korean brand is ho ...

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Whiplash Claims Behind Car Insurance Cost Rises

16/01/2012 11:00:01
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The rise in claims related to whiplash injury is primarily responsible for the rise in car insurance premiums, according to a new report by MPs.  The House of Commons Transport Committee report is suggesting that the British government should impose a higher threshold when it comes to the payment of any compensation claims that a ...

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Ampera now Available to Order From Vauxhall

13/01/2012 14:00:00
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Vauxhall has started to take orders for their new hybrid saloon vehicle, the Ampera E-REV.  Full details of both pricing and specs were released for the first time this week, with the car manufacturer saying that the Electron and the Positiv - its two top range Ampera models - were now available to order, while the entry level model is av ...

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New Kia Picanto is Great for Savers

12/01/2012 17:00:00
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The new Kia Picanto is a dream come true for those car buyers looking to save money in these troubled economic times.  One of the main costs of motoring today is road tax, something which for the modern vehicle is calculated using a sliding scale that is based around carbon emissions.  The more pollution your vehicle pumps out into t ...

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Optima Saloon Launch Confirmed by Kia

11/01/2012 14:00:01
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The new Optima will be available for sale in the United Kingdom, Kia has confirmed.  The saloon, which is the size of a Ford Mondeo, is set to be the flagship model of the entire Kia range, with prices to begin at £19,595 on the road. The vehicle is primarily aimed at business owners in the United Kingdom and as such comes ...

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Yorkshire Drivers Struggle With Costs

10/01/2012 14:00:00
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Around a third of all drivers in Yorkshire are having difficulty in coping with the costs of running a motor vehicle, according to new figures.  Almost 30% of drivers in the region claim they are finding it tough to deal with driving expenses, research from used car search site Motors.co.uk has revealed. The latest Driver S ...

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Geely's New Year's Resolution

09/01/2012 14:00:00
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The New Years resolution from Geely Auto UK is to find the best, most customer friendly, proactive and suitable dealers in the country in order to recruit to the Geely Auto franchise in 2012. Geely's dealer recruitment programme in the United Kingdom is now underway with the Emgrand EC7 family segment five-door hatchback and four- ...

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The new Toyota Aygo

06/01/2012 11:00:01
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The Toyota Aygo was first launched around seven years ago back in 2005, offering Europeans a striking new alternative in terms of stylish urban mobility.  The revolutionary design of the Aygo rejected the stereotype that small just meant pragmatic and economical and succeeded in redefining perceptions of just what small cars could be. ...

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Hares Gets SsangYong Franchise

05/01/2012 11:00:01
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Hares of Rustington has been welcomed to the ever growing portfolio of franchises by SsangYong.  The dealership will continue to operate the new franchise from its current existing location, which is situated on Station Road in Rustington. "We and our dealers are focused on giving customers great service, so whether buying a ...

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Mitsubishi Shogun Black Special Edition UK Launch

04/01/2012 14:00:00
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The Shogun Black Special Edition was recently launched in the United Kingdom by Japanese-based auto manufacturing company Mitsubishi, and the UK version came with some intriguing changes.  The carmaker claims that the Mitsubishi Shogun Black Special Edition will be arriving with an enhanced form of exterior styling along with a n ...

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Ways to Sort out Finances in 2012

03/01/2012 14:00:00
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Shopping around for better deals on your car insurance, including extended auto warranties, is one of the top ten best ways to sort out your finances in 2012, according to the Daily Mirror.  The newspaper points out that car insurance is not a contract and prices for renewal of car insurance can often be at their highest, with uSwitch.com ...

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Apathy Costs Consumers Hundreds

03/01/2012 11:00:01
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A quarter of all consumers in the United Kingdom have failed to change providers for any of the most popular 20 financial products in the course of the last 12 months.  A new study by Gocompare.com suggests that while 65% of consumers are expecting to be in for a tough time financially during 2012, more than 12 million consumers have fail ...

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