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Suzuki expands to Canterbury

Suzuki GB have announced the addition of Canterbury Suzuki to its nationwide dealer network. Operated by the family-run Broad Oak Motor Group, an existing Suzuki Service Centre and retailer of Approved Used cars, the seven-car showroom is located on Broad Oak Road, one of the main thoroughfares leading into Canterbury city centre. Fully refurbished, the location has state-of-the-art facilities and […]

Government launches rental vehicle security scheme

The Department for Transport has launched a rental vehicle security scheme which aims to increase counter-terrorism awareness and preparedness across the sector and mitigate the risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror. The voluntary scheme, which is open to all UK vehicle hire firms offering short-term rental to consumers, has been developed in collaboration with the BVRLA and other […]

Fewer accidents caused by aggressive driving

Figures from the Department for Transport show that the number of road accidents caused by aggressive driving has fallen dramatically over the past few years. Analysis of the 2013 to 2017 figures by reveals that the number of car related road-rage prangs fell from 3,065 in 2014 to 2,740 in 2017, a 10% decrease. There is also a drop in the […]

Vauxhall going electric

Vauxhall has announced that two new models – next-generation versions of the Mokka X SUV and Vivaro van – will be fully electrified, and go in to production in 2020. In addition, Vauxhall has announced that two more electrified vehicles – the Grandland X PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and the battery-electric, next-generation Corsa – will go on sale in […]

Axalta’s approval hat trick

Porsche AG has added Cromax to its list of approved car paint repair brands. This makes all three of Axalta’s premium global refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox – authorised for use by Porsche AG dealerships and bodyshops worldwide. Axalta has held technical approval with Porsche AG for more than 20 years with Spies Hecker and Standox. Jürgen […]

Faster EV charging speeds

Acceleration and fast charging have long been two of the proudest boasts of Tesla drivers. But, according, the tables are about to turn when it comes to charging speed. Next year, some electric cars from makers such as Audi will be beating Teslas for mid-journey charge times, with much less expensive family EVs from the likes of Hyundai, Kia […]

ACIS launches third generation ASCRIBE

ACIS has launched the third generation of ASCRIBE, its web-based inventory management and ordering solution. The new version, ASCRIBEv3, offers new smartphone-style scanners that automatically update the stock and management reports in real time using WiFi or 4G connections. The technology not only automatically replenishes stock, but also measures the efficiency of bodyshop operatives based on hours worked and their […]

Vantage Leasing stands with diesel

Despite sales of new diesel cars tumbling by more than 300,000 vehicles so far in 2018, demand for the out-of-favour fuel is proving more popular than ever with those less concerned by falling residual prices, according to research by Vantage Leasing. The research shows that enquiries for leasing of diesel cars is up by 13% compared with 2017 and that diesel […]

November new car market declined

The UK new car market declined by three per cent in November with some 158,639 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Supply delays due to implementation of the new WLTP emissions test and model replacement all combined to affect overall sales. Reflecting recent trends, demand for petrol and alternatively fuelled vehicles […]

Over £34,000 raised for children’s hospice

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) have raised £34,000 for The Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice during its 2018 annual vehicle auctions. In the process, the independent auction house has surpassed the £130,000 fundraising milestone since its inaugural auction for the children’s charity in 2011 – thanks to the south coast motor trade. This year, SVA hosted two auctions and received support […]

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