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Infiniti sales continue upward curve

Infiniti has continued its successful sales performance with an ‘exceptional’ October when the company sold more than 18,400 vehicles globally, an increase of more than 3,000 vehicles or 20% over October 2014. The volume rise marked the 14th consecutive month of best individual months on record for the brand. The global sales result is supported by strong sales performances in […]

CLEPA Conference countdown underway

CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, will host its seventh CLEPA Aftermarket Conference on 25-26 November at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in Brussels. This year’s event once again promises a line-up of high level speakers who will discuss topics, trends and strategies relevant for the aftermarket. The event expects to attract circa 250 participants from the parts manufacturers, […]

IFB launches landmark consultation

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has taken a landmark step towards extending its services to defendant lawyers, investigators and other industry suppliers, by launching a consultation on ‘affiliate membership’. The consultation, launched today, invites suppliers assisting insurers in the fight against fraud to register their interest in IFB membership by 30 November 2015. Focused primarily on detecting and disrupting organised […]

AIC release bulletin on new Prius

AIC Ezi-Methods has released a technical review of the new Toyota Prius 4, to ensure its customers stay ahead of the technology curve. The new Toyota Prius 4 is due on our roads late 2015, early 2016, and to date, not a lot of official data has been released on the vehicle. However, from data accumulated by AIC and thanks […]

Student receives Vauxhall Finance Award

Maximilian Schulze Wenning, now a second year student in Economics & Finance at Cardiff Business School, has become the second recipient of the Vauxhall Finance Award of Excellence, given by GMAC UK plc. Maximilian will receive an annual bursary of £1,000 for the two remaining years of his degree with Cardiff Business School and be offered the opportunity to undertake a […]

Takata fined for airbag recalls

Takata has been fined up to $200m (£130m) by US regulators for its handling of the faulty airbags recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Takata failed to provide information about the dangerous airbags. The Japanese manufacturer will initially have to pay $70m, but the fine could reach $200m if the regulator finds any further violations. About 23.4 million […]

Euro NCAP releases safety results

Euro NCAP today released the safety results for four new vehicles: the Audi A4, the Honda HR-V, the Honda Jazz and the VW Caddy. The organisation that provides consumers with an independent assessment of the safety level of the most popular cars sold in Europe said three of the four vehicles released this month have received the maximum Euro NCAP safety rating. […]

VW emissions scandal continues

Shares in Volkswagen have dropped after it reported ‘irregularities’ in carbon dioxide emissions levels, which could affect around 800,000 cars in Europe. VW said the problem, which it came across while investigating diesel emissions, could cost the firm around €2bn (£1.4bn). This new issue could affect brands including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat and the issue mainly affects diesels, but […]

Diesels remain popular after scandal

New research for AA Cars suggests that faith in diesel cars is not being severely dented following the recent emissions scandal. More than a quarter of car buyers (28%) say they will opt for a diesel motor – that’s just 1% down from a similar survey carried out in May and 2% down from December 2014. Between December 2012 and […]

CitNOW’s Bangers4BEN efforts pays off

Automotive video software expert CitNOW has raised over £2,000 for the charity BEN at the Bangers for BEN 2015 rally. The Wokingham-based firm doubled its efforts for this year’s event by entering two cars – a 20-year old Audi Cabriolet driven by CitNOW Commercial Director Alistair Jeff, and an 11-year old Chrysler PT Cruiser piloted by CEO Alistair Horsburgh. And […]

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