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Volkswagen invests €11.5bn in R&D

Volkswagen invested €11.5bn in research and development last year, more than ever before and more than any other company worldwide Speaking on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, underscored, ‘Volkswagen is an innovation think tank. We develop technologies that point the way well into the future.’ According to Martin, the […]

Brake’s Giant Walk

Brake is encouraging teachers to register for Brake’s Giant Walk, promoting the benefits of walking to school and to help teach road safety. This event takes place on Wednesday 10 June, and every year sees tens of thousands of children learning about road safety in their classroom, promoting the benefits of safe walking and cycling to school, and calling on […]

VW wins Car of the Year

As the world’s car companies gather in Geneva for the biggest event of the year, brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance has released its annual review of the state of their brands. Every year, Brand Finance puts thousands of the world’s top brands to the test. They are evaluated to determine which are the most powerful, and the most […]

The ultimate barn find

The last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the production line has been found in a barn in Surrey and will be auctioned by international auctioneers COYS in London on 10 March. The car was discovered by Chris Routledge, the managing partner of the auction house, and is one of the features of COYS ‘Spring Classics’ auction at the […]

DLG Motor results reflect ‘choices’

Direct Line Insurance Group plc (DLG) has issued its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2014 highlighting gross written premium (GWP) for the Motor division reduced by 5.6% and in-force policies reduced by 2.4%, compared with 2013. In its statement, the insurer stated: ‘The motor insurance market was highly competitive with further premium deflation at the start of […]

Solid results for Amlin

Amlin has announced its full year 2014 results which shows it delivered a strong financial year in a ‘more competitive trading environment’. Profit before tax decreased from £325.7m (2013) to £258.7m (2014). The group witnessed growth in net written premium of 8.1% to £2,278.9m (2013: £2,107.4m), supported by improved reinsurance purchase. Gross written premium (GWP) too increased from 2,467.4m (2013) […]

NFU partners with Vizion

NFU Mutual has chosen Vizion as its approved repairer network manager for the next three years. The partnership follows a comprehensive review and tender process to sustain the Group’s strategy in delivering a high quality member experience. Our members will benefit from a wide network of repairers, including manufacturer approved sites and excellent communication and visibility throughout the repairer process. […]

Ford is favourite internet car

OSV have analysed a ton of internet search data and found the UK’s most popular car brand of 2015 so far Vehicle supply company OSV Ltd has conducted a research report to find the most searched car brands in the UK at the start of 2015. The research report shows that evergreen favourite Ford is still the most popular car […]

Samsung and SEAT partner

Samsung and SEAT have signed an agreement to develop technological solutions to provide total connectivity across SEAT’s range of models. The agreement will take shape in the coming months with the launch of a new SEAT model line-up equipped to keep the customer always connected, with new technological features to be extended gradually to the rest of the SEAT range. […]

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