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New cars cheaper than used models

Discerning shoppers can save hundreds of pounds by buying a new car instead of a one-year-old version of the same model, according to new research by Whatcar.com. Analysis by the UK’s biggest car-buying brand showed that competitive deals and low interest rates offered by manufacturers to shift their newest models can make brand new cars less expensive than second-hand vehicles. The […]

HPI urges dealers to protect themselves

As a Birmingham independent car dealer is jailed for five years and six months for clocking more than 4 million miles off cars, vehicle history check expert, HPI, highlights this case to serve as a warning to used car dealers, who aren’t conducting regular mileage checks on their vehicles. Believed to be the biggest investigation ever by Birmingham Trading Standards, […]

Global emissions standard is missing

Frost & Sullivan’s Principal Consultant, Martyn Briggs, has commented on the ongoing VW Diesel ‘Defeat Device’ scandal. ‘The Volkswagen (VW) Diesel emissions scandal affair is unprecedented, owing to the apparent deceit involved to ‘cheat’ the emissions testing. CEO Martin Winterkorn having to step down is not the right answer though (in my opinion), because the market could potentially rather gauge […]

SMMT statement on emissions testing

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released a statement following an admission by the world’s biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, that it deceived US regulators in exhaust emissions tests. ‘The UK automotive industry understands the concerns consumers may have following the actions of one manufacturer in regard to emissions testing and the subsequent decision to recall a large number […]

Consumer rights act benefits car buyers

On 1st October 2015, some of the biggest changes ever in consumer law will take place and, HPI, is urging used car buyers to be aware of their new rights. The Sale of Goods Act is set to be replaced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015. This crucially allows consumers to ask for a full refund in the first 30 days of […]

VW apologise for emissions error

Volkswagen has apologised after US regulators found some of its cars disguised pollution levels. VW chief executive, Martin Winterkorn said, ‘I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public.’ An investigation has now been launched into the device that allowed VW cars to emit less during tests than they would while driving […]

Apple remain tight-lipped on autonomous car

Tim Cook, chief executive of tech giant Apple, has refused to rule out that the comapny is working on its own self-driving car. Appearing on The Colbert Show, Cook refused to reveal much about the possibility of Apple joining the race for a self-driving car. ‘We look at a number of things along the way and we decide to put our […]

Continuous growth for European car market

The European new-car market recorded growth of 11.5%, the third time this year double-digit growth has been achieved. Germany increased sales by over 13,000 units compared to August 2014, while Spain achieved over 11,000 more units registered. Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Ireland and Slovakia also recorded year-on-year growth for the month of more than 30%. Brian Walters, vice president of […]

Confused motorists stranded by dashboard lights

Motorists are increasingly finding themselves confused and stranded by the roadside due to the complexity of the dashboards found in modern cars. AA breakdown crews are attending an average of 17,000 call-outs a month from drivers baffled by unfamiliar warning lights. The AA found that high-tech computer systems fitted in new cars were posing serious problems for many motorists. Call-outs […]

Suzuki to buy back VW stake

Japanese car maker Suzuki, is to buy back the 19.9 per cent stake held by top shareholder Volkswagen AG for up to £2.53 billion, after an international arbitration court last month ordered the German automaker to sell its holding. Suzuki said on Thursday it will repurchase as many as 122.77 million shares at Wednesday’s closing price of 3,842.50 yen per […]

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