Archive for the ‘General Motoring News’ Category

Range Rover Sport spied, SEAT Toledo unveiled, Skoda announce sportier intentions

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

UK car finance customers that prefer their motors with four-wheel drive capability will be eagerly anticipating the brand new Range Rover Sport, which was snapped by an eagle-eyed car enthusiast earlier this week

The car was spotted on a road near the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and the pictures, which can be seen at Auto Express, are the first of the car despite it not having a release date yet. (more…)

First pictures of Aston Martin Vanquish, new sporty Bentley and fuel duty debate continues

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Aston Martin has revealed pictures of its new Vanquish, which will go on sale for £189,995. The new model features the same blade-like rear lights as the previous version and possesses the unmistakeable sleek looks that motorists have come to associate with Aston Martin over the years.

Should you be interested in a Vanquish on a car finance deal, you’ll be able to choose from a two-seater version and a two-plus-two-seater version. Boasting 565bhp, a top speed of 183mph and a 0-60mph time of just 4.1 seconds, the Vanquish is a tantalising prospect in terms of performance. (more…)

New Citroen C4 Picasso spied, Clio RS details released and Skoda Rapid revealed

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A camouflaged Citroen C4 Picasso has been spotted in its last stages of testing – and first reactions are positive. The French firm isn’t due to unveil the new car until this September at its home motor show in Paris, but the pictures that have been snapped should whet Citroen fans’ appetites until it’s available on car financing deals in early 2013.

The version spotted on the track was the smaller five-seat version, but a larger seven-seater C4 Grand Picasso will also be available to buyers and drivers that purchase cars on finance plans, complete with a sliding rear door. (more…)

Speeding fines to increase, Saab returns with green plan and Vauxhall Astra given a revamp

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Swedish car firm Saab is set to make a return as an electric car maker, meaning that vehicles from the iconic Scandinavian brand may well be available on car finance deals sooner than anyone could have expected following its bankruptcy last year.

In other news, speeding fines are set to increase by 50% under new plans unveiled this week, taking the amount to be paid by speeding motorists from £60 to £90. Similar hikes will also be enforced for motorists caught using handheld mobile phones or not wearing a seatbelt. (more…)

MINI Rocketman concept revealed, hot Audi Q5 being readied and Apple to enter auto industry

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Speculation was rife on the internet a few weeks ago when an unidentified MINI model was snapped being filmed on location by a Twitter user and posted online. The company refused to comment, but many identified that the car bore at least some resemblance to the Rocketman; a model that MINI scrapped last year, much to the sadness of customers looking to finance cars that have an edge. However, it has now been officially confirmed that the car spotted was indeed a modified version of the Rocketman concept.

The car has been designed especially for the London Olympics this summer, which BMW is heavily sponsoring. A red, white and blue colour scheme decorates the car inside and out as a nod both to the Olympics and MINI’s British heritage. Inside, there are striped seatbelts across the seats, as well as a model basketball game in the central console; on the outside, shiny, predominately navy bodywork surrounds a transparent roof with a Union Jack design across it. (more…)

Aston Martin to revive Vanquish, new Toyota Auris sketches and Renault to build 3008 contender

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Car finance customers with a head for recent auto history might be intrigued to hear that Aston Martin is reviving the Vanquish brand for its new DBS model.

The car, which is due for release early next year, will carry the Vanquish name badge on its boot. A spy picture of an Aston Martin that bears the famous name being loaded onto a trailer has sparked speculation about how the car will eventually turn out. (more…)

Skoda Rapid artwork released, new global Hyundai campaign and latest Range Rover spotted

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Skoda has released official artwork of its new small family car, the Skoda Rapid, which is set to hit UK showrooms later this year. The sketches were revealed to Auto Express at a Skoda event in Prague.

The car, which isn’t due to be officially unveiled until the Paris Motor Show in September, will delight buyers and those that purchase Skoda finance plans alike with its likely entry-level price tag of less than £13,000. This prices it under many of its direct competitors, including the VW Golf. (more…)

New Toyota Auris and Porsche Cayman spotted, while Renault contemplates addition of ‘luxury’ brand

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Drivers that purchase their cars on finance plans will have extra reason to go with Toyota finance next year when the popular Japanese car company releases its updated Auris into showrooms, available for purchase and on car finance deals.

Images of the new Auris – which will make its official debut at the Paris Motor show in September – were leaked onto the internet following discovery of the car in a Japanese brochure. The image shows that Toyota has gone for a complete change of the car’s looks, with narrower headlights and a more pronounced grille on the front. (more…)

Nissan steps up Leaf production, Skoda’s Yeti gets a makeover and Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Nissan hopes to win over even more UK car buyers and car finance customers in the coming year when it commences production of its Leaf electric car at the company’s factory in Sunderland.

The manufacturer hopes to sell around 9,000 units of the Leaf throughout Europe in 2012, which would be almost triple the amount sold last year. The car will be built alongside the Japanese company’s Qashqai – a car becoming increasingly popular with drivers that look for their car finance deals. (more…)

Mazda and Fiat collaborate, Ferrari recalls cars and 40 years of Spaghetti Junction

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

We have more news on the announcement that Mazda and Fiat are to join forces to create a new roadster, which will be based on the next generation of Mazda’s iconic MX-5. The two manufacturers will develop their cars on the same chassis but will create models that are distinctive in terms of style and engine choices. Fiat’s version will be available on Fiat finance deals under the Alfa Romeo marque, which forms part of Fiat Group Automobiles. For anyone who likes their classy Italian cars on finance packages, Fiat will begin selling the car in early 2015, whilst Mazda are yet to announce a release date. (more…)