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Citroen at it again

Citroen at it again

CITROËN is starting 2005 with a new year present for light commercial vehicle buyers by launching its biggest and best-ever range of cashback deals. Customers can save up to £4,000 (plus VAT on all prices) on Relays, £2,000 on all New Look Dispatch models, £2,000 on all Berlingo models (except […]

All hail cabbies

All hail cabbies

AMERICANS are fast cottoning on to a British motoring icon – the taxi cab. Coventry-based LTI Vehicles, which makes the purpose-built London Black Taxi, has started the new year with a £2.5 million-plus order from the USA. It will mean that the latest London taxis will be used in Chicago, […]

2005 LAUNCH PREVIEW

2005 LAUNCH PREVIEW

      IT’S no exaggeration to say that if you’re a true ‘petrol in the veins’ car fan, or are just toying with the idea of a buying a new motor in the next 12 months, there really is an awful lot to look forward to in 2005. This […]

Ford celebrates 40 years in Transit

Ford celebrates 40 years in Transit

IT WAS 40 years ago that the first Ford Transit rolled off the production line in Britain. To mark this milestone, Ford has created three special edition Transits and two special edition Transit Connects. Buyers gain additional comfort and convenience features on their new vehicles, saving from £100 to £1,500. […]

MOTORS THAT OFFER A HOME FROM HOME (MOTORHOMES)

MOTORS THAT OFFER A HOME FROM HOME (MOTORHOMES)

        THE retirement home that most of us dream about has, would you believe, got an engine in it. Survey after survey sees Britons put a motorhome at the top of the family-accessory wish list. The motorhome is becoming the all-reasons, all-seasons vehicle, and designers are pushing […]

Dodge the Gatsos with Vauxhall

Dodge the Gatsos with Vauxhall

VAUXHALL van drivers can now enjoy the benefits of a ‘Driver Safety and Information System’ – otherwise known as a speed camera detector – that could save them from speeding fines, licence endorsements and higher insurance premiums. The award-winning Origin b2 monitor has been added to the range of accessories […]

New Renault concept truck

New Renault concept truck

RENAULT’S reputation for producing striking car designs is well documented and the latest Trafic, Master and Kangoo vans prove that commercial vehicles don’t have to be dull. But now things have got a whole lot bigger as top Renault designer Patrick Le Quément and his team are set to do […]

Taxi fares rise to fight pollution

Taxi fares rise to fight pollution

TAXI fares in England’s capital are to rise to tackle pollution, the Mayor of London has announced. Ken Livingstone said the city’s 20,000 taxis have to meet strict emissions standards by 2007 under the terms of his Taxi Emissions Strategy. A flat rate of 20p will be added to every […]

Court case could halve the number of London cabs

Court case could halve the number of London cabs

AMICUS the UK’s biggest private sector union is warning that a case going to the High Court in London could halve the number of licensed taxi drivers in London and lead to an unprecedented rise in illegal touts. The case being heard at the High Court which centres around a […]

WHY DECEMBER IS A GIFT TO CAR BUYERS

WHAT do you associate with December? Forced consumption of Brussels sprouts, visits from mad Aunt Mary and boring Uncle Bert, huge piles of unwanted socks and the tortuous phrase ‘batteries not included’ are all likely to feature among your conditioned responses. Oh, and maybe something or other about goodwill to […]