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New vehicle sales dipped in September

New vehicle sales dipped in September

In earlier years, the period prior to a major festival would see car companies getting a surge in sales as people wanted to have a new car to celebrate the new year. However, this is no longer the case, say many marketing people, and thus it was not surprising that […]

THE PERFECT MIX

THE PERFECT MIX

The modern holidaymaker is becoming increasingly fussy. A bucket and spade on a beach in Devon used to be the norm, and then came the possibility of cheap flights to global destinations, making it possible to find the sun all year round. More recently holidaymakers, no longer content with sitting […]

ROBBER CEMENTS HIS FATE

ROBBER CEMENTS HIS FATE

A thief caught shoplifting a packet of cheese from a supermarket in Germany tried to make his getaway in a cement mixer, but he was quickly nabbed by police. ‘He was out on the job and suddenly got hungry, as honest workers sometimes do,’ said police spokesman in the eastern […]

JD Power & Associates Sales Satisfaction Index 2007

JD Power & Associates Sales Satisfaction Index 2007

    Toyota, represented by UMW Toyota Motor in Malaysia, ranked highest in satisfying buyers with the new-vehicle sales and delivery process for a second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2007 Malaysia Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study released this morning.   The study, now in its […]

VIEW FROM THE EAST (TOKYO MOTOR SHOW)

                THERE’S enough nonsense flying about when it comes to national stereotypes, but it is fair to say that the cars that a nation produces usually represent that country’s qualities in a remarkably accurate way. A mere 24 hours in Japan including a […]

Volkswagen Maxi’s up

Volkswagen Maxi’s up

THE new Caddy Maxi has made its world debut at the European Road Transport Show in Amsterdam. The new Caddy Maxi is capable of carrying a load weighing up to 800 kg in a cargo bay measuring 4.2 cubic metres. The load floor measures 2,250 mm in length and can […]

L200 just the job 4Work

L200 just the job 4Work

NATIONAL builders merchant chain Buildbase has recently purchased 14 new Mitsubishi L200 4Work single-cab pick-ups as part of an upgrade programme to replace all its existing fleet of previous model L200s. The vehicles are used by Hirebase, Buildbase’s tool hire division, to provide a delivery and collection service to construction […]

THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE (BMW M635CSI & 630I)

THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE (BMW M635CSI & 630I)

WHAT differentiates a two-door sports coupe from a GT? Size and price would be among the main criteria. When the BMW M635CSi first went on sale in 1984 it was big in both departments. The £33,875 it would have cost you to get your hands on one of the 5585 […]

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The Lancer Evolution of the 21st century is now in Tokyo showrooms, having been officially launched in Japan this morning. Continuing with the numbering system, this all-new generation is badged Lancer Evolution X to signify it as the tenth generation of a model line that became legendary in world rallying. […]

Silver leads but black is getting popular

Silver leads but black is getting popular

Silver is still the popular choice but black is catching up Around the globe, silver is at the top of the charts as the most popular colour for cars this model year? but other colours are gaining on the leader of many years now. According to the annual automotive colour […]