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FIVE FABULOUS FIRST-TIMERS

FIVE FABULOUS FIRST-TIMERS

Mike Collier presents five cars that are just as much fun as they are cheap to run for first-time buyers       KIA PICANTO If you want a completely risk-free introduction to motoring, there’s no better car than the Kia Picanto. Not only does it have the benefit of […]

Norwich Union launches fleet telematics product

Norwich Union launches fleet telematics product

NORWICH Union has launched the UK’s only fleet insurance product based on telematics technology. Fleet Telematics – officially launched Monday 4 October – is an insurance product designed for fleets that currently have telematics devices installed or plan to have them installed. The data gathered enables operators and insurers to […]

Citroen prepares for ‘National Van Open Fortnight’

Citroen prepares for ‘National Van Open Fortnight’

CITROEN opens its autumn campaign with the awkwardly-named Citroen National Van Open Fortnight, from 15-30 October, in which almost all its UK dealers will be participating. A new range of free insurance and competitive contract hire deals (from £136 plus VAT per month) will be available as well as a […]

UNDERSTANDING CAR FINANCE

UNDERSTANDING CAR FINANCE

Deciding which car you want is all very well, but deciding how to pay for it is another matter entirely. But don’t worry, as there is a scheme out there to suit most people, says Mike Collier YOU’VE decided which car you want and you know how much you can […]

Trucks take toll (M6 expressway)

Trucks take toll (M6 expressway)

MORE lorries are using Britain’s first toll motorway after a disappointing start, the company that operates the route has claimed. Bosses at Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) said the number of heavy goods vehicles using the M6 Toll through the West Midlands had increased “substantially” since prices were lowered from £11 […]

Master lives up to its name (Renault Master)

Master lives up to its name (Renault Master)

RENAULT’S New Master van has scooped the ultimate accolade at this year’s What Van? of the Year awards by winning the Van of the Year title for 2004. In addition to winning the most coveted title, it also won the Large Panel Van category for the first time. The New […]

Crossover commercial concept (Mercedes-Benz Viano Activity Study)

Crossover commercial concept (Mercedes-Benz Viano Activity Study)

MERCEDES-BENZ has unveiled a new concept vehicle that might have some future impact on the van market. The Viano Activity Study is a crossover concept for both professional and recreational use and represents “American style combined with European dimensions and dynamism” according to the Stuttgart company. Mercedes-Benz is gauging the […]

Vito Victorious (International Van of the Year)

Vito Victorious (International Van of the Year)

THE new generation Mercedes-Benz Vito Van has just been awarded the most prestigious accolade in the light commercial vehicle sector, the International Van of the Year 2005 (IVoY). Beating off stiff competition from the likes of Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Renault, the Vito was awarded a total of 83 points […]

Hot Caddy wows the crowds (Volkswagen Caddy TDI Racer)

Hot Caddy wows the crowds (Volkswagen Caddy TDI Racer)

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles is wowing the crowds at this year’s Volkswagen Racing Cup with the second generation Caddy TDI Racer. The vehicle will be raced for the majority of this season by Peter Wyhinny, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, continuing the immense success of its predecessor, the original Caddy TDI […]

SUPERMINI TOP FIVE

SUPERMINI TOP FIVE

Iain Dooley takes a look at the best superminis on the market         UNLESS you’re blessed with a wide drive and an even wider wallet, a small city car or supermini could be the car for you. If masses of space isn’t near the top of your […]