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VW maxes out at the CV Show

VW maxes out at the CV Show

TAKING its largest ever stand at the CV show in April, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will feature the UK debuts of the all-new Caddy Maxi and an environmental concept – the Caddy Blue Motion. The new Caddy Maxi has been designed to plug the gap between the Caddy and Transporter ranges […]

Škoda Finance hatches a deal on the Octavia

Škoda Finance hatches a deal on the Octavia

WITH oil reaching record prices, inflation on the up and a slowing economy, 2008 will prove a challenge for fleet managers trying to strike the balance between keeping costs down and continuing to provide an attractive vehicle offering to current and prospective staff. However, if the cost of running your […]

CHEQUE MATE

CHEQUE MATE

IN KEEPING with the current theme of a worldwide financial implosion, the Formula 1 bigwigs are discussing the idea of introducing a budget cap, beginning from the 2009 season. Such an idea may seem as pointless as Donald Trump ditching quilted toilet tissue for the regular kind as a cost […]

VW Passat CC

VW Passat CC

Coupes once used to be only 2-door cars with sleek lines and a fastback. But these days, practicality seems to be important too and a number of luxury carmakers have come out with 4-door coupes, the latest being Volkswagen with its Passat CC. Though a variant in the Passat family, […]

HAIR TO DIE FOR

HAIR TO DIE FOR

Amazing how perceptive some songwriters are, isn’t it? I’m thinking of the classic hit “Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette. Actually to be precise I’m thinking about the line, “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Giving all your loving to just one man”. Scrap the second line, of […]

MOTORIST’S BALLSY MOVE

MOTORIST’S BALLSY MOVE

Dangling some furry dice from a rear view mirror is one thing – but in Virginia, a lawmaker has launched a crusade against decorating a truck’s trailer hitch with a large pair of rubber testicles. State lawmaker Lionel Spruill has introduced a bill to ban displaying rubber replicas of male […]

Lexus GS300 for 2008

Lexus GS300 for 2008

Kuah Kock Heng (second from right) at his first product launch as the new MD of UMW Toyota Motor Sometimes a model proves to be so well developed that it?s hard to find a lot to improve on when it?s time to do a facelift to renew buyer interest after […]

First driving impressions of the New Proton Saga

First driving impressions of the New Proton Saga

Among the motoring journalists who attended the special preview and test-drive of the new Proton Saga earlier this week, I was the only one who also had the privilege of attending the same type of event for the original Saga in 1985. So it was as much a special occasion […]

The new Proton Saga

The new Proton Saga

When the first Proton Saga left the line on July 9 1985, few people would have imagined that the same model in virtually the same form would still be rolling out of the factory door in January 2008, almost 23 years later. With very few exceptions, the industry norm was […]

Q up for Citroen’s LCV offers

Q up for Citroen’s LCV offers

AS part of Citroën’s light commercial vehicle growth strategy, the company is now introducing a new programme of quarterly-based customer incentives. For the first quarter of 2008, Citroën is offering a range of sales incentives and low-cost, high-value contract hire rates across its four-strong LCV range. The Citroën 2008 Q1 […]