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COMPACT EXECUTIVES & COMPANY CARS BE KIND TO YOURSELF

    DETERMINED to squeeze every last drop of enjoyment from running a company car, the Government implemented a new taxation policy in April 2002. Rather than the old system that was based on engine capacity and mileage, the current method uses a combination of emissions, vehicle price including options […]

Girls get into gear

Girls get into gear

TRUCK sales and services specialist, Thomas Hardie Commercials, is launching a major campaign to encourage women into the field of truck driving. The company has created an Academy of Driver Training and Development in conjunction with City College, Manchester. Funding has been made available from the European Social Fund to […]

New ranger revealed

New ranger revealed

FORD is the latest manufacturer to march into 2006’s increasingly competitive pick-up war. With new versions of the Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi L200 and Mazda BT-50 already confirmed, Ford is upping the ante with its new Ranger. On sale in Britain from September 2006 (with pricing announced in the summer), the […]

B becomes BT

B becomes BT

MAZDA has announced the name of its new one-ton pickup range, which will make its world debut at the 2006 Bangkok International Motor Show, to be held from Wednesday 22 March through Monday 3 April 2006. Called BT-50, the new vehicle will replace the long-serving B-series pick-up and will include […]

GENEVA 2006: SHOW TRENDS

GENEVA 2006: SHOW TRENDS

        THE GREAT SPACE RACE FROM Skoda getting its groove on with its Roomster to Ford finally getting in on the seven-seat compact MPV act with the S-Max, its fair to say that space is now a valuable commodity. The ability to offer as much space and […]

GENEVA 2006: COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH

GENEVA 2006: COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH

AS THE first major European motor show of the year, Geneva is invariably the stage used by many manufacturers to launch some of their more important products of the next twelve months. French makers always hold something back for the Paris show and the Germans keep a few cars in […]

GENEVA 2006: THE HIT FACTORY

GENEVA 2006: THE HIT FACTORY

AS A country 16 times smaller than France, and with a car industry that revolves around the production of tiny electric cars and an eccentric Italian ex-pat, Switzerland’s annual motor show should be a minnow amongst the giants of Detroit, Frankfurt and Tokyo. Yet the Geneva Motor Show draws the […]

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

All shows are designed to grab the attention, but at Geneva there is a heavy emphasis on style, which is why some of the most successful cars debuting there have been style icons – good or bad. Here are ten of the most notable vehicles to get their first public […]

GENEVA 2006: CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

GENEVA 2006: CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

      WHILE it’s great that the British Motor Show is back this year (held at the Excel centre in London from July 19th), true petrolheads simply can’t wait that long. As a result, increasing numbers of Brits are getting their fume fix by going to the Geneva show […]

CITY CARS: FRUGAL MOTORING

CITY CARS: FRUGAL MOTORING

There’s no need to make big changes to your driving style to make you small car even more frugal. Iain Dooley offers some simple advice. YOU’VE bought your small car, you’re pleased with your small insurance quote and wouldn’t mind if its fuel consumption could be kept to a small […]