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Two new Jeeps have been added to the list of brand new cars to be unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 12th. The new Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass Rallye have been designed to deliver "fun, freedom, utility, capability, as well as the potential for exceptional fuel economy and interior flexibility," according to a statement from Chrysler.
Ford has given journalists an official first look at the cheap new Ford Galaxy. According to Ford a great deal of attention has gone into improving passenger comfort and developing innovative technologies for the new MPV. As such the car features Ford's new Advanced Front Light System, which pivots the headlamps when turning, providing the driver with a better view of what is coming next.
Knowsley Safari Park's lions are taking a particular interest in the adventurous New Mini. The park's lion keepers have noticed that while the big cats tend to ignore most of the visiting vehicles the nippy little New Mini is causing quite a stir. It seems that the bright colours and unique design of the car ignites their desire for the hunt.
The newest, new mini of them all has received rave reviews from visitors to the Frankfurt Motorshow. A pair of side hinged doors offer access to a boot that can fit more than a shoebox, and a slide out ramp aids loading. On the exterior the car is unmistakeably new mini but has had a few tweaks.
The new Mini Convertible has been named as the UK With its unique suspension system, legendary go-cart handling and retro appeal though the new comers have a lot of ground to make up. Since its launch in 2001 the new Mini has re-established itself as one the country's favourite cars, so much so that the remodelled motoring icon has even produced more new car sales than its manufacturer expected.
With the new 55 registration plates expected to boost new car sales in August, a consumer credit agency is urging motorists to get a credit check before signing up to new car finance schemes. However according to Alison Nicholson, director of a national credit checking agency, getting a credit check before applying for a cheap new car finance deal could save consumers money.
The French carmaker Citroen has revised its new C3 supermini range for 2006, introducing a diesel version. The diesel version is Citroen's most expensive, starting at £13,295. The petrol engine editions start at £9,195 but are available at lower prices through online new car sales. All models include twin air bags, ABS and five 3-point seatbelts.
Initially the new BMW 5 Series available with a six speed manual gearbox, The BMW will introduce an automatic option early in 2006. Also as standard in the entry level model are eight air bags, 16-inch alloy wheels and traction control.
With the brand new Ford Mondeo model due to go on sale from June this year, several leading car magazines have been trying it out. WhatCar? recently reviewed the new Ford Mondeo. Giving it a full 5-star score, they commented ‘The Mondeo delivers everything you could possibly expect from a family car. It’s big, safe, comfortable, affordable and extremely refined’.
The new model of the Focus has proved to be particularly successful in Ford's line-up as it also ranked as the best-selling diesel model available. Meanwhile, Ford's general position in the marketplace has proved to be strong after 347,550 of its units took up 14.2 per cent of the total market.