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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 first spy photographs of the new Ford D-Max have been released The new Ford D-Max will be built on the same platform as the all-new Ford Mondeo. As such it will also be sharing a chassis with the new Freelander and cheap new Volvo XC50, which should give it a much more car like feel than the Ford Galaxy has.
Car maker Honda has announced that it will unveil four new cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Civic Hybrid achieve a 20 per cent greater output than the current model on the four-door version, which comes with a 1.3-litre three-stage i-VTEC engine combined with a more efficient integrated motor assist system (IMA). According to Honda, its performance is equal to a 1.
Mazda has announced the definitive spec list for the cheap new Mazda 5. Like the new Mazda 5, the new Vauxhall Zafira goes on sale this week and apart from some extra storage compartments and tweaked body work it is not too different to the first generation model. The new Mazda 5 hopes to tempt customers away from the Zafira with a relatively low cost coupled with improved equipment levels.
The new Mazda5 C-MAV has achieved a maximum five star rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) safety tests. The most common type of accident scenario, the off-set front crash, scored the car 84 per cent of the available maximum with the its seat belt reminder winning two bonus points.
Mazda has been forced to ramp up production of cheap new Mazda3s due to an unexpected increase in car sales. With its ABS, power steering and twin airbags as standard the Mazda3 has shifted over 16,000 units in the UK and is considered by many to be an excellent low cost alternative to buying the likes of a new Ford Focus, Volkswagen Bora, Peugeot 307, Audi A3 or Volkswagen Golf.
A stunning new Citroen concept car will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. It certainly looks the part with sharp, sleek lines and aluminium detailing that looks like something straight out of the latest Sci-Fi blockbuster.
Audi TT RS Coupe quicker than both the new BMW M3 and the new Mercedes Benz C55 AMG. While the new Audi delivers better out and out pace it does not offer the same raw driving pleasure as the M3. A more refined powerhouse, the RS offers a private jet alternative to the BMW's fighter plane nature.
Jaguar looks set to stalk new territories with plans to release a new executive level SUV. The new Jaguar has been designed to raise the firm's profile and sales in the US where demand for SUVs is stronger than ever; and while it is being pitched against the new BMW X5 and the new Mercedes M-Class, Jag are being careful not to disturb the market for sister company Land Rover.
Motor manufacturer Honda is reportedly giving its Accord family car range a revamp. Honda has also given the new car's rear bumper and lights a makeover and there is a new design for the instrument panel, revised steering wheel and gear knob.