19 Oct 2016: Derby based Motorpoint, the UK's largest car supermarket, is now part of board game history with its very own square on the Derby edition of Monopoly. Officially launched yesterday by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Linda Winter, who is "absolutely thrilled that there is now an official Derby version", this edition of the world famous board game is available in high street stores and is expected to sell 20,000 games in the first year. Satvir Atwal, General Manager of Motorpoint Derby, said: "We are all huge fans of Monopoly as children so it's great to be able to come full circle and as a company take one of the transport squares on the Derby Monopoly board. We can't wait to have a go later and collect £25 every time someone lands on our square." Motorpoint was established in 1998. It is the UK's largest independent car retailer with eleven locations across Britain, employing over 600 people. It sells new and nearly new cars up to three years old and with less than 15,000 miles on the clock.
19 Oct 2016: The RHA's chief executive Richard Burnett has commented following the death of an illegal migrant yesterday, who had stowed away in the back of an HGV. He said: "This latest migrant death is yet another tragedy that could have been avoided. However, it further enforces our constant requests to see an increase in the numbers of security personnel operating at the Port and on the Calais approach roads. "We warned that the impending closure of the migrant camp, the 'Jungle' would inevitably exacerbate the determination of those desperate to reach our shores by whatever means possible and that there was a real danger that lives would be lost. Regrettably it seems that our predictions have become a reality. "Illegal migrants and UK-bound HGV drivers are both victims of circumstance. Every possible measure must be taken to ensure that this doesn't happen again." The migrant was found after the vehicle stopped at a lorry park on the A20 in Kent.
19 Oct 2016: Following the announcement that the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia is Car of the Year at the Auto Europa 2017 awards comes news that CAP is giving it a high ranking residual value. They are forecasting that over the course of three years and 60,000 miles, the Giulia will hold a competitive residual value of up to 38.2%. Fleet and Business Sales Director, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK, Francis Bleasdale said: "These figures reflect the confidence the industry places on the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia and we're delighted to not only be competing but surpassing our competitors." This strong residual value means the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia will be available on Business Contract Hire with a starting rental of £269+VAT per month. Bleasedale adds: "With eye-catching Italian styling, efficient engine and driver technologies, a perfect 50/50 weight distribution and a Euro NCAP Five Star rating - the highest score ever achieved - the new Alfa Romeo Giulia is a complete choice for business and retail customers."
19 Oct 2016: Nissan's LEAF, the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle, has now become an extremely attractive option for the used car market. For a deposit of just £175 coupled with a £1000 dealer deposit customers can drive away a Nissan LEAF 24kWh Acenta for a very affordable monthly payment of £175. This gives an APR of 3.9%. The Leaf was launched in the UK in 2011 and is the world's best selling electric car, with more than 15,000 having been sold here. So there is now significant numbers coming onto the used car market. And with running costs approximately four times cheaper than that of a conventional combustion engine, people are now seriously looking at owning one. All cars come with the Nissan's Electric Vehicle Customer Promise which includes a Battery Quality Guarantee, free Rapid Charging, EV Roadside Assistance and use of a petrol or diesel car, free of charge, for up to 14 days during the first three years of ownership. The deal also includes a minimum 12 month warranty and free Home Charging Unit. There's more details on the Nissan website.
19 Oct 2016: Special 'Early Bird' tickets are now available for the 2017 London Classic Car Show at the Excel Centre next February. And its a two-for-one offer as each ticket will include entry to the Historic Motorsport International exhibition. There's more to see too, as again more exhibition space is being used. There will be more that 700 superb classics to see and with the Historic Motorsport International element another 100 competition cars from down the years will be on view. There will be a focus on Ferrari as they celebrate 70 years of their range of iconic road cars. Something that really sets the mouth watering is the popular Grand Avenue. This roadway that runs through the centre of the venue means visitors get to not only to see vehicles on the move, but feel them, hear them, smell them - soak up their very essence. They'll all be here, Grand Prix and Le Mans winners, renowned supercars and wonderfully kept classics. You can buy tickets to the 2017 London Classic Car Show from their website. If you book with the code Earlybird, you'll get two tickets for £40 instead of the usual price of £24 each. But remember, the offer only runs until the end of October 2016.