04 Aug 2015: British motorists are missing out on savings of almost £24.5 billion1 every year by not taking advantage of ultra low emission motoring, according to new research released today. The figures, from the government and industry-backed Go Ultra Low campaign, show that - while the average cost to fuel a petrol or diesel car is around 12p-per-mile2 - the equivalent cost for an ultra low emission vehicle is just 2p-per-mile3. With the average car travelling around 7,500 miles each year4, the difference in annual spend between the two options is a substantial £7505 - equating to tens of billions of pounds across the nation's 32.6 million cars6. To help promote cost-efficient motoring even further, Go Ultra Low has enlisted the support of a raft of experts to provide consumers with handy hints and tips such as winding up windows, de-cluttering car boots and smooth acceleration. They have been put together with the aim of helping consumers enjoy the thrill of driving, but on a tighter budget. Led by the nation's newest favourite money-saver, Ashleigh Swan, Go Ultra Low's panel also includes automotive journalists, senior industry figures and current electric car owners.
04 Aug 2015: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering a number of competitive finance deals on its Amarok models, meaning there's rarely been a better time to purchase one of the brand's pick-ups. Whether you're a fleet looking to acquire your vehicles on contract hire or finance lease, or a private buyer purchasing on a Solutions personal contract plan, the latest finance offers which are available on all Amaroks registered before 30 September provide an affordable choice. Business owners who are interested in Finance Lease or Contract Hire can purchase an Amarok Trendline 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS from £239 per month, while the same model is available on a Solutions personal contract plan from £219 per month (4.9% representative APR) Terms and conditions apply.
04 Aug 2015: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has contributed to the myth and legend of the contemporary music scene since the birth of Rock & Roll. Over half a century later, this long-standing love affair lives on, with some of the world's most celebrated artists choosing the marque as the ultimate affirmation of their success. In this spirit, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to present Wraith 'Inspired by Music'. Since the launch of Wraith in 2013, customers have been able to commission their Rolls-Royce Wraith with Bespoke Audio; the most exhaustively designed sound system in automotive history. Like every element of a Rolls-Royce motor car, its construction blends the finest components with the skill of the most eminent experts in their field. Now, with Wraith 'Inspired by Music', these characteristics, and the precious materials used in the Bespoke Audio system, are brought very much to the fore, creating 'the most exclusive music venue' that delivers an unrivalled aural experience.
03 Aug 2015: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced that the fourth-generation Caddy Life and the longer wheelbase Maxi versions - including Maxi Life, Maxi Kombi and Maxi Window van - are now available to order ahead of first UK deliveries in September. Prices for the short wheelbase Caddy Life 2.0-litre TDI 102 PS Euro 6 engine, start from £15,600; Caddy Maxi Life with the same engine starts from £17,985. As with the new Caddy Panel van which opened for ordering at the start of July, these models come with the same new technology, comfort, convenience and safety systems. These new models all come with the 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 engines and are available with a 102 PS or 150 PS power output. They also have BlueMotion Technology modifications as standard, which include low-rolling-resistance tyres as well as regenerative braking and stop/start systems. The most economical 102 PS engine has a combined fuel consumption of up to 65.7mpg and a CO2 output of just 114g/km.
03 Aug 2015: Suzuki have launched their summer offers across the range, including the new Celerio and Vitara models, and the ever-popular Swift and S-Cross. A PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) agreement is ideal for customers who want to purchase a new Suzuki at a low monthly cost. The recently introduced Celerio SZ2 is priced at £6,999 and is available for £79 per month over 42 months, with a deposit of £1,816 and optional final payment of £2,685. Celerio SZ2 is well equipped with a DAB digital radio, CD tuner, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and daytime running lights all included as standard specification. Swift SZ3 is available on PCP with 0% APR and £0 deposit, at a cost of £172 per month over 42 months with a final payment of £3,375 for a three door model, or £182 per month with a £3,438 final payment for a five door model. In addition, all Swift customers purchasing an SZ3 specification car will receive a free satellite navigation upgrade until the end of September. This is in addition to air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps and Bluetooth connectivity which are all included as standard.