25 Nov 2015: Plans to continue the success of the remarkable Jeep Cherokee range of 4x4 vehicles have been announced, with details of a stylish new Cherokee 'Night Eagle' version. Based on the Longitude 'Plus' mid-trim level, Cherokee Night Eagle features black styling cues which reassert Jeep's personality and unique flair for customisation. It will cost £36,795 OTR when it goes on sale later this week. Designed to enhance Cherokee's striking design, the new Cherokee Night Eagle is limited to just 350 examples for the UK. The car's bold new appearance accentuates its distinctive style, with satin-finished grey elements on the front grille-mounted Jeep badge, the fog light frames, black gloss roof bars and the dedicated Night Eagle name badge, combined with exclusive 18-inch black gloss alloy wheels and deep tint sunscreen glass.
25 Nov 2015: The all-electric Nissan e-NV200 is helping to keep the city of Liverpool moving after being drafted onto the fleet at Merseytravel. The local transport executive has added three e-NV200 Combis to its fleet of 40 vehicles for use by maintenance teams. The eNV200s - which cost an average of just 2p a mile to run - are being used to transport workers and their tools around the Merseytravel estate including the various bus stations, three ferry terminals, seven tunnel ventilation stations and the two Mersey road tunnels: the Queensway and Kingsway. By using the e-NV200, fuel costs are substantially reduced while it also helps to improve the local air quality as they do not emit any exhaust emissions.
25 Nov 2015: Mazda has added its smooth, frugal and clean 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine to the Mazda3. Having made its debut in the all-new Mazda2 and all-new Mazda CX-3, the 105ps SKYACTIV-D will boost the Mazda3 model line-up with frugal economy and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. Designed to appeal to both fleet and private buyers, when matched to the six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission, the 105ps SKYACTIV-D emits just 99g/km with a combined economy of 74.3mpg. Available in hatchback and Fastback body styles, the new 1.5 SKYACTIV-D is offered across all trim levels with prices starting at just £18,895 on-the-road, while ensuring even more customer choice, the hatchback version of the SKYACTIV-D 1.5 can be specified with a six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission.
25 Nov 2015: The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has tips for riding in wet weather from its director of standards Mark Lewis. While many choose to put their bikes away for the winter, Mark will guide you through how to make your riding experience in wet weather a safe and enjoyable experience. Mark is a former advanced police motorcyclist with 37 years of biking know-how. He advises to always begin with pre-ride checks of tyres, lights and lubricant. Too little tread, sidewall damage and low pressure could each contribute to sudden loss of grip or tyre failure which could bring a bike down. While all bikes imported into the UK from 2003 do not have a manual light switch, if yours is older don't forget to switch your lights on if you have doubts at all if you feel you might not be seen, especially in poor conditions or at dusk.
25 Nov 2015: Dacia has entered into the season of giving with an attractive offer that sees its 'shockingly affordable' range represent even greater value for money. In the run up to a period that can have a major drain on people's finances, the no-nonsense brand is giving customers an early Christmas present in the shape of £300 towards their purchase of some of its most popular models - the extra cash being on top of already generous deposit contributions that feature in its current offers. Available until 30th November, the additional £300 applies to selected versions of the Dacia Sandero, already the UK's most affordable new car; the multiple award-winning Duster SUV, and the UK's lowest priced estate - the Logan MCV.