The first quarter of 2016 saw a 34% year-on-year increase in warranty sales for the RAC.
The surge was driven by new dealers offering RAC warranties, more dealers joining the RAC BuySure programme, and a generally improved stock mix, said Sean Kent, director, corporate and independent dealers at The Warranty Group, the RAC’s warranty partner.
Kia is celebrating selling its 750,000 car in the UK since the brand first started trading here in 1991.
Established in South Korea in 1944 Kia sold just under 1,800 cars in that first year in the UK, a figure that it now sells on average every two weeks across its 188 strong dealer network.
Suzuki GB is recruiting the motorcycle technicians of the future, with registration now open for its industry-leading Apprenticeship Programme.
Targeting 16-19-year-olds, the programme provides apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to work as technicians in the motorcycle industry, and also helps find apprentices for dealerships looking to take on apprentices, by working with recruitment agencies and local authorities.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google owner Alphabet are close to agreeing a deal on a technology partnership for self-driving cars, according to multiple reports.
The talks between Fiat Chrysler and Alphabet’s self-driving car division have been going on for several months, the Wall Street Journal reported.
A pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel fuel emulsion has been selected to power Team Britannia’s multi-million powerboat on its 24,000 mile world record attempt later this year.
The company behind the revolutionary fuel, Clean Fuel Ltd, produces a range of emulsions, (water, diesel and an emulsifier) which when burnt reduces emissions of harmful pollutants such as particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) compared to traditional fuels.