While the pandemic has taken a toll on many people’s finances, others are emerging with a nest egg after months of lockdown living and this could ensure the car industry, along with the wider economy, bounces back quicker than originally anticipated, said James Fairclough, CEO of AA Cars.
He was speaking after the SMMT released March car sales figures showing a dramatic rise compared to the last 12 months.
Members of the PCS union have started a four-day strike at the DVLA Swansea over unresolved concerns amid a Covid-19 outbreak at the centre employing 3,300 people.
Public Health Wales are concerned about conditions in the tall office block after 350 cases were diagnosed there and there have been 500 cases since September despite the Government agency saying it was following Welsh Government Covid guidance.
SsangYong Motors UK is making new offers on its previous generation Tivoli and Tivoli XLV models of up to £3,750 off retail pricing.
There is also a 4.9% APR representative HP deal available on the previous generation models with the Tivoli EX model starting at £199 per month over 60 months with a £2,382 customer deposit.
The Nissan Leaf is the latest electric vehicle to see a price drop after the Government slashed its plug in car grant to £2,500.
Savings range from £650 to £5,265 depending on power output and trim level.
An unlucky family had their prized Ford Focus ST stolen twice in a few weeks, but recovered each time after its Tracker monitor was activated.
The Merseyside family was a victim of a ‘relay attack’ where thieves us legally bought equipment to trick the car’s remote locking and starting system and driving off.
You’re four times more likely to have a very costly or minor accident in London than any other British city.
Car finance firm CarMoney has looked at the statistics from all over the UK and found London was the hot spot with 27,514 slight accidents and 4,650 significantly more expensive crashes.
GoCompare customers who purchase car insurance between April and 15 June will be eligible to receive a voucher which will allow them to book a MOT test for just a tenner.
The voucher can then be used with one of the garages throughout the UK who are participating in the ‘WhoCanFixMyCar’ scheme.
The Vauxhall Combo is Britain’s best-selling small commercial vehicle, according to the March sales and registrations figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The new Vauxhall Combo was also the best-selling model year-to-date, with 3,760 sales, while the Combo Life was number one in the minibus and crew van sector for the same period.
Caterham Cars has been acquired by Japan-headquartered automotive group, VT Holdings, from businessmen, Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun.
The company assumes custodianship of the legendary British sportscar brand having been the Japanese importer for the Seven since 2009, where it currently sells over 120 cars annually.
US car-makers have pleaded with their Government to divert funds into making semiconductor chips for vehicles.
A massive boost in chip making is necessary or 1.28M fewer vehicles will be assembled this year and production could be set back for another six months.