Motor Industry News 12th Sept 2016
September 12, 2016
In the motoring news on 12th September 2016...........

New Audi TT RS to challenge Porsche Cayman S with sub £52,000 price point - from Autocar

The new Audi TT RS will look to challenge Porsche Boxter and Cayman models priced around the £50,000 mark. 

The new Audi model will feature the all new 2.5 turbocharged 5 cylinder petrol engine, providing nearly 400 bhp and a claimed 0-62 mph time half a second quicker than the manufacturer claims for the new Porsche 345 bhp Cayman S.

The new Alfa Mito is on sale from £12,960 - AM Online

The 2016 version of the Italian manufacturers Mito model is now available for sale in the UK. The new styling is more in line with the Alfa Romeo Giulia with new technology and an updated turbo diesel engine, providing a higher power output and reduced emissions.

New styling options are available, along with a new white paint choice.


New motor dealer poll suggests showroom Gap Insurance sales have declined in the last 12 months - from AM Online

A current poll of motor dealers has suggested that Gap Insurance sales have declined overall in the 12 months since the new FCA rules were introduced on 1st September 2015. The aim of the new rules was to allow better competition in the market by providing consumers a window of opportunity to compare dealer products against those available independently from the likes of online Gap Insurance providers.

The AM Online poll of motor dealers suggests over 50% of those asked say they have seen a decrease in Gap Insurance sales, with nearly a quarter suggesting a drop of more than 20%. Around a third of those polled have said they have seen no change in the number of sales, and only around 10% suggest their sales of Gap Insurance have increased.

Jaguar XE model manufacture moves to Castle Bromwich - Autocar

The ongoing and growing success of the Jaguar brand has seen the announcement that the manufacturer is moving production of the XE model from its current Solihull plant to the Castle Bromwich facility. 

A reported increase of 72% in sales from 2016 when compared to 2015, bolstered by success in the USA, has seen Jaguar make the manufacturing move.


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