December 31, 2012
As we reach the last day of 2012, we at Aequitas Automotive look back on a hectic year at 'Gap Towers', and outline the plans for 2013 for the UK's leading independent Gap Insurance broker! As you may be aware, Aequitas own and operate not one, but two of the leading Gap Insurance brands in the UK. Both Easy Gap and GapInsurance123 are recognised by leading trade publications as such, and this has been reinforced with a record performance in 2012. 2013 with herald the 4th year online for Easy Gap, our oldest Gap Insurance brand. The name is now one of the best known in the Gap I... - Read more
December 31, 2012
1,000 jobs are said to be created in the UK as Infiniti confirm a very lot of money is going to be invested into the Country. Their new hatchback will be loosely based on the concept car the Infiniti Etherea, which is said to be aimed towards the youth of tomorrow. It is in fact going to be created in the UK, at the award winning Nissan Sunderland factory, around 2015. This is said to create around 280 jobs at the factory itself and 1,000 throughout the country. Infiniti are investing around £250,000,000 into the country. The Etherea, which was first seen 12 months earlier at the ... - Read more
December 27, 2012
Tis the season to be jolly of course, it's Christmas and many of us would have been settling down for a quiet drink with the family or will have been out and about over this Christmas period. For most people, drink driving is extremely serious, Christmas or not and the idea of getting in our motors after a session of drinking, would be the last thing on our minds. However, that was not the case for a British man who was arrested after reportedly driving a car onto an Amsterdam airport runway. The man was reported to be drunk when he had stolen a vehicle at the Schiphol airport in Am... - Read more
December 19, 2012
The Subaru WRX ST-i previously known as the Impreza model will be no more on the roads of the U.K. due to the sincere lack of demand. The new Impreza model has been on review in the U.K for nearly 12 months and has shown that the demand for the car is somewhat non existent.   Whilst the demand is non existent for the Impreza in the U.K, the WRZ seems to be the peoples choice and Subaru are constantly supplying the U.K with models due to the high demand. The model has also been shortlisted as a final nominee for the european car of the year.   The Japanese car ... - Read more
December 19, 2012
Nissan's Sunderland plant is set to build the new Infiniti compact car leading to a £250m investment in the plant creating 280 direct jobs at the plant and a further 100 new jobs in connection.   The new Infiniti model will be based on the front-drive platform provided by Mercedes, which is already in use on their own A and B class models. Production is set to begin in 2015, which coincidently is the same year the new Vauxhall Astra will be built in Ellesmere Port. The UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has described the two deals to be a strong endorsement... - Read more
December 18, 2012
The number of cars sold last year was 118,868 and in just the 11 months since the firm has sold over 128,978 cars eclipsing last years figures.   The month of November seemed to be a record month for most with Ford announcing record sales rates for November due to Super storm Sandy and the number of new cars sold in the U.K was also up on previous years. But Porsche alone was up 39% compared to the previous November 12 months ago displaying a turn in the right direction for the global economy.   However, it may be down to the great marketing skills of the company r... - Read more
December 18, 2012
The annual Car of the Year finalists have been announced this week, the original list of 32 has now been cut down to the final eight contenders. The cars have all been launched within the past twelve months and will no go head to head on March 4th 2013 for the coveted prise. The winner will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show and decided by a mutual agreement between jury members.   The original 32 nominees are decided by a selection of 59 journalists from 23 different countries. Each of the journalists short list their top seven favourites from the previous 12 months. The ju... - Read more
December 17, 2012
The Most Dangerous day for Drivers is today! D-Day for driving! According to the Co-operative Insurance, Monday 17th December, today, is the most dangerous day for driving all year. The declaration of D-Day for driving has been based on a major analysis of previous car crash occurrences from the past four years. The analysis clearly shows that bumps and collisions are twice as likely to happen today than any other day of the year. But, it is not just today that carries a high risk of an incident between vehicles, the Co-operative Insurance also revealed that the whole 7 days in the ... - Read more
December 17, 2012
Investindustrial, have only recently purchased 37.5% of Aston Martin for a cool £150million. Following this recent investment, the British Sports car manufacturers have been linked with Mercedes Benz performance arm, AMG.   AMG currently produce engines, gearboxes and other electrical products and already have history with the Italian private equity firm, Investindustrial. Investindustrial entered the partnership previously when they owned the Italian super bike brand, Ducati.   It was this previous agreement with AMG that may have led Aston Martin to the cho... - Read more
December 14, 2012
Mazda has just announced a range of customer offers that they believe will set them in pole position for the race for 2013 market share. The new Mazda customer offers will run from January 2013 to the end of march and will be across the board on models such as the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda 5 and even the MX5.  So what can we expect from the new Mazda offers? Headlining will be the old crowd pleaser 0% or 5.9% APR and a low rate personal contract purchase plan will payments from as low as £169 ( subject to deposit and status) members of the general public who buy th... - Read more