January 28, 2013
The all new Peugeot 208 Gti due in March!   March will see the release of many models in the car market with the new Peugeot 208 Gti being one of them. The new hot hatchback is expected to take off in markets such as the UK as it has received rave reviews across the board.   The 208 Gti is the successor to the 205 Gti and will be priced at somewhere in the region of £18,895 when it is first released in the month of March. The Peugeot 208 Gti is priced at £2,000 more than the main rival Ford Fiesta St, which is priced at £16,995.   The... - Read more
January 26, 2013
The Kia Soul Shaker is back in the Soul Originals line up,which includes the Soul Inferno and the Soul Quantum. All designed to shake your soul we suppose. There has also been a White edition supermini version of the Kia Picanto introduced to the line up of three doors, which is replacing the Halo and the Equinox. The Kia Soul Shaker will slot into the range of Soul's just above the Soul 1 and 2 models. The model will feature a lot of standard equipment that includes things like bluetooth and ipod connectivity, a multi functional steering wheel and air conditioning. Whilst Diesel Engine... - Read more
January 25, 2013
Million has been claimed by Politicians for travel expenses for using their own cars and for public transport in 2011/2012. Claims data that was published recently by the Independant Parliamentary Standards Authority indicates that Politicians have billed taxpayers more than £2.3 million for using Public Transport and £1.1 million and maybe more for costs of travelling in their own vehicles in their constituencies or travelling to Westminster. They have also claimed £119,802 in parking costs and £43,250 for tolls and London Congestion charges. They also managed to ... - Read more
January 25, 2013
Jaguar plan to increase competitiveness in the Indian local market by producing the XF in the company's Pune facility. The Land Rover Freelander 2 will also be built at the factory, with parts being shipped in from Jaguar Land Rovers Castle Bromwich plant.   The first cars will be fitted with 2.2 litre diesel engine which will be the first of its kind to be offered in India. The Land Rover Freelander 2 production began in May 2011 and has helped to increase sales in the local market manufacturing a move for Jaguar to try and increase sales of the XF in the local market with... - Read more
January 24, 2013
Would you believe that sociological research has shown that most of our population does draw up conclusions about the personality of people based on the car that they drive? Apparently the longer the bonnet of the car, the more macho and arrogant the driver is thought to be, we can feel you squirming in your seat now thinking of your own vehicle. Apparently the bigger your boot is, the older you are, this conclusion is drawn up by the fact that you probably have more people depending on you, which means more luggage, children to be exact. It is safe to say that many of us do thin... - Read more
January 23, 2013
What are the best movie/TV cars of all time? Everyone will have a different opinion on this fact of course, what does it for you? The mystery machine? The batmobile? Brum? Here are some of the best. The batmobile is probably the most out there movie car, with the latest version featuring dual autocannons at the front of the vehicle, a jet engine for rampless jumps, a rocket launcher, some serious armour on the body of the vehicle and of course a fire extinguisher to sort all of these out if anything goes awry. The original batmobile sold for £2.9 million this week. Now, the E... - Read more
January 23, 2013
25 per cent off at Skoda?   Skoda have announced a 25% discount on selected Octavia and Fabia models, as well as some other models having a VAT-free discount. As an independent gap insurance provider we at Easy Gap have seen a flush of customers who have recently purchased a Skoda model looking for gap insurance.   Skoda are particularly offering a discount on the Fabia SE and the Octavia SE connect. The Fabia is down from a price of 12,030 and is now only £8,995, which, we at Easy Gap think is the right way to approach the current market conditions. The Octa... - Read more
January 22, 2013
Ford and BMW warn the UK over the exit from the EU   As the Prime Minister approaches his critical speech this week, in which he will state his intentions on whether or not he wants to leave the European Union, two of the worlds biggest mass market car manufacturers have released written statements on what effects the UK could face in the car market if they exited the EU.   The UK has recently endured one of the most successful year of sales, in the year of 2012 and the changes could be detrimental in the future. Both Ford and BMW have emphasised the importance of ... - Read more
January 22, 2013
Sixteen year olds are now legally allowed to drive car like quadricycles on our UK roads as pan European Legislation now comes into play. Starting last week the old moped category has been added to with new categories allowing sixteen year olds to also drive as well as ride. So long as the vehicles don't come in at more than 350kg, sixteen year olds can use smallish three wheelers and even light quadricycles. These cars can only reach a top speed of 28 miles per hour. These rules have been brought in following the reclassication of the moped category of licensing, including these ne... - Read more
January 21, 2013
Volkswagen set record high sales figures for 2012 The Volkswagen group as a whole sold just over 9 million cars last year, indicating an increase of 11% from 2011. These record sales were announced by the Volkswagen group and not just the base brand.   Like many other manufacturers, Volkswagen saw sales rise in North America, but it did so by a dramatic amount of 26%. In contrast, the German firm suffered from a halt in sales in Western Europe excluding the home country of Germany.   Volkswagen are hoping on breaking the sales record for two years conse... - Read more