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
January 21, 2013
Enthusiasts of the herbal kind in Colorado and Washington welcomed a victory with open arms last November, when voters passed measures which allowed for the recreational use of marijuana. As people lit up to celebrate, state lawmakers became faced with issues regarding the regulations, such as what to do with people who will smoke and drive. Like other drugs and alcohol marijuana also restricts a persons ability to operate a vehicle. Therefore, lawmakers in the states where recreational use is legal, would have to of course define how much weed, is too much to drive. They also have to c... - Read more
January 21, 2013
Aston Martin have celebrated it's centenary year with the absolutely unbelievable and fascinating stunt of lifting a Vanquish onto the top of Dubai's Burj A1 Arab hotel, a flying car stunt if you will.  The helipad which is on top of the hotel is around 1000 feet above sea level and it is also the very first time that a vehicle has been put on the helipad. The Aston Martin stunt is part of the company's centenary celebrations, they have also released brand new centenary versions of every model in the Aston Martin range to mark 100 years since Robert Bamford and Lionel M... - Read more
January 19, 2013
We are often asked whether we provide consumers with promotional codes, to enable them to gain a discount on Gap Insurance products? You find in many walks of retail shops and businesses that such voucher schemes are used to good effect. How about Easy Gap? Well we have some fantastic news for you.............. NO WE DO NOT!!! We are proud to do business in an old fashioned way. When you get a quote for an Easy Gap policy, or for that matter for our sister site GapInsurance123, you will be offered the same price online as you would over the phone. This means that the night shift worke... - Read more