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Free Accessories from Suzuki

9 Jul 2019 16:46:41

Suzuki has announced that buyers of its V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 650 models - including the XT variants of both machines - will be able to enjoy £500 worth of free accessories. With an accessory range that includes everything from heated grips and handguards to panniers and tank bags, Suzuki caters for all types of V-Strom rider, whether that's the all-year-round rider or those looking to get away for a long weekend or European tour. And all accessories - like Suzuki's entire model range - come with a three-year warranty if fitted at the point of sale. Head of motorcycles for Suzuki GB, Jonathan Martin, commented, "We know there are different types of V-Strom customer. Our current offers mean not only are they incredibly affordable, customers can select a finance package that works with their personal circumstances and accessories that tailor the bike to their individual needs."

New Dealership for MG Motor UK

9 Jul 2019 16:45:49

MG Motor UK has welcomed Cinderford MG in Gloucestershire to its growing franchise dealer network as the brand continues to expand its presence in strategic locations throughout the UK. As a standalone site, Cinderford MG is uniquely placed within the region to offer customers a full suite of sales and aftersales support thanks to a large showroom with space for up to six new cars, along with a six-car workshop for servicing and maintenance. "We are delighted to open the doors at our new MG brand premises in Cinderford," said Bob Morgan, Managing Director. "The standalone site represents a long-term commitment for our family owned business, and we are excited about the future prospects of representing the MG brand in the region." MG Motor UK have plans that by the end of 2020, they will have 120 dealers nationwide.

The Swift Comes to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu

9 Jul 2019 16:44:26

As the Swift model gets ever closer to reaching sales of seven million units around the world, Suzuki is pleased to announce that it now has its latest example on display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The Attitude Special Edition has joined the 'New Car' plinth in a prominent position inside the museum and joins the world-famous collection of more than 250 cars on display that tell the full story of motoring from its origins right up to the present day. The 1.2-litre Attitude is based on the popular SZ-T model and offers unique exterior design from its numerous styling upgrades. It also offers good affordability with low running costs and is one of the most powerful and economical cars amongst its direct competitors. With its unique to model styling upgrades and 1.2-litre Dualjet engine, Attitude offers a sporting design and is ideal for younger buyers.

Smart Breakdown Service from the AA

28 Jun 2019 14:59:52

The AA has plans to offer its new Smart Breakdown service. This will be fully integrated into the award-winning AA app, offering UK motorists a simple, intuitive process to help them prevent, predict and report breakdowns. Smart Breakdown works by using a small plug-in device fitted in the member's car which transmits fault information to the AA and then notifies the member. This means the AA can alert the member when they need to take remedial action (for example turning their lights off), therefore preventing a breakdown. When it is not possible to prevent or predict a breakdown, Smart Breakdown will automatically send information about a fault directly to the AA. Smart Breakdown is a premium tier of breakdown membership and will be available to new and existing members of the AA for an additional £5 per month or £49 per year. It will be rolled out before the end of the year.

VOLVO CARS RELEASES ARMOURED CAR

28 Jun 2019 14:58:41

The Volvo XC90 Armoured, is designed and built to provide safe and comfortable travel with a high level of personal protection for the occupants. Work to develop a car with a VPAM VR8 protection rating commenced just over two years ago. "We are proud to be able to offer these armoured cars. With our armoured cars, we can provide vehicles with a high level of personal security for individuals who require heightened protection," says Stephan Green, Marketing Director at Volvo Cars Special Vehicles. There is a growing global market for armoured vehicles at present, and a large number are manufactured with various protection ratings. Volvo Cars has received numerous requests over the past few years to develop an armoured XC90. Volvo Cars has extensive experience of building police cars, fire engines and diverse special vehicles. A certified VPAM VR8 rating means the car has 360-degree ballistic resistance as well as explosive resistance.

Autonomous Tractor at Goodwood

28 Jun 2019 14:56:59

The Case IH autonomous concept vehicle or ACV, will make its UK debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of the event's Future Lab exhibition. Now in its third year, FoS Future Lab, Goodwood's technology and innovation pavilion, is bigger than ever. The autonomous concept tractor, designed and built by Case IH, promises to bring significant productivity benefits to world agriculture and can be operated unmanned and monitored remotely. This ground-breaking tractor is equipped with a range of technologies that are used for remote monitoring and control via a PC or tablet, meaning that once the tractor is in the field it can work completely independently, eliminating the need for a driver to observe operation, and so removing the need for a cab. "We are delighted to be bringing the ACV to Goodwood for its UK unveiling," said Paul Harrison, UK Business Director for Case IH. "It is a concrete example of Case IH's commitment to agricultural innovation, and helping our customers improve their productivity and efficiency." The tractor will be on display from July 4-7.

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