Month: August 2011

Hyundai puts its Money where its Mouth is!

Hyundai have committed to raising dealership levels and have put its money where its mouth is with the opening of a purpose built academy in High Wycombe. The centre has a mock up of a two car showroom and a 7 bay workshop. It also has multi media classrooms. In fact they hope to train over 16,000 delegates from the dealership networks and head office teams. The brand have realised that by raising levels of customer satisfaction and even experience they will grow sales. After all it has not been just about how good the car is for a long time. In fact no-one building bad cars it just that some manufactures build better ones and give their customers a real experience both before and after sale. Hyundai has big ambitions of becoming a 5% market share player in the UK new car market. Tony White-horn said  “We’ve tried to get real consistency with production, advertising, communication and the look and feel of dealerships with the new showroom identity, but we need more consistency with regards to process, skill sets and methods. The best way is through training and development. We don’t want to take personality out of people, but we want a minimum standard of process and skill set.” In fact Hyundai aims to sell 65,000 vehicles this year alone. A tall order when you consider that that is double...

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Sneak look @ new Landrover

Land Rover have released a sneak look at the DC100 ahead of its world wide debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. They have also  confirmed that they will start production of a new Defender in  2015. Gerry McGovern, Director of Design, Land Rover said: “Replacing the iconic Defender is one of the biggest challenges in the automotive design world; it is a car that inspires people worldwide.  This isn’t a production-ready concept but the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st century.” John Edwards, also said ”Loved the world over for its simple, honest and distinctive design, we are determined that the new Defender will be true to its heritage, while meeting the requirements of a changing global market. We plan to engage with existing and potential customers to help us finalise the details of the new vehicle.  One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be an exciting journey, and we can’t wait to get going.” The all new Land Rover DC100 hopes to have taken all the best bits we love and expect while keeping its own character. Land Rover is known world wide not only for its rugged build and fantastic off road capabilities but also in later years for its comfort and advancements in technology and driver comfort. The Brand is loved by the public and the motoring press alike with...

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Information about gap insurance for Alfa Romeo

So if you are here then you have just been offered Alfa Romeo Gap Insurance. The idea of gap insurance may be new to you but you like the idea of protecting yourself. Prices can vary from usually £395 to way over £1000. So like most people today when they want to find out about something they type it into Google and see what comes up. We understand that if can be confusing there are websites, forum and so much information that it can be hard to know who or what to think. In reality gap insurance is a very easy type of insurance. The beauty of shopping on line for your Alfa Romeo gap insurance is that you have more choice. Your dealership will most likely have talked to you about only one type of gap insurance but we are all different and we all want different things so doesn’t it make more sense that there should be more than one way to protect you and your Alfa Romeo? So before you start shopping online take a few moments out and decide what you want your gap insurance to do and this will save you time and money later. Do you want you gap insurance to simply clear any outstanding finance? yes well why ot get a finance gap insurance quotation. Did you buy your Alfa Romeo on...

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Mercedes New B Class

The New Mercedes B Class details have now been released just in time to wet your appetite for its launch early next year. There have been big changes in the seating positions as well new engines and safety features. Mercedes-Benz are  describing the car as a “compact sports tourer”. A Mercedes spokesperson said “No model change in the history of Mercedes-Benz has ever seen so many new developments introduced in one fell swoop, Future B-Class customers will benefit from this quantum leap in terms of higher fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions combined with driving pleasure, plenty of space and the highest standard of safety that has ever been available in this class.” The luxury German brand is aiming to move the standards of interior trims even higher and claim that the New B Class will be the car to beat all others. They will hard acts to follow as the Volkswagen group, BMW and other brands are nipping at their heels to become the No one brand synonymous for luxury and prestige. But Mercedes have a pedigree for fantastic engines and outstanding build quality. As this segment of vehicles is becoming more and more competitive as we all look for ways to not only make our money go further but to also downsize from the larger less economical models. More and more manufactures are now concentrating on the A...

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Car Insurance up an Average of 40%

If you are like me I have just had make car insurance renewal. No I have had no accidents touch wood and no speeding fines but my insurance was nearly £100 more. So I have been delving into why I mean surly the insurance company is making millions out of us the British public. Did you know that motor insurance has not been any where nearly profitable for insurance companies for many years? No I didn’t either I just thought that they must be making a fortune. So ok so it stands to reason if we are all paying lots more for our motor insurance and the insurance companies are not amking a fortune we must be having lots more accidents. Makes sense. No statistics out show that the number of accidents fell by 10%  in the last three years. Strangely the number of people claiming when they where involved in an accident rose by over 43%. Touch wood I have never had an accident in over twenty years driving but hey it can happen to anyone. But did you know that at the moment the are over 1200 new whiplash claims everyday. Now wait if you have an accident and you are hurt you should be able to claim. After all that is why we all pay for insurance isn’t it. Sorry I wish it was that simple....

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