Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Polo GTI Unvealed ahead of Geneva Motorshow

Photos have been released of the new Polo GTI ahead of the Geneva motor show. The new Polo GTI will be launched in August at Pulman Volkswagen, but you can get your order in soon for this latest hot hatch!

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The New Polo

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Government Extends Scrappage Scheme

The UK's scrappage scheme will be extended until the end of March, the government has confirmed.

The government had previously set aside £400 million towards the scheme and it was due to run when all the money had been spent or at the end of February, whichever came first.

However not all the scrappage money will be spent by the end of February. In order to stop it remaining unspent, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has moved the deadline by 30 days, to the end of March 2010.

Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, said: “Against the background of the economic downturn the scrappage scheme has proved a great success, driving UK car sales, protecting jobs and supporting the supply chain for car manufacture at a time when this sector needed it most.

“If you’re considering buying a new car, you should place your order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, because the budget is strictly limited.”

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Golf tops NCAP Safety League

The new Golf has topped the Euro NCAP safety tests, nudging two hybrids – Honda’s Insight and Toyota’s Prius – into second and third places.

Euro NCAP tested 33 models in 2009. The new Golf was awarded five stars overall and achieved the highest rating to date for adult occupant protection by scoring a near-perfect 97 per cent.

To achieve the overall rating, each car is put through four crash tests and a component test. It is then assessed by an inspector who considers test results and the safety equipment and features of the car.

Top seven cars tested by Euro NCAP

  • 1. Volkswagen Golf
  • 2. Honda Insight
  • 3. Toyota Prius
  • 4. Hyundai i20
  • 5. Toyota Avensis
  • 5. Volvo XC60
  • 5. Opel/Vauxhall Astra

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