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European new car sales increase by 6%

European new car sales increased by 6% in September – confirming more than a year of continuous growth Spain recorded the strongest growth of the 'big 5' markets, while Volkswagen and Ford remain Europe's top selling brands According to the latest analysis from JATO Dynamics, sales in Spain were up 25.9% year-on-year, while Germany and Britain both increased sales by 5.2% and 5.6% respectively in

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Used car buyers warned about fake HPI checks

Its neil hodsonBBC Radio has highlighted the case of a car buyer who fell victim of a scam website, paying £3 for a fake HPI check, that left them £1,000 out of pocket with a car that turned out to have a 'logbook loan' against it.

 

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Briton gets top job at Euro NCAP

CRV crash testBriton Andrew Miller has been announced as the new Chairman of vehicle safety testing body Euro NCAP. Miller takes over from German Andre Seeck, who served as Chairman since 2010.

 

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IMI recognise Outstanding Achievers

IMI winners 2014The Institute of the Motor Industry has held it's 2014 Outstanding Achievers Awards ceremony at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire, with automotive professionals, students and training providers, presented their awards by Prince Michael of Kent, who is patron of the IMI Group.

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Vehicle manufacturers welcome Euro emissions moves

Traffic types MTNACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association has welcomed the agreement by the European Council on the 2030 Climate and Energy Policy package which calls for a comprehensive and technology-neutral approach to transport-related emissions.

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Milestone for vehicle leasing website

Dave timmisContractHireAndLeasing.com, the website run by Stockport based Really Good Domains, which helps franchised dealers, car supermarkets, leasing companies and contract hire brokers to promote deals on cars and vans is celebrating it's 14th birthday.

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Road safety concerns as 3 million UK drivers fit part-worn tyres

Worn tyre MTNIn a report that will alarm the road safety lobby, fast fit firm Kwik Fit have revealed that 22% of UK motorists have bought second-hand car tyres (known as part-worn) and nearly 3 million have bought them in the past year.

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Masters Mitsubishi moves to dedicated site

MastersMitsuMasters Mitsubishi has relocated from its Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham showroom, which it shared with another franchise, to a newly refurbished site in Shirley where Mitsubishi will be the sole franchise.

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Inchcape UK report 11.8% growth for Q3

InchcapeIn its Interim Management Statement, Inchcape has indicated that the UK business has recorded like for like growth for the third quarter of 2014 of 11.8% over the same period in 2013.

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