Jeep, the brand best known for 4x4, have started a 5-3-5 campaign for their award-winning SUVs. Starting this week, it consists of a five-year warranty, a three-year servicing programme, plus five years roadside assistance. The offer applies to all models in the current Jeep line-up - Wrangler, Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, and will run until further notice. It's all part of a major push to further underline the Jeep brand's confidence in the quality of its vehicle line-up. "There has never been a better time to buy a new Jeep vehicle," says Andrew Tracey, Country Manager, Jeep UK. "I am delighted to announce that Jeep UK is launching this attractive 5-3-5 programme. The offer of a five-year manufacturer's warranty especially gives customers real peace of mind." Visit www.jeep.co.uk for current availability.
DS Automobiles in the UK is now represented solely by a DS dedicated network. As part of the new offering, is the DS CERTIFIED programme for pre-owned DS cars. In the programme, DS Cars come with a number of customer benefits, including history and mileage checks and a 120-point DS Certified Pre-delivery Inspection. Buyers will also get benefits like the DS Assistance, MOT Test Cover, 30 day/1,000-mile exchange programme and the additional DS ONLY YOU customer experience services for assistance on Finance and Part Exchange. DS cars registered after 1 Sept 2015 with up to 50,000 miles on the clock will get a minimum 2-year period of warranty and for DS cars over 4-years and up to 7-years with up to100,000 miles on the clock a 1-year period for warranty DS Assistance. The warranty is equivalent to the new car dealer warranty giving the customer as close to a new car experience as possible.
Leading high street retailer Robert Dyas is firmly behind the resurgence of 'staycations', holidaying in the UK. To help create your ideal home from home, they have come up with a checklist of useful items to have with you. First of all, there is the Quest 6-Sided Pop-Up Gazebo that takes one person less than 60 seconds to erect. Then there's the Quest Deluxe Gloucester Folding Picnic Set for that open-air feast. The Quest Children's Garden Table and Chairs with Parasol will keep the little ones happy. For the BBQ lover there's the Outback Voyager Smokeless Charcoal BBQ that is ideal for caravan holidays. And for all the plates and utensils the Polar Gear Melamine Dinner Plate and the Polar Gear Alfresco 2.5L Plastic Pitcher - durable enough with a touch of reassuring home style to proceedings. All can be found online or in your local Robert Dyas.
National warranty provider the WMS Group have announced a new partnership with the four major comparison websites for its pioneering breakdown division, WMS Rescue & Recovery. WMS Rescue & Recovery is the WMS Group's own recovery breakdown division, launched in January 2018. It is their commitment to delivering outstanding cover and customer care which has enabled the firm to be recognised and approached by moneysupermarket.com, comparethemarket.com, gocompare.com and confused.com. Following weeks of development, WMS Rescue & Recovery is now live on all four of these sites as of last Wednesday. WMS Rescue & Recovery extends a number of benefits including key assist, mis-fuelling, spare wheel, EU cover and unlimited callouts as standard. Cover for one car OR driver is available for just £80 per year through the comparison websites, with the option of adding coverage for additional vehicles or drivers for a small additional premium.
Aston Martin Lagonda have announced two important new additions to its UK site operations. The Aston Martin Test and Development Centre at Silverstone and the creation of a central London office. It means that Silverstone will become a new hub for prototype vehicle testing, focused on chassis dynamics and high-speed handling. "The company is now investing for growth across the Aston Martin and Lagonda brands," said Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and CEO. "I am particularly pleased that we can now call Silverstone home for dynamic testing and development." Since the announcement of the company's seven-year Second Century Business Plan in early 2015, there has been a progressive retooling of every area of the business. With the addition of Silverstone and London, Aston Martin Lagonda will operate out of 10 locations across the UK and by the end of 2022 is set to employ 5,000 people. "Aston Martin will soon become one of the leading automotive employers in the UK", said Dr Palmer.
After facing a gruelling set of tests, the BMW 520d xDrive Touring was voted as the best 'overall winner' in the Tow Car Awards 2018, the first time that BMW has won that award. The model beat some tough competition in the 1700-1899kg weight class as voted on by experts from What Car? and Practical Caravan magazines and The Camping and Caravanning Club. It was also assessed for value for money, ride comfort, running costs, refinement and passenger space along with practicality for carrying camping or holiday luggage. Chris Brownridge, BMW Group UK Sales Director, said: "To be awarded as overall winner of Britain's biggest and best tow car test programme is a real honour. We are delighted that it is now recognised as the perfect car for towing a caravan or trailer and for the driver who wants it all." And, David Motton, tow car editor for Practical Caravan Magazine, added: "When it comes to pulling a caravan confidently and securely, the BMW 5 Series has few peers."
Volkswagen has opened the order books for their new flagship SUV - the third generation Touareg. It boasts the latest assistance systems, some of them appearing for the first time in a Volkswagen. The Touareg also offers the option of the new Innovision Cockpit which comprises an intuitive digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit that can be fully personalised. Participating Volkswagen Retailers across the UK will offer the New Touareg with a compelling finance offer from launch. Customers that opt for the Touareg R-Line with a 3.0-litre 286 PS TDI V6 through Volkswagen Financial Services' Solutions Personal Contract Plan will receive a deposit contribution of £3,000 at 3.3 per cent APR representative. That results in a monthly payment of £499.00.
The year was 1978, UK inflation hit a six-year low, the Bee Gees dominated the charts, while flared trousers and bouffant hair were the height of fashion. It was also the year that Mazda unveiled the RX-7. The RX-7 played a vital role in establishing Mazda's reputation for building celebrated driver's cars. Responding to the challenging environment, Mazda's brightest brains set about creating a new kind of sports car - one that would be smaller, lighter, more efficient and - most important of all - fun to drive. The original RX-7 'FB' proved a huge success. More than 470,000 driving enthusiasts bought one, before the second generation 'FC' model was introduced with turbo power in 1985. The third generation 'FD' followed in 1992 until production of the iconic RX-7 ended in 2002. To mark the iconic vehicle's 40th anniversary, Mazda brought together all three generations of the sports car in a film that documents the evolution of the most successful model to be powered by a rotary engine. You can view it at: https://youtu.be/jaOtLK4hDF8.
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK officially opened the doors on its first retail store on 14th June 2018 at intu, Lakeside in the south east of England. The new store offers people a new way to discover the Mitsubishi brand, learn about its vehicles, take a test drive and even purchase a vehicle. Rob Lindley, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: "With the opening of our first Mitsubishi store in such a prominent and well-established retail location, we are putting the customer at the very centre of what we do by offering them more choice than ever before in how and where to purchase their new Mitsubishi." Enjoying a prominent position in Lakeside, the store has been designed by leading retail design agency, Dalziel & Pow. Along with multiple vehicles on display, it features interactive digital displays and inviting analogue content that encourages customers to discover more about Mitsubishi Motors and the advanced features of its vehicles.
National Picnic Week aims to cultivate pride in the local area, and it continues to run until the 24th. To encourage visitors, winning areas from around the country are announced. Here are this year's winners. The Scottish winner is Glenkiln Sculpture Park and in Wales, Colby Woodland Garden. In the North West it's Saint Herbert's Island and for the North East, Gibside in County Durham. In the West Midlands you can visit the 100 acres of Ryton Pools whilst in the East Midlands the winner was Sherwood Pines. For Yorkshire folk, Roseberry Topping is the place to go and in the South West the winner is Dancing Ledge, part of the Jurassic Coast. In the South East its Lilly Hill Park, in East Anglia Sheringham Park and in London, Hampstead Heath. Adam Cox, founder of National Picnic Week says: "I'd like to congratulate the winners and runner's up and all the nominees that made it on to the shortlist. The UK has some fantastic picnic spots and a picnic can turn a day out into memories that last forever."