0 Comments Northern Ireland avoids big slump in car purchases amid slow start to 2018 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Car sales in Northern Ireland have avoided the big slump which has been seen elsewhere in the UK during a slow start to 2018, new figures show. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-avoids-big-slump-in-car-purchases-amid-slow-start-to-2018-36569966.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article36569965.ece/02946/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-02-06_bus_38289866_I1.JPG Email Car sales in Northern Ireland have avoided the big slump which has been seen elsewhere in the UK during a slow start to 2018, new figures show. The number of new vehicles powering out of showrooms here fell by 1.4% in January, down to 6,049, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). But the UK as a whole saw sales plummet by 6.3%, with Scotland facing the largest fall of 15.1%. The Ford Fiesta … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland avoids big slump in car purchases amid slow start to 2018
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With the new financial year setting in, discounts on MY 2017 cars have become even more attractive. Dealers are now offering some really lucrative offers on these cars, which should help you get the maximum bang for your buck. Here are full details on the huge new car discounts that are being offered on MY 2017 Cars and SUVs – Ford Cars Discounts – Pre-facelift Ford EcoSport is on sale with discounts up to Rs 1.5 lakh. However, the catch here is that this offer is only on the leftover stock of the now-discontinued pre-facelift EcoSport. The earlier EcoSport offered three engine options- a 112hp 1.5-litre petrol, a 125hp 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, and a 100hp 1.5-litre diesel. The new EcoSport, on the other hand, is available with a new 1.5-litre petrol engine and the same old 1.5-litre diesel motor. The new EcoSport also gets some additional features, like the SYNC3 infotainment unit. Still, those looking for a bargain on the compact SUV can safely pick up the earlier … [Read more...] about MASSIVE discounts of upto Rs. 1.75 lakhs on MY 2017 cars & SUVs: Maruti Ciaz to Mahindra Scorpio
Besides getting a hands-on look at the latest new vehicles to shop for now or in future, for many, auto shows are also about taking a moment to admire the rare, unusual and often super-luxurious rides on display. Here are five head-turning, must-see cars currently being exhibited at the DFW Auto Show, Dallas, though Sunday, Feb. 18. 2018 Nissan Maxima Captain Phasma Meet Captain Phasma, one of the toughest Stormtroopers in the galaxy, in car form. The Maxima Captain Phasma concept vehicle is a product of Nissan’s collaboration with Lucusfilm for the latest “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie, and is one of seven such cars created to celebrate characters and crafts from the blockbuster. Artists at the Lucusfilm offices took some of Nissan’s most popular models, also including the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima and Titan, to design these cars which were then brought to life by Hollywood vehicle fabricators Vehicle Effects. You can see the other vehicles here. 2019 Ford … [Read more...] about 5 Must-see cars at the DFW Auto Show
First UAE made sports car delivered, Land Rover 4 x 4 challenge for schools on Monday, Porsche GT3 Cup completes 100 races and Gulf 12 Hours race next weekend First UAE made sports car finds first owner Chassis number #001 of the Jannarelly Design-1, an open-top, two-seater sports car designed and manufactured in Dubai was handed over to Classic car aficionado, Gaurav Dhar yesterday. The excited owner described the feeling as “almost like me taking the first delivery of the very first Lotus. “Inspired by sports cars of the 1950s and ’60s such as the pontoon-shaped 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa and the iconic 1962 Shelby AC Cobra, designer Anthony Jannarelly submitted himself to the mission of bringing pure, open-topped fun back into motoring – by building a sports car deliberately stripped of advanced driver aids and touches of luxury. The car is driven by a Nissan-sourced, 3.5-litre, V6 engine mounted behind the driver, delivering 310bhp. Made of fibreglass and … [Read more...] about NewsTrack: Gulf 12 Hours, UAE’s first sports car, 4×4 school challenge and Porsche marks 100 races
Cars usually undergo serious design changes over two decades, but that’s not the case with the Audi A4. More than 20 years after my beloved, long-gone 1996 Audi A4 left the factory, you can still trace a line from that sport sedan to the long-term 2017 A4 I drive now. That’s thanks to Audi’s now-signature arching side-window shape, which is recognizable on all of the automaker’s sedans. My 1996 A4 also featured a trunk-lid edge that looked like a built-in spoiler, and that design detail is also picked up by Motor Trend’s 2017 A4. Of course, the new Audi has grown over the years, and whether you appreciate the new A4’s styling will depend on what you want in a luxury sport sedan.If you want a boldly styled sedan with a fresh and new design to capture attention at your local shopping mall, get a bright red Lexus IS or Alfa Romeo Giulia. When you’re seeking something that will age well, a car that might survive passing trends and appear just as … [Read more...] about 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Long-Term Update 7: Design – Not Far Enough or Just Right?