Rygor opens for new business at Chilcompton


Rygor Commercials at Chilcompton has been granted Official Workshop status from Mercedes-Benz.  The five-bay workshop is located on the premises of warehousing and distribution specialist Massey Wilcox and was previously used solely to maintain the high-profile Mercedes-Benz operator’s hard-working fleet of trucks and trailers. The Official Workshop status means Rygor Commercials is now authorised to target […]

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Vehicle Type Approval rules threaten bodybuilders

Hundreds of commercial vehicle bodybuilder businesses are under threat if they do not adequately prepare for new European Whole Vehicle Type Approval rules that come into force this year. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), small and medium-sized businesses could shut down overnight if they do not act now to meet […]

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Mini Clubvan

It seems the natural thing to do for Mini – they have extended the brand as far as they can go in the car market, now it’s the turn of the van sector to receive some attention from the BMW offshoot. MINI will reveal a new concept at Geneva International Motor Show 2012 – The […]

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New 2012 Ford Transit Tourneo

We have got a sneak preview of how the new Ford Transit is to look at its launch later this year. The new design can be seen in the new Ford Tourneo Custom Concept which makes its global debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. Ford tells us, “this is a dramatic new […]

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Online CV Auction sales continue to climb

Manheim Simulcast in Action

Activity on Manheim’s Simulcast online auction system continues to break records. Earlier this month a total of 180 trade buyers from around the country made nearly 900 online bids for 151 vehicles and bought 80 of those commercial vehicles at Gloucester. This represents 33% of all commercial vehicles sold on the day. In addition to […]

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Government names electric vans eligible for £8k grant

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The Government has named seven ultra-low carbon vans that will qualify for a discount of up to £8,000 as part of the ‘Plug-In Van Grant’ incentive. The incentive aims to stimulate the market for ultra-low carbon commercial vehicles as it establishes itself in the UK. “The Plug-In Van Grant and today’s detail on the seven […]

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Imperial Acquires Four Watts truck & van Sites

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Top truck and van dealer group, Imperial Commercials has acquired four Watts Truck & Van Centre depots – Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, and Yate from the family-owned WATTS Group. The four depots will continue to trade as Watts Truck & Van in the short term before being rebranded as Imperial Commercials. The WATTS South Wales centres […]

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Land Rover Defender Concept Due in 2015


Expect the replacement for the much-loved Land Rover Defender to be built in India – home of parent company Tata.  Versions of the DC100 as it is currently known may be shipped to the UK in knock down kits to assemble for the European market. This is seen as an attempt to take out some […]

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VOSA Favours ATFs in Pricing Structure

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VOSA is promoting the use of ATFs by making them better value than the official VOSA alternatives. Starting from the beginning of April, the costs of testing a vehicle at either an ATF or a DP will reduce, whilst official test station prices will increase. Neither operator nor ATF owner will be dining out on […]

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The 2012 Model Year Isuzu D-Max

The 2012 Model Year Isuzu D-Max Isuzu UK will launch an all-new pick-up in June 2012 with a new name – the Isuzu D-Max. The makers claim that the new Isuzu D-Max is the result of the most comprehensive new product development programme in the Japanese company’s history. The new Isuzu D-Max features aggressive and […]

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