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April 2009

LDV – Out of Time

April 30, 2009

Could this finally be the end of LDV, as we know it? Many people have written the organisation off time and time again throughout its chequered history. The Birmingham van maker is no stranger to administration, but if no money appears before the 6th May deadline surely this must be the final time. [...]


April 24, 2009

* Low CO2 Ford ECOnetic technology joins Transit range * Based on Transit 280 SWB Van with 2.2-litre 115PS Duratorq TDCi * Combined fuel economy of 39.2mpg*, (average 189 g/km CO2) * Transit is first Ford commercial vehicle to achieve Stage V emissions * On sale Autumn 2009. Prices revealed nearer on sale date [...]


April 24, 2009

Fresh design and new features for new Ford Transit Connect range * New fresh look for the Connect family * Improved interior with all-new instrument panel and cluster * Improved safety features, with standard ESP, Traction Control and Hill Launch Assist * On sale summer 2009. Prices available nearer on sale date [...]


April 23, 2009

The Chancellor’s Budget delivered yesterday heralded the introduction of the long-awaited vehicle scrappage scheme. To our utter shock and surprise, vans up to 3.5 tonnes are included in the deal as well. Usually commercial vehicle owners are the first in the Firing line for financial penalties. [...]

BUDGET – Capital Allowances doubled Good For CV Dealers

April 23, 2009

The Chancellor has doubled the first year capital allowance to 40 per cent. This will hopefuly be an incentive for business to make capital investments. This measure will be particularly welcomed by commercial vehicle dealers who have been hard hit by the recession and have seen sales fall by nearly 50 per cent. [...]

Trailer market collapse

April 15, 2009

Europe's leading trailer maker, Schmitz Cargobull says the European trailer market has collapsed. The firm says registrations are down "drastically" and trailer makers have seen orders drop 94% in the first quarter of the year [...]


April 15, 2009

Micro Trucks – Tiny Utility Vehicles From Around The World is a brand new book by lifelong car enthusiast Norm Mort and is the first to fill this unusual niche. [...]
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