Skoda looks to appeal to businesses with great car leasing deals

skoda-octaviaÅ koda is offering great deals across the Å koda range that are designed specifically for business users in order to meet their needs. Å koda Finance is offering monthly rentals on Superb and Octavia models that deliver Å koda’s legendary value, from high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions to low servicing costs and excellent resale values, all delivered with the support of Å koda’s dedicated fleet team.

The flagship Škoda Superb GreenLine is available to fleet customers for just £199 a month (plus VAT and deposit) for a three year period or 10,000 miles per annum. The GreenLine offers exceptional fuel efficiency of up to 68.9mpg, helping businesses keep cost down in ever-tightening market conditions and also offers excellent predicted residual values of 40 per cent. Continue reading Skoda looks to appeal to businesses with great car leasing deals

First Drive Test HUMMER H3T

If HUMMER had a theme song, it’d probably be the Allman Brothers’ Whipping Post — the one that goes “Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, like I been tied to the whipping post…” The brand has been the go-to effigy when something needs to burn on the altar of eco desecration. But HUMMER doesn’t have a theme song, it has the tagline “Like No Other.” It also has a new pick-em-up truck we had the chance to drive recently in the High Sierras: the H3T. Follow the jump to find out if it’s another HUMMER like no other, and check out the gallery of hi-res images below. Continue reading First Drive Test HUMMER H3T

GM Daewoo’s Bupyeong plant idled for cut-off tire supply

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GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. has announced that its main operations at the Bupyeong plant in South Korea have halted due to its tiremakers cutting off supplies for higher prices. “Domestic tire suppliers today stopped supplying tires to call for higher tire prices and the Bupyeong plant has been sitting idly since 1 p.m. (0400 GMT),” GM Daewoo spokesman Kim Sung-Soo told Dow Jones Newswires. Continue reading GM Daewoo’s Bupyeong plant idled for cut-off tire supply

Volkswagen Up

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Volkswagen’s new affordable small car range, code-named Up!, may have to be converted from rear-drive to front-drive, VW insiders have revealed.

The Up! concept was revealed last year with an ultra-compact twin- or three-cylinder engine mounted under its rear seat to drive the rear wheels. But after development difficulties, the Up! may have to be converted to a more conventional front-wheel-drive layout to achieve its original targets. Continue reading Volkswagen Up

Lexus IS F to take on SPEED

The Lexus IS F’s path from production car to racing version has been a long and convoluted one. Starting with a grainy picture and initial information of the Lexus IS F Racing Concept which were followed by real-life pictures of its debut at the 2008 Tokyo Auto Salon courtesy of my.IS member David Huang (screen name IS300eR) and then veering off to the ever more outrageous stories of it either evolving into a mid-engined sedan racer or evolved from a 2004 Opel Vectra DTM racer, we were left to wonder if it would all ultimately self-implode into a big pile of vaporware. Continue reading Lexus IS F to take on SPEED

Tornadoes tear through northern Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Supercell storms plowed across northern Oklahoma state Saturday spawning several tornadoes that crushed structures and sent debris flying miles away, US media reported. Continue reading Tornadoes tear through northern Oklahoma

VW planning third SUV

Volkswagen is planning to extend its existing line-up of four-wheel drives with a new mid-sized seven-seat offering to slot between the Tiguan and Touareg.

The new model, which could go on sale in 2011, has been conceived as a rival to Volvo’s recently introduced XC60. But rather than using the same platform as Audi’s upcoming Q5, the VW will be built on a modified version of the next-generation Passat, known internally as PQ47. Continue reading VW planning third SUV

Mitsubishi Motors transfers production of SUV for PSA Peugeot Citroen

Mitsubishi MotorsMitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces today that it has decided to transfer production of all EU-bound SUVs it supplies to PSA Peugeot Citroen from its Mizushima Plant (Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture), where they are currently built, to its European production hub, Netherlands Car B.V. (“NedCar”, Born, The Netherlands). Continue reading Mitsubishi Motors transfers production of SUV for PSA Peugeot Citroen