The new Volkswagen Golf that launched at Frankfurt Motor Show yesterday appears to beat the Ford Focus RS with its smaller engine reduced weight and improved fuel efficiency.
VW has slotted a 2-litre turbocharged engine developing 265bhp into the R – 35bhp less than the Ford Focus RS. It will outgun the fast Ford initially but the electronically-limited top speed of 155mph means the RS has 8mph on its German rival.
The Golf R is all-wheel drive and with a manual ‘box still accelerates to 62mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds. With a combined fuel economy of 33.2mpg, it’s 21 per cent more efficient than the R32.
The Golf is considered to be very conservative. It has always been in demand since its launch and so is the demand higher for any used Volkswagen Golf car. These cars are very sturdy and reliable. Now with improved fuel efficiency, it is the bessstest of best!
The UK Goverment scrappage scheme that offers £2000 towards a new car or van was announced in the 2009 Budget. Any car over ten years old which meets the requirements is eligible for scrapping – and the owner will receive £1,000 from the government and £1,000 from the manufacturer towards the cost of their new vehicle.
Now that attracted huge bunch of motorists wanting to get their old car scrapped. Funding for the scrappage scheme uk could end up in August if the rate of 3,181 sales per day continues. Some of the European countries offering the scheme include Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain. The amount they offer and the requiremnt for scrappage differes from country to country. However, it was a huge hit in Germany.
Range of manufacturers have extended their support for the scrappage scheme extension. Here is what they told Autotrader.
Hyundai (Scrappage sales: around 9,000)
Tom Barnard, PR Manager for Hyundai, said: “Our feeling is since the government is making profit on new cars over £7,600 sold under the scheme, we would be very surprised if they didn’t extend it.”
Check the Hyundai Scrappage Deals and eligibility.
Toyota (Scrappage sales: around 5,500)
A spokesperson for Toyota said: “Toyota is pleased to see the success of the scrappage scheme and welcomes any continuing support for the industry which will help increase sales.”
Ford (Scrappage sales: over 3,000)
Ford’s News Manager Oliver Rowe said: “We are pleased with how the scrappage scheme is going, but it’s been an administrative challenge. “We’re getting up to speed with it right now, rather than focusing on it slowing down.”
Other manufacturers have also extended their support for scrappage extension. Read more…
Check out the other manufacturers like Alfa Romeo scrappage scheme deals or Vauxhall scrappage scheme deals on Auto Trader.
If you want to check whether your can can be eligible for the scrappage scheme, check the complete scrappage guide on Auto Trader.
The world’s biggest automobile manyfacturer reported a $6.9 billion loss in last quarter and the annual loss being $8.6. While the entire automotive inmdustry ahs been affected by global crisis, the Japanese manufaturer posted its first-ever consolidated operating loss last year after a record profit the year before. It also said that there would be a drop in Toyota cars manufactured this year.
“Toyota’s outlook was worse than I’d expected. The company expects a really tough time for the first six months,” said Naoki Fujiwara, a fund manager at Shinkin Asset Management. “I expect the bottom for the auto industry is the April-June period, followed by a slow recovery.”
Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe commented in a news conference saying, Of course the external environment doesn’t help, but we were lacking in the scope and speed of dealing with various problems and issues, and for that I am sorry” …read more
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After the UK Government announced the £2,000 allowance for car owners to scrap their old cars, Toyota will structure its incentiveprogram to encourage British built cars.
“While Toyota has some of the best small cars on the market in the shape of Aygo and Yaris,” said Toyota Managing Director, Miguel Fonseca, “we recognise that small cars do not meet the needs of everyone in terms of space and practicality.
“By leveraging the benefits of local production we can make Auris affordable for customers who need a family car. I am also very keen to use this incentive as much as possible to the benefit of British workers,” said Fonseca. Read more
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The striking Seat Ibiza-based Bocanegra hot hatch is expected to make its global debut at next month’s Barcelona Motor Show. Sitting above the Seat Cupra at the top of the Spanish supermini’s range, the three-door Seat Bocanegra will get a 1.4-litre super- and turbocharged engine developing 177bhp.
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The 25ft-long British Steam Car – dubbed the ‘fastest kettle in the world’ – reached a top speed of 82mph on tarmac at the Ministry of Defence’s Thorney Island facility in Emsworth, Hampshire.