Around the Motorparks

Chief Executive of Cambria Automobiles wins prestigious ‘Business Leader of the Year Award’

We are delighted to share that our Chief Executive, Mark Lavery of Cambria Automobiles plc, won the prestigious ‘Business Leader of the Year Award’ last night at the annual AM Awards hosted at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

To find out more about Cambria Automobiles and the brands we are proud to represent to the highest possible standards to our guests, please visit us here. Or visit motorparks.co.uk or grange.co.uk to see all our latest new and used cars.

Introducing our new state-of-the-art Jaguar and Land Rover Hatfield dealership

We are excited to announce the opening of a brand new retail experience for you – Land Rover Hatfield and Jaguar Hatfield are open now and replace our Land Rover Welwyn and Jaguar Welwyn dealerships with a new state-of-the-art facility.

Introducing our new state-of-the-art Grange Land Rover Hatfield dealership

We relocated Land Rover on the 21st and Jaguar on the 28th December 2018 to bring this experience to Gypsy Moth Avenue, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, AL10 9BD in a new 10-door, 86-seat, 46,000 sq ft Jaguar Land Rover concept store. The new ‘arch concept’ dealership, which will be named Grange Land Rover Hatfield and Grange Jaguar Hatfield respectively.

Our new home is a fabulous building. Once inside, you’ll discover more space and freedom to explore the entire Jaguar Land Rover range in a contemporary environment designed around you.

Improvements include:

– Modern, light and spacious environment
– Barista bar serving complimentary coffees and cakes
– Relaxed customer seating areas
– Interactive colour and trim display
– Brand heritage display and merchandise area
– Drive-through service area
– Improved parking with easy access
– Dedicated vehicle handover area

The new Land Rover Hatfield and Jaguar Hatfield sites are open now.

For more details please visit Jaguar Hatfield and Land Rover Hatfield.

Repeat business after 25 years at Pure Triumph

Kevin Lington, General Manager at Pure Triumph Wellingborough, has been part of the Cambria management team since the Pure Triumph Group was purchase from Administration in November 2009.

Kevin is no stranger to the trade having now served over 26 years on and off with Triumph Motorcycles from their rebirth under the ownership of John Bloor. The bio starts in July 1992 at Neil Young Motorcycles in the role as a junior salesman, and achieving Triumph salesman of the year in 1996.

His career progressed in 1998. He was part of the management team that opened up an M&P Superstore in Northampton retailing over 1000 new bikes in its first year.

In 2002 there was a small sideways move to gain experience with the premier brand Harley Davidson over an 18 month period where he achieved another award for his sales achievement.

In 2004 Kevin established the Pure Triumph Group for the Autohaus Motor Group in Northampton, building the foundations for Triumph in Northants again. Later in April 2008 he opened the branches in Birmingham and later that year one in Woburn.
Throughout his career, he has strongly believed that he sells experiences opposed to motorcycles, therefore building sales on the back of repeat business and personal recommendations, having competition from 50 other branches in the UK selling the same product and making him and his store the place to buy from.

Kevin recalls his first solo sale was at the end of August 1992 and it was to Mr Tony Haynes of Northampton when he purchased a new Honda CBR600. Since then Tony has been a regular to Wellingborough and 26 years and a month later he has just purchased a shiny new Street Triple 765 RS from Kevin.

All-New Ford Focus is here at Dees and Invicta Ford

Ford New Focus

This year, the Ford Focus will celebrate its 20th birthday and the sales of over two million models in the UK alone. But, the popular choice is ever changing. For the new range, smart technologies have been implemented and can help to manage the driver’s steering, acceleration and even braking.

The series of adaptations have been designed to protect passengers inside the family hatchback. Outside the car, Pre-Collision Assist and Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection can warn the driver of a potential accident, even applying the brakes for you, if you don’t react in enough time. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 system can be added, including Stop & Go, Sign Recognition and Lane-Centering.

It’s the fourth generation of Focus, and it’s available today from your local Dees Ford and Invicta Ford dealership in six different models.

Offered in Style – the start of the range with desirable features such as 16-inch alloys, automatic headlamps and a DAB radio with 6 speakers, Bluetooth and two USB ports. Next is the popular Zetec edition, enhancing your comfort and safety with a Quickclear heated windscreen and Cruise Control with a speed limiter.

The All-New Focus ST-Line model has a sporty feel with a polished twin tailpipe and keyless start. The next step up is the ST-Line X complete with an array of desirable adaptations such as; Ford SYNC3 DAB Navigation System with an 8-inch Colour Touchscreen and the addition of FordPass Connect.

Upgrading to the Titanium and Titanium X trim versions will add parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, rear privacy class and even ambient lighting to your drive.

Under the bonnet, both petrol and diesel versions of the new-generation focus are powered by bigger displacement engines from the 1.0L Ford Ecoboost 85PS Petrol 5-door to the 1.5L Ford Eco Blue 120PS Diesel Estate.

Contact Dees Ford or Invicta Ford for a test drive or find out more on the all-new Ford Focus here.

Cambria Automobiles ‘Engage’ Conference

We are off and running at the Cambria Automobiles ‘Engage’ Conference 2018.

‘engage’ – occupy or attract (someone’s interest or attention). The theme of today’s Cambria Automobiles conference

Keep up to date with latest on Twitter at #cambriaengage18.

We will focus on Associate and Guest Engagement to improve the service we offer to all our guests in our dealerships moving forward

Our new Product Geniuses at our Motorparks and Grange dealerships will give our guests a world-class shopping experience. We will aim to reply to all our guests with a personalised video like this:

Changing our G.A.M.E – Guest, Associate, Management, Engage. A new program to train our teams to be more engaged with our guests and embrace our systems to do that so we move forward

Thank you to all our partners and sponsors to today – we really appreciate your support and look forward to engaging with you over the next 12 months and beyond #cambriaengage18 @AutoTrader_UK @marketingdel @Calldrip_TeamUK @Calltracks @gard_x @TheAACars

Actually… Engage.

New Vauxhall Viva Rocks

The new style of Viva is here, a somehow compact, yet roomy car hits the market – The Viva Rocks. This variant now comes with more spec and more optional extras than our classic standard Viva.

This Viva now ‘rocks’ –

  • Robust bumpers, side skirts and wheel arches
  • Increased ground clearance
  • Exclusive front and rear design
  • Exclusive roof rails
  • 15′ Alloy wheels and Fog lights.

Other spec available on the Viva Rocks includes; Daytime running lights, Lane departure warning, Cruise controls, Speed limiter, Winter pack (Heated steering wheel and Front seats), Vauxhall OnStar with 24hr assistant.

With the new IntelliLink system the Viva has a 7′ touchscreen colour display with the usual IntelliLink features fitted on other Vauxhall models.

City mode is a handy feature, lightening up the steering making maneuvers effortless and parking a doddle, especially if you have the optional extra rear parking sensors fitted. Its hill assist feature will also make hill starting no worry at all.

 

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Viva Rocks in now on sale, come down to County Motor Works and take a look or book a test drive. You can also view our full range of new and used cars here

Trial set to begin introducing traffic lights to our motorways

Kit to stop red light runners

A £7 million trial is set to begin next month in Cheshire, which will see traffic lights introduced at the Croft Interchange where the M6 meets the M62 as a bid to cut growing congestion. In December, the first stage of the trial will begin, with lights operating in the eastbound side of the M62, heading towards Manchester, accompanied by speed restrictions. In January, the scheme will be further rolled up to cover the link road between the M6 and the eastbound section of the M62.

Congestion currently costs the UK economy £9 billion each year, with 61% drivers saying they believe the motorways to have got busier in the last year. Andy Withington of Highways England said: “Once the system is fully up and running we’ll be monitoring its use over a period of up to a year. If it is successful – and we believe it will be – it could well be used on other motorway to motorway link roads across the country.”

Dees of Wimbledon currently have some excellent new and used offers, take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – New and Used

Source – http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/101702/traffic-lights-to-be-introduced-on-motorways – 13/11/17

927 mile Ford Escort Mk 2 RS2000 set to fetch £90,000

 1980s Ford Escort is up for sale - and will be hit with collectors

With the price of classic 1980’s Fords on the increase, it’s no surprise that a 927 mile Escort MK2 RS2000 in perfect condition is expected to fetch around £90,000. The car found fame in the 1980s as a successful rally car with the likes of Roger Clarke and Ari Vatanen behind the wheel. At the end of its tenure, the Escort has won 20 events. 5 of which piloted by Vatanen.

Being a custom edition, this Escort is a step down from the full blown rally car, but is certainly the closest offering available. It was ordered by a Mr F.N Dunstan of Nottingham in 1980 and after just 700 miles was passed on to a keen Ford collector later in the decade, before being passed on again to another collector around 8 years ago. The car has been kept in an air-tight chamber, preserving the pristine diamond white paintwork and chocolate brown leather lined cloth seats. Even the marks left by the factory sponges during its pre-delivery inspection are visible on the doors and underside. Silverstone Auctions classic car specialist, Joe Watts, went to say, “I’ve never seen anything like this car – it even smells new inside.”

 

 Escort RS2000 was a rally legend in the 1980s The Ford is heading to auction with a £90,000 price tag The interior is almost untouched after being sealed in airtight storage for years The 1980 Mk2 Escort has done less than 1,000 miles

Fancy a modern day hot hatch? We currently have some excellent offers on our new and used Focus and Fiesta STs, take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – New and Used

 

Source – https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/4826012/a-1980s-boy-racer-ford-escort-rs2000-that-became-a-rally-legend-heading-to-auction-for-90000/ – 02/11/17

 

Vauxhall Grandland X

The Vauxhall Grandland X is a new model to market, following its predecessor the Crossland X, however the Grandland X is bigger competing more with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai.

A quarter of Europe’s new car buyers now opt for more SUV’s. The Grandland X is not yet avaliable in 4WD, but you can forgive that as its new grip control system enhances traction control, making the notion of no 4WD forgivable. Image result for Grandland X

Engines are currently available in a 1.2 litre turbo-charged petrol or a 1.6 litre diesel. The 1.2 litre engine is a real competitor, boasting a very respectable 128hp which feels eager and ready. Both engines offer a 6-speed manual gear box as standard or a 6-speed automatic is available as an option too.

The Grandland X has a forgiving suspension set up, making a comfortable ride, which doesn’t lean to heavily on bends giving you confidence in the drive.

The Grandland X is logically laid out its controls and made essentials more accessible and rear parking sensors are standard across the range.Image result for Grandland X

If you opt for top of the range, it offers a 360 degrees view of around the car, which is fantastic when parking.

Most models are equipped with an 8′ SATNAV, whilst all options offer a 7′ Infotainment system with Bluetooth streaming, Apple and Android play. Following that every model has Vauxhall Onstar with online connectivity, Wifi hotspot and if you opt for NAV, a connection to a call centre who will download a new requested route to your Nav.

The name Grandland X says it all, head and leg room is more than enough to accommodate taller adult and is wide enough to ensure your own space. Boot space is spacious enough to fit most things in with ease, even a family of suitcases when and can fit longer items in with its quick release rear folding seats.

Running costs are competitive, especially the diesel engine offering 70mpg.  Even standard equipment is packed out; Alloy wheels, Rear parking sensors, Dual-zone climate control, Cruise controls and Automatic headlights and wipers.

The Grandland X was also given a 5 star safety rating by the Euro NCAP crash test agency.

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