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First Spy Shots of the 2019 Ford Focus Estate

New 2019 Ford Focus Estate spied

Car Magazine has released the first spy shots of the 2019 Ford Focus which is likely to follow the new ‘Active’ range. The car will again use Ford’s C-segment architecture which mainly contain 4WD cars, opening the possibility of an AWD Focus. Down the line, we expect to see a Hybrid and all electric model as the blue oval creates and develops more sustainable power trains. Under the bonnet, we are anticipating 5 different engines, a 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 EcoBoost petrol unit and a 1.5 and 2.0 diesel motor.

New 2019 Ford Focus Estate: spy photos

The new Focus is expected in 2018 and the year later for the estate model. Now is a great time to get your hands on a Ford Focus with our excellent new and used offers. Take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon- Ford Focus

 

Source – http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/spy-shots/ford/new-2019-ford-focus-spy-photos-news-prices-specs/ – 17/08/17

 

Future of Honda

Honda are looking forward at producing Hybrid, Plug-in hybrid, Battery electric and fuel cell cars to be produced and take up 2/3 of the European production by 2025.

We have seen the first mass production of the Insight back in 1999 of the Hybrid car and then the FCX Clarity in 2008 with the Hydrogen cell car.

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Learner drivers to be allowed on motorways from 2018

Chris Gayling, Transport Secretary has announced that the law will be changed to allow leaner drivers onto our motorways in a bid to improve road safety. The new drivers will have to be in dual-control car with an approved driving instructor. The government explained that the change was to give new learners a “broader range of real-life experiences and better prepare them for independent driving.” Gayling went on to say, “younger drivers are up to seven times more likely to be killed or seriously injured compared with drivers over twenty-five and lack of experience is an important factor. Allowing learners to drive on motorways in a supportive environment will help them develop a practical understanding of how to use motorways safely before driving independently.”

Even with access in their lessons, motorway driving will not be included into the driving test.

Dees of Wimbledon have a great range of new and used cars ideal for the first time driver, take a look here and book yourself a viewing; Dees of Wimbledon, new and used cars

 

 

Sale of new petrol and diesel cars to be banned by 2040

Petrol pumps

Plans are in place for the UK to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by the year 2040, in a move similar to what the French government have confirmed. Including in the ban will be all cars and vans and also the sale of hybrid technology vehicles. The complete ban is in line with the government’s clean air plan and which itself is response to the threat of rising levels of nitrogen oxide, which poses a major risk to public health. Ministers have suggested that air pollution holds the biggest risk to the UK’s public health, costing up to £2.7b a year in lost productivity. A government spokesman said, “poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and this government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible.”

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

 

Source – https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/britain-to-ban-sale-of-all-diesel-and-petrol-cars-and-vans-from-2040 – 10/08/2017

 

 

2017 Ford EcoSport ST-Line spotted testing

2017 Ford Ecosport spotted in ST-Line form ahead of September launch

Ahead of it’s launch in September, the Ford EcoSport has been spotted testing in ST-Line form, before it’s official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The new model car will feature a restyled front bumper with a black mid-section and a tweaked rear bumper, both of which will help the EcoSport sit closer to it’s larger Kuga and Edge siblings.  Inside, the new car will benefit from Ford’s Sync3 system which gives the driver advanced phone usage controls through a large touch screen display.

Under the bonnet, it appears that the current engine line up will remain, with a range of 1.0 EcoBoost units, a 1.5 petrol and 1.5 diesel. A 4 wheel drive option has also not been ruled out. We are expecting the new EcoSport later in the year, and from the spy pictures, we like what we see.

2017 Ford Ecosport spotted in ST-Line form ahead of September launch

Now is a great time to buy an EcoSport with an extra £500 customer saving being offered, take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – New and Used Ford EcoSport

 

Source – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2017-ford-ecosport-spotted-testing-st-line-form-ahead-september-launch – 10/08/2017

 

Champions for Change competition

Be Creative

 

 

 

 

Do you have an amazing business idea?

Do you want a little investment towards it?

Well to celebrate the release of Honda 10th gen Honda Civic, Honda is running a competition where someone could win £5000 investment from Honda.

Links below with more information:

How to enter

Find out more

T&C’s

‘Our objective is simple: create radical change, just like the new Civic’ – Honda engine room

 

The ‘Halo’ safety device to be on all 2018 F1 cars

Kimi Raikkonen tested the 'halo' at the final pre-season test in Barcelona in March 2016
The FIA has announced that the controversial ‘Halo’ head protection device will be brought in for the 2018 season. They said that the Halo ‘presents the best overall safety performance after the evaluation of a large number of devices over the past five years.” Sebastian Vettel, 4x F1 World Champion tried a aero windshield at the British Grand Prix, but complained that it made him feel dizzy. The Halo was the only safety device that successfully deflected a wheel travelling at 150mph.
Ex F1 driver and current Chairman of  the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association Alexander Wurz said “F1 is a role model for ever-increasing safety without jeopardising performance. While the halo solution might not be the most aesthetically pleasing for everyone, we drivers will nevertheless race and push as hard as we can on track, which is the key for F1 to continue its growth and popularity.”
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New 2017 Qashqai

Its here the new 2017 Qashqai the model has evolved over the years and we are now on 1st Change since model launch in February 2007.

New Nissan Qashqai has:

New Qashqai

 

 

 

 

hill holder

New parking Brake 

updated steering wheel with different controls

new front face 

new bumpers at the back of the vehicle

a all round camera

push button start(on previous models after 2015 or high spec such as n-connecta and tekna)

keyless entry

New Led Lights

New style of seats

New Shark fin aerial replaces the traditional aerial that can be potentially stolen.

 

Few Facts about the qashqai Past Years:

when the qashqai was launched they wanted to target drivers who like the SUV style of vehicle.

the qashqai was known as the Dualis and was launched in australia and japan in 2006

100,000 units was sold by December 2007  in europe including the UK

since its facelift in 2010 200,000 more units was sold

Qashqai then Launched the +2 version with more room to carry more passengers since 2013 production stopped on this vehicle

the qashqai uses the same chassis or platform as the x-trail.

the new version in 2010 has led lights added to the front

a new 1.6 dci engine replaced the 2.0 dci engine

nissan added a 360 model which gives a all round camera view this was known as the n-tec

the qashqai is made in Sunderland, UK

its the 10th best selling car in britain since the nissan sunny

nissan was once called DATSUN

 

come down to Warrington Nissan today to see the vehicle in all its glory!

01925 416 516 to book with nissan sales

Photo’s below of the new nissan qashqai

New Facelift

 

New Back Bumper

New Seat Style

 

New Handbrake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positive News About Diesel Cars-Nissan News

There has been a lot of speculation in the media of late about cleanliness of diesel vehicles and their impact on our environment.

The Image of modern diesels is being negatively affected by publicity and has led to guests and consumers looking for guidance on diesel in particular in 2 minds should they purchase a petrol or diesel car.

There is some key points:

*One in every two new cars registered in the uk remains a diesel with consumers valuing high performance and low fuel consumption

*Diesel is Criticial to reducing co2 emissions which in turn is tackling climate change. diesel cars emit on average 20% lower co2 than petrol equivalents. since 2002 diesel cars have saved 3.5 million tonnes of co2 from going into the atmosphere.

the latest euro 6 engine are the cleanest in history and light years away from their older counterparts. as well as special filters, they also features clever technology that converts most of the NOx from the engine into harmless nitrogen and water before it reaches the exhaust.

the latest euro 6 cars are classed as low emission for the purposes of the london ultra low emission zone due to come into force in 2019. Meaning drivers of these vehicles will be free to enter the zone without charge

Advanced diesel technology has virtually eliminated emissions of particular matter with 99% of these soot particulates captured by special filters fitted to all new diesel cars since 2011. around half of diesels on the road now boast a diesel particulate filter or also known as (DPF)

With recent reports DIESEL CARS ARE NOT THE MAIN SOURCE OF NOx. While road transport as a whole is responsible for around half of London’s NOx, diesel cars produce just 11% although concentrations will vary at different times depending on congestion.

Emissions Control Technology

SCR-is an active exhaust gas after-treatment system to reduce nox emissions

DEF- Diesel Exhaust Fluid(commonly known as AdBlue) is a water based urea solution injected into the exhaust to reduce NOx emissions

DPF-Diesel Particulate Filter removes 99.9% of all particles before they leave the exhaust.

so to sum up you should really buy diesel if thats the choice for you for better MPG and good power.

both fuel’s are still efficient and great for the environment.