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The Week: Sept 17-21

Time 5:17 pm, September 28, 2012

HERE ARE the most interesting and talked-about stories over the past five days, collated and summarised by us.

Monday, September 24

FINANCE software provider Webzation announced its plans for a relaunch and rebrand as ‘iVendi’.

PROFITS for the motor retailer sector have been promising, said a reported by the ASE.


VAUXHALL closed both of its UK factories for a week due to a drop in production numbers.

LAND ROVER’S Discovery comes top of an unreliability chart produced from findings by Warranty Direct.

 

Tuesday, September 25

OUR search for the best automotive trade websites continues, as nominations for our Ewards continue.

ASDA announced plans to slash 3p per litre off fuel at its filling stations.


SHELL have opened the UK’s largest filling station at newly opened Cobham services on the M25.

RAIN battered the British Isles, flooding Northern England and leaving many roads impassable.

 

Wednesday, September 26

CHAMPAGNE all round, as Car Dealer Magazine wins Best Business Publication at the prestigious Headline Auto Awards.

FORD received an honour from Motability Operations for ‘performance and consistent excellence’.

AUCTION house Aston Barclay have reported a 100 per cent conversion rate at a recent fleet sale in Leeds.

FORD released pictures of its new Fiesta ahead of the car’s debut at the Paris Motor Show.

 

Thursday, September 27

JAGUAR proudly unveiled the new F-Type on their stand at the Paris motor show.

THE SMMT reported that a period of expansion is ahead for the UK motor trade.

LOTUS Exige based ‘Nemesis’ electric car broke the UK electric land speed record at 151mph.

RENAULT’S brand new Clio debuted at the Paris Motor Show, along with a racy Renaultsport version.

 

Friday, September 28

CAR supermarket Motorpoint opened a new site in Chingford, Essex.

INSURANCE companies will soon be under investigation, the Competition Commission revealed.

TOYOTA presented the new Auris and Auris Touring Sport estate at Paris.

MITSUBISHI released details of its new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid.

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Staff Writer Jon is one of the Car Dealer team's newest members. You can also find him contributing to AOL Cars.

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