Monthly Archives: April 2011

Car market remains on course for 2011

Car sales have slowed down but are ‘still on right road for year’ according to industry experts. Despite the launch of the 11 registration plate in April , new car sales fell by 7.9% compared to the same time last year in figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. However, last year […]

Ford Fiesta tops the chart

New car sales for the UK reveal that the best-selling car in March 2011 was the Ford Fiesta, followed by the same company’s Focus model, and Vauxhall’s Corsa. These three cars hold the same positions in the year-to-date sales charts. The market share of superminis has risen to 38.4%, the SMMT said. There has been […]

Green car sales on the rise

New figures from the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) suggest that green & fuel-efficient cars are proving increasing popular with motorists. Records from the first quarter of 2011 reveal the lowest average new car emissions ever recorded, falling 3.4 per cent to 140.3 g/km. Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association, said […]

New boss takes over at Mini

02/04/2011 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive sound insulation

BMW have a appointed a new boss.  Kay Segler, who is currently boss of BMW’s M Division, will take over the Mini brand from Wolfgang Armbrecht.  Segler had previously run the Mini brand from 2004 to 2008, overseeing the introduction of the a new range of models based on the BMW-engineered R56 platform. It is […]