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Suzuki Swift Sport: simply good – very good

Suzuki Swift Sport: simply good – very good

| July 31, 2018

The hot-hatch was an icon of the eighties and a much loved one at that. As the years have moved on the hot hatch sales have fallen into a more niche market. Enter the Suzuki Swift Sport, says our motoring correspondent, Ian Beasant. With so many safety and emission regulations added to the consumer demand […]

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It’s good to share – the sharing economy has something to teach small businesses.

It’s good to share – the sharing economy has something to teach small businesses.

| July 30, 2018

Mark Maguire, Northern Ireland Sales Manager for Europcar UK reveals how companies can reduce costs and work more efficiently through collaboration The sharing economy is big business, both for consumers and companies worldwide.  More and more firms and individuals are sharing assets and services, from homes to parking spaces. This shift has been driven by […]

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Mazda 2 – looking sharp as a pin!

Mazda 2 – looking sharp as a pin!

| July 16, 2018

by Ian Beasant, Business First Motoring Correspondent The Mazda 2 shows sharp looks, an entertaining chassis, and decent running costs to the competitive supermini class. I think apart from SUV’s the Supermini market is a growth market, with  consumers interested in smaller practical cars which are  marketed on a competitive finance or leasing deal. Mazda, […]

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Super Kia Stonic

Super Kia Stonic

| June 4, 2018

by Business First Motoring Correspondent, Ian Beasant. The all new Kia Stonic  is a car or a mini Suv, based on the highly acclaimed Kia Rio. The Stonic has a very attractive and purposeful look, its good looking from all angles and more edgy than many of the compact SUV’S on the market at present. […]

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The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

| May 17, 2018

by Business First Motoring Correspondent, Ian Beasant There’s a growing appetite in the market for vaguely off-road-y big estate cars, with many of them being distinctly premium. So can Vauxhall ramp up its large Insignia Estate to take a big chunk of the action? Vauxhall certainly hope so. The Insignia Country Tourer on certainly has […]

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Why You Should Lease Your Company Car

Why You Should Lease Your Company Car

| May 15, 2018

A business that offers a company car can be very attractive to new employees as they can enjoy this as part of their benefits package. Company cars can also be a great way of promoting the business and making the employees and the overall image seem more professional. When you decide that you are going […]

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The New Citroen C3 Aircross- A Breath of fresh Air

The New Citroen C3 Aircross- A Breath of fresh Air

| May 3, 2018

Business First motoring correspondent, Ian Beasant says that The New Citroen C3 Aircross was always going to be different. The Gallic creativity has taken a different look at design and like it or loathe it, it can never be said the Citroens don’t stand out from the crowd. The Citroen C3 Aircross is a better […]

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Charles Hurst Land Rover puts Belfast first at UK awards

Charles Hurst Land Rover puts Belfast first at UK awards

| May 2, 2018

Charles Hurst has hit the top spot at Land Rover UK’s Retailer Conference for its aftersales service and expertise. Beating off keen competition from franchised dealerships in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Belfast-based Charles Hurst Land Rover is now officially ‘Aftersales Retailer of the Year’. Recognising the prestige marque’s best UK dealerships and quality […]

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All New Renault Koleos

All New Renault Koleos

| April 26, 2018

You may recognise the name? Well, Renault had a Koleos in their UK product range from 2007 to 2010. It is fair to say no a great success, says Business First Motoring Correspondent, Ian Beasant The Brand New Koleos is a different proposition altogether, it was designed in France, uses a Nissan Platform (X-Trail) and […]

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All the mod cons from Europcar

All the mod cons from Europcar

| April 24, 2018

Mark Maguire, Northern Ireland Sales Manager, Europcar UK Group explains how its commercial vehicle service is fit for purpose for Northern Ireland businesses  According to recent research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)[1], small businesses are feeling confident about their future prospects.  More than seven in ten firms expect their performance will either improve […]

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