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Latest News: Motorvogue Norwich is Now Open with our multi-franchise showroom bringing five prestigious car marques to the city. The newest Hyundai, Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Abarth models are gathered in one convenient showroom which opened on Friday 14th February. Hyundai owners have been without local support since the city’s previous dealer closed back in November. Our extensive new site offers a substantial Hyundai showroom, with all the latest models and manufacturer-approved used cars, plus full parts and service back-up for existing owners. “Hyundai approached us to see if we would take on the Norwich franchise, as we represent them at our Bedford location,” explains Jon Pochin, who has been running Motorvogue since 2008 with his business partner Peter Norman. “Our business model is to operate multi-franchise dealerships to offer customers greater choice – so when Hyundai agreed, the move to Norwich became possible.” Motorvogue began with a single site in Northamptonshire in 1993 and has supplied more than 20,000 cars to satisfied customers across the country. Under Pochin’s stewardship, the firm has expanded to Bedford, and a further location in King’s Lynn. A Norwich showroom makes perfect sense – especially as Pochin was born and raised in Norfolk, worked in the city for many years and still lives here. “As we were recruiting, it was astonishing how many people came forward that I’d worked with before,” he says. “One of the things that’s great about Norfolk is the people. They’re friendly and they’re loyal. We have a brilliant team ready to welcome customers to Cromer Road.” Massive range Motorvogue Norwich will offer the largest range of new cars in the area, as well as more than 600 used vehicles (across the group) in all shapes and sizes. With so much choice, it’s the perfect place to visit for anyone unsure what kind of car they should get next. It’s also ideal for those in receipt of benefits such as the Higher Rate Mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment, an Armed Forces Independence Payment or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement, with Motorvogue’s motability specialists ready to assist customers looking to drive a brand-new car every three years on the Motability scheme. The huge range at Motorvogue gives plenty of options, many available with no advance payment.   Going electric? “We are seeing a real change in attitudes to electric vehicles,” Pochin says. “People who were putting off making the switch are starting to consider it. With the latest generations of hybrid and electric cars offering realistic ranges up to 300 miles, they’ve become practical for people in rural communities like those we have in Norfolk.” To help customers decide if an electric vehicle is for them, the new Cromer Road site will feature a dedicated Electric Centre, showing off the range of low and zero-emissions cars. “People need to come down and see the Hyundai Ioniq and Kona hybrid and electric models,” Pochin urges. With more than 30 demonstrators available across the five marques, Motorvogue offers an unrivalled chance to get behind the wheel of what could be the car of your dreams – whether it’s hybrid, electric or a conventional petrol or diesel model.   Great offers To celebrate the opening of Motorvogue Norwich on Cromer Road, the showroom is opening with what Pochin describes as “genuine money-off deals" on models across all five marques. This includes savings of up to 50pc on servicing. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a first car for your daughter, a seven-seater, a pick-up or an electric vehicle,” says Pochin. “Whatever you need, we will have the right car for you – and at the best price in the market.” Visit us now on Cromer Road, Norwich, NR6 6NB

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Welcome to the News portion of the Motorvogue website. Below you’ll find posts and updates on all the latest developments from within the company, information about events we’re attending, and anything else we think you may need to know! Check back regularly, and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see appear on this page!

14th February 2020

Motorvogue Norwich - Cromer Road, Norwich NR6 6NB

Motorvogue Norwich is Now Open with our multi-franchise showroom bringing five prestigious car marques to the city. The newest Hyundai, Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Abarth models are gathered in one convenient showroom which opened on Friday 14th February. Hyundai owners have been without local support since the city’s previous dealer closed back in November. Our extensive new site offers a substantial Hyundai showroom, with all the latest models and manufacturer-approved used cars, plus full parts and service back-up for existing owners. “Hyundai approached us to see if we would take on the Norwich franchise, as we represent them at our Bedford location,” explains Jon Pochin, who has been running Motorvogue since 2008 with his business partner Peter Norman. “Our business model is to operate multi-franchise dealerships to offer customers greater choice – so when Hyundai agreed, the move to Norwich became possible.” Motorvogue began with a single site in Northamptonshire in 1993 and has supplied more than 20,000 cars to satisfied customers across the country. Under Pochin’s stewardship, the firm has expanded to Bedford, and a further location in King’s Lynn. A Norwich showroom makes perfect sense – especially as Pochin was born and raised in Norfolk, worked in the city for many years and still lives here. “As we were recruiting, it was astonishing how many people came forward that I’d worked with before,” he says. “One of the things that’s great about Norfolk is the people. They’re friendly and they’re loyal. We have a brilliant team ready to welcome customers to Cromer Road.” Massive range Motorvogue Norwich will offer the largest range of new cars in the area, as well as more than 600 used vehicles (across the group) in all shapes and sizes. With so much choice, it’s the perfect place to visit for anyone unsure what kind of car they should get next. It’s also ideal for those in receipt of benefits such as the Higher Rate Mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment, an Armed Forces Independence Payment or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement, with Motorvogue’s motability specialists ready to assist customers looking to drive a brand-new car every three years on the Motability scheme. The huge range at Motorvogue gives plenty of options, many available with no advance payment.   Going electric? “We are seeing a real change in attitudes to electric vehicles,” Pochin says. “People who were putting off making the switch are starting to consider it. With the latest generations of hybrid and electric cars offering realistic ranges up to 300 miles, they’ve become practical for people in rural communities like those we have in Norfolk.” To help customers decide if an electric vehicle is for them, the new Cromer Road site will feature a dedicated Electric Centre, showing off the range of low and zero-emissions cars. “People need to come down and see the Hyundai Ioniq and Kona hybrid and electric models,” Pochin urges. With more than 30 demonstrators available across the five marques, Motorvogue offers an unrivalled chance to get behind the wheel of what could be the car of your dreams – whether it’s hybrid, electric or a conventional petrol or diesel model.   Great offers To celebrate the opening of Motorvogue Norwich on Cromer Road, the showroom is opening with what Pochin describes as “genuine money-off deals" on models across all five marques. This includes savings of up to 50pc on servicing. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a first car for your daughter, a seven-seater, a pick-up or an electric vehicle,” says Pochin. “Whatever you need, we will have the right car for you – and at the best price in the market.” Visit us now on Cromer Road, Norwich, NR6 6NB

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30th January 2020

Motorvogue Set to Open New Showroom in Norwich

Motorvogue Norwich opens on the 14th February with a brand new multi-brand site which will include Hyundai, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Abarth and Fiat Professional at Cromer Road Norwich. This will be the first time that Motorvogue has had an operation in Norwich and will make this one of the largest Motor Groups in the area.  We are proud to open a 7 car Hyundai showroom, following the closure of the previous Hyundai dealership in Norwich which shut the doors at the end of November. Existing Hyundai owners, and those looking to experience the brand will once again be able to do so in Norwich and can utilise this new facility for servicing, maintenance and the purchase of new and used cars. Motorvogue are experienced in the Hyundai brand as we already have a Hyundai showroom at our Bedford location. A separate showroom for Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Jeep showroom will also open to complete the initial re-development of the Cromer Road location. In a second phase of development at the site, Alfa Romeo and Jeep will move into a third bespoke showroom. Once again, we already have existing locations offering these brands with Kings Lynn, Bedford and Northampton providing a long standing relationship with the FCA Group.  This is an exciting time for Motorvogue as development of the site has been happening at a remarkable pace. The location on Cromer Road had been vacant for many years, previously a Volvo dealership which closed over 6 years ago, and has seen the derelict structure fall into an awful condition however with a large investment, Motorvogue are changing the future of this site and we are sure that our renovation of the exterior and interior will enhance the view for the local people and those visiting Norwich using one of the main routes into the city along Cromer Road and Reepham Road. Close to the new NDR road around Norwich, and the city centre, access will be ideal for those looking to purchase a new or used vehicle or visiting for servicing and maintenance. As with all of our locations, this new multi-brand site will offer customers a variety of options when buying a new vehicle, so they can test drive and experience a number of cars from various brands to find their perfect car, all in one location, an objective which led to this being the ideal choice for our next showroom development due to the amount of space on offer. Whilst members of our existing team will be moving to the new site, we also require a number of new staff members and we are recruiting. If you would like to join our newest team, please visit the Careers page of our website for more details. Career Opportunities in Norwich

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10th January 2020

Motorvogue Clapham Closure

Motorvogue Clapham has now closed with Dacia relocated to our Renault Showroom at Interchange Park, Bedford. We no longer sell New Citroen vehicles however invite our customers to Interchange Park for vehicle maintenance. Visit our purpose built Renault & Dacia showroom with the most up to date specification, exhibiting contemporary design with a comfortable, spacious and light environment to either browse and select your next vehicle, or when bringing your car in to us for maintenance. Our previous location at Clapham, Bedford has now been closed as we are able to offer all of these services with our new facilities and the convenience of being located just off the A421. Visit us at Interchange Retail Park, Bedford MK42 7GB, call us on 01234 861555, or find out more on our website www.motorvogue.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you at our new showroom.

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12th December 2019

Success for the New Renault Master at the WhatVan? Awards

The New Renault Master has been named 2020 Van of the Year and 2020 Best Large Van at the annual What Van? Awards. In addition, New Master Z.E. was Highly Commended in the new Minibus of the Year category. In a hard-fought competition with the newest vans of the year, it was New Master’s blend of useful space, versatile interior, segment-leading features and low running costs that clinched it for Renault. Speaking about New Renault Master’s success, James Dallas, Editor What Van? said, “The heavily-revised Renault Master is a great looking van with a refined and frugal choice of 2.3-litre diesel engine outputs married to both manual and automatic transmissions. It is available in front and rear-wheel drive and offers enough payload and load volume options to suit myriad applications. A wide range of conversions are up for grabs and a wealth of driver-assistance features and a well laid out, user-friendly cabin also enhances the overall package. With an electric model already available and a hydrogen-powered version to come Renault is looking to the future with the Master, which offers a breadth of choice unrivalled in the large van sector.” Stephen Whitcombe, Head of Brand for Pro+ Commercial Vehicles, Groupe Renault UK added: “We are delighted that New Master has been recognised with these prestigious What Van? awards. The latest version sets the standard with its new engines, a car-like and comfortable interior and, crucially, a wide range of bodies that means business users and trades can do their work more easily and efficiently, supported by a dedicated network of 33 Pro+ dealers.” New Master debuted earlier this year and brings many improvements and refinements to this well-established model, including a new twin-turbocharged 2.3 dCi diesel engine that’s available in several different power outputs setting new standards for power and efficiency. New Master also benefits from fresh and more assertive exterior looks, plus an interior that’s more comfortable and car-like than ever, offering more practicality and even doubling as a mobile office. Connectivity is improved with the R&GO app and Media Nav Evolution option, which includes Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Safety is also a priority, with a full suite available of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including Active Emergency Braking System optional across the range. New Master continues to offer businesses and trades remarkable flexibility, with a choice of three body heights and four different lengths. There’s also the option of front, rear or four-wheel drive transmission, plus either a six-speed manual or six-speed Quickshift automatic gearboxes. There are four Gross Vehicle Weights (GVW): 2800, 3300, 3500 or 4500kg, while New Master’s available load volume stretches from between 6.9m3 to 22m3, with a payload of up to 2158kg. For business users and fleets facing environmental challenges and a requirement to meet new legislation such as low emissions zones, a 100 percent electric New Master is also available. The Master Z.E. is powered by a 57kW motor that gives a real-world range of 75 miles, and benefits from the improvements applied to the rest of the range. In total, there are 99 versions of New Master, priced from £26,350 excl. VAT. New Master is available to order now.

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6th December 2019

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has been crowned Performance Used Car of the Year

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Tops Performance Car Category at WhatCar? Used Car of the Year Awards 2019. The Giulia Quadrifoglio faced some stiff competition in the ‘Performance Car’ category, but ultimately the experts at What Car? placed it ahead of the rest thanks to the great value it represents with its combination of Italian style and performance. Combining 50:50 weight distribution with rear-wheel drive architecture, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by a 510hp, 2.9-litre Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, which allows it to achieve a top speed of 171mph and go from zero to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds. Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car? Commented: “Even in a category that was jam-packed with so many truly exciting cars, the Giulia Quadrifoglio stood out, thanks to its fantastic performance and thrilling handling. It sounds great too, thanks to its wonderful 503bhp twin-turbocharged V6, and its undeniably massive appeal, whether you’re driving it, sitting in it or even just looking at it, is only increased further by the remarkable value it offers as a used buy.“ Andrew Tracey, marketing director for Alfa Romeo said: “Winning an award as a used car is testament to the quality of the Giulia Quadrifoglio.  With its impressive performance credentials coupled with a five year warranty the Alfa Romeo Giulia remains a great buy long after it has left the showroom”. With Used and Ex-Demonstrator Quadrifoglio models available at Motorvogue, contact our showrooms in Bedford, Northampton and Kings Lynn for more details.

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6th December 2019

GROUPE RENAULT NAMED MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR BY TOPGEAR.COM

Triple Win for Renault at the TopGear.com awards including Manufacturer of the Year, City Car of the Year and Performance Car of the Year. Groupe Renault has been named Manufacturer of the Year at TopGear.com annual awards ceremony. The accolade recognises the achievements of Renault, Dacia and Alpine over the past 12 months. At the same event the Mégane R.S. Trophy-R collected the Performance Car of the Year award, while New ZOE was handed City Car of the Year. Commenting on the coveted award, Vincent Tourette, Managing Director Groupe Renault UK: “We are delighted to receive this award from TopGear.com. 2019 has been a fantastic year for Groupe Renault, with the launch of the All-New Renault Captur, New Renault ZOE and the All-New Renault Clio, the latter continuing a 30-year success story for the brand. Dacia continues to go from strength-to-strength and was one of the few manufacturers to post increased sales figures this year. Meanwhile the rebirth of Alpine has gained further momentum with the exciting introduction of the new A110S. But we don’t stop here, 2020 is looking even more exciting!” In 2019 Groupe Renault has launched seven new models in total, with All-New Clio, All-New Captur, New ZOE and New Koleos, plus New Trafic and New Master commercial vehicles. Dacia has enjoyed sales success in 2019, despite the continuing challenges of the new car market. Year to date (up to October 2019) Dacia enjoyed a 38.1% increase in sales over the same period in 2018, with the robust Duster SUV from £10,995 not only impressing TopGear.com judges but also British buyers. City Car of the Year - the Renault Zoe The New Zoe won City Car of the Year against strong competition including traditional petrol and diesel models as the judges were impressed with its impressive range, performance and confident character. Capable of running up to 245 miles (WLTP) on a single charge, New ZOE features the longest range in its segment. Using a new 52kWh battery and available with optional 50kW DC fast charging, New ZOE can add up to 90 miles of range in just 30 minutes. All models are available with a free fully-installed 7kWh fast charging home wallbox. Externally, New ZOE has been redesigned to give an even more modern look, plus now features standard LED headlamps. On the inside there’s a fresh dashboard design complete with customisable 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and the option of a Renault EASY LINK 9.3-inch portrait style infotainment screen, while on Iconic models the seat trim is made from 100% recycled materials, predominantly old plastic bottles and waste seat belt material. Wireless smartphone charging is also available, while all versions get a comprehensive suite of safety systems, including an Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Under the skin is a choice of powerful R135 100 kW or R110 80 kW motors, both of which feature a smooth, single-speed automatic transmission with new B-mode function that intensifies the regenerative braking effect to deliver true one pedal driving characteristics. Performance Car of the Year - Renault Megane Trophy-R The Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R has been crowned TopGear.com Performance Car of the Year, beating 2019’s most potent sports and supercars to the title. This success follows the Mégane’s impressive showing at TopGear Magazine’s TG24 performance car test, as well as setting lap records at the fearsome Nürburgring circuit in Germany, the extremely fast Spa Francorchamps track in Belgium, and Suzuka in Japan. Limited to just 500 units globally, and with only 32 right-hand drive examples coming to the UK, the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R is the ultimate expression of Renault Sport’s decades of hot hatch expertise. Featuring bespoke aerodynamics and lightweight carbon composite body panels, the high-performance hatchback is 130kg lighter than a Mégane R.S. Trophy 300. It is also the first car in its class to be available with powerful Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and Carbon Revolution carbon fibre wheels. Powered by a 300PS turbocharged 1.8-litre engine with a six-speed manual gearbox, all versions of the Mégane R.S. Trophy-R feature an Akrapovi? exhaust system, Brembo brakes, Öhlins dampers, Sabelt lightweight bucket seats and Bridgestone Potenza S007 tyres developed specifically for Renault Sport. The suspension is also totally revised with unique geometry and a lightweight ‘H’ pattern rear axle. Externally the Trophy-R is identified by its unique mother-of-pearl paint finish and red highlights as well as carbon composite bonnet, carbon rear diffuser and standard Fuji Light 19’-inch alloy wheels painted red. Inside, there’s an Alcantara trimmed steering wheel, while the rear seat has been removed to save weight. Elsewhere, the 7-inch R-LINK 2 infotainment features R.S. Monitor, which allows in-depth access to performance data and telemetry. Just 500 examples of the Megane R.S. Trophy-R will be built, of which 32 will be right-hand drive examples for the U.K. Prices start at £51,140 OTR, the vehicle is on sale now and available to order.  

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5th December 2019

CITRO?N UP TO ?5,000 UK SWAPPAGE SCHEME EXTENDED TO INCORPORATE ENTIRE CAR RANGE

Citroën UK has extended its appealing new Swappage Scheme across the entire range of popular models for the remainder of 2019. Customers can trade in their old vehicles and receive a discount of up to £5,000 on all Citroën passenger models. Due to the success of the Swappage Scheme, launched at the beginning of November, Citroën is pleased to announce it is extending the scheme to include all passenger cars – effective for the remainder of 2019.  The Citroën Swappage Scheme is available to customers who have owned a car - of any make and model – for more than 90 days, which was first registered before 1 January 2013. This car can be traded in and in return the customer will receive a Swappage discount of £3,000 (including VAT) on C1 or £5,000 (including VAT) across the rest of the Citroën passenger vehicles range, including the stylish C3 Supermini.  The scheme comes after the Mayor of London introduced a similar scheme to aid low income and disabled Londoners to scrap older cars. Qualified applicants can receive £2,000 to scrap a Euro 4 petrol car (older than 2005), or Euro 6 diesel car (older than September 2015)*. Therefore, Citroën customers who live in one of 32 London Boroughs that meet the criteria for both schemes can receive up to £7,000 in savings.  Following the extension of the offer customers will be able to enjoy a wide choice of Citroën vehicles, from the compact C1 city car to the cavernous SpaceTourer MPV, available with seating for up to nine. The offer also incorporates the stylish C3 Supermini and the family focussed, multi-award winning Berlingo and Grand C4 SpaceTourer MPV’s.  The offer also continues to give customers a chance to upgrade to Citroën’s prestigious SUV range where buyers can experience and enjoy a comfortable interior, robustness and practicality. Both New C5 Aircross SUV** & C4 Cactus Hatch also feature Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme that encompasses the brand’s unique suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions®, and Advanced Comfort seats with comfortable foam padding.  CarTakeBack, the French brand’s official car-recycling partner, has designed its Citroën recycling package so that dealerships across the UK can dispose of cars traded in through the scheme easily and efficiently. If the trade in vehicle is to be scrapped, the dealer portal allows customer to have their existing car collected from one of three locations: their nearest dealership, the comfort of their own home or even from their work address.  Eligible Citroën Swappage Scheme customers can also benefit from a variety of products from PSA Finance.^  Eurig Druce, Citroën UK’s Sales Director, noted: “Due to popular demand, we are very pleased to see our new Citroën Swappage Scheme be extended across our entire range of passenger vehicles for the remainder of 2019. We are proud that the scheme has proved a success with our customers, providing an easier and cleaner way of trading in their older vehicles in exchange for our range of superb value, award-winning products.” See our latest offers here

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BEDFORD
Interchange Park,
Bedford,
Bedfordshire,
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Northampton,
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NR6 6NB
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