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Latest News: Motorvogue were delighted to be the main sponsor of the first Bedford Festival of Motoring which took place last weekend (June 1st & 2nd) along the beautiful Embankment, alongside the Bedford International Kite Festival being held in Russell Park. The event was organised by Bedford Borough Council and was the first festival in the town to embrace all things motoring in the UK, with special displays of vehicles, ultra-modern, luxurious and bizarre, iconic and soon forgotten, motor sport in all their guises, motorcycles and bicycles and commercial, agricultural and military and claasic cars. As the main sponsor for the event, Motorvogue exhibited models from our extensive range available at Interchange Retail Park location, including Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Hyundai, SEAT and Renault, plus Dacia and Citroen who are located just outside of Bedford in Clapham.  The weather was very kind to us, with the sun shining for most of the weekend.  We were busy throughout the weekend with people interested in looking at our models and finding out more about them. Fortunately there was enough wind for the stunning kites to fly, and the weekend was a great success all round. With many other attractions including a funfair, trade stands, craft marquees and music.

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7th June 2019

A great weekend at the Motorvogue sponsored Bedford Festival of Motoring and Kite Festival.

Motorvogue were delighted to be the main sponsor of the first Bedford Festival of Motoring which took place last weekend (June 1st & 2nd) along the beautiful Embankment, alongside the Bedford International Kite Festival being held in Russell Park. The event was organised by Bedford Borough Council and was the first festival in the town to embrace all things motoring in the UK, with special displays of vehicles, ultra-modern, luxurious and bizarre, iconic and soon forgotten, motor sport in all their guises, motorcycles and bicycles and commercial, agricultural and military and claasic cars. As the main sponsor for the event, Motorvogue exhibited models from our extensive range available at Interchange Retail Park location, including Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Hyundai, SEAT and Renault, plus Dacia and Citroen who are located just outside of Bedford in Clapham.  The weather was very kind to us, with the sun shining for most of the weekend.  We were busy throughout the weekend with people interested in looking at our models and finding out more about them. Fortunately there was enough wind for the stunning kites to fly, and the weekend was a great success all round. With many other attractions including a funfair, trade stands, craft marquees and music.

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28th May 2019

Bedford Festival of Motoring

Bedford Festival of Motoring and Kite Festival 1st & 2nd June. Motorvogue are delighted to support the first Bedford Festival of Motoring which takes place this weekend along the beautiful Embankment, alongside the Bedford International Kite Festival being held in Russell Park. The event organised by Bedford Borough Council will be the first festival in the town to embrace all things motoring in the UK, with special displays of vehicles, ultra-modern, luxurious and bizarre, iconic and soon forgotten, motor sport in all their guises, motorcycles and bicycles and commercial, agricultural and military and claasic cars. As the main sponsor for the event, Motorvogue and will be exhibiting models from the extensive range available at Interchange Retail Park location, including Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Hyundai, SEAT and Renault, plus Dacia and Citroen who are located just outside of Bedford in Clapham.  Offering the most diverse selection of new and used, cars and vans, within Bedfordshire, and we will be available to offer advice to visitors on choosing their ideal next vehicle as well as specialist knowledge on electric vehicles, the motability scheme and commercial vehicles for business use.    Something for Everyone. These two Festivals each celebrate a unique passion, and will come together to enhance the existing tradition of the International Kite Festival in Bedford. The weekend will feature kite-flying displays with kites never seen before in the UK, family entertainment and attractions, a variety of trade including the popular craft marquee, and the opportunity to get up close to an impressive range of iconic cars and motorcycles. Another new element for this year’s Kite Festival will be a Saturday evening ‘chill-out’ music set, hosted by the team behind the dance stage at 2018 River Festival. Visitors can enjoy the spectacle of night kite-flying to the sounds of ambient dance music, a unique way to spend a summer’s evening. All Events are FREE to attend on the Saturday and Sunday, and start from 11am. Visit Motorvogue at the festival to explore the latest models and offers available on the cars and vans from our inclusive collection.

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22nd March 2019

FIAT UK ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 500 120th FAMILY

Prices and specification for the new Fiat 500 “120th” family have been confirmed for the UK. The new range celebrating the first 120 years of Fiat will start from £14,960 OTR and comes complete with a comprehensive suite of standard equipment.  Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the 500 “120th” family stays true to the values of Fiat with a range that is simple, democratic, safe and intuitive. As standard, all models in the range will receive the latest Uconnect 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen, with DAB, Bluetooth and USB, which is Apple CarPlay™ ready and Android Auto™* compatible. Defining the looks, all models will sport a 120th special edition badge, a unique key cover and will be available with optional bi-colour ‘Tuxedo’ paint. The 500 “120th” model will be available with the 1.2-litre 69hp petrol engine, available with manual or automatic gearbox. Based on the Lounge model, the iconic 500 will sport 16-inch copper finish alloy wheels and chrome trim on the exterior, while inside pinstripe black fabric upholstery, embroidered with a “500” logo, and a body coloured dashboard complete look. The vehicle also comes in a choice of Tech House Grey, Cortina Grey, Crossover Black, Bossa Nova White and Bi-colour Tuxedo paint.  The Fiat 500X “120th” is available with the 1.0-litre FireFly Turbo petrol engine with 120hp. With an Urban look, the 500X “120th” adds full LED headlights, exclusive 16-inch black alloy wheels, black side mouldings, body coloured door mirrors, black with bi-colour paint and the 120th logo to the outside. Inside the car features a unique copper coloured upholstery, while rain and dusk sensors, rear parking sensors and a unique key cover complete the already comprehensive standard equipment list. For the very first time, the Italian crossover will be available with a two-colour livery. Three combinations of the bi-colour Tuxedo paint with black roof are available - Ice White, Ivory and Argento Grey – along with Cinema Black, Ice White, Argento Grey and Ivory tri-coat non bi-colour variants. As a special birthday treat, all customers who purchase a car from the 120th family will also receive up to six months free of Apple Music, allowing them to stream over 50 million songs ad-free while on the go. Over the next year an exclusive Fiat playlist, entitled “120 Years of Songs”, will be curated to celebrate Fiat’s 120th anniversary. It will feature songs from memorable Fiat campaigns including “Freedom” by Pharrell Williams, “Just One Lifetime” by Sting & Shaggy, “On An Evening In Roma” by Michael Bublé and “Dynamite” by Nicky Blitz, among a host of other international hits. Prices for the new Fiat “120th” family start from £14,960 OTR for the Fiat 500 “120th” 1.2 69hp and £19,495 OTR for a 500X “120th” 1.0 FireFly 120hp. The Fiat 500 and 500X “120th” editions are available to order now, while full UK pricing and specification for the 500L “120th” will be announced in due course. For more information click here

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30th January 2019

THE NEW FIAT 500X S-DESIGN JOINS THE FAMILY

The Fiat 500X is the latest model to add the S-Design special edition to its line-up. Building on the City Cross, the Fiat 500X S-Design is packed with the latest technology and connectivity for added driver comfort but with distinctive style. The 500X S-Design has a host of unique features picked to enhance its exterior style. As standard it comes with black roof bars, Myron black inserts on the boot lid, door handles and front moulding, dark tinted rear windows, 17-inch Myron black alloy wheels and a bronze-coloured X-logo on the side moulding. It comes in a choice of five colours including matte Marching Green.  The exclusive style continues inside with a special S-Design ambiance created by a textured matte black dashboard fascia, embellished with a copper-colour "500" badge, and dedicated upholstery with techno-leather inserts. Comprehensive standard equipment includes LED headlights and daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, Techno-leather steering wheel with audio controls, instrument panel with 3.5-inch colour TFT and double USB port, automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, electric parking brake and 60/40 split folding rear seat. In addition, 500X S-Design also offers the latest in-car connectivity with the 7-inch Uconnect system, which is Apple CarPlay-ready and Android Auto™-compatible, as standard.  The Fiat 500X offers customers a safe and connected driving experience thanks to the inclusion of safety assistance systems as standard, such as the lane assist with intelligent speed assist and traffic sign recognition.  The Fiat 500X S-Design is available with a choice of two petrol engines, paired with automatic and manual transmissions. Customers can choose one of the new FireFly Turbo engines available in a three-cylinder, 1.0-litre, 120hp configuration with six-speed manual transmission, or in a four cylinder, 1.3-litre, 150hp guise, paired with six-speed automatic DCT (dual clutch transmission).  The Fiat 500X S-Design is available to order now, priced from £20,495. For more information on the Fiat 500X click here.

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21st January 2019

PANDA CROSS DOMINATES CROSSOVER CATEGORY AT 4X4 MAGAZINE AWARDS 2019

The Fiat Panda Cross has once again topped the Crossover category in this year's 4x4 Magazine ‘4x4 of the Year 2019 awards'. For the second year running, the Fiat Panda has fought off tough competition, in an ever growing sector, to be crowned the Best Crossover. Judges praised it for its ‘rorty’ engine, traction finding ability and fun factor, never failing to put a smile on their faces. "The Fiat Panda Cross is an immensely capable car and this is something that its loyal owners have always known and appreciated," said Andrea Lo Presti, Fiat UK marketing director. "With a panel of 4x4 experts agreeing that point too, it makes this win for the Panda even more significant.” Alan Kidd, editor of 4x4 Magazine, commented “I don't think there's any vehicle that's won its class so consistently down the years as the Panda Cross. The market has been ever changing, but it's been wonderfully consistent in what it offers – while also getting better all the time." Praising its off-road ability he continues, “It's not built to be the ultimate all-terrain vehicle, but its light weight and tidy proportions mean it's incredibly manoeuvrable and sure-footed on rough ground. You have to go a long way to find its limits." The 4x4 Magazine, the UK’s only dedicated 4x4 and pick-up magazine, 4x4 of the Year awards have been defining the segment for more than 25 years. A team of experienced 4x4 specialists assess the now broad spectrum of vehicles that make up this class, covering everything from comfort, quality, off-road performance, purchase and ownership costs. This impressive win joins the Fiat Panda’s long list of accomplishments including being the first city car to feature 4WD technology, the first city car to climb to an altitude of 5,200m and reach the Everest base camp as well as being the first natural gas fuelled city car to be produced on a large scale. To celebrate the award win, Fiat is launching the new Fiat Panda Waze 4X4. It combines the looks and functionality of the popular Waze model with the award-winning 4X4 running gear. For a limited time, customers will be able to purchase the Waze 4X4, with 0.9-litre Twinair 90hp engine and 4X4 capability (valued at £3,200), for the same price as the two-wheel-drive Panda Waze 1.2 69hp, £12,265 OTR. Click here to find out more.

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3rd September 2018

NEW FIAT 500X: THE NEXT GENERATION CROSSOVER

The Fiat 500X, the original Italian crossover, has been updated inside and out with new looks and technology to satisfy a driver’s every needs.  It’s available with a choice of three trim levels, Urban, City Cross and Cross, three petrol engines, including two brand new more efficient turbo petrol engines, and now comes with a host of safety assistance systems as standard across the range.  The new Fiat 500X is on sale now priced from £16,995 OTR. Refreshed functionality and more 500 personality The new Fiat 500X has evolved to become even more modern and functional as it introduces new comfort and safety features, while adding even more 500 family style. New daylight running lights and LED rear light clusters are standard across the range, bring it even closer to the look of the rest of the 500 family. Standard on the Cross Plus, and optionally available on other trims, are the new LED headlights, made in partnership with Magneti Marelli.  The LED daytime running lights give the front of the new Fiat 500X a clear, distinctive visual identity, while at the rear LED light clusters make the car even more recognisable, as well as increasing its visibility and safety on the road.  As well as adding unmistakable 500 style, the LED headlights offer more powerful lighting, improving visibility, consume five times less energy than traditional halogens and reduce eye fatigue thanks to daylight-like illumination and covering a wider area.  At a speed of 56mph obstacles can be spotted up to four seconds sooner – which is a distance of 100m –than with the standard halogen units. Reasserting their distinct identities, the new exterior design highlights the two personalities of the model – the new Urban look features an all-new front and rear bumper design to make tackling city traffic chic, while the new Cross look adds new-look protective skid plates for taking on adventures. Compact outside and roomy inside, its spacious and protective environment is embellished with the use of premium materials, high-quality finishes and handy storage compartments. The comfortable interior is unmistakably Italian in its style, and comes with a choice of seven different finishes in a choice of fabrics and colours, a wide range of seat settings and a roomy boot.  The completely restyled cockpit features a new instrument cluster, with graphics that are now even easier to read, together with a new steering wheel which is contoured to ensure better positioning of the driver's hands, provides perfect grip in Techno-leather upholstery and includes integrated radio controls.  The instrument panel maintains its arrangement into three circular elements, in familiar 500 style, blending vintage looks with modern technology. Two analogue dials with speedometer and tachometers are arranged on the sides, while the 3.5-inch TFT display in the middle provides key information to the driver. Next-generation petrol engines The new Fiat 500X is the first Fiat model to fit the latest innovative family of turbo engines, designed to strike the right balance for customers between the driving performance and economy.  Euro 6D compliant and fitted with Gasoline Particle Filter (GPF), the new turbo engines are the result of over 75,000 hours of virtual tests, 60,000 hours of real-life off-vehicle tests and 5 million kilometres clocked up on roads worldwide to confirm their robustness and reliability. Developed on a modular structure with 0.33 litre cylinder unit, the new front-wheel drive turbo petrol engine line-up includes a three-cylinder 1.0-litre powerplant that delivers 120hp and 190Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, as well as a four-cylinder 1.3-litre engine with 150hp and 270Nm of torque, in this case combined with six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT). Their architecture guarantees efficiency, modularity, a high degree of component and production process standardisation, flexibility and openness to future evolutions.  The new engines are made entirely from aluminium alloy, ensuring unbeatable lightness (the three-cylinder version weighs just 93kg), while the cylinder block, developed in partnership with Teksid, is in high-pressure die-cast aluminium alloy, with a bedplate architecture for the best combination of ride, weight and structural performance. The use of many innovative technical characteristics contribute to improving performance and maximising driving comfort, such as direct fuel injection to maximise volumetric efficiency and the low inertia turbocharger controlled by an electrically operated wastegate actuator which, combined with a supercharger module water-cooled directly in the intake manifold, ensures a faster response and swift acceleration.  The new turbo engines also optimise combustion efficiency through continual control of intake valve opening and timing. The specific intake and exhaust cam profiles improve low load efficiency by recycling exhaust gas through advance opening of the intake valves. When higher power is required, the engine reduces the real compression ratio by delaying valve closure, controlling knock and substantially improving fuel efficiency, even at the highest loads. The range of petrol engines in the new Fiat 500X is completed by the entry level 110hp 1.6 E-Torq, combined with manual transmission and front-wheel drive, which is now upgraded to meet the Euro 6D pollution reduction standard and now features Start & Stop as standard. Peace of mind with the most innovative driving assist systems In addition to style, rich contents and remarkable comfort, the new Fiat 500X offers customers a safe and connected driving experience thanks to the inclusion of safety assistance systems and the latest infotainment technology.  Traffic Sign Recognition, Speed Advisor and Lane Assist are now offered as standard on all versions of the new Fiat 500X. In addition Blind Spot Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and City Brake Control can be optionally specified. The new Traffic Sign Recognition system uses a camera mounted on the inside of the windscreen to read the speed limits on road signs along the journey.  The data is then sent, in real time, to the instrument cluster display where it alerts the driver to the limits to be complied with.  Speed Advisor works with the Speed Limiter, when activated, to adapt the speed of the car to the speed limit detected by the Traffic Sign Recognition system.  It identifies the current speed limit and, at the click of a button, the Speed Advisor reduces the car’s speed. Lane Assist uses the optical sensor in the camera to identify the position of the car in relation to the lane markings on the road surface.  If the car strays out of the lane, without the driver having indicated in that direction, the system triggers a visual alarm and applies additional torque to the steering wheel to counteract the unintended lane change. Lane Assist operates at speeds between 37mph and 112mph and can be activated by the driver. A number of optional safety features are also available: Adaptive Cruise Control can be activated for automatic reduction of the set speed when the car  is approaching the vehicle ahead in the same lane, or when another vehicle moves into the same lane.  It returns to the set speed when the vehicle in front accelerates or moves to another lane and operates from a speed of 18mph. The City Brake Control function on the new Fiat 500X can recognise obstacles in the path of the car and brake automatically if the driver does not take action to prevent a collision. The Blind Spot Alert use radar sensors to assist drivers during lane changes and when overtaking or being overtaken by vehicles out of their angle of vision. The system warns the driver of vehicles in blind spots via illuminating icons on the door mirrors and a beep, or when reversing out of a parking space it identifies vehicles arriving from either side. State-of-the-art connectivity as standard Making the smartest solutions, which simplify and improve life at the wheel, affordable for all, is at the heart of the Fiat brand's mission. With this in mind, all versions of the new Fiat 500X come with the UconnectTM 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen system, complete with Apple CarPlay integration and Android AutoTM compatibility as standard. This next-generation UconnectTM system comes complete with high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free interface, audio streaming, text reader and voice recognition function, Aux and USB ports with iPod integration and controls on the steering wheel, all as standard. By downloading the free UconnectTM LIVE app from the App Store or Google Play Store, drivers can fully exploit the benefits of UconnectTM LIVE, which includes music streaming with Deezer and TuneIn, news from Reuters, connected navigation with TomTom LIVE and they can keep in touch with friends via Facebook Check-in and Twitter.  Eco:Drive and my:Car also allow drivers to monitor their driving style to improve the economy and running costs of their car. The system can be further enhanced with an optional Parkview rear parking camera and new TomTom 3D integrated navigation system. The integration of Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM offers the smartest and safest way to use the functions of a phone while driving. Apple CarPlay shows road directions optimised according to traffic conditions and it can be used to make phone calls, send and receive messages and play music while remaining focused on the road. Apple CarPlay also works with other apps on your iPhone, such as like your favourite audio, messaging, and voice apps. CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. The system is compatible with Android AutoTM, as well, to continue the Android experience in the car, by "projecting" apps and services of the central display, and is designed to make retrieving information while driving easy and safe. The driver can use Google MapsTM to obtain route guidance and easily access music, multimedia contents and their favourite messaging apps. Easy, immediate interaction with devices guarantees the convenience of maintaining the same operating system even in the car, for constantly connected and safe driving. When you connect your Android smartphone to the vehicle or the compatible stereo system, the Android Auto apps appear on the vehicle's display. To learn more about Android Auto compatible, visit support.google.com/androidauto. Android Auto, Google Play and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc Complete range for all mobility needs The new Fiat 500X is available with a choice of three trim levels, Urban, City Cross and Cross, and three petrol engines.  Customers will have a choice of 14 different colours, including  the new tricoat Ivory, metallic Blue Italia and Techno Green.  A choice of 17 and 18-inch wheels and seven interior configurations will allow customers to make the Fiat 500X their own. In Urban trim level, the Fiat 500X come with a comprehensive standard equipment list including LED DRL and rear lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, Techno-leather steering wheel, new instrument panel with 7-inch Uconnect with Apple Car Play and Android Auto and double USB port, manual air conditioning, Cruise Control, electric parking brake and 60/40 split rear seat. The standard equipment is completed by the new Traffic Sign Recognition and Speed Advisor driving assist systems, as well as Lane Assist system, 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The City Cross version builds on the Urban trim adding the off-road look, enhanced by 17-inch alloy wheels, satin chrome inserts and body-coloured door mirrors.   Front fog lights, 3.5-inch colour TFT monitor, automatic climate control and rear parking sensors complete the trim.  The top-of-the-range Cross Plus version adds LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, roof bars and dark tinted rear windows. Inside, it adds TomTom navigation to the 7-inch touchscreen, along with Parkview rear parking camera, dusk sensor and front armrest. For our latest offers on the new Fiat 500X please click here

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21st June 2017

FIAT 500 WINS AUTO EXPRESS DRIVER POWER 2017 AWARD

The Fiat 500 - best known for its timeless design and head-turning style – has been honoured in the hugely influential Auto Express Driver Power Survey 2017. The iconic model, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, took silver in the Best Premium Supermini category after receiving positive feedback from thousands of real owners. The Fiat 500 not only took the silver award in the overall category, it was ranked highest in four of the judging categories for ‘Interior and Comfort’, ‘Practicality and Boot Space’, ‘Infotainment, Connectivity, and Electrics’ and ‘MPG and Running Costs’. Driver Power – the largest new car customer satisfaction survey in the UK – uses data from more than 50,000 car owners to rank models on everything from reliability to performance. Alejandro Noriega, Head of Brand at Fiat UK, said: “We are delighted that the Fiat 500 has been honoured in this way, especially in this landmark year for the model. This award means so much as it’s based on real feedback from our customers and shows we continue to produce a model which really appeals to them.” The Fiat 500 is available with a starting price of £11,490 OTR, for a 1.2-litre 69hp Pop. For more information on the new Fiat 500 please contact us today.

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