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Sporty models with French zip

As the major motor brands become ever more similar and bland, so the search for more original and unusual cars grows. It is the bespoke syndrome in evidence.

cevennescar.jpgLatest model to hit the streets, as of this summer, is the French-made ‘Cevennes’. With its sister, the Speedster 11, it was introduced at the Canary Wharf Motor Expo, but we were treated to an earlier preview of these zippy, distinctive motors through their newly appointed UK distributor Lifestyle Automotives .

PGO, the company that makes them, has been in business for around 20 years, but came to the notice of the car world when the Speedster 11 was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 2002.  Its retro speedster.jpgstyling combined with modern technical features attracted much attention there and at subsequent shows, culminating in new investment in 2005.  This lead to the launch of the Cevennes.

Both cars are right hand drives, technically impressive and have distinctive style. They belong to the category that is high quality but not too high priced. The recommended price for the Cevennes, shown top, is £29,999, for the Speedster, above, £28,899. Check out specifications through www.lifestyleautomotives.co.uk

Back to front trike puts its best wheels forward

trikebike.jpgAnother tricycle to add to the one we featured in the last edition, this one from Piaggio, makers of Vespa scooters. Unusually, this one has two wheels at the front, one at the back, and is a big, powerful machine.

It made its debut in London at a Christmas gift show this summer, so someone clearly sees it as a potential present, though perhaps not for gift wrapping.

With almost car-style bodywork, the Piaggio MP3 gives real stability, the makers claim,with its two front wheels and large tyres, and a comfortably proportioned seat.
It has all sorts of new features and is available in 250cc or 125cc power, £4,399 or £3,999 respectively.

Full specifications on www.uk.piaggio.com




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FOR THOSE who like to get the best price deal at whatever level of luxury motor they are buying, a new site provides a means of getting dealers to bid against one another for their custom.

The brainchild of established car dealer firm Clive Sutton Premier Marques, the Motorati site allows buyers to enter their desired car specification and their contact details . Within four days they will be emailed with the best possible prices that UK dealerships can come up with.  Upon deciding which deal is best, the motorist puts down a deposit, the deal is agreed between the buyer and dealer and the new car is delivered straight to their doorstep.

"Motorists are fed up with having to trawl through dozens of websites and showrooms to find the best new car deal," says Clive Sutton, "and are often left with a lingering doubt they could have done better.  By using the Motorati service, it’s the customer who is in control - and not the dealer.”

Over two hundred dealerships from across the UK have already signed up to the service and more are expected to join over coming months.  Dealerships include such leading brands as Alfa Romeo, Audi, Ford, Peugeot, Volkswagen and Vauxhall.See www.motorati.co.uk