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19th April 2013
The Telegraph has teamed up with Motorpoint’s Derby site to run a motorshow in Market Place in the city centre on Friday 26th April, from 8.00am to 6.30pm.
With more than 30 cars of every shape and style on display, all available to buy from Motorpoint, visitors will get the chance to size up their next car, as well as book a test drive on the day and even get a finance quote.
The Motorpoint motorshow also offers visitors the chance to test their mettle in a Formula 1 simulator for free, complete with triple screens, realistic racing sounds and sensations of speed, all delivered through a force feedback steering wheel and paddle-shift gearbox – just like those used by F1 drivers!
The four fastest lap times on the day will win amazing prizes, including four tickets to see Bruno Mars, four tickets to see Jessie J and four tickets to see We Will Rock You at the Motorpoint Arena, as well as four weekend tickets to the British Superbike Championship, sponsored by Motorpoint, at Donington Park.
Why not come to Market Place on Friday 26th April, from 8.00am to 6.30pm to see how much money you could save on your next car?
22nd March 2013
Motorpoint, the UK's leading car supermarket, has officially opened its new site in Chingford, Essex and announced plans for a new site in Birmingham to open in July.
To mark the official launch of the new showroom in Essex, a special event was held, which included a presentation by Google on how buyers are using the Internet to help them find their ideal car.
The 3.7-acre site in Essex is the national chain's sixth, and is the company's first site in the South East to date, and expects to sell around 5,000 low-mileage, new and nearly new cars and used cars this year. The opening of the site marks the beginning of an expansion plan that will see another two Motorpoint sites open in 2013.
The new Motorpoint site in Birmingham, expected to open in the second half of the year, is expected to sell 4,000 retail and 2,500 trade cars in its first full year of trading. The company is also looking to open its eighth dealership towards the end of 2013, increasing its national footprint even further.
With an 18% increase in sales in the last 12 months, Motorpoint is bucking the economic trend, and proving that the key to success is customer satisfaction. On average, the group sells a car every 7 minutes 12 seconds, and saved its customers £171 million last year – comparing the discounted price of its cars to the list price.
Titled ‘Clicks & Bricks’, the Chingford opening discussed some of the issues facing the used car industry and how buyers use the Internet to search for cars before setting foot on the forecourt. Alex Rose from Google presented research showing buyers’ online habits, before Motorpoint’s Chairman, Mark Morris, explained the car supermarket’s approach to ensuring that customers stay satisfied.
"This is a significant step for Motorpoint," explained owner and managing director, David Shelton. "We want to bring our winning formula of great deals and happy customers to Essex and London, and we're proud of our new site here in the South East.” With space for 500 cars on the forecourt, the new Chingford site will serve Essex and Greater London, as well as Hertfordshire, Kent and Buckinghamshire.
The new Motorpoint Chingford showroom is located on Lea Valley Road, Chingford, E4 7PX and is open seven days a week.
For more detail on the information presented at the Motorpoint Clicks & Bricks event, including the data from Google, please contact Automotive PR.
Established in 1998, Motorpoint is the UK’s leading Car Supermarket with six locations in Burnley, Chingford, Derby, Glasgow, Newport, and Peterborough. Motorpoint also sells a large number of cars through its dedicated online team.
Offering the motorist unrivalled choice, value and service the company employs 400 people and invests a significant amount in staff training and development to deliver the highest levels of customer service.
For more information visit www.motorpoint.co.uk. You can also follow Motorpoint on Twitter @motorpoint and on Facebook.
27H SEPTEMBER 2012
CHINGFORD OPENING MARKS MOTORPOINT’S EXPANSION INTO THE SOUTH-EAST
Motorpoint, the UK’s leading car supermarket gears up to welcome customers to its brand new 3.7 acre site on Lea Valley Road in Chingford, from September 28. With over 500 new and nearly new vehicles available to view on site and access to over 3,000 more models available through Motorpoint’s group stock, customers can be sure of finding the perfect match for their requirements.
The opening of the Chingford site represents the first step in an ambitious expansion plan for the Motorpoint brand in the South East. Already operating 5 successful sites in England, Wales & Scotland, the company is confident that its unique offering of low priced vehicles, massive customer choice and the highest levels of customer service will be welcomed by motorists across London.
The range of vehicles on display has been specifically selected to cater for the discerning tastes of local motorists in search of the very best in value and choice. Outstanding opening deals include a BMW 320d M Sport Estate automatic in Black Sapphire with only 8,496 miles, priced at £21,999 – a saving of £12,486 on the brand new RRP of £34,485. Also available is a Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE+ 5 door available for £3,999 giving a saving of £5,496 based on a brand new RRP of £9,495.
David Shelton, Motorpoint’s owner and Managing Director commented, “I am personally very pleased that our first venture in the South East is in Chingford and I am looking forward to providing our customers with access to the fantastically priced vehicles Motorpoint has built its reputation on. I’d like to invite anyone looking for a new car to come in and meet our General Sales Manager Russell Louth and his team, enjoy a free coffee and see for themselves the great prices and friendly customer Motorpoint is famous for.’
The opening of the new showroom has already created many new jobs locally with up to 50 positions required in total before the end of the year.
Motorpoint Chingford is situated on Lea Valley Road, Chingford, E4 7PX and is open 7 days from 8am to 8pm on weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturdays and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. Further information and detailed directions can be found at motorpoint.co.uk
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH 2012
Customers at Motorpoint, the UK’s leading car supermarket, are hailing the work of UK car manufacturers after a poll on www.motorpoint.co.uk showed that 62% of customers are more likely to buy a vehicle if it is ‘Made in Britain’ .
Motorpoint polled almost 3,000 customers on motorpoint.co.uk and found over half are more likely to buy a car if it was ‘Made in Britain’. As a result, Motorpoint predict that UK roads will be occupied by more British-built cars such as their 12 plate Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC ES 5dr. These Honda’s have under 11,000 miles on the clock, a silver metallic paint finish and is available for £16,799 – a saving of £4,649*.
Of over 3,000 vehicles on www.motorpoint.co.uk, increasingly more are made in Britain. This UK built 12 plate Jaguar XF 2.2d Luxury 4DR Auto has under 5,000 miles on the clock and is finished in blue metallic paint with Sat. Nav., climate control and 17” alloys fitted as standard, all for just £27,999 giving a saving of £6,308*.
There are also a number of 10 plate Nissan Micra 1.2 80 Visia 3DR on offer. One with under 18,000 miles on the clock and finished in silver metallic paint is available for £4,999 – a saving of £3,676*.
Says David Shelton, Motorpoint’s Managing Director: “Our poll shows that UK motorists have trust in, and want to support British car production, so it’s increasingly important to offer cars manufactured in the UK.”
*Savings against manufacturers’ new RRP
WEDNESDAY, 13th JUNE 2012
A survey carried out by Motorpoint, the UK’s leading car supermarket has shown that a staggering 83% of British motorists believe that car manufacturers are exaggerating the efficiency levels of their vehicles.
The car supermarket giant conducted the poll on their website – www.motorpoint.co.uk – and received over 2,000 responses from visitors to the site
Over the past few years Motorpoint have noticed a trend towards the purchase of vehicles that produce more miles per gallon. From 2010 to 2012 the average fuel efficiency of cars sold by Motorpoint jumped from 49mpg to 54mpg. This means it is imperative that manufacturer’s state easily achievable efficiency levels with their vehicles so that consumers may make the best decision for themselves.
Across their five UK sites and on their website Motorpoint display urban, extra urban and combined values of fuel efficiency on vehicles as part of their open and honest attitude to sales.
Says David Shelton, Motorpoint Managing Director: “As fuel prices continue to soar, fuel efficiency is becoming a more important factor in the choice of people’s next vehicle. Our poll shows how important it is that motorists get accurate MPG figures from their cars. Over 2,000 votes clearly show that consumers feel strongly about this issue. At Motorpoint all efficiency readings are readily available to our customers to assist in their decision making from our broad range of makes and models.”
Some of the best deals on fuel efficient cars at Motorpoint are in the shape of these 10 plate Nissan Pixo 1.0 N-Tec 5DR for £5,499, which all have under 15,000 miles on the clock– a saving of £2,758*. All have a metallic paint finish in a variety of colours and have an efficiency of 64 miles per gallon**.
Motorpoint also have great savings on the 12 plate Hyundai I30 1.6 CRDi Classic 5DR  with stop start technology. There are a number in stock to choose from all with under 2,500 miles on the clock for £9,999 giving a saving of £5,600*. All have a mica paint finish and give 67 miles per gallon**.
*Savings against manufacturers’ new RRP
**MPG readings taken from CAP
THURSDAY, APRIL 26th 2012
Motorpoint, The UK’s leading Car Supermarket group, are again coming to the defence of the car buying public by offering recession proof pricing to help combat the ‘double dip’ recession. As the Office for National Statistics announced that GDP (Gross Domestic Product) shrank by 0.2% between the months of January and March, Motorpoint continue to offer some very attractive makes and models, all with great savings.
With their commitment to customer service and their user-friendly website, www.motorpoint.co.uk, customers are enabled to find many ways to save on their car purchase by getting exceptional value for money on low-mileage and brand new cars and then through low road tax and high fuel economy.
Motorpoint, who have five sites across the U.K, are proud to offer their customers exceptional value without compromising on car quality or the car buying experience.
The increasingly popular Chevrolet Spark 1.0 LS is available on a 12 plate with delivery mileage and road tax of only £30, from an amazing £6,699 - a saving of £2,742*. All our Chevrolet Sparks have metallic paint and air-conditioning.
Other examples include a large choice of the new model Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback 1.6 TDCi Zetec 5DR, the majority of which have under 5,000 miles and priced at only £14,299 – a saving of up to £5,916*. With official fuel economy of up to 76.4 miles per gallon and only £20 a year in road tax, these particular vehicles come with metallic paint, and factory fitted options of advanced navigation system, privacy glass and 17” alloy wheels worth £1,800, at no extra cost.
In addition to these, the UK’s leading car supermarket group have a wide range of Ford Fiesta Diesel Hatchback 1.6 TDCi Titanium ECOnetic 5DR cars, with the bonus of free road tax and fuel economy of up 88.3 miles per gallon. Available for £11,799 – a saving of £4,983*, it also has a metallic paint finish making it a great example of a low mileage car giving fantastic value.
David Shelton, Managing Director, Motorpoint, said; “We appreciate that customers are keen to save money wherever possible and as the country dips into a second recession we have lots of great deals available. We strongly believe that it is not enough to just offer these savings and that is why we are focussed on delivering an exemplary customer service as well as fantastic savings.”
*Savings against manufacturers’ new RRP
Prices/stock correct at time of going to press
The UK’s leading car supermarket Motorpoint, sponsor of the British Supersport Championship, have announced associate sponsorship of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship after agreeing the partnership with series right-holder MotorSport Vision.
Motorpoint was recently confirmed as title sponsor of the 2012 British Supersport Championship, which is the leading support race to the MCE British Superbike Championship that held its opening races over the Easter weekend at Brands Hatch at the circuit with Sam Warren and Jack Kennedy winning the first races of the year. The associate sponsorship enhances the new affiliation as Motorpoint extend their presence in the Championship.
Motorpoint offers customers unrivalled choice, value and service, with over 3,000 new and nearly new cars in stock across its five UK sites in Glasgow, Burnley, Derby, Peterborough and Newport, as well as on its website www.motorpoint.co.uk.
David Shelton, Managing Director, Motorpoint said; “We have been part of the British Superbikes Championship series for a couple of years now with our team sponsorship, and are thrilled to continue our involvement in 2012 with not only the title sponsorship of the British Supersport Championship, but now with this associate sponsorship as well.
“We have helped to develop some of the sports’ best young talent over the years and now we have the opportunity to do that on a wider scale, having stepped up our support of the sport even further. We are looking forward to an exciting race season!”
All rounds of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship will be broadcast on British Eurosport and ITV4.
The 2012 British Supersport Championship, which is the leading support race to the MCE British Superbike Championship, will be sponsored by the UK's leading car supermarket, Motorpoint after a new partnership was agreed with series right-holder MotorSport Vision.
Motorpoint offers customers unrivalled choice, value and service, with over 3,000 new and nearly new cars in stock across its five UK sites in Glasgow, Burnley, Derby, Peterborough and Newport, as well as on its website www.motorpoint.co.uk.. The announcement of their title sponsor partnership is made ahead of the opening round of the season this Easter weekend (6-9 April) at Brands Hatch in Kent.
David Shelton, Managing Director, Motorpoint said; “We have been involved with the MCE British Superbike Championship since 2009, so we are thrilled to continue our long-standing support as title sponsors of the British Supersport Championships, which offers a fantastic platform for the sport’s up and coming riders to launch their careers.
“It’s a perfect fit for us given our own commitment to launch an apprenticeship programme in our own sites to develop the automotive industry’s young rising stars, as well as some of the races being in close proximity to our Glasgow, Derby and Peterborough sites . In addition, one of our core values is building a positive team and family spirit, and nowhere is this more evident than in British Superbikes!”
The Motorpoint British Supersport Championship protected by Datatag, continues to produce some of the sport’s upcoming talent with five manufacturers vying for glory this season. In 2011 the championship was decided by just a single point following an intense battle between eventual champion Alastair Seeley and Ben Wilson. Gearlink Kawasaki’s Wilson returns this season with the aim of securing a maiden title, however he will face tough opposition from returning champion Glen Richards and previous title contenders including Billy McConnell, Paul Young and Jack Kennedy.
This year will also see Taylor Mackenzie, son of multiple MCE BSB champion Niall, making his debut in the class with the Mar-Train Yamaha team. Motorpoint has been a long-term supporter of Taylor, which has been built upon further in 2012 as the official car supplier for Taylor.
MCE British Superbike Championship Series Director Stuart Higgs said: “I’m delighted to welcome Motorpoint as a championship partner. With their recent Yamaha Superbike team association they had already crafted a strong identity with the series and I’m sure that this new partnership will elevate this even further.”
All rounds of the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship protected by Datatag will be broadcast live on British Eurosport.
The opening round of the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship protected by Datatag takes place at Brands Hatch on Easter weekend (6-9 April). For more information visit www.britishsuperbike.com
WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 2012
- Motorpoint “disappointed” that there will be no change to the planned rise in fuel duty
- Issue crucial to millions of motorists including the 80% of www.motorpoint.co.uk visitors who say they are taking less car journeys due to rising fuel costs
- Government plans to look at more private investment into the road network also unpopular with Motorpoint’s website visitors with 85% believing this is a bad idea for UK motorists
- Motorpoint calls on the Chancellor to review his decision on fuel duty
David Shelton, Managing Director, Motorpoint said; “Motorpoint is disappointed that the Chancellor has announced that there will be no change to the planned rise in fuel duty, meaning there will be a 3p per litre price rise from 1 August.
“It seems that fuel duty has been put on the back burner in the Budget, which is frustrating when the cost of running a car and the soaring expense of fuel is crucial to millions of motorists every day – so much so that a recent poll of our website users showed 80% of motorists are cutting down on car journeys due to the cost of fuel.
“The Government’s plans to ask Whitehall to look at getting more private investment into the road network which may mean road tolling for new roads, has also proved very unpopular with our website visitors, with 85% currently voting against this decision, believing it to be a bad idea for UK motorists.
“The fuel duty rise in August will certainly mean a rise in in fuel prices, which is bad news for the everyday motorists who are being seriously affected by increasing fuel costs. What we want is for people to enjoy owning a car again without the burden of heavy taxes, which will in turn stimulate the economy.
“We would call on the Chancellor to review his decision on fuel duty and put it at the forefront of his mind as it is clearly at the forefront of the minds of the millions of motorists in the UK.”
THURSDAY 1ST MARCH 2012
The rising cost of fuel is causing UK motorists to cut down on the number of car journeys they take, according to a survey by Motorpoint.
The UK’s leading car supermarket polled its website users to ask whether they are cutting down on car journeys as a result of fuel prices reaching a record high of 150.9p a litre for diesel and a huge 80% said they were.
With recent figures showing the UK pays the highest fuel tax in Europe, times are hard for the British motorist and features like the MPG offered by a car are becoming increasingly important to prospective car buyers.
Attracting around 12,000 visitors per day, www.motorpoint.co.uk’s ‘Green Cars’ section is consistently one of the most popular pages on the site, with customers searching for not only the highest savings, but also vehicles which will cost less to run.
Such a high percentage of people planning to take less car journeys can only be a worry for the economy and the UK’s automotive industry which, according to figures from the SMMT, contributes a typical net value of over £8.5bn and employs in excess of 700,000 people.
David Shelton, Managing Director, Motorpoint, said; “Our poll shows that rising fuel costs are seriously affecting today’s UK motorists and should be a warning to the Government that action is needed on fuel duty.
“We want people to enjoy owning a car again, without the burden of heavy taxes, which will in turn stimulate the economy. This is why we consistently offer the best savings on our cars, providing a viable way for cash strapped Brits to buy a car without breaking the bank.”
Customers who have to use their cars every day, like the 20% who voted they weren’t using their car less, and who rely on their cars to commute etc., may be interested to hear that Motorpoint has just added its cheapest ever 2010 year vehicles to its stock list.
A choice of ’59 plate Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE+ models with mileages all under 16k, are available now from Motorpoint at just £3,999, offering a customer saving of £5,412*. They include metallic paint, standard air con and the balance of the manufacturer’s warranty. An extended guarantee package is also available from Motorpoint.
For more information on our full range of over 3,000 vehicles in stock now, visit www.motorpoint.co.uk.
*Savings against manufacturers’ new RRP
THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2012
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Motorpoint has fallen for some brand new ’12 plates that are now in stock ready for 1st March, with savings that are sure to capture your heart!
If your perfect match is a Golf 2.0 Tdi 140 GT DSG five door then you are in luck! Motorpoint has a choice in stock mean you can get your hands on a brand new ’12 plate priced at just £19,599, offering a saving of £4,220*, including metallic paint worth £319.
If the Golf isn’t your type, then how about making a date on 1st March with some of our best buy Mégane Coupés in manual or automatic transmissions? A choice of brand new ’12 plate Mégane Coupé Dynamique 1.5 dCi 110 three door cars in manual transmission are available priced at just £13,999, offering a saving of £6,322*with fitted extras including Front and rear parking sensors, Dual Zone Climate Control, Illusion paint and Electric folding door mirrors, worth £1,176.
If you prefer your car partner to do the hard work then there’s a variety of automatic Mégane Coupé Dynamique 1.5 dCi 110 cars available priced at just £14,999, offering savings of £6,564*, with fitted extras including Front and rear parking sensors, Illusion paint, Dual Zone Climate Control and Electric folding door mirrors, worth £1,168.
Both versions come with 17” alloy wheels.
Cupid has pulled out all the stops for with Motorpoint’s ‘love’-ly superstar buy, just in stock and with plenty of room for the family. The brand new ’12 plate Volkswagen Sharan Tdi Bluemotion Tech 140, is offered in automatic or manual transmission and is priced at just £20,999 in manual transmission, offering a customer saving of £4,675*. This includes front and rear parking sensors and Cruise Control worth £519.
The automatic DSG version is priced at just £21,999, offering a customer saving of £5,395*. This includes fitted extras worth £1,004 which are, ‘Brisbane’ alloy wheels, metallic paint, heat insulating tinted glass and multi-function computer.
Once again, the car buyer’s Champion, Motorpoint, passes on unrivalled service, choice and value to its customers as soon as its vehicles come into stock! For more information on our full range of over 3,000 vehicles in stock now, visit www.motorpoint.co.uk.
*Savings against manufacturers’ new RRP
Prices/stock correct at time of going to press
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