Motors in Crewe

Campervans: Know the Rules

By Gwyn Griffiths

27th Feb 2022 | Reviews

With recent changes to the Highway Code, many of us will have been reading up on the updated rules of the road, but if you own a campervan (or are looking to purchase one), do you know the rules surrounding campervans?

There's no harm in having a quick refresh before you get behind the wheel to set off on your next adventure!

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Could this be a common sight in the UK soon?

Tesla has opened its Supercharger network to non-Tesla drivers living in four more countries as the brand expands its trial. Selected sites in France, Germany and Norway have been opened up all to electric car owners following a successful trial in The Netherlands last year. Although Belgian electric car owners can access the new sites, no Supercharger sites in Belgium have been opened up.

The move, which has been welcomed by non-Tesla drivers in the countries where the network has opened, marks the start of a new phase of the trial.

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This week's Car of the Week from Swansway is a spectacular Ford Puma 1.5T EcoBoost ST (s/s) 5dr, finished in Magnetic, which has recently arrived into stock at Motor Match Crewe - having covered just 4,302 miles!

This gorgeous example offers some great exterior features such as the amazing 19" 5-spoke magnetite machined finished alloy wheels (with striking red brake calipers) which compliment this vehicle exceptionally well, in addition to the breath-taking 'ST' front/rear styling kit and rear privacy glass which is ideal for back seat passengers.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Review

By Ginny Buckley - Motoring Correspondent

16th Feb 2022 | Reviews

The plug-in hybrid Golf is smart, efficient and fast, but it's not the hot hatch experience that you might expect and other PHEV alternatives offer more for your money.

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is one of those cars that seems like it has every imaginable box ticked. It'll do 40 miles of pure electric running (according to official WLTP figures) courtesy of its 13kWh battery, before a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine kicks in to keep the GTE functioning like any 'normal' petrol car.

Due to the Golf's charging rate being capped at 3.6kW, the fastest you'll be able to charge that battery is just under four hours from a dedicated home wallbox, or some five hours from a normal three-pin domestic socket. The cables are provided for both of these charging methods, and it's reassuring to know that the Golf GTE's Type 2 charging socket is compatible with most public car chargers.

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Mercedes EQA Review

By Ginny Buckley - Motoring Correspondent

9th Feb 2022 | Reviews

Mercedes ignores the trend to create purpose-built electric cars, instead giving us a mini-SUV based on the existing GLA. It's competitive but compromised as a result.

While rivals have been scrambling to produce designed-from-the-ground-up electric cars such as the BMW i3 and VW ID.3, Mercedes has taken a more practical approach – just convert existing cars. The first example of this was the EQC, which is an impressive machine but undoubtably has a few compromises as a result of sharing big bits with the petrol and diesel versions.

The company's next all-electric car was this EQA, which uses exactly the same formula. Unlike the posh and pricey EQC though, this is aimed at the more affordable end of the electric car market with prices starting at £44,495.

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This week we head over to Crewe Volkswagen, where Sales Manager Steve Pitman has picked this fantastic Tiguan Allspace as his Car of the Week.

He says: "My car of the week this week is the ultimate in family SUV's, the Tiguan Allspace. Looking stealthy in Deep Black Pearlescent this R-Line Tech also packs a punch under the bonnet with a 2.0 turbo diesel engine pushing out 200 PS of power.

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