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SUV demand increases-Ford's new Leicester showroom-Mini Countryman 2016

The Sandcliffe Motor Group have opened a brand new £15 million Ford showroom in Leicester. The new dealership has officially opened its doors to the public displaying some of the most recent up to date technology that you can now expect to find in modern day showrooms. The brand new showroom has two separate floors showcasing some of the firms finest business and leisure vehicles and a servicing and parts centre is also open on the premises. It has been said that in the companies opening weekend, over one thousand customers walked through the doors of the new showroom to see just what it was on offer. The new showroom gives us a glimpse into the future of Ford showrooms in the United Kingdom in the future and the brand are looking to make more of their dealerships in a similar way further down the line.

 

SUV demand increases yet again

A motoring website has revealed that the demand for Sports Utility Vehicles has seen another climb yet again. It is said that the recent climb in sales for the vehicle segment are due to the snowy conditions hitting some parts of the UK. Last Saturday and Sunday there has been an SUV increase on new car sales by thirty five percent just over the course of two days with the Nissan Qashqai remaining one of the most sought after cars up for grabs. Both Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles also seen a vast climb in sales hitting around thirty percent more sales than they have previously achieved. Listing revealed that after the Qashqai taking the first place position,the Freelander and the Honda CRV also ranked in the top three. Surprisingly in a list of searches, the new Volvo XC90 could only manage a ranking of 20th.

 

A new Mini Countryman for 2016 is planned

We are all aware that Mini are set to launch their new John Cooper Works model later this year with a convertible option to also go on sale. More news has recently emerged today though that shows that the company are planning for a new revised version of the Countryman to also go on sale but will not arrive until next year. The new model was seen out in the snowy conditions but was wearing a lot of disguise covering up some of the new features that the iconic brand are going to include with the new model. The car is looking larger than past Countryman additions therefore expected to result in a lot more interior leg and headroom. The same petrol and diesel engines currently found in the Countryman will also be carried over to the revised model in 2016. With the car looking ready for the production phase, it could be around the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany this September that we see the new Countryman revealed for the first time.  

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