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THE AWARD WINNING ISUZU D-MAX

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MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. Official fuel figures for the Isuzu D-Max range in mpg (l/100km): Urban 30.4 - 38.7 (9.3 - 7.3). Extra Urban 40.9 - 50.4 (6.9 - 5.6). Combined 36.2 - 45.6 (7.8 - 6.2). CO2 emissions 163 - 205g/km. For full details please contact us or visit isuzu.co.uk †Price shown is an Isuzu D-Max Utah Double Cab CVOTR with manual transmission, automatic transmission also available. Commercial vehicle on the road price includes delivery, number plates, 12 months road fund licence and first registration fee, excludes VAT and mica/ metallic paint finish.

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Science education body joins teachers in endorsing NFU education resources Farming STEMterprise

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arming STEMterprise projects take children through each stage of setting up a farm shop business: considering seasonality when deciding which crop to grow, growing their own ingredients, considering nutrition when designing their recipes, using market research to test their ideas out with potential consumers, working within a budget when buying additional ingredients, learning knife

skills when making their products, calculating expected profit, designing responsible packaging and much more. Practical Science and Design & Technology lessons, closely tailored to each year group’s programme of study, are incorporated throughout the projects and opportunities for applying Maths skills to engaging, real life problems are embedded at each stage. The projects have been designed to be easy to use and enable you to deliver key content from the national

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curriculum whilst embedding important messages about financial literacy and food provenance. Farming STEMterprise has received Green Tick accreditation from the Association for Science Education and the Year 5 project is accredited for the CREST Discovery Award.


The UK farming unions have joined the NFU in writing to Chancellor Philip Hammond warning that the recent UK applied tariff policy announcement is another example of how British farming will be damaged by a no-deal Brexit.

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he letter reaffirms the farming unions’ position of being absolutely committed to avoiding a disorderly exit from the EU. NFU President Minette Batters said: “The government’s recent nodeal applied tariff policy announcement confirms our view that to leave the EU without a deal in place would be catastrophic for UK farming. “While we acknowledge that the tariff policy announced earlier this month is intended to be temporary and would be in direct response to an undesirable situation facing the country, we have very significant concerns about the damage this policy would cause to farmers across the country. "Without the maintenance of tariff protections we would be in danger of opening up the UK to imported food which would be illegal to be produced here, produced at a lower cost because it may fail to meet the environmental

and animal welfare standards which are legally required of our own farmers." “Under the no-deal tariff policy even those sectors that are treated sensitively by our government will, in most instances, see worrying and large reductions in the tariff rates currently charged on non-EU imports. Tariffs currently in place by virtue of EU membership on almost all agricultural products deemed to be sensitive by the UK will be slashed, including those on beef, poultry meat, cheddar, butter, sugar and pork. “We respect the government’s decision to avoid a customs border between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the event of leaving the EU without a deal. However, treating Northern Ireland in effect as a separate customs territory from Great Britain is not appropriate and government’s failure to secure reciprocal commitments from the Republic of Ireland is unacceptable. It is imperative that government does not allow the Northern Irish border to become a loophole that only

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Chancellor urged to act now to revise no-deal applied tariffs

works to the benefit of Irish businesses to the detriment of UK producers. “We are keen to work with government to have a better understanding of the economic modelling, assumptions and potential trade-offs that have been used in arriving at this point. "However, the underlying point is that a no-deal exit from the EU would be disastrous for British farming and food production and should be avoided at all costs." "In the meantime, as there is still the possibility of a no-deal exit, government must act now to address these concerns and revise the tariffs and quotas accordingly, to try and lessen the significant damage which a no-deal would inflict on the UK farming sector. “In the longer term, it is imperative that the approach taken by government to deal with what would be a disorderly exit from the EU does not form the basis for the UK’s long term approach to international trade.”

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No Deal Tariffs – a bad deal for UK farmers All products 0% Lamb 48% Butter 48% Potatoes 11.5% Pork Eggs Cheddar 30% 19% 57% Poultry meat Beef 37% 84% Wheat 53%

Special tariff arrangements will apply to imports over the Irish land border – 0% on all products

UK tariff imposed on EU and non-EU imports in the event of no deal**

*For volumes supplied outside of 0% rated quota. **All existing market access concessions for imports through WTO membership for products such as lamb, poultry and dairy


Tariff to be imposed on UK exports to EU currently 0% Cheddar 57% Butter 48% Potatoes 11.5% Poultry meat 37% Beef Eggs Pork 45%* 19% 30% Wheat Pork Eggs 0% 53% Beef 4% 84%

Lamb 48%

Potatoes 0% Poultry meat 22%* Cheddar 7%

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Animals

Welfare issues for sheep

The main welfare issues affecting sheep are from mutilations, lameness, transport and illness caused by disease. The health problems of sheep are largely treatable or avoidable with good grazing, breeding and stockmanship.

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UTILATIONS Lambs are routinely subjected to painful mutilations. The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) states that castration and tail docking of lambs “should not be undertaken without strong justification". CASTRATION Many male lambs are castrated to prevent breeding, aid fattening and reduce aggression. Lambs are usually castrated by applying a tight ring, clamp or surgery. This is normally done without anaesthetic. TAIL DOCKING lambs with docked tails.jpg It is common for lambs to have their tails docked. This is partly to prevent the accumulation of faeces around the tail and reduce lesions and infections from flies. However, evidence shows that tail-docking is not necessary to maintain the health and welfare of lambs. Tail-docking is carried out with a knife, hot iron or tight ring around the tail. MULESING Mulesing is the surgical removal of sections of skin from around the tail of a sheep, usually with no anaesthetic. Mulesing is often performed on Merino wool-producing sheep in Australia to reduce the incidence of flystrike – lesions and infections caused by blowflies. Anaesthetics and anti-inflammatories would significantly reduce pain while closer inspections of flocks, use of chemicals and breeding

could reduce the use of mulesing altogether. Through voluntary industry agreements, mulesing has been largely phased out in New Zealand and progress is also being made towards phasing out the practice in Australia. EWES AND LAMBING Many ewes die during winter and spring because of poor body reserves to cope with winter and inadequate grazing. Many lambs are aborted or stillborn or die through disease, exposure and starvation. Multiple births are common in many modern sheep breeds and often result in problems for the ewe during delivery and produce more vulnerable lambs. In the UK, as many as 15% of lambs do not survive. TRANSPORT Crowded transport - sheep Live sheep and lambs are frequently transported on long journeys around the world. For example, each year, around 1.5 million sheep and lambs as young as four weeks old, are sent to Italy for slaughter from Hungary, Romania, Poland and Spain. On EU journeys legislation is frequently ignored with animals not given the rest, food and water required. Sheep are regularly transported in overcrowded trucks with insufficient headroom. In hot weather overcrowding can contribute to poor ventilation and sheep are often unable to access or use drinking devices. You can help by choosing higher welfare alternatives. Most sheep are farmed in extensive systems, outdoors on pasture. However several

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million sheep are housed permanently indoors and some lambs are fattened indoors. When buying lamb, unless the label says ‘grass fed’ or ‘access to pasture’ sheep may have had no outdoor access. Organically farmed sheep graze on pasture throughout the grazing season. Jumping Lambs Good stockmanship with good grazing regimes and strong breeds help ensure ewes remain healthy and improves lamb survival. Smaller numbers of sheep cared for by more shepherds allows proper supervision of the animals’ health and welfare. Provided that they are given sufficient care, ‘easy care’ breeds which are better able to look after themselves, can have many welfare advantages. They have fewer problems with lambing and are more resistant to fly strike so they don’t need to be tail docked. However, it is essential that sheep are given adequate supervision to ensure any welfare issues are quickly noticed and addressed. Effective anaesthesia can be used to reduce the pain caused by mutilations such as castration, tail-docking and mulesing. These mutilations are often unnecessary and are not carried out in the highest welfare systems. Use of chemicals and breeding could reduce the use of mulesing altogether and it is already being phased out in New Zealand and Australia.


Animals

Poultry Business: Why we cannot be undermined by lower standard imports

In a column for Poultry Business magazine, NFU chief poultry adviser Gary Ford outlines the importance of maintaining high production standards in the UK poultry sector.

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he poultry meat sector has found itself facing a challenging marketplace at the start of this year – one of these concerns is the increasing imports of Brazilian chicken into the UK and European wholesale market. The egg sector is also seeing margins come under significant pressure partly as a result of supply and partly due to pricing around egg size. These growing concerns have been raised to me by members on several occasions. For me, the situation with Brazil clearly highlights why it is so important that we maintain our high standards of British poultry production in the

future. It is vital farmers are not undermined by food imports produced to standards that would be illegal for British farmers to produce to. As I write this column, the USA have just set out their negotiating objectives for a UK/USA trade deal and it will shock no one to hear that comprehensive access to our agricultural market is one of their prime targets. The NFU have set out a firm response that British farming must not be sacrificed in any future trade deal. As we creep ever closer to the Brexit deadline of March 29, it is clear there has not have been the sort of progress we would like to see towards a deal between the UK and EU.

However, the NFU has not slowed down representing our poultry members. Whether it is trade, access to labour or upholding our high standards, the NFU has been making the case to government about why our industry is so important to the country. While we navigate Brexit, we must not forget how crucial the next generation of farmers will be and we are continuing our industry’s history of bringing talent through. Our successful Poultry Industry Programme is now entering its fourth cycle and we’re looking for young professionals to take part; to develop future leaders and give participants a unique insight into the industry.

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Animals

Big isn’t always better when it comes to eggs Farmers have asked celebrity chefs for help in raising the profile of medium- and mixed-weight free-range eggs.

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ary Berry, Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Raymond Blanc are among 50 celebrity chefs and highprofile bakers being asked by free-range egg farmers to help end Britain’s obsession with large eggs. The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) says hens naturally lay a range of sizes and wants more shoppers to try a box of medium or mixedweight eggs rather than large. The organisation’s chairman, James Baxter, has written to high-profile chefs and bakers to ask them to throw their weight behind the campaign, and support BFREPA’s message that bigger isn’t always better. He also asks for references to the size of

eggs used in recipes to be removed wherever possible. “Egg size can be affected by a number of variables such as the weather, diet and light levels,” says Baxter. “As farmers, bird welfare is our numberone priority and we want to allow hens to lay what comes naturally.” Retailer promotions and a perceived sense of added value from consumers continues to drive demand for large eggs, but BFREPA says there is often little difference between the sizes. “As the size of an egg increases it contains a greater proportion of white, rather than yolk where the bulk of the nutritional value is contained,” Baxter adds. Organic farmers face consequences of a nodeal Brexit The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has warned that British organic farmers face the prospect of a trade embargo on their products destined for the EU if a Brexit deal is not agreed. Organic products would not be allowed into the EU until UK organic certification bodies are officially recognised by the EU Commission. NFU Organic Forum chairman John Pawsey warned that without recognition for UK organic standards, organic

products destined for the EU market would have to be sold as conventional and would therefore lose the premiums they need in order to cover the higher costs of production. Pawsey said: “There is currently no mechanism in place to facilitate the equivalent process within the European Commission and estimated timescales of achieving this recognition could be as long as nine months. It appears to have been left to certification bodies to work out how this can be achieved. Exports are an important part of the supply chain for British organic farmers and growers and we fear the consequences of excess product being trapped in the UK.” The government has already taken a step towards trying to ensure continuity of trade for organic products through the introduction of a statutory instrument, which stipulates the UK will continue to recognise EU control bodies for a designated time period of 21 months. Pawsey added: “I would like to see this transition period reciprocated for UK organic products entering the EU market in a nodeal scenario. We urge government and MPs not to leave the EU on these terms. If no deal is

reached, the NFU would like to see the process of gaining recognition expedited as quickly as possible.” Campaign launched to promote women in agriculture AgriBriefing, the parent company of Farmers Guardian, has launched a campaign aimed at shining a light on women working across the food supply chain globally. The Women in Food & Agriculture initiative will culminate in a summit on 3 – 4 December in Amsterdam. Research and market analysis conducted by AgriBriefing has shown women are acutely under-represented in management roles throughout the industry. According to Deloitte figures, only 15% of board seats are taken up by women worldwide, with just 4% in the chief executive and top leadership roles. AgriBriefing co-founder and chief executive Rory Brown said: “The agribusiness industry still has a reputation as being largely a male preserve. Whilst this is changing, the pace of change is still way too slow. If our industry cannot welcome the best talent wherever it lies, we will all struggle to deliver on the huge challenges the sector is facing.”

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he NFU has today officially launched its new Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme, which offers the chance for 8-12 young people to put their own stamp on the future of British farming as they represent the organisation for one year. The programme is designed to give the upcoming generation an opportunity to build their knowledge and become an influential part of the industry, all while receiving

the core skills they need to promote themselves and British farming. The ambassadors will be representing the NFU at various events over the course of 12 months, including the Lord Mayor’s Show, NFU Conference and a #StudentFarmer magazine trip. NFU next generation forum chairman Simon Gadd said: “The Ambassador Programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people, from both farming and non-farming

backgrounds, to get stuck in to an industry that is both incredibly challenging and incredibly rewarding. “With new technologies constantly changing the farming landscape and with Brexit on the horizon, it’s never been a more exciting time to think about the future of British farming. “I urge all students and young farmers with a vested interest in farming and rural affairs to apply, and experience whole new aspects of the agricultural industry.”

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SUZUKI RANKED AS THE NUMBER 1 AUTO BRAND IN 2019 CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INDEX

Suzuki has a proud history of creating value-packed products and putting the customer first and in doing so, takes a consistent approach to delivering outstanding customer service through its network of expert motorcycle, ATV, outboard marine engine and car Dealers across the UK.

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s a result of this focus, Suzuki GB has been ranked as the best auto brand in the Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) for January 2019. A national measure of sentiment across the country, the research asks 45,000 consumers to rate their experiences of dealing with nearly 260 different companies across 13 sectors, including those in the automotive industry.

The average Automotive CSI score was 78.9 placing Suzuki way ahead and it is also Suzuki’s best ever result since the customer satisfaction barometer made its debut in 2008. In addition to coming top of the automotive sector, Suzuki also climbed 29 places to 15th position overall across the 259 companies measured. As part of the survey, Suzuki customers voted their Dealers as the easiest and open people to deal with, were the highest trusted brand with a

score of 8.6 out of a possible 10 and customers were most likely to remain loyal to the brand too with a score of 8.5 out of 10. Commenting on the results, Nobuo Suyama, Managing Director of Suzuki GB PLC, said: “We are very proud of our achievement to have been recognised as the best car brand in the Index. Continuing to evolve the Suzuki customer experience across our whole product range including cars, motorcycle, ATV and marine, has been

a core focus during recent years, and the ongoing efforts have clearly paid off.” He added: “Without the support of our nationwide Dealer network and the hundreds of people that work tirelessly for the brand to deliver exceptional standards for customers week in, week out, we could not have delivered such a fantastic result. I would therefore like to congratulate everyone who has played a part in this success, and it marks a great start to 2019.”

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

ISUZU D-MAX WINS BEST WORKHORSE PICK-UP AWARD FOR THE 7TH YEAR IN A ROW

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irmingham – 30th April 2019 – Continuing a successful 2019, the multi awardwinning Isuzu D-Max picks up yet another award, this time at the Best Workhorse Pick-up 2019 award from Trade Van Driver, in fact this is the 7th year in a row that the Isuzu D-Max has won this award! Trade Van Driver is the only magazine which caters for the owner-driver and small fleet operator and as such its awards are different from others as they are judged not only by the expert panel of journalists at the magazine but also by a panel of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their businesses. The Trade Van Driver

Awards celebrate the most reliable, capable and truly effective working vehicles available on the market. Vehicles are compared across several core criteria, including payload, safety, technology, running costs, fuel efficiency, reliability and aftersales service so it is a great accolade that, yet again the Isuzu D-Max emerged victorious, beating strong competition from rivals in the highly contested pickup sector. The Isuzu D-Max was praised for meeting Euro 6 standards without the need for AdBlue, unlike most of its competitors. It has a 3.5 tonne towing capacity, over 1 tonne payload and provides a quiet, economical driving experience. The breadth

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of the Isuzu D-Max range also impressed; with single, extended and double-cab formats available, as well as a wide choice of trim levels. Coupled with the attractive five-year/125,000-mile warranty package and 5 years’ roadside assistance (in the UK & Europe), the Isuzu D-Max proved it was truly built for the professionals who use it. David Johns, Group Sales Manager at Trade Van Driver, handed over this coveted award to William Brown, Isuzu UK Managing Director, who commented: “The award for the Isuzu D-Max is a demonstration of the truck’s capability, practicality and reliability which meets the needs of customers, working

hard for drivers and offering class leading durability. This award is another testament to that reputation, especially as the judging panel consisted of industry experts and professional pickup drivers alike.” The award-winning Isuzu D-Max has already had a successful 2019, being crowned ‘Pick-Up of The Year’ at the 2019 WhatVan? Awards and in the Pick-up & 4x4 Pro Awards 2019 plus the Isuzu D-Max won best model in the 4x4 Magazine awards. This success follows on from 2018 where another seven awards were won by the Isuzu D-Max. It just keeps picking them up!


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Pick-up in the Professional Pickup & 4x4 awards. Birmingham – 30th April 2019 - The award-winning Isuzu D-Max keeps on pulling in the wins in 2019 picking up the Working Pickup of the Year 2019 Award in the Professional Pickup & 4x4 awards. Professional Pickup & 4×4 magazine is written by pickup users, for pickup users. They carry out rigorous tests on all the latest pickups and 4x4s, including towing tests with

heavy duty trailers and offroading on their very own 4×4 course. This award is bestowed upon the pickup that demonstrates the best ‘working’ qualities, i.e. towing abilities, payload, loading practicality and was judged by a panel of twelve ‘Pick Up Professionals’, who highly commended the Isuzu D-Max for its outstanding durability, capability and reliability. It works to meet the needs of different types of business user. The Isuzu D-Max was also praised for meeting Euro 6 standards without the need for AdBlue, unlike most of its competitors.

It has a 3.5 tonne towing capacity, over 1 tonne payload and provides a quiet, economical driving experience. The breadth of the Isuzu D-Max range also impressed; with single, extended and double-cab formats available, as well as a wide choice of trim levels. Coupled with the attractive five-year/125,000-mile warranty package and 5 years’ roadside assistance (in the UK & Europe), the Isuzu D-Max proved it was truly built for the professionals who use it. Isuzu UK Managing Director, William Brown commented: “We’re really proud to receive this

award as it strengthens the D-Max’s position as the most capable and durable working vehicle in the sector. It’s really pleasing that all the hard work that has gone in at Isuzu to make such a great product has been recognized.” The award-winning Isuzu D-Max has already had a successful 2019, being crowned ‘Pick-Up of The Year’ at the 2019 WhatVan? Awards and in the Pick-up & 4x4 Pro Awards 2019 plus the Isuzu D-Max won best model in the 4x4 Magazine awards.

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Unit A, Vanguard Way, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 3TG

01642 601999 www.drivencarsales.co.uk

01743 444500 www.shukers.com

Fuel consumption figures in mpg: 32.8 – 61.4. CO2 emissions in g/km: 177-139. Model featured is a Korando 2.2 ELX at £21,495 including optional metallic paint priced at £500. *Korando SE including VAT, delivery charge, Road Fund Licence & first registration charge. Prices are correct at the time of going to print, but may be changed at any time.

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The Amarok from £315 a month on Contract Hire.*

CAR OF THE YEAR 2019 Pick-up

With £2000 initial rental contribution.

With its 3.0 litre V6 TDI engine as standard, the Amarok sets the standard. The potent pulling power of this engine ensures the Amarok is capable of tackling the most demanding terrain. And with up to 258PS and 550Nm of torque, even the heaviest of loads are easily manageable. With a striking muscular design it’s enhanced with the latest driver assisted technologies. Why not contact us today or drop by our showroom? Dont forget to ask about exclusive discounts for NFU and NFU Scotland Members.†

Anthony Motors

Marshall Van Centre (Scunthorpe)

Llanbadarn Rd, Dyfed, Aberystwyth. Telephone: 01970 626666.

Normanby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. Telephone: 01724 487535.

Find us on your sat-nav using SY23 3QP. www.volkswagen.co.uk/retailers/00479/anthony-motors-ltd-aberystwyth

Find us on your sat-nav using DN15 8QZ. www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/scunthorpe

Greenhous Volkswagen Van Centre (Bilston)

Vindis Van Centre (Northampton)

Trinity Road, Bilston, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 01902 219303.

Gambrel Road, Weedon Industrial Estate, Northampton. Telephone: 01604 315852.

Find us on your sat-nav using WV14 7EF. www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/bilston

Find us on your sat-nav using NN5 5BB.

Listers Van Centre (Worcestershire)

Listers Van Centre (Coventry)

North Bank, Berry Hill Industrial Estate, Droitwich. Telephone: 01905 412269.

347-367 Bedworth Road, Longford, Coventry, West Midlands. Telephone: 0247 767 0747.

Find us on your sat-nav using WR9 9AU. www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/listersworcestershire

www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/northampton

Find us on your sat-nav using CV6 6BN. www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/listerscoventry

Anthony Motors Ltd, Greenhous Group Ltd, Listers Group Limited, Marshall of Scunthorpe Limited and F Vindis & Sons Ltd are brokers and not a lenders and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for introducing you to them. *No ownership option. Based on Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI 163PS BMT Trendline, at 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum Contract Hire agreement with £1,890 Initial Rental. 15p per mile excess mileage charges apply and fair wear and tear charges may apply. Business users only. All prices exclude VAT. VAT payable at the prevailing rate. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 30.06.2019 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [05.2019]. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services. †NFU member eligibility criteria and terms & conditions apply. Please visit www.nfuonline.com/vwcv or call NFU Call First on 0370 8458458 for more details. NFU Scotland (or NFUS) member eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.nfus.org.uk or call 0131 472 4000 for more details.

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Adventure. No-one ever found it by following the crowd. That’s why the Jeep Renegade is designed with stand-out looks and go-anywhere, do-anything ability. Add to that, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and you’re in complete control, whether you’re hitting the high street or the wilderness. Test drive adventure and save £500*. Which only leaves one question, where will you find your next one?

£2,000

Jeep® Deposit Contribution^

2.9% APR Representative

ANCASTER ANCASTERJEEP JEEPDARTFORD DARTFORD DA2 6HH. Tel: 01322 875 660 www.ancaster.co.uk

OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR JEEP RENEGADE RANGE MPG (L/100KM): EXTRA URBAN 47.9 (5.9) – 70.6 (4.0), URBAN 32.5 (8.7) – 55.4 (5.1), COMBINED 40.9 (6.9) – 64.2 (4.4), CO2 EMISSIONS: 160 – 115 G/KM. Fuel consumption and CO figures are obtained for comparative purposes in accordance with EC directives/regulations and may not be representative of real-life driving conditions. *£500 (inc. VAT) 2

test drive offer is available on Jeep Renegade ordered and registered between 1st February and 31st March 2018. Available on PCP and APP. Excludes Personal Contract Hire. Retail customers only. Selected stock only. Participating dealers only. Test drives are subject to Dealers discretion, terms & conditions and insurance requirements. ^Offer available on new Jeep Renegade 1.4 MultiAir II 140HP Limited 6 Speed Manual at £24,265 between 4th January and 31st March 2018. Jeep Deposit Contribution only available in conjunction with Jeep Horizon PCP. With Jeep Horizon you may return the vehicle instead of making the final payment. It must be in good condition and if you exceed the agreed annual mileage, you will be charged 6p per mile for exceeding 8,000 miles p.a. in this example. We work with a number of creditors including Jeep Financial Services. Subject to status. Guarantees may be required. Ts&Cs apply. At participating Dealers only. Selected stock only. Jeep Financial Services, SL1 0RW. Jeep® is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

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IT JUST WORKS THE NEW GENERATION ISUZU D-MAX

Alan Milne Ltd

Archie Moss

Auto Services (Angus)

Elgin, Morayshire

Coalville, Leicestershire

Perth, Perthshire

01343 323 329 alanmilne-isuzu.co.uk

01530 553 783 archiemoss-isuzu.co.uk

01738 481 380 autoservices-isuzu.co.uk

Duckworth Isuzu (North)

Duckworth Isuzu (South)

Eaglesham Garage Ltd

Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Boston, Lincolnshire

Glasgow, Scotland

01673 558 890 duckworths-isuzu.co.uk

01205 535 159 duckworths-isuzu.co.uk

01355 443 050 eagleshamgarage-isuzu.co.uk

Oliver Landpower Ltd

Slip End Garages

Threeways Garage Ltd

Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

Luton, Bedfordshire

Abergele, Aberconwy & Colwyn

01923 700 327 oliverlandpower-isuzu.co.uk

01582 788 956 slipendgarages-isuzu.co.uk

01745 274 290 threewaysgarage-isuzu.co.uk

#Over 40 MPG figure applies to manual transmission models. MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. Official fuel figures for the Isuzu D-Max range in mpg (l/100km): Urban 30.4 - 38.7 (9.3-7.3). Extra Urban 40.9 - 50.4 (6.9 - 5.6). Combined 36.2 - 45.6 (7.8 - 6.2). CO2 emissions 163 - 205g/km. For full details please contact your local Isuzu dealer or visit isuzu.co.uk

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£24,149 ISUZU D-MAX UTAH FROM

CVOTR

Auto Services (Perth)

B&B Tractors

Browns of Preston

Perth, Perthshire

Fauld Lane, Staffordshire

Preston, Lancashire

01738 481 380 autoservices-isuzu.co.uk

01283 888 078 bandbtrucksandtractors-isuzu.co.uk

01772 307 023 browns-isuzu.co.uk

Ferndown Commercials

Mark Weatherhead Ltd

Northgate Isuzu

Wimborne, Dorset

Hardwick, Cambridgeshire

Canterbury, Kent

01202 983 319 ferndown-isuzu.co.uk

01954 574 560 markweatherhead-isuzu.co.uk

01227 213 024 northgate-isuzu.co.uk

Vale Motors

W H Brand

White Horse Motors

Wincanton, Somerset

Near Spalding, Lincolnshire

Exeter, Devon

01963 834 433 valemotors-isuzu.co.uk

01406 633 120 whbrand-isuzu.co.uk

01392 338 360 whitehorsemotors-isuzu.co.uk

TO BOOK A TEST DRIVE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER TODAY †Price shown is an Isuzu D-Max Utah Double Cab CVOTR with manual transmission, automatic transmission also available. Commercial vehicle on the road price includes delivery, number plates, 12 months road fund licence and first registration fee, excludes VAT and mica/metallic paint finish. *3.5 tonne towing applies to all 4x4 models. **125,000 mile/5 year (whichever comes first) warranty applies to all new Isuzu D-Max models. Terms and conditions apply.

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Vehicles

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV CONTINUES SUCCESS IN EUROPE The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has become Mitsubishi Motors Europe’s (MME) best-selling vehicle, out-selling all other models in the Mitsubishi range.

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n 2018, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was the bestselling plug-in hybrid vehicle in Europe across all segments, an accolade it claimed for the fourth consecutive year. During this time, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has also gradually become MME’s best-selling vehicle. In November 2018 more Outlander PHEVs were sold in Europe than any other model in the Mitsubishi range, and this has continued every month since. In total, between

October 2013 and January 2019, 126,617 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs have been sold in Europe. This success has been boosted by significant growth recorded in markets like Germany and France along with the launch of the 2019 model during September 2018. A new 2.4-litre petrol engine produces 135ps (up from 121ps) with greater torque (211Nm vs 190Nm). Increased output of the rear electric motor, drive battery and overall battery capacity resulted in WLTP combined fuel economy of 139mpg and WLTP emissions of

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46 g/km. Key to the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is that it doesn’t ask its owners to make any compromises. For people wanting an SUV with green credentials it offers a combination of space and practicality, 4WD ability and an EV driving range of 28 miles, which is in excess of the average daily commute. Commenting on this performance, Bernard Loire - President & CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe said: “Today, to our many European customers, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the true go-

anywhere vehicle, equally at ease in zero-emission restricted access city centres, on long distance family driving and on twisting mountain roads with its twin motor 4WD system.” He added: “The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is our brand flagship, our best seller in Europe, a trendsetter that the industry is watching carefully and a pointer to MMC’s long term strategy, blending adventurous SUV heritage with progressive electrified technologies.”


Vehicles

VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X JOINS THE RANKS AT CORNWALL FIRE, RESCUE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY SERVICE

Vauxhall’s Grandland X SUV is the dependable and versatile vehicle of choice for the Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service, which has ordered a fleet of eight vehicles

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he vehicles will be used by officers to respond to incidents within the local community, including fire and emergency response. The Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service opted for the Grandland X in Tech Line Nav trim with the All Road Pack, which features Vauxhall’s innovative IntelliGrip traction control system. The electronic system ensures optimum road grip in diverse driving situations and adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels depending on which of the five driving modes has been selected. This ensures the best traction and stable handling on any surface, including snow, mud and sand. Additional features to come with the Grandland X Tech Line Nav trim include

numerous safety and security systems, such as front parking distance sensors, automatic emergency braking, lane assist and side blind spot alert. A Navi 5.0 IntelliLink infotainment system with 8-inch colour touchscreen and voice control adds to the technological edge of the package. The community service added a heated windscreen and wireless charging as optional extras. The SUVs are fitted with powerful and efficient 1.5-litre (130PS) diesel engines. “We were looking for an appropriate response vehicle to meet the demands of the diverse nature or Cornwall’s rugged landscape,” said Mark Salter, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service’s Group Manager – Assets. “As a rural county, our officers are required

to negotiate narrow B-roads, unmade tracks and agricultural terrain, as well as coping with dramatic seasonal changes throughout the year. Typically, Cornwall has a higher degree of rainfall than other parts of the country. As a result, we needed a vehicle that would provide sufficient ground clearance and traction to safely manoeuvre through and over these hazards, to arrive safely and promptly at emergency incidents. “ The Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service works to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the local community. The service’s responsibilities include fire prevention and protection, road safety education and delivery, reducing crime and antisocial behaviour and co-responding to medical incidents. “We are thrilled that

the Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service has chosen the Grandland X to support its work across the county,” said Mike Roberts, Sales Manager for Vauxhall Special Vehicles. “We’re confident that our IntelliGrip traction system in particular will prove indispensable across Cornwall’s diverse landscape. Whether on the beach and coastline, driving over wet and muddy terrain or in snowy and icy conditions, the system will increase driver safety and guarantee stability at all times.” As standard, the Grandland X includes equipment such as LED daytime running lights, camera-based lane departure warning, road sign recognition, intelligent cruise control, and dual zone electronic climate control with particulate and odour filter. At 4.48 metres long, it is the largest SUV in Vauxhall’s range, offering even more cabin space than the 20cm-shorter Mokka X and Crossland X.

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