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Catch up on the latest news from The Donalds Group and announcements from our five manufacturers; Mazda, Volvo and Kia. This section also provides a number of interesting and informative articles about driving and car ownership, to ensure you’re kept up to date with the latest news on the road.

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The Summer Seventy Event

From 14th to 17th our brands are offering special savings on new cars, three years free servicing plus other event benefits.

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Volvo Cars releases armoured cars for people needing heightened protection

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With the release of the Volvo XC90 Armoured, Volvo Cars takes another step as a manufacturer of armoured vehicles. The cars are designed and built to provide safe and comfortable travel with a high level of personal protection for the occupants.

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Dash cam ‘parking mode’ could record vital evidence

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A dash cam feature that many vehicle owners are unaware of could record crucial evidence if someone damages your vehicle while it’s parked and protect you against theft.

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£100 fine if you ignore the red X

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From 10 June, road users who ignore the red X warning sign on smart motorways will be liable for a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice and three points on their licence.

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Company car drivers pick-up on tax advantages of 4x4 lifestyle vehicles

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For drivers considering switching their company car for tax reasons, new insight from automotive data experts CAP HPI shows that lifestyle 4x4 vehicles present an increasingly popular tax-efficient purchase.

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Four great tips for early days of new car ownership

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Buying a new car is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to bear in mind in the initial ownership period.

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Cost of car insurance falls to two-year low

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At £466, the average cost of a motor insurance premium has fallen to its lowest level for two years, according to the ABI’s latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker.

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Used diesels hold value in 2018, but petrol was best performer

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Despite a drop in new diesel car registrations of almost 30% last year, the value of second-hand diesels remained buoyant.

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Donalds Volvo announces new dealership for Ipswich

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East Anglia car dealer The Donalds Group has taken the first steps towards the opening of a flagship Volvo outlet, in one of Ipswich’s newest and most sought-after retail parks. Scheduled to open late 2017 or early 2018, the dealership at Futura Park, Nacton, will be the region’s first designed and built to the brand’s state-of-the-art Volvo Retail Experience standard.

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Game of Thrones fans flock to Donalds Volvo

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Fans of the popular Sky Atlantic fantasy drama Game of Thrones were treated to a special event at Donalds Volvo last weekend at the dealership's showroom on West End Road in Ipswich.

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