Friday, February 25, 2011

Platts Motor Company Sponsor Community Football Sessions for children with Disabilitys

Platts are proud to sponsor a local initiative to promote Football Coaching session for Children with Disability's

After recently completing his FA Coaching Disabled Footballs Course ,John Ayling from Platts was approached by Bucks County Council to help set up and run a Programme in the Wycombe area as the nearst sessions were being held in Milton Keynes

In conjunction with Bucks County Council ,Berks and Bucks FA ,Hyundai Motor Company and Marlow Fc there will be a 10 week long programme .

Starting on Wed 2nd February between 5-6pm at Cressex School Sport Hall.Holmer Lane High Wycombe

John Ayling a member of staff at Platts for over 10 Years will be running the sessions along with other Marlow FC Coaches.
John commented "its great that Platts have agreed to sponsor this fantastic initiative and shows there continued support for local Charity's and youth sports clubs  "

For more Information Contact John Ayling on 07799 530991 or email

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hyundai ix20 awarded maximum 5-star Euro NCAP rating

Hyundai's new B-segment MPV, the ix20, has been awarded the maximum
five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro
NCAP. The result makes the ix20 one of the safest vehicles in its segment,
and one of the very few to achieve a five-star rating.

The ix20 is the fourth consecutive Hyundai model to achieve the maximum
five-star score in Euro NCAP's rigorous assessment program, following on
from the top ratings recently achieved by the i20 supermini, i30 hatchback
and ix35 C-segment SUV.

The B-segment MPV received a class-leading score of 85% in the 'child
occupant protection' category, performing well in both the 18-month-old and
three-year-old assessments. In the 'adult occupant' and 'pedestrian'
categories, the Hyundai attained competitive scores of 89% and 64%

Electronic stability program and a seatbelt reminder system contributed to
the ix20's score of 71% in the 'safety assist' category. Hyundai's thorough
safety program yielded maximum points in the 'side barrier impact'
assessment as well as good protection against whiplash in rear-end impacts.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe,
commented, "The ix20's five-star rating further demonstrates Hyundai's
commitment to the highest levels of safety for our customers. Add to that a
very generous standard specification, a range of efficient engines, and the
assurance of our unrivalled Five Year Triple Care, and the ix20 becomes a
very appealing package."

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hyundai has revealed the first pictures of the new i40, ahead of its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The debut of i40 comes as Hyundai launches its new brand slogan ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.’ The i40 reflects the spirit of change at Hyundai, and represents the company’s bold new concept of ‘modern premium’ – the philosophy that premium quality and characteristics should be accessible to everyone.
The i40 is the company’s first D-segment vehicle to be developed specifically for the European market, with a package of powertrains, equipment and technology tailored for European tastes. It will be shown in Geneva in estate form, and this will be the first i40 bodystyle to be introduced to Europe, with a saloon to follow later this year.
Designed and engineered at Hyundai’s R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the i40 is the latest Hyundai model to have a purely European identity. Taking styling cues from Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, it maintains signature features such as the hexagonal grille. The grille is flanked by two jewel-like headlamps, for a contemporary, confident look that is accentuated by the characterful lines that connect the front and rear of the vehicle, adding to the i40’s eye-catching, sophisticated style.
In line with Hyundai’s commitment to make premium products and features available to everyone, the i40 has a class-leading level of standard equipment. Among the specification are new technologies for Hyundai, including: heated and reclining front and rear seats; a heated steering wheel; and an active de-mist system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen.
The ‘modern premium’ concept is also evident in the efficient powertrain choices available to i40 buyers. The i40’s 1.7-litre diesel engine, codenamed ‘UII’, will emit from just 113 g/km of CO2 emissions – a best-in-class figure that also demonstrates the advances the company is making towards global leadership in eco-technology.
Hyundai’s unrivalled customer care package, Five Year Triple Care, will come as standard on i40. The industry-leading package offers total peace of mind, with a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “Offering more for less has always been a fundamental principle at Hyundai, and now we are advancing this with our new brand direction under the ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.’ slogan. The i40 is a perfect example of how we are offering the best and making it accessible to everyone. From stunning design and specification, to industry-leading technology and aftersales care – the i40 sets itself apart from its competitors.”
The i40 will be joined on stage by Hyundai’s ground-breaking new 1+2 door Veloster coupe, set for launch in Europe later in 2011. The Curb concept will also be shown, highlighting the latest telematics technology from Hyundai in an ‘urban-ready’ design. Both cars received their world premieres at the North America International Auto Show last month, and will be making their European debuts in Geneva.
The company’s press conference will take place in Hall 1 at 12:30 (CET) on Tuesday 1st March 2011.