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July 17th, 2015

Douglas Stafford Mystery Shopping Weekly Round Up


By Jamie White – Head of Communications


Douglas Stafford has welcomed graduates from two of its valued clients – Volkswagen UK and Toyota GB – to the company’s Portsmouth based head office.

Hyundai launches short comedy film starring Kelly Brook - Douglas Stafford Mystery Shopping


The graduates were given full tour of the Douglas Stafford head office at Lakeside North Harbour, and spent time with each department to learn more about the significance of each area of the business and the important role it plays.


Also this week, Hyundai launched a new short-form comedy film featuring TV stars Kelly Brook and Tom Stourton to promote its New Generation i20 range.


It is the fifth episode of the ‘Honest Series’, which features hapless Hyundai car salesman, George who, as ever, has to deal with some difficult customers: this time a feuding couple who can’t agree over anything, let alone whether they want the i20 Hatchback or the i20 Coupe. You can read more here.

Honda offers fans the chance to win a Civic Type R for a year


Ahead of the highly anticipated launch of the all-new Civic Type R this summer, Honda UK is offering fans the chance to win one for a year – by setting the fastest time around the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife in a simulator.


Coming to shopping centres and various public events throughout the summer, Honda is throwing down the gauntlet to plucky challengers to take on the ‘Green Hell’ to celebrate both the arrival of the Type R in UK dealerships, and its record lap time around the famed circuit. Read more here.


Ford has announced it is developing new lighting technologies that will enable drivers to more easily identify potential hazards, including pedestrians, cyclists and animals.

Ford Adaptive Lighting


Ford’s Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System can widen the beam at junctions and roundabouts to better illuminate hazards that are not in the direction of travel. New Spot Lighting technology helps draw the driver’s attention to pedestrians, cyclists and even large animals in the vehicle’s path or even just off the road.


Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System builds upon Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System and Traffic Sign Recognition, which are already available in Ford vehicles, to provide drivers with improved visibility at roundabouts, stop, and give way or yield signs.


The system also uses GPS information to better illuminate bends and dips on a chosen route.