Car News Archive 2-2010

Vauxhall Ampera to enter production
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The Vauxhall Ampera, expected to go into production in 2011, has been driven for the first time. A prototype of the hybrid car has travelled 370 miles from the Vauxhall...
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Happy Birthday to the Vauxhall Astra
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The Vauxhall Astra is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, making it one of Britain’s longest selling cars. Currently onto its sixth generation, the Astra has sold nearly three million...
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Vauxhall Meriva MPV arrives in the UK
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The Vauxhall Meriva MPV will finally arrive in the UK this SUmmer, complete with innovative rear-hinged back doors. Currently only used by the Mazda RX-8 and Rolls-Royce Phantom, the...
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The Seat Ibiza FR
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The first diesel versions of the Seat Ibiza FR have arrived on UK shores as the Spanish manufacturer continues its product offensive, spearheaded by the sporty hot hatch. The Ibiza...
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Seat Ibiza ST
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The third body shape in the Seat Ibiza line-up has been released throughout Europe. The Seat Ibiza ST has joined the Seat Ibiza supermini line-up alongside the Ibiza five-door hatchback...
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New Renault Megane on sale in the UK
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The new Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is now available to buy in UK showrooms. With the release of the coupe-cabriolet, Renault adds another model to its Megane line-up, consisting of...
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The new Renault Wind roadster
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The new Renault Wind roadster, recently seen at the Geneva Motor Show, is set to go on sale in the UK. Unlike most drop-tops, the Wind’s metal roof pivots and...
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The current Peugeot makeover
Peugeot will have launched 14 new models between 2010 and 2012 as the brand continues its makeover. The marque is celebrating its 200th anniversary and to mark the occasion, has...
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Possible Peugeot 508
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Peugeot will replace the 407 range with a saloon car based on the ‘5 by Peugeot’ concept unveiled in March 2010. The new saloon, possibly the new Peugeot 508,...
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Limited edition Mazda MX-5
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Mazda has launched a limited edition Mazda MX-5 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MX-5 in the UK – somewhat predictably called the ‘Mazda MX-5 20th Anniversary...
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New Mazda6 on sale
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An upgraded version of the second generation Mazda6 is now on sale in the UK after a successful debut earlier this year. After three years on the market, the Mazda6...
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New Mazda5 on sale in the UK
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After receiving its world premiere in the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010, the Mazda 5 is now set to go on sale in the UK as part of...
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Compact Range Rover
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The compact Range Rover will be a production version of the LRX concept car and will join the Land Rover range in 2011. The Land Rover LRX concept indicated the...
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The 3rd generation Kia Sportage
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Designed by ex-Audi design guru Peter Schreyer, the third generation of the Kia Sportage is built on the same platform as the Hyundai ix35 - but features unique design...
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The Kia Ray concept car
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Although no production details have been announced, the Kia Ray concept car continues the popular Kia styling evident in the Kia Soul. Despite the rather hybrid-looking rear end, the...
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Impressive styling - the new Kia Magentis
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With the focus on a good looking exterior, designer Peter Schreyer and his team have made the new-look Kia Magentis sportier and more athletic looking. The impressive styling includes...
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New Jaguar XKR Speed and Black option packs
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The supercharged Jaguar XKR coupe now delivers a maximum speed of 174mph, an increase of 19mph on previous editions. Jaguar believes the XKR is now moving closer to...
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Ford Galaxy receives facelift
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The seven-seat Ford Galaxy MPV is now available with either Ford’s 2.0-litre 203PS EcoBoost turbocharged direct injection petrol engine or the 2.0-litre Duratorq 115PS, 140PS and 163PS turbodiesel...
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The third generation Ford Focus
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The third generation Ford Focus will be built on the same platform as the C-Max and Grand C-Max, both introduced in 2010. Initially three and five-door hatchbacks and a...
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The latest Ford C-Max offering
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The two model range, consisting of the five-seat Ford C-Max and seven-seat Ford Grand C-Max, was officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Both models of the MPV...
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The Fiat 500 Multijet
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The popular Fiat 500 city car, introduced in 1998, will be gived a new 1.3-litre 16-Valve 95bhp MultiJet diesel engine in 2010 to replace the older 75bhp unit. Fiat...
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The new Fiat Doblo
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After being on the market for nine years, the Fiat Doblo, the MPV version of the panel van of the same name, has been given its biggest upgrade yet.
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Citroen DS3 set to take on the Fiat 500
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The French manufacturer’s answer to the Fiat 500 has been the subject of an ‘anti-retro’ advertising campaign, a photo competition to find life’s most ‘unique’ images and has even...
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Citroen C-Zero electric car to launch 2011
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The Citroen C-Zero compact electric vehicle, first showcased in early 2010, will go on sale in the UK in early 2011, according to the French marque. Citroen has timed the...
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The all new Chevrolet Aveo
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Chevrolet has revealed the all-new Aveo will go on sale in Europe in 2011, along with four more new Chevrolet models. The American manufacturer will be celebrating its centenary...
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New Chevrolet Spark
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Chevrolet has continued to update the range ahead of its centenary in 2011 with the release of the Chevrolet Spark. The five-door city car replaces the Chevrolet Matiz in...
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo has confirmed the new Giulietta hatchback will go on sale in spring 2011. Going up against the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, the Giulietta has been...
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Alfa Romeo MultiAir MiTo
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The Alfa Romeo MultiAir MiTo will be available to buy from UK showrooms in spring 2010. The compact three-door hatchback was inspired by Alfa’s 8C Competizione supercar and after going...
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Alfa Romeo Concept Car
Alfa Romeo’s famous design house Bertone has designed a stunning concept car in celebration of the manufacturer’s centenary. Based on the 8C Compitizione sports car, the 2+2 Pandion coupe concept...
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