Car News Archive 3-2010

Chevrolet UK tour to promote Spark
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Chevrolet has announced the Chevrolet Spark Unscheduled Tour in the UK, designed to promote the new Spark supermini. The launch will take place on the 8 April in London, at the...
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Ford Focus RS500 details announced
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The first pictures of the high-performance Ford Focus RS500 have been released today ahead of its world premiere on 9 April. Only 500 of the powerful special addition will be made...
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New Renault Megane GT models
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There's a new sporty Renault trim level on the Megane range, designed to offer some sporty trim, gadgetry and styling without the premium. The GT trim level can be specified on...
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Ford cuts big car prices
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Ford is to cut prices on its larger models, in an effort to stimulate demand after the end of the scrappage scheme. The Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy will receive big discounts...
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Mazda improve efficiency and emissions
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Mazda will focus on improving efficiency and emissions on its model range, instead of introducing hybrid technology. The Japanese manufacturers says that weight reduction and new engine technology will make its...
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Fiat designs electric 500 city car
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Chrysler has announced plans to release an electric version of the Fiat 500 in the US by 2012, it was announced today. As yet, Fiat has refused to comment on when,...
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Seat seals British Gas fleet deal
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Seat has completed the brand’s biggest ever UK fleet deal with the delivery of 500 Seat Leon Ecomotives to British Gas today. The Spanish marque’s low-CO2 Ecomotive range is available in...
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Mazda - post scrappage incentives
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Mazda will cut prices on new models by up to £2,000 as an incentive to buyers when the government scrappage scheme ends. Mazda will make the lower prices available to all...
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Ford cash boost for greener engines
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Ford is to invest a huge £1.5bn in green engine technology at its UK plants to benefit new fuel-efficient low-CO2 petrol and diesel engines. Ford's petrol ECOnetic diesel and Ecoboost diesel...
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Vauxhall named Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
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Vauxhall, Mazda, Jaguar and Ford were among the winners at the Fleet News Awards, recognising outstanding models and performance in the fleet sector. But it was Vauxhall who took away...
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Strong European sales for most manufacturers
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European sales showed strong performance for a number of brands in February, with Renault, Ford, Fiat and Citroen all boosting sales. Renault posted a 28 per cent increase in sales over...
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Kia offers new incentives on model range
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Kia 7 Year Switch means big savings on new models. Kia will bring in new incentives to replace the scrappage scheme when the government cash-for-bangers programme comes to an end in...
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Kia Magentis set for world debut
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Kia will unveil its all-new saloon, likely to go on sale in the UK in 2011, at the New York Auto Show in April. Kia will bring the new saloon, currently...
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UK launch for MiTo MultiAir models
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Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo has introduced the new MultiAir engine technology into the MiTo compact car. Released in the UK last year, the MiTo is now available with two turbocharged 1.4-litre...
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Seat Exeo awarded four-star safety racing
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The Seat Exeo has been awarded a four-star rating in the new, tougher Euro NCAP safety tests. The Exeo executive saloon was tested for adult occupant, child occupant and pedestrian safety...
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Study into residuals of small family hatchbacks
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The Volkswagen Gold and Mazda 3 are amongst the best small family hatchbacks for retaining value, new research shows. Used Car Expert magazine studied the new and three-year values of several...
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Fiat boasts lowest CO2 emissions
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The Fiat model line-up, including the low-CO2 Fiat 500 city car, is the most environmentally friendly, it was revealed today. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show...
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Citroen DS3 iPhone app launches
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Citroen has launched a DS3 iPhone application to celebrate the launch of its new premium supermini – which is on sale now. The application is available for the iPhone and iPod...
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Rental company orders Renault electric vehicles
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Rental company Europcar has ordered 500 electric vehicles from French manufacturer Renault, to be introduced to its rental model range. The Renault electric vehicles will be available for rent by Europcar...
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New Seat Ibiza ST details
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The Seat Ibiza ST will go on sale in the UK from Summer 2010, offering hatchback levels of storage space in a small car. The ST estate is based on the...
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