Car News Archive 9-2010

Fiat named Europe’s greenest car manufacturer
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Fiat has been named the greenest manufacturer in Europe by Jato Dynamics, which also placed French trio Peugeot, Citroen and Renault in the top five respectively. Fiat’s fleet average CO2 emissions...
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Seat’s Exeo range goes automatic
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Automatic versions of the Seat Exeo saloon and ST estate will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show tomorrow. Designed for drivers ‘seeking an extra level of refinement’, the new variable...
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Citroen updates Picasso for Paris
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Citroen has revealed that from October 2010 the C4 Picasso and Grand Picasso will benefit from engine, styling and equipment upgrades. New exterior styling elements include Citroen’s new chevron design...
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Range Rover Sport scoops top towcar gong
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The Range Rover Sport has been named Best All Wheel Drive Towcar over 1800kgs at The Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year 2011. The Range Rover Sport is available from...
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Round-the-world Fiesta visits Ford Bridgend
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Workers at the Ford Bridgend Engine Plant were paid a thank you visit by the team which is currently driving a new generation Ford Fiesta around the world. The 1.6 litre...
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Peugeot reveals record-breaking EX1 roadster
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Peugeot has unveiled its all-electric EX1 roadster, which smashed six world acceleration records in its first public outing. The EX1 set new one mile, half-mile, quarter-mile, eighth-mile, 500m and 1000m world...
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Most efficient Range Rover to debut at Paris
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The Range Rover Evoque, ‘the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever’, is to make its eagerly awaited public debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. The cross-coupe offers sub-130g/km...
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Citroen C3 excels at MPG Marathon
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Citroen’s C3 finished third in its respective sub-120g/km class in the 2010 MPG Marathon last week, as well as in the competition overall. Driven by Victor Harman, with co-driver James Stiff,...
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Citroen Lacoste a ‘no-nonsense approach to motoring’
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Citroen and Lacoste have come together to create a concept car that cultivates ‘boldness, creativity and optimism’. It will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show later this month. The Citroen...
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Kia releases new Sportage pricing strategy
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Kia has revealed that the 2011 Sportage will start from £16,645 when it is released on 1 November. First Edition versions of the new Sportage have been in the UK...
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Kia releases special edition VR-7 cee’d, pro_cee’d
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Kia has introduced new special edition VR-7 models of the cee’d and pro_cee’d, which offer a ‘high level specification at excellent prices.’ Fitted with the Euro 5-compliant 1.4-litre petrol through a...
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Ford reveals Focus ST ahead of Paris debut
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Ford has released first images and details of the new Focus ST, which will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September. Following in the footsteps of...
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Mazda6 reaches two million milestone
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Mazda has announced that the two millionth Mazda6 rolled off the production line at the end of August this year. Production of the 6 began in Mazda’s Hofu Plant No.2, Japan...
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Chevrolet Captiva breaks cover ahead of world premiere
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Chevrolet has revealed the new Captiva SUV, which features a new sporty design and an all-new engine line-up. The Captiva joins the Aveo supermini, Cruze hatchback and Orlando MPV in making...
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Peugeot releases further details for 508
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Peugeot has revealed that the 508 will be available in both saloon and estate guise, with no less than six engines to choose from. This vast engine range comprises four diesel...
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New Chevrolet Aveo to make Paris premiere
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A full production Chevrolet Aveo will star at the Paris Motor Show this month, alongside the new Captiva, Cruze and Orlando. The new Chevrolet Aveo hasn’t strayed too far from...
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Ford releases pricing for C-MAX, Grand C-MAX
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Ford has revealed that the all-new C-MAX will be priced from £16,745, with the larger Grand C-MAX coming in at £18,745. Both will be released next month. Both will be available...
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Jaguar XJ scoops prestigious accolade
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The Jaguar XJ has been awarded the coveted Car of the Year award by Professional Driver magazine, rating it as the top car in the UK for chauffeurs and Private...
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Renault releases initial details of new Laguna
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Renault has released first details of the next generation Laguna ahead of its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show this month. Available in hatchback and Sport Tourer guise, the new...
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Chevrolet Cruze hatchback to star at Paris
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Chevrolet will unveil a hatchback version of the Cruze at the Paris Motor Show this month, and believes it will help ‘bring value for money to all mainstream segments in...
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Fiat Group in Connect tie-up
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Fiat Group Automobiles (FGA) has further improved its stance in the fleet market by joining forces with Hertz-owned car-share organisation Connect, in what has been described as a ‘major tie-in’. As...
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Limited Mazda RX-8 stock in UK
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Mazda has revealed there are less than 100 RX-8 coupe models left in stock in the UK now that right-hand drive production has come to an end. Now in its second...
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