Car News Archive 10-2010

Citroen reveals special edition Blackcherry C3 Picasso
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Citroen has announced a special edition C3 Picasso model, Blackcherry, which heralds the introduction of specification and engine upgrades to the existing MPV range. The Blackcherry C3 Picasso is fitted with...
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Peugeot announces limited edition 207 Sportium
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Peugeot has revealed the new 207 Sportium hatchback, which builds on the comprehensive standard equipment of the previous special edition Millesim model. Available in three- or five-door guise, customers will...
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Citroen reveals updated C5 range
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Citroen has announced that its revised C5 range will go on sale in the UK next month, complete with styling, technology and engine enhancements. Available in saloon and sports tourer guise,...
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Citroen drivers benefit from Congestion Charge revamp
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Following the recent changes to the London Congestion Charge, Citroen has announced that three of its cars will be completely exempt – saving London drivers around £2,500 per year. From 4...
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Renault announces 2011 Laguna pricing
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Renault has revealed pricing and specification details of the 2011 Laguna range, which hits UK shores next month. Available in Hatch and Sports Tourer guise, the latest iteration of the Laguna...
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Ford offers advanced test drives of 2011 Focus
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Ford has announced the Focus Global Test Drive, in which interested customers can test drive the range before it goes on sale. The new third-generation Ford Focus is part of CEO...
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Peugeot’s 3008 now Euro 5-compliant
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Peugeot has updated its 3008 crossover with a cleaner diesel engine and extra equipment as standard. The new 112 HDi diesel unit replaces the outgoing HDi 110 and brings the car...
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Fiat scoops Technobest award for TwinAir powertrains
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Fiat has been awarded the Technobest award for the second year running for its TwinAir two-cylinder drivetrain line-up. One of the TwinAir engines – the 85bhp turbocharged variation – is soon...
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Ford reveals Fiesta technology upgrades
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Ford has announced the availability of a new reversing camera as an option on new Fiesta models, as well as a new Sony audio system for Titanium versions. The new reversing...
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All-new Ford Ranger in Europe by 2012
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The next-generation Ford Ranger, which is set for the European market by 2012, made its world premiere last week at the Australian International Motor Show. As the latest addition to CEO...
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Seat introduces new Ecomotive badging
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Seat has given its frugal range of vehicles an all-new badging structure to coincide with the release of the new Alhambra MPV and Ibiza Ecomotive hatchback. While the new Alhambra range...
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Peugeot confirmed as preferred emergency services supplier
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Peugeot has been named preferred supplier by the National Policing Improvement Agency in an extensive number of categories, including the coveted Beat Car segment. This means that all police, fire and...
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Ford Fiesta smashes Brands Hatch fuel record
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Ford’s Fiesta supermini recorded the highest ever fuel economy figures at Brands Hatch racing circuit during the company’s Once Gallon Challenge. The inaugural Econo Check One Gallon Challenge pitted five teams...
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Mazda5 MPV hits UK showrooms
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The Mazda5 MPV has arrived on British soil and is available now from under £18,000, the Japanese company has confirmed. Mazda’s 5 is a departure from the rest of the firm’s...
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Peugeot’s Just Add Fuel aids market share
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Peugeot’s has put its success this year, and most recently in September, down to its new Just Add Fuel initiative. The Just Add Fuel programme enables customers to...
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Citroen eTouch secures prestigious award
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Citroen’s new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System has been awarded the coveted Euro NCAP Advanced accolade at the Paris Motor Show. Introduced under the latest Creative Technologie ethos, the eTouch system...
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Ford retains top sales position in September
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Ford was yet again the bestselling manufacturer in September, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Ford sold a total of 56,361 vehicles last month – a figure...
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Ford announces special edition Focus Sport
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Ford has released a special edition Focus Sport for 60-plate buyers before the range is revamped in spring 2011. Available in the five-door body style with a choice of the two...
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Kia stuns Paris with Pop concept
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Kia’s simplistic Pop electric concept took centre stage on the Korean firm’s stand at the Paris Motor Show last week. The capsule-shaped Pop, which ‘could only have come from Kia’, flaunts...
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Ford unleashes Focus ST at Paris
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Ford debuted its eagerly anticipated Focus ST at the Paris Motor Show last week, which will be the performance flagship of the hatchback range when it is released in 2012. Fitted...
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Kia Optima breaks cover in Paris
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The new Kia Optima is making its European debut at the Paris Motor Show today, before going on sale in mid-to-late-2011. The Optima is the longest, lowest and widest D-segment car...
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