Car News Archive 11-2010

Order books open for new Renault Twingo Gordini
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Renault’s latest addition to the Gordini line-up, the Twingo Gordini 100, is on sale now, with deliveries scheduled for mid-January 2011. The Twingo Gordini 100 is powered by the 100bhp 1.2-litre...
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Mazda to supply UK's blue light services
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Mazda has been named an official provider of police vehicles for the first time after earning a place on the new National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) agreement. Mazda will supply the...
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Seat targets efficiency with revamped engine line-up
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Seat has revised the line-up of engines in three of its most popular model ranges; the Ibiza, Leon and Altea. The Seat Ibiza welcomes the new 102bhp 1.2-litre TSI unit,...
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Five stars for new Ford C-MAX line-up
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Ford’s new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX have just been awarded the coveted five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. The Ford C-MAX managed 92 per cent in the Adult Occupant category, 83...
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New Kia models gain top safety ratings
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Kia has announced that the new Sportage and Venga have both been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. Kia’s Sportage crossover gained 93 per cent in the Adult...
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Fiat heads stateside with 500
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Fiat has announced its return to the North American market by unveiling the US-spec 500 city car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Mexican-built 500 has been fine-tuned for the...
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New Citroen C4 images, details emerge
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Citroen has released further details of the forthcoming C4 range, which is available to order in the UK from today. The 2011 C4 was unveiled at this year’s Paris Motor Show...
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Land Rover reveals limited edition Discovery 4 Landmark
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Land Rover has announced special edition Landmark versions of the Discovery 4 SUV, which will go on sale in January next year. Available in Santorini Black or Fuji White colour schemes,...
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Alfa Mito best in class at What Car? awards
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Alfa Romeo’s Mito has been awarded the Best Supermini accolade at the What Car? Reader Awards 2010. The Alfa Mito managed an average star reader rating of 4.6 out of five,...
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Ford C-MAX gets in-car technology boost
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Ford’s new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX will be the first cars from the blue oval to come with DAB as standard, it has been announced. DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) is a...
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Peugeot announces special edition 107 ENVY
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As Peugeot’s 107 supermini reaches the 500,000 milestone, the company is preparing to release the limited edition ENVY model. Available in three- and five-door guise, the ENVY builds on the equipment...
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Updated Mazda2 range gets Activematic model
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In response to public demand, Mazda has extended the new 2 supermini range even further with the addition of the Activematic automatic model. The Mazda2 Activematic is fitted with a 1.5-litre...
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Mazda’s online car configurator goes live
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Mazda has introduced a new car configurator that allows customers to specify, save and compare cars online. The cars assume the form of realistic animations and can be viewed as a...
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Peugeot 5008 named Scottish MPV of the Year
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Peugeot’s 5008 compact MPV has been named Scottish MPV of the Year by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), fending off tough competition from Ford and Mazda. Key to the...
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Five-door Range Rover Evoque gets LA premiere
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The five-door version of Range Rover’s Evoque will make its much anticipated debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Like its smaller stablemate, the five-door Evoque stays true...
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Seat Leon scoops double award
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Two very different Seat Leon models triumphed at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards this week. The frugal Seat Leon E Ecomotive supermini was awarded the title of Scotland’s Eco...
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Kia Sportage named Scotland's favourite car for 2010
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The Kia Sportage has won the 2010 Scottish Car of the Year Award just a week after going on sale in the UK. The SUV-styled crossover won the prestigious award after...
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Ford Fiesta is UK's favourite car for 2010
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The Ford Fiesta is still the most popular car in the UK after topping the sales charts for the ninth time in ten months in October. The supermini, a favourite with...
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Renault Twingo gets the Gordini treatment
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Renault has unveiled the latest addition to its retro Gordini range, the Twingo Gordini, which replaces the outgoing GT variant. The Twingo joins the Clio in the current Gordini line-up; a...
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All-new Seat Alhambra now in the UK
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Seat has announced that its new Alhambra seven-seat MPV has arrived in the UK and is available to buy from £22,330. The new Alhambra is available in three trim levels; S,...
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New Kia Sportage arrives in the UK
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Kia’s all-new Sportage has arrived in showrooms across the UK, and is available to buy from £16,645. Competing in the competitive crossover market against the Ford Kuga and Peugeot...
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Renault confirmed for Future Car Challenge
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Renault has announced that its greenest production vehicle, a 1.5-litre Clio supermini, will partake in the RAC Future Car Challenge this Saturday 6 November. Two of Renault’s 1.5-litre dCi 86 Clio...
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