Car News Archive 1-2011

Automatic Alfa Romeo Mito supermini launched
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Alfa Romeo has debuted its ALFA TCT double-clutch transmission in a new automatic version of the Mito supermini. The dual-clutch transmission, which can operate automatically or as a manual sequential gearbox,...
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Citroen DS4 voted Most Beautiful Car of the Year
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The second addition to Citroen’s premium DS line, the DS4, has just been voted Most Beautiful Car of the Year in an online poll. More than 60,000 web users in 62...
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First Peugeot i0n EV arrives in the UK
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Peugeot has delivered its first i0n electric car in the UK to EDF Energy, which will use it in its fleet of EVs to test recharging solutions. EDF Energy’s Peugeot i0n...
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Fiat 500 on top for third consecutive year
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The Fiat 500 continues its reign at the top of its segment in the business world by receiving the City Car of the Year title for the third consecutive year...
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Electric Mazda2 to be trialled in 2012
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Mazda has confirmed that its very first electric vehicle will assume the form of the popular 2 supermini, leasing trials of which will begin in Japan spring 2012. The Mazda2...
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Kia announces new engines for new Picanto
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Ahead of its scheduled premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2011, Kia has revealed the all-new line-up of engines for the next-generation Picanto. The next iteration of the...
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Renault launches affordable limited edition Bizu range
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Renault has revealed the all-new limited edition Bizu range, which offers even better value for money across the majority of the French marque’s most popular model ranges. Available until the end...
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Minagi concept previews Mazda’s first crossover
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Mazda is poised to enter the growing crossover SUV market after revealing the Minagi concept ahead of its world premiere in Geneva this March. The Minagi has been styled with Mazda’s...
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Vauxhall confident for Ampera sales
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Vauxhall is confident it will sell its complete allocation of Vauxhall Ampera’s when they hit Europe in 2012. A rebadged version of the Extended-range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) is currently on sale...
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Kia hits ten year milestone sponsoring Australian Open
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2011 sees Kia named the main sponsor of the Australian Open for the tenth consecutive year, handing over a fleet of 101 official tournament vehicles for use during the competition. This...
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Jaguar Land Rover triumph at ‘motoring Oscars’
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British car manufacturers Jaguar and Land Rover celebrated success last week at the annual What Car? Awards; often referred to as the ‘motoring Oscars’. Jaguar’s XF drove away with the Executive...
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Citroen reveals DS3 by Orla Kiely Collection
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Citroen has taken the wraps off a new range of special edition DS3 models created in collaboration with world-renowned designer Orla Kiely. The Orla Kiely Collection comprises four DS3’s four different...
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Jaguar XJ picks up top award at Detroit Motor Show
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The Jaguar XJ executive saloon has been award the 2010 All-Star Award by Automobile Magazine at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Jaguar’s senior management team were on hand...
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Next generation Kia Rio sketches revealed
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The first official sketches of the Kia Rio have been revealed today, marking ‘the next big step’ in the Korean company’s ongoing design revolution. Described by Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter...
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Fiat's on the ball with latest sporting partnership
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Fiat Group Automobiles has confirmed its partnership with the All England Netball Association, further strengthening its presence in the world of high-profile sports. This tie-in follows recent partnerships for the Italian...
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Ford Fiesta best-selling car of 2010
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The Ford Fiesta was the best-selling new car in 2010 and Ford was again the best-selling brand to complete a great year for the blue oval company. The Fiesta supermini...
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Kia smashes UK annual sales record
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Kia sold a total of 56,114 cars in the UK over 2010 - smashing its previous best performance and recording a new market share record of almost 2.8 per cent. A...
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New Focus undergoes extensive tests
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All new cars are routinely tested to analyse how well air-conditioning systems can cope with extremes of temperature. As part of the testing the new Focus, which launches in the...
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Seat goes VAT-free for the New Year
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Seat has announced that it will be refreshing its successful VAT-free offer in the New Year, extending the deal across the majority of its sporty portfolio until 31 March 2011. Combating...
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Sub-100g/km cars free from London Congestion Charge
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From today, cars that meet Euro 5 emissions standards and emit under 100g/km of CO2 will be exempt from London Congestion Charge (LCC), potentially saving drivers up to £2,500 this...
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