Car News Archive 2-2011

New Ford Focus gets voice command technology
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The new Ford Focus will include futuristic voice-control technology from 2012, it has been revealed. The next generation Ford Focus will go on sale in March 2011, but Ford plans to...
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Vauxhall ready for plate change
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Vauxhall has announced revised model ranges to spearhead its 11 plate sales campaign for March. The new Vauxhall Antara SUV and the revised Vauxhall Corsa spearhead the...
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New Vauxhall Corsa on sale with '11' plates
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Vauxhall’s popular supermini, available in three- or five-door variations, has been updated for 2011 with a new look including a new chrome bar under the bumper showing the new ‘Griffin’...
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Special Edition Mazda MX-5 Kendo on sale in March
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A special edition Mazda MX-5 roadster will be available to buy in the UK in time for the new ‘11’ registration plates on 1 March. The Mazda MX-5 Kendo in both...
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Several debuts for Peugeot at Geneva
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Peugeot will debut the new Peugeot 308 at the Geneva Motor Show in march, showing off the new model in Hatchback, SW and Coupé Cabriolet formats. Peugeot says the new models...
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Refreshed Chevrolet Captiva out in May 2011
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The Chevrolet Captiva SUV has been refresahed for 2011 with new front styling, upgraded cabin, competitive CO2 outputs, superior specifications list and a possible seven seats and will hit UK...
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UK car output up in 2011
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UK car production output rose by 8.9 per cent in January 2011, as the UK car industry continues its recovery. 110,179 models were assembled in the UK in January 2011, along...
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Awards love for new Jaguar XJ
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The all-new Jaguar XJ has been named runner-up in MSN Cars' Car of the Year awards for 2011. The luxury saloon took almost one vote in ten of all cars on...
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Land Rover hybrid set for Geneva
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Land Rover will use the Geneva Motor show to debut its greenest ever model and finally try to shake the gas-guzzling image it has garnered for its range of off-road...
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Chevrolet embarks on busy 15 months
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Chevrolet will release seven new models over the next 15 months in the UK with the Orlando MPV kicking off the operation next month. Following on from the Orlando is the...
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New Ford Focus features 'advanced engine'
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The 2011 Ford Focus will come complete with an acoustically tuned EcoBoost engine when it is released in March. Its 1.6-litre EcoBoost drivetrain has received a symposer – a...
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First look at the new Kia Rio
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Kia has released the first images of the revised Rio hatchback that will be officially unwrapped at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Kia has undergone something of a revamp over...
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Chevrolet Orlando on sale in March 2011
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The Chevrolet Orlando will go on sale in the UK next month, signalling the first ever seven-seat MPV from the car maker to go on sale in the UK. Available with...
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Vauxhall Antara available to buy now
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The new 2011 Vauxhall Antara is available to buy now from under £20,000. The Antara is a large, five-seat SUV with a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive and comes...
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Ford Focus dominates in 2011
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The Ford Focus returned to form in January as it proved the most popular model in the UK in January. More than 7,500 units were sold last month, according...
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Volkswagen set to unveil new Tiguan at Geneva
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Volkswagen has revealed the first images of the revised Tiguan compact SUV. The newest model in the Tiguan range will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month and...
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Mazda clears 900,000 MX-5 units
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The UK’s favourite roadster – the Mazda MX-5 – will pass a significant sales milestone today when it reaches the 900,000 unit milestone. According to the Japanese manufacturer the success...
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Alfa Romeo adds a new engine option to the Giulietta
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Alfa Romeo has added an extra engine to the line-up of the Giulietta five-door hatchback. The new engine in question is a second generation MultiJet diesel engine which develops the already...
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World Car of the Year nominees
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Finalists for the World Car of the Year award have been announced with the field whittle down to just ten competitors. The final three will be announced at the Geneva Motor...
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Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback to get Geneva unveiling
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Chevrolet is set to reveal a hatchback version of the race-bred Cruze at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. The production-ready show car will take styling cues from the concept...
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