Car News Archive 5-2011

Alfa Romeo satisfaction 'above average'
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Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo is placed amongst the industry’s top ten in a UK Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study (VOSS) by J.D. Power and Associates. The research measures customer satisfaction with...
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Three million Mazda3 models produced
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The Mazda3 has reached three million productions units since 26 April 2011, it has been announced. Mazda declared this landmark has been reached in just seven years and ten months since...
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Peugeot 508 rated good for safety
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The Peugeot 508 has received both a maximum five star safety rating and a special Advanced Award from Euro NCAP in its latest crash test results. The latest family saloon demonstrated...
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Five-star safety rating for new Ford Focus
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Ford has become the first non-premium car make to win two Euro NCAP Advanced rewards after the new Focus achieved a maximum five star crash safety rating. The latest version of...
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Ford grabs two ‘honest’ awards
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Ford came away with two accolades at the inaugural ‘Honest’ awards hosted by motoring advice website Honest John. The Ford C-Max and the Ford Mondeo were the lucky models...
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Seat Ibiza ST wins ‘most rated’ car award
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The Seat Ibiza ST has won the ‘Most Rated’ title as decided by the public in the inaugural ‘Honest’ awards courtesy of motoring advice website Honest John. The decision on...
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Peugeot offers trip into space as prize
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Peugeot has set up a unique competition where the prize is a chance to travel in space. The 3008 Space Odyssey will grant one winner the privilege of jetting to the...
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International award for Fiat TwinAir
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The Fiat TwinAir engine has received four accolades at the International Engine of the Year 2011 competition. The awards panel, consisting of 76 journalists from 36 different countries, not only awarded...
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Chevrolet delivers Orlando to BEN charity
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Chevrolet UK has pledged its support to automotive industry charity BEN by supplying the Southport site with a Chevrolet Orlando LT, the manufacturer’s current selling MPV. The Orlando will be used...
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Kia outlines sales plans
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Kia intend to increase the number of its vehicles in Britain as it looks set to introduce a batch of new models over the next two years. The South Korean manufacturer...
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Land Rover Discovery takes top SUV award
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The Land Rover Discovery 4 has been awarded the ‘Best 4x4’ title at the 2011 Diesel Car awards, its second successive victory category. The Discovery 4 fended off competition from other...
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Improved fuel economy for Renault Clio
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Renault has launched an improved low-emission Clio that produces just 94g/km of CO2 emissions. Following on from the previous Clio, which emitted 98g/km of CO2, the new version has a 1.5...
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Peugeot RCZ, 3008 win awards
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Peugeot has won two accolades in the Diesel Car magazine ‘Car of the Year Awards 2011’. The RCZ coupe was named the ‘Sports Car of the Year’ for the second year...
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Renault toughens eco2 criteria
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Renault will toughen up its vehicle selection criteria for its most ecological and economical vehicles. This week Renault has announced its intention to reduce the impact of its cars at each...
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Ford aims to tackle sleepy drivers
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Ford has introduced a new sophisticated Driver Alert safety system designed to prevent drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Ford’s Driver Alert system comprises of a small forward-facing camera connected to...
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Ford Fiesta dominates UK sales
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Ford cars continued to be the most popular cars in the UK in April, establishing the Blue Oval’s dominance in the new car market in 2011. Statistics from the Society of...
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Peugeot targets fleet sales with new website
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Peugeot has launched a new website that will allow customers and company car drivers to compare key facts and figures between different Peugeot models or competitors. This will allow users...
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Range Rover Evoque Hollywood film launched
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Land Rover has launched an interactive film to advertise its newest model, the Range Rover Evoque. Shot in Los Angeles, ‘Being Henry’ is an interactive film designed to showcase the customisation...
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New Ford Focus updated with WIFI
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Owners of the all-new Ford Focus will be the first Ford drivers in the UK to access in-car WiFi when it is introduced in 2012. The technology, named SYNC, will allow...
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Alfa Romeo MiTo refreshed for 2011
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Alfa Romeo is to launch a significantly revised line-up to the MiTo supermini range. The new versions will go on sale across the Italian car company’s UK dealership network this...
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