Car News Archive 8-2011

Jaguar XF is UK Car of the Decade
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The prestigious honour, voted for by over 300,000 drivers in the UK, was awarded to the executive saloon after it scored a remarkable 91 per cent in the survey. Drivers were...
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Peugeot 508 RXH confirmed for 2012 launch
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The Peugeot 508 RXH may use the 508 name, but it looks distinctly different to the 508 estate it is loosely based on. At the front, the traditional headlamps give way...
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New Seat Exeo for 2012 revealed
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The Spanish car maker has refreshed the Exeo range with business customers and families in mind by drastically reducing running costs for the two year-old model. The 2.0-litre diesel engine now...
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Renault cuts Twingo, Clio and Megane price
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Renault has reduced the price of the Twingo, Clio and Megane by up to £1,600 in preparation for the '61' registration plates in September. Replacing the 'Bizu' range, the new Pzaz...
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Chevrolet Malibu set for European debut
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The all new Chevrolet Malibu will make its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The family saloon is set to go on sale in the UK this year...
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Land Rover arrives at Rugby World Cup 2011
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The deal means 30 British-built Land Rover cars will be decked out in exclusive World Cup badging and used by the organisers of the tournament. Then, once the tournament is over...
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New 2012 Kia Rio prices announced
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The new 2012 Kia Rio will start from £10,595 from 1 September, the Korean car maker has confirmed. The Ford Fiesta rival is the latest new car from Kia just weeks...
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New, updated 2012 Kia Soul confirmed
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Kia will reveal a new look for the Kia Soul crossover next month in time for 2012, it has confirmed. The quirky SUV-styled crossover was only launched in 2009 but Kia's...
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New Jaguar sports car teased
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The small sports car, which is expected to make production as a convertible and coupe, is the latest new car from the British-based car maker and is expected to showcase...
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European debut for new Vauxhall Zafira Sports Tourer
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The new 2012 Vauxhall Zafira Sports Tourer will make its European debut next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Vauxhall has confirmed. A first glimpse of the new seven-seat people carrier...
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Land Rover presents 2012 Defender range
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Land Rover has published details on its 2012 Defender, revealing the off-roader will use a new Euro 5 emission standard diesel engine to improve economy and performance. The new 2.2 litre...
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Kia launching three-door Picanto
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The latest Kia Picanto, first launched as a five-door hatchback, will now be available as a three-door version in the UK starting from 1 September. The new city car introduces unique...
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Renault introduce more sporty Clios
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Renault has extended its Clio Gordini range with this week's launch of the 1.6 VVT 128 and the 1.5 dCi 106 models, with deliveries of the sporty hatchbacks starting from...
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Seat enhances the Leon FR range
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Seat has expanded the range of the Leon with the introduction of the new FR+ model, plus the addition of new engines to the hothatch range. The Leon FR range now...
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Peugeot 508 saloon grabs 'green' award
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Peugeot took two accolades at the Next Green Car Awards 2011 as the 508 Saloon e-HDi won in the Large Family Car category and the Peugeot iOn triumphed in the...
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Fiesta marks Ford's 100 year UK landmark
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Ford has launched a special edition model of the Ford Fiesta city car to celebrate the company’s 100 year anniversary in Britain. The Fiesta Centura, available exclusively in black, is a...
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'Green' Range Rover concept entering challenge
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Land Rover will showcase three of its Range_e concept models at the RAC Future Car Challenge. The diesel-electric hybrid vehicles will join a host of other low emissions from major manufacturers...
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Ford raise market shares in July
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Ford remains the leading manufacturer in UK car sales, with both the Fiesta and new Focus occupying the top two spots for registrations in the month of July. Statistics from the...
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Mazda MX-5 wins 'Best Roadster' title again
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The Mazda MX-5 has won the ‘Best Roadster’ accolade at this year’s Auto Express New Car Awards, making it the sixth consecutive year the convertible has received this honour. Amongst the...
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Range Rover Evoque takes double awards
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The new Range Rover Evoque, set to go on sale in Britain next month, has been named Car of the Year by motoring magazine Auto Express in its annual New...
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Mazda reveal more details on CX-5
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Mazda has published more images of its new compact crossover SUV, the CX-5, which faces it world debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday 13 September. The CX SUV...
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Ford makes Nectar points offer
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Ford is offering its customers an opportunity to increase their Nectar points balance significantly this August, with a double-points offer on MOTs, servicing and non-warranty repairs at participating Ford dealerships. Between...
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