Car News Archive 8-2010

Citroen DS4 breaks cover
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Citroen has released first details and images of the DS4 ahead of its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show next month. The DS4 combines ‘coupe style with 2+2 door practicality’ according...
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 is a world’s first
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Peugeot has launched the 3008 HYbrid4 Crossover – the world’s first diesel full hybrid vehicle. The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 features a frugal 2.0-litre 163bhp HDi diesel engine as well as a...
Chevrolet Orlando premieres in Paris
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Chevrolet’s first European MPV, the Orlando, will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September, one of four Chevrolet world premieres at the show. The Orlando is...
Ford Mondeo Sport arrives for 60-plate
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The new Ford Mondeo Sport will go on sale next month, kitted with a 60-plate and over £2,000 worth of extra options. Ford will produce just 3,000 Mondeo Sport models, all...
Citroen reveals DS3 Racing details, pricing
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Citroen has released full details and pricing for the hotly anticipated DS3 Racing. Developed by Citroen Racing, the DS3 DSport THP 150-derived hot hatch features a specially tuned 1.6-litre THP powertrain...
Mazda to introduce more frugal models at Paris
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Mazda has revealed it has revised its 2, 3 and 5 ranges in time for the Paris Motor Show in October. The focus, Mazda says, has been on reducing emissions and...
Fiat welcomes IAM onboard Loyalty card programme
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Fiat Group Automobiles (FGA) has joined forces with the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) in a new affinity partnership that will see advanced driver programmes made readily available to FGA...
Kia teases POP ahead of Paris
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Kia has released teaser images of the POP electric concept car ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September. Despite its small size, the POPs creative layout...
Fiat celebrates starring role with special edition Punto Evo
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To celebrate the Fiat Punto Evo landing a role in the new music video for dance act Faithless, the Italian company is launching a special edition model of the hatchback. Aptly...
Jaguar unveils XJ75 Platinum Concept
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Jaguar unveiled the XJ75 Platinum Concept at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance over the weekend in celebration of its 75th anniversary. This follows the XKR 75 limited production car that was...
Ford PowerShift made widely available
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Ford has announced it will offer its PowerShift transmission across a wider range of vehicles. Until now the six-speed semi automatic PowerShift gearbox has only been available in the Ford...
Kia Venga named best supermini-MPV
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The compact, budget MPV was chosen ahead of other supermini-MPVs such as the Fiat Qubo and Nissan Note to win the prestigious award. Auto Express Editor-in-Chief David Johns said of the...
Land Rover announces 2011 Freelander 2
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The entry-level price refers to the lowest specification Freelander 2 with the new 150PS 2.2-litre diesel engine. The four-wheel drive Freelander 2 will be offered in four different specification levels...
Ford Focus undergoes altitude testing
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It is no normal testing for Ford engineers, however. The camouflaged Focus, whose current generation model is the best-selling family hatchback in the UK, is being tested in low oxygen,...
Citroen Ecomedy Tour a success
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The Citroen DS3 successfully completed the Ecomedy Tour last week, when it arrived at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with over a third of a tank of fuel to spare. The task...
Fiat 500CbyDIESEL makes showroom debut
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Fiat has collaborated with fashion brand designers Diesel to create the special edition 500CbyDIESEL, which is on sale now. The Fiat 500CbyDIESEL is the convertible version of the 500byDIESEL...
Ford takes top honours in July
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Ford has been named the overall car sales leader in July by the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Contributing to the 18,442 new registrations the company racked up in July...
Seat reveals Ibiza ST specification
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Seat has revealed the full pricing and specification details of the new Ibiza ST, joining three- and five-door hatchback models of the Spanish supermini. An array of modern engines are on...
Olympic hopeful becomes Citroen Ambassador
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London 2012 hopeful Stephanie Twell is the new Citroen Sporting Ambassador after picking up the keys to a brand new DS3. Tipped for big things, Twell, 20, is completely focused on...
Mazda introduces driving school programme
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In a bid to increase new car sales to driving schools, Mazda will offer a series of enticing new incentives to driving instructors. The driving school programme, which includes the...
Fiat unveils limited edition 500 BlackJack
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Fiat has unveiled the 500 BlackJack; a limited run of 200 that picks up where the popular 500 Pink left off. The Fiat 500 BlackJack, which has been described as ‘irreverent...