Car News Archive 3-2011

Kia launches new electric concept car
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Kia have today revealed its latest concept car, the striking electric powered Naimo at the Seoul Motor Show. The Naimo is a crossover utility vehicle (CUV), and the third electric car...
Electric scheme begins for mayor of London
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Peugeot’s new all-electric iOn city car has rounded up a tour of the UK at London’s City Hall. The iOn was presented to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, by...
Peugeot raises £20,000 for charity
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Staff at Peugeot have managed to raise £20,000 for charity, with £12,000 going to Macmillan Cancer Support and £8,000 going to the Myton Hospice. The money was raised at Peugeot’s UK...
Boris welcomes Citroen C-Zero to London
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The arrangement was made as part of the city plans to become the “electric car capital of the world”, a move spearheaded by the first ever city-wide electric vehicle charging...
Ford C-Max double award joy
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Ford took double honours at this year’s Fleet News Awards, as the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX scooped ‘New Company Car of the Year 2011’ as well as ‘Best People Carrier’. The...
Peugeot offers fuel relief for drivers
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In the wake of the latest budget announcement, Peugeot has announced ways for the public to keep their motoring costs down. The latest budge statement includes an increase in tax on...
New road car based Mazda MX-5 GT revealed
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Japanese car manufacturer Mazda has created a racing model of its popular roadster the MX-5. The lightweight MX-5 GT race car will enter in this year’s Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship....
Kia Optima Hybrid to be launched in 2012
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Kia is set to enhance its green credentials in the UK with the launch of a hybrid version of the company’s Optima executive saloon model. The latest generation version of the...
Peugeot awarded 'greenest manufacturer' title
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The Peugeot 5008 Compact MPV was also highly commended in the Fleet News 2011 Awards ‘Best People Carrier’ category. The decision for giving such an award, presented at a ceremony in...
Chevrolet stars at Goodwood
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US based car manufacturer Chevrolet will be showcasing new models at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Three of the GM-owned brand’s models will make their UK debut at the...
Land Rover Freelander 2 wins top 4x4 award
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The Land Rover Freelander 2 has won the 4x4 category in the Parkers’ New Car Awards 2011. The Parkers’ New Car Awards were set up with the aim of helping UK...
Mazda MX-5 is 'best convertible 2011'
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The iconic Mazda MX-5 has added another award to its collection as a winner in CarBuyer website’s inaugural ‘Car of the Year’ awards announced recently. The two-seater roadster model picked up...
Citroen DS3 awarded 'Best Hot Hatch' title
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The Citroen DS3 has been awarded the title of ‘Best Hot Hatch’ by CarBuyer in their inaugural Car of the Year awards. The DS3, a supermini which is the first model...
Green future for Land Rover
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Land Rover finished February with 651 registrations, bringing the British marque’s market share for the month to 1.03%. This brings the 2011 total to the end of February to 3,181...
Mazda prepares for new cars in 2011
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Figures from the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) indicate that Mazda sold 1,282 units in February 2011 - representing a market share of 2.02 per cent. 2011’s sales...
Peugeot tops French trio
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Peugeot had a pleasing month with 3,052 units in February, bringing the market share to 4.81% for the month according to data released by the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and...
New registration plates to boost Renault sales
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Renault sold over 1,800 cars in February, despite an industry downturn of 7.7 per cent. The latest figures from the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the French marque...
Seat sales bucks industry trend
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Seat bucked the downward trend in the industry by selling a similar amount of cars in February 2011 as the same month last year. According to data released by the Society...
Vauxhall celebrates February sales
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February was extremely strong for Vauxhall, which racked up an impressive 9,812 units according to data released by the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This is up by...
Renault concepts hint at design future
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Renault used Geneva to showcase two concept cars in the form of the Captur and R-Space. Both concepts convey the influence of the DeZir electric concept car that was unveiled at...
Seat prepares for product offensive
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Seat is bracing itself for a busy year with four new models set to hit the market over the next 12 months. The period is set to be the Spanish manufacturer’s...
Ford expands MPV line-up at Geneva
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Ford has unveiled its latest MPV at the Geneva Motor Show in the form of the Fiesta-based B-Max. Shunning the glitz and ceremony of the usual motor show presentations, Ford...
Mazda unveils new design theme at Geneva
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Mazda’s stint at the Geneva Motor show will be an important one with the Japanese manufacturer’s future design language making its first global appearance at the event - in the...

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