Car News Archive 6-2011

Kia reaches 20th anniversary in the UK
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Today Kia celebrates 20 years since its first car went on sale in the UK with the launch of its latest small car. The Kia Pride became the first model to...
New Jaguar XF goes the distance
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The new Jaguar XF, now fitted with a 2.2 litre four-cylinder engine, has proven to be the manufacturer’s most efficient model yet. This is after completing an 816-mile journey from...
Ford Focus test drives supports charities
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Ford has donated over £25,000 to four charities after their supporters took part in the Global Test Drive with the new Ford Focus. The four participants, all from the UK, ended...
Jaguar XKR-S stars at Goodwood
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The new Jaguar XKR-S, currently the manufacturer’s fastest production model, will be put through its paces at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Jaguar will be the honoured marquee at this...
Renault reaches one million with TomTom
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Renault has reached a landmark in creating its one-millionth vehicle fitted with a Carminat TomTom satellite navigation system. In the UK it is fitted as standard to the Dynamique trim levels...
Citroen to host DS5 Facebook chat
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Citroen are offering fans of the DS line-up the opportunity to ask questions to the senior design team behind the flagship model of the range, the DS5, in a live...
Fiat cut prices on brake products
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Fiat dealerships in Britain have introduced a range of original brake products for owners of Fiat cars and some Alfa Romeo models. The brake pad and disc kits are available with...
Citroen DS4 to premiere at Goodwood
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Citroen will present the new DS4 at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to mark its official UK debut. The small family car, recently voted the ‘Most Beautiful Car of the...
Kia starts advertising for new Picanto
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Kia has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its new Picanto city car, which has just gone on sale in the UK. The launch weekend took place from 17 till...
Ford C-Max sales success means production increase
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Ford is increasing daily production of its all-new C-Max and Grand C-Max as the MPV is surpassing sales expectations, it has revealed. Ford has confirmed more than 100,000 units have been...
Peugeot unveils special edition 107
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Peugeot has launched a new version of the 107 called the Sportium Special Edition.It is based on the standard 107 Urban model and replaces the previous ENVY model. The special...
Seat makes 'summer sizzler' offers
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Seat has launched a host of special summer offers on its range of models. The Spanish automaker has also added a new ‘ultra-high value’ version to its Ibiza supermini line-up. The new...
Jaguar unleashes the XKR-S on runway
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The new Jaguar XKR-S has made a surprise debut drive at the Race the Runway charity event in Edinburgh. The event held by The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice at...
Renault presents its fastest ever road car
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Renault has unveiled its fastest road car yet, the Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy, ahead of its world debut this weekend at the Nurburgring in Germany. The sporty hatchback boasts 265hp in...
Vauxhall sales rise in May
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Vauxhall was one of few car makers to increase its car sales in Britain in the month of May when compared to last year. According to statistics from the Society of...
Alfa Romeo maintains sales increase
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Italian car maker Alfa Romeo has dramatically increased UK sales for the month of May and in the year to date compared to last year’s performance. In May 2011, the company...
Chevrolet reveals Cruze hatch price range
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Chevrolet has announced prices for the new Cruze hatchback ready for its arrival in UK dealerships next month. Starting from £13,995, the Cruze will come in at the bottom end of...
Ford Fiesta tops sales in May
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Ford continues to lead UK sales as the Fiesta and Focus were the two best selling cars in May and remain so in the year to date. According to figures released...
New efficient engine in Ford range
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Ford will expand its range of fuel-efficient powertrains with the introduction of a new 1.0 litre three cylinder EcoBoost engine, the smallest Ford has ever built. Engineered at Ford’s Dunton Technical...
Jaguar to unveil 2012 range
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Jaguar will present its latest refreshed model line-up for 2012 at this year’s Motorexpo held at Canary Wharf between June 6 and 12. Motorexpo is a free interactive motoring event located...
New Mazda6 'Business Line' unveiled
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Mazda is to launch a new ‘Business Line’ version of the Mazda6 for company car drivers. It is the first time the car maker has introduced a model aimed specifically at...
Peugeot 508 sales beat expectations
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Peugeot have exceeded sale figure estimates for its new large family car, the 508. 1000 units were sold in March, ten times more than the manufacturers’ estimate of just 100...