Car News Archive 9-2011

Citroen reveals new C4 Aircross
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Citroen has revealed the first images of the new C4 Aircross on its Facebook page. The Citroen C4 Aircross is based on the Citroen C4 hatchback but looks more like a...
Mazda repair centres 'best in the UK'
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Mazda repairs are the best in the country after its panel welding, joining and repair training programme was the only of its kind to win an award this week. Mazda' Academy...
One-off Seat Ibiza SC up for grabs
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Seat will give away a new one-off Seat Ibiza SC to celebrate the launch of a new music show on Channel 4. The Seat Ibiza SC Sportrider, a coupe version of...
More road tax-free Fiesta models launched
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Ford will extend its road tax-free Fiesta range to include the top specification models from today. Previously only the Edge specification was available with the diesel Econetic engine, which offers CO2...
Ford introduces new voice recognition technology
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Ford has extended its voice activation technology in the new Ford Focus to increase the chances drivers will keep their eyes on the road. Ford's SYNC was introduced last year...
Vauxhall launches cost calculator
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Vauxhall has launched an online cost calculator capable of working out exactly how much it will cost to run a car. The 'Whole Life Cost Calculator' is aimed at businesses and...
Ford Focus 'door protector' tackles car park scrapes
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A new device to stop dents and scratches caused by car doors in busy car parks will be introduced to the Ford Focus next year. Over 72 per cent of European...
New fashion-inspired Chevrolet Orlando revealed
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A unique Chevrolet Orlando has been created by fashion design label Quinze & Milan for a design showcase in London. The seven-seat MPV has been chosen by the design label to...
Peugeot 3008 as effective as 4x4s
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Could a two-wheel drive car match a 4x4 in icy conditions? According to Peugeot, the 3008 crossover can after it became the first two-wheel drive car to scale a 170...
New Vauxhall Zafira Tourer prices announced
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The vast, seven-seat people carrier has been revealed by Vauxhall at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month before it arrives in UK showrooms from 2012. Available in five trim levels, including...
Ford reveals new Focus ST hot hatch
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Set for launch in 2012, the new Ford Focus ST was first unveiled 12 months ago as a concept car but the Frankfurt Motor Show was the venue for the...
Peugeot RXH 508 Limited Edition arrives in UK
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The 508 RXH is not due to go on sale in the UK until March 2012, but just 30 of the high-spec Limited Edition will make their way into showrooms...
New Renault Twingo on sale in January
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The small city car, the smallest hatchback in Renault's line-up, is a favourite with city-based, female buyers but Renault says the new version will appeal to a wider audience when...
Mazda reveals CX-5 for the first time
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The compact SUV crossover is the first Mazda ever to be built using Skyactiv technology, the name given to new lightweight building materials, more efficient engines and transmission and a...
New Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 on sale now
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The new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, the first UK's first ever mass-produced diesel-hybrid car, is now on sale. Based on the Peugeot 3008 crossover, the new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 costs from...
Renault Fluence stars at EcoVelocity
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The electric car-friendly Mayor tested the new five-seat electric saloon prior to the Fluence's launch next year in the UK. The Renault Fluence Z.E. was appearing at Battersea Power...
Renault Grand Scenic is 'greenest MPV'
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A seven-seat people carrier is not normally associated with fuel economy and low emissions, but judges of the awards chose the vast people carrier because of advances Renault has made...
Fiat 500C by Gucci arrives in UK
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Following the success of the Fiat 500 by Gucci, which gained 3,000 pre-orders across the world, Fiat has decided to remove the top for a cabriolet version. In its place is...
Ford Fiesta is most popular car in the UK
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Over 61,000 Ford Fiestas have now been sold in the UK in 2011, making it the most popular car ahead of the larger Ford Focus and its biggest rival, the...
Kia Picanto wins Northern Car of the Year award
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The accolade it the first the small city car has received since it went on sale in the UK three months ago but Kia believes it will not be the...
Citroen unveils full DS range
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That means the DS5 will be on show for the first time in Europe with the French manufacturer keen to expose the compact executive before its release next year. The DS5...
First look at the new Kia Rio in the UK
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The five-door hatchback (a three-door will also be available after launch) will be on show at the eco-friendly festival prior to its UK launch this month. While it will be surrounded...

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