Archive | November, 2010

Renault extends Gordini line-up

Renault has applied the famous Gordini styling to its smallest car, the Twingo. RENAULT has announced a Gordini version of its smallest car, the Twingo. The new Twingo Gordini 100, powered by the 1.2 TCe (Turbo Control Efficiency) petrol engine, is aimed squarely at customers looking for good handling and affordable running costs, wrapped up […]

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VW taking orders for soft-top Eos

The Eos should be arriving in April next year. Prices will start at £22,895. VOLKSWAGEN has begun taking orders from the UK for its revised Eos, which has a starting price of £22,895 (RRP, on the road) ahead of the first examples arriving in Volkswagen Retailers in early 2011. Featuring a new look and offering a […]

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McLaren breaks new ground with MP4-12C

Fabulous in the flesh… and under the skin, thanks to McLaren’s engineering expertise. THE McLaren MP4-12C, the first in a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive, goes on sale in the UK and Europe in spring 2011 at a groundbreaking price for a carbon chassis-based car. At £168,500* in the UK, and from €200,000 […]

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Five-star safety rating for Kia models

The Sportage has been given a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. TWO of Kia’s latest vehicles, Sportage and Venga, have both been awarded the top 5-star safety rating by leading independent European safety organisation, Euro NCAP. The Kia Sportage crossover and Venga B-segment MPV were both given the maximum 5-star rating, placing them at the top […]

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First pictures of Vauxhall’s new Corsa

The re-engineered Corsa goes on sale early next year. THESE are the first official shots of Vauxhall’s Corsa, sporting its fresh new face, trims and colours ready for delivery to first UK customers in February next year. The Corsa, Vauxhall’s second best-selling model after the Astra, and a near-permanent fixture in the UK’s top-three best […]

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Hyundai posts best-ever sales

The i10 has been the biggest seller for Hyundai in a record-breaking year. HYUNDAI has defied all industry predictions by beating its best ever annual sales total. In a year that saw the end of the scrappage scheme, Hyundai has maintained its remarkable sales momentum — eclipsing 2009’s sales figures with five weeks of the year […]

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GSX1250FA is MCN machine of year

The GSX1250FA has been lauded by Motorcycle News. ALREADY a best seller in the UK, Suzuki’s GSX1250FA picked up another accolade this month as it scooped the coveted Motorcycle News Machine of the Year award, in the all-rounder category. Launched to critical acclaim earlier this year, the GSX1250FA instantly captured the imagination of the UK public […]

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Bluemotion technology for Passat and Scirocco

Volkswagen has made its Scirocco a little more environmentally-friendly. THE cleanest and most fuel efficient versions of the Scirocco and Passat CC yet produced have been unveiled in the form of BlueMotion Technology models. As with all of Volkswagen’s BlueMotion Technology vehicles, the new Scirocco and Passat CC variants combine efficiency with comfort and refinement […]

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