Archive | June, 2012
i30 tourer

Hyundai hope to cruise to top with i30 Tourer

FOLLOWING the successful launch of its i30 model, Hyundai has revealed the pricing and specification levels for its new generation Tourer model. Since its launch in March this year, the i30 has been winning awards and the wallets in the UK and the carmaker hopes for similar success with the Tourer, which starts at £16,195 […]

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Duster

‘Shockingly affordable’ Duster reaches showrooms

DACIA has chosen the Goodwood Festival Of Speed to showcase its Duster model in the UK at the same time as the public can get to see it in the showroom. The Romanian carmaker has appointed 127 retailers to sell its cars, all of which at the present time are Renault dealerships. They hope interest […]

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Corsa

Limited edition Corsa comes with fresh power plant

VAUXHALL has brought out a new limited edition model of the Corsa and given buyers a new engine to power it. The Black Edition model can be ordered with a punchy 1.4-litre turbocharged unit with a stop/start system and this power plant makes it one of the most powerful Corsas available. Power from the new […]

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Peugeot 208 range hits the showrooms

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 range As Peugeot’s new 208 range hits the showrooms, KEITH WARD has a look at the range and puts two of the new cars to the test. FOR decades now, models as they are replaced in all categories have come out bigger (more for your money) and heavier […]

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Diesel hybrid

Volvo showcases V60 hybrid and V40 at Goodwood

THIS weekend sees Volvo introduce two new offerings to the British public for the first time. The new V40 and the world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid V60 will be on show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 28 until July 1) in the grounds of Goodwood House. Starting at £19,745 on the road, the […]

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Sportage

Kia named Best Car Manufacturer by Which?

CONSUMER champion Which? has named Korean car maker Kia as its Best Car Manufacturer for 2012. Which? praised the company for its “superb new range of cars”. It also singled out the company’s excellent value for money and its “industry-leading” seven-year warranty. It was Kia’s first attempt at the title. Presenting the award, Which? chief […]

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Alonso reigns in Spain as first driver to win twice

Alonso victorious in Valencia as round eight delivers drama and excitement from the start TOM WILKINSON reports on the European Grand Prix. Formula 1 in 2012 couldn’t possibly get more exciting, with seven different winners in the opening seven races, so close in both championships, the season has been electric. But the European Grand Prix […]

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2012 Toledo

SEAT unveils its latest Toledo hatchback

OLE! SEAT has today unveiled the latest incarnation of its Toledo model. The elegant design offers real world practicality the hatchback follows the recipe that has proved popular for its forerunners. It comes with a choice of highly efficient TSI and TDI power plants. And the new Toledo has a lot to live up to — […]

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