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Revamped, but unmistakeably a Polo

At first glance, the latest VW Polo doesn’t look radically different. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if the Polo is still cool. NOT much looks different at first sight of the new VW Polo, which arrived in UK showrooms this July. Revised headlights and bigger lower air intake at the front, redesigned rear lights and […]

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Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 THP 200 road test: Devil is in the detail!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 THP 200 – The Peugeot 208 GTi is the icing on the cake of the 208 range, but is it worthy of the GTi badge. DAVID HOOPER puts one to the test. PEUGEOT’S hot hatch story has just opened a new chapter with the launch of […]

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Loeb shatters Pike Peak hill climb record

HIS participation in the legendary Pikes Peak challenge was long anticipated. But surely few people would have predicted the result of Sebastian Loeb’s first foray at the US venue. The French driver shattered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record high up in the Rocky Mountains. He powered up the hill in his Peugeot 208 […]

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New car registrations increase in April

THERE was more good news for UK motor industry last month as new car registrations increased by 14.8 per cent, totalling  163,357 units. This was the best April performance since 2008. The figures were released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The Society notes that there was high demand for some models […]

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Peugeot 208 GTi

Peugeot 208 GTi jumps into the hot-hatch ring

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 GTi Beating its chest like a prizefighter, KEITH WARD says the new Peugeot 208 GTi has clear ambitions to be the champ in its class. POWERING into showrooms to top the strong-selling Peugeot 208 range comes a new 143 mph GTi with the chest-beating boast of a perky […]

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Peugeot 208 Allure 1.6 e-HDi 92 road test

ROAD TEST REPORT, REVIEW: Peugeot 208 5-door Allure 1.6 e-HDi 92 An impressive little performer, DAVID HOOPER is impressed with the real world economy of the Peugeot 208 he’s been evaluating. FOR thousands of British customers, the “Allure” of the new Peugeot 208 was too much to resist, with Peugeot claiming over 3,000 of them […]

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Why is triskaidekaphobia putting car buyers off?

UNLUCKY for some it may be, but it seems the new 13 registration plate which hit our roads on March 1 this year has been giving already hesitant car buyers yet another reason to think twice before signing on the dotted line. Several dealers are reporting superstitious customers are putting off buying a new car […]

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Peugeot 208 GTi

Peugeot 208 GTi hot hatch price revealed

THE new Peugeot 208 GTi hot hatch will cost from £18,895 when the order book opens at the beginning of next month ahead of deliveries in April. Available only as a three-door, the new GTi not only boasts a wider track than the regular 208, but also has body sill and wing extensions. There are […]

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