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Prices unveiled for new Skoda Fabia

PRICING and equipment levels for Skoda’s all-new Fabia have been revealed. And, just as the original Fabia did 14 years ago, this third generation model is set to redefine sector expectations for quality, efficiency and equipment. The 18-model Fabia range arrives in the UK in January and is offered in three trim levels: S, SE […]

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Putting the toy into Toyota!

WHERE better to unveil a car that’s all about bringing the family together than a toy show? Toyota is presenting the Camatte57s, a sporty, open-top family-focused concept car, in the colourful surroundings of the Kids’ Life Zone at this week’s Tokyo Toy Show. Toyota’s new concept is about sharing ideas to build the ideal car, […]

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Ford EcoBoost

EcoBoost provides boost to Focus sales

JUST as the economic situation begins to bite, car buyers are responding to the high cost of fuel by seeking out more economical and frugal  cars. And one of those filling this niche is the Ford Focus EcoBoost. The car giant’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost model  accounted for 17 per cent of sales in the April figures, […]

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Crazy golf

Crazy as Golf clocks up 450,000 miles

ALTHOUGH Volkswagen has a reputation for build quality and reliability, surely even they were surprised when they heard about Roy Dyson’s Golf. Even by the German marque’s standards of longevity, his Mk IV Golf S TDi really stands out. It has now clocked up 450,000 miles! And he didn’t even buy it new. Back in […]

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New generation cee’d about to hit showrooms

THE medium-sized car sector is one of the most competitive and crowded parts of the car market. And it’s going to get a bit tougher. Having received acclaim and a good response to its first cee’d, Kia’s second generation model goes on sale here on June 1. Kia claim the new version offers enhanced levels […]

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Zero per cent finance for MG6 entry level models

AS part of its bid to re-establish itself in the UK market place, MG is offering a zero per cent finance deal on entry level MG6 models through its dealer network. Not only is the finance offered at zero per cent, but there is no horrible final balance payment to catch buyers out. The company […]

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SEAT Leon TwinDrive

SEAT aims to clean up in green market

SEAT claim driving the hybrid means no change in driving habits. SPANISH carmaker SEAT is planning a twin-pronged attack on the green motoring sector with its first electric car — the Altea XL Electric Ecomotive — and a prototype plug-in hybrid, the Leon TwinDrive Ecomotive. SEAT is making models of both available for real world […]

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Mondeo wins green family car title

Ford’s Mondo 1.6 TDCi has been given the What Car? Family Car award. WHAT Car?’s 2011 award for the greenest family car has gone to the most fuel efficient Ford Mondeo. Having taken two of the magazine’s trophies in the overall awards in January, the 65.6mpg 1.6-litre TDCi (turbo diesel) version of the Mondeo clinched […]

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