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Ford Focus Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi road test report and review

Ford Focus Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi road test report and review

THE ubiquitous Ford Focus needs little introduction, but this latest model with its 1.5-litre TDCi engine takes Ford and fuel economy to a whole new level. I’ve never found Ford diesel engines among the most economical on the market, but with this new unit, the secrets seem to have been unlocked.

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Soul

Kia brings Soul EV to UK market place

KIA has become one of the few carmakers selling a battery-electric car in the UK. The Korean manufacturer has today put its Soul EV into the market place. It comes in only one model, which costs £24,995 after deducting the Government’s £5,000 plug-in car grant. The Soul EV is the result of almost 30 years […]

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Leon

Leon adds touch of Spanish flair to estate market

SEAT claims its new Leon is cheaper and meaner than its rivals. But is it built down to a price? Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out. SEAT have sold a total 600,000 vehicles in the UK after a hesitant start nearly 30 years ago, in a build-up peaking here last year at more than 45,000, all […]

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Golf birthday

Happy birthday VW Golf — a legend

VOLKSWAGEN’S Golf has past a landmark birthday — its 40th!

It merits a celebration. Global sales exceed 30-million. Now in its seventh generation, it is currently Europe’s best selling car of any make, and easily the most popular VW model sold in the UK, well ahead of the Polo and occupying a comfortable fifth place in this country’s top 10, finding a cool 65,000 customers a year.

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Zoe

Can Renault’s Zoe spark change of attitude?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Renault is just one manufacturer trying to tempt buyers to go electric. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if its Zoe can do the trick. DRIVING an all-electric car is certainly different. Get in and with your foot on the brake press a “start” button.  Hear nothing.  Then see a […]

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EcoBoost

EcoBoost variant cuts emissions even lower in Focus

FORD clearly has its eyes on even more awards for its EcoBoost engine range, as it announces a new ultra-efficient variant. The specially calibrated 1.0-litre power plant will be offered in the Focus and is the first petrol-engined family car in Europe to dip below the 100g/km CO2 emissions level — even if it is […]

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Ford Focus 1ltr EcoBoost

Road test: Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0T EcoBoost

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0T EcoBoost A three-cylinder, 1.0-litre engine in a Ford Focus? Really? A slightly sceptical DAVID HOOPER finds out if the new EcoBoost engines live up to all the hype. Is less really more? RAISED eyebrows and sceptical comments are perfectly normal and completely understandable when discussing […]

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registrations

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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