VAUXHALL’S ECOFLEX RANGE TOPS BUYERS’ GREEN LISTS

12,300 new ecoFLEX models registered in 2009 Corsa 1.3 CDTi most popular ecoFLEX model Two new models set to boost ecoFLEX appeal still further It’s a very happy New Year for the fleet team at Vauxhall, with the highly successful ecoFLEX low-emissions range of cars reporting record sales for 2009. Almost 12,300 new ecoFLEX vehicles were registered to fleet customers across the UK, more than twice as many as other UK competitors,...

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Škoda Superb Estate 4×4: Luxury and Safety Whatever the Weather

Fourth-generation Haldex clutch Available with 1.8 TSI, 2.0 TDI CR 170 & 3.6 V6 Prices from £22,420 With its fourth-generation Haldex clutch four-wheel drive, the new Škoda Superb Estate 4×4 offers award winning comfort and safety, whatever the weather. Available with 1.8 TSI 160bhp and 3.6 V6 260bhp petrol engines as well as the 2.0 TDI CR 170bhp diesel, the Superb Estate 4×4 can tackle the sort of slippery conditions...

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SPICY NEW SEAT IBIZA FR TURBODIESEL DEBUTS

Continuing the relentless product offensive that in 2009 helped SEAT to an all-time record UK market share of 1.50% (source: SMMT) the sporty Spanish car maker is starting 2010 with yet more exciting new models. First among these and sure to pique the interest of style- and cost-conscious drivers alike comes an important addition to the Ibiza range in the shape of the Ibiza FR TDI, available in either sporty SC or practical 5dr...

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THE PEUGEOT 308CC GETS NEW HDi DIESEL POWER

New 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 bhp Euro 5 Diesel engine introduced Significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions Available in Sport and SE trim levels Priced from £21,095.00 on-the-road The Peugeot 308 CC will be the first model in the Peugeot range to benefit from a new 1.6 litre 112 bhp diesel engine. This new engine is the result of Peugeot’s continual development and optimisation of its diesel HDi FAP technology, widely...

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VOLKSWAGEN DEFENDS DAKAR RALLY TITLE WITH ONE-TWO-THREE

Volkswagen has won the legendary Dakar Rally for the second time in succession. The Volkswagen duos and their TDI powered Race Touareg prototypes celebrated a one-two-three podium lockout at the finish of the toughest challenge in motorsport. In the process, Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz (E/E) triumphed by only 2 minutes 12 seconds ahead of team mates Nasser Al-Attiyah / Timo Gottschalk (Q/D) in a thrilling finale on the closing 202...

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