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Oneswoop market analysis - Obscure enquiries

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The car-buying website has found that cars more synonymous with the mid-90’s are staging something of a comeback despite the majority of them being out of production for the past decade. Askaprice.com had enquiries for the iconic Ford Escort and Rover...

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Chevrolet announces winter sale

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The Cruze saloon is normally priced at £13,395 but Chevrolet is selling it for £9.995 during its sale, playing on the fact the car recently won the British Touring Car Drivers’ Championship. Chevrolet’s saloon comes with a five star Euro NCAP...

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Audi reveals its 'affordable' race car

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The TT is set to extend Audi’s new modular customer sport program from 2012. The latest model model is designed to offer potential customers a base option for affordable motorsport. The model will feature a motorsport body with a roll-over cage,...

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Mazda receives 'blue light' contract

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Mazda has been selected for a four year contract to supply ‘standard vehicles’ to the police force- a category which includes vehicles used on covert and special operations. As well as all 54 police forces being able to pick a Mazda,...

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Nissan Juke triumphs in Ireland

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Nissan’s small SUV crossover has experienced a large amount of sales success and beat off stiff competition from the Kia Venga and BMW 5 Series to claim the accolade. As well as scooping the overall accolade the Juke also took the...

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BMW remains optimistic about its X3

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As such BMW is fully justified in its optimistic sales predictions for 2011 with the German manufacturer expecting a 17 per cent share of the SUV market next year, estimating over 29,000 sales in the UK market. Despite growing competition in...

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Oneswoop market analysis - Small car market

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This time the incentive has been held accountable for a drop in the small car market in November by leading car-buying website Askaprice.com. According to Askaprice.com, the scrappage scheme exaggerated small car sales in 2010 because owners of cars older than...

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Ford models receive maximum Euro NCAP rating

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In doing so Ford set a record for the highest score ever recorded for whiplash protection. Both vehicles were the first Ford passenger cars to be tested by Euro NCAP’s new test procedures introduced in 2009. Ford’s successful MPVs are equipped with...

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Saab winter driving advice

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Last year Britain suffered one of its worst winters in recent history and driving was particularly daunting in the icy conditions. Unfortunately the Met office along with other sources has predicted similar conditions in the coming weeks. As a result Saab...

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Oneswoop Insider: Popular models

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In 2010 both the Vauxhall Astra and Corsa dominated enquiries into the UK-based site with both cars operating a monopoly on the top two positions. According to Askaprice.com - which allows visitors to buy new and used cars through outright purchase...

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Hyundai experiences its best sales year

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Hyundai’s previous UK record stood at 56,927 but the Japanese manufacturer has already surpassed that total with five weeks left in the year. Hyundai is predicting total UK sales of 62,000 for 2010 which would signify an increase of almost nine...

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Vauxhall reveals 2011 Corsa

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The Corsa is Vauxhall’s second best selling model and the third best selling model overall in the UK for 2010. Vauxhall is looking to improve on that reputation by adding styling cues from the Insignia, Astra and Meriva. To that end...

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Toyota hints at its electric future

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The iQ electric vehicle (EV) is already pencilled in for a 2012 release in America and the European road trials signifies Toyota’s intentions to unleash the EV city car in other world markets. Toyota is a leading name in EV and...

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Oneswoop Latest Deals - European special

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This week we’ve gone all continental and given you a list made up almost entirely of our European friends. The French, Spanish and Italians are all present and staking their own claims for the best deal of the week. Collectively, Oneswoop.com is...

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Fiat returns to America with the 500

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At the forefront of this trade move is Fiat’s popular city car, the Fiat 500, which is being charged with the task of capturing buyers in one of the fastest-growing segments in North America. The American Fiat 500 will be produced...

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Mercedes reveals safety conscious SLK

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The SLK two-seater will be into its third generation come January and will feature new design features and safety equipment. This will include a new hard-top roof, but the headline gabbing improvements come in the form of its safety innovations. First on...

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Oneswoop market analysis - Fleet registrations

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The car-buying website vehemently opposed suggestions from the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) that the fleet industry would suffer because the scrappage scheme would pull fleet customers away from business contracts. Askaprice.com agreed that there was a corresponding dip in...

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Subaru unveils new design language at LA

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Subaru’s sporty four-door coupe features a bold, aggressive design language with plenty of sharp lines as well as retaining the features that have established Subaru’s name in the car industry: dynamic performance and Symmetrical All-wheel Drive. The Impreza concept is fitted...

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Citroen reveals pricing details for new C4

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The C4 will hit British shores next year following its European premier at the Paris Motor Show in October. It is longer, taller and wider than its predecessor yet is also lighter and made from more recyclable materials, all despite the...

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Oneswoop insider: fleet registrations

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The car-buying website also found that the scrappage scheme had nothing to do with this dip as had been suggested by various sources, including the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO). The motor industry was at its lowest point generally...

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BMW reveals 6 Series details

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BMW’s flagship convertible has a lot to live up to after the German manufacturer stated its vehicle offers “a unique blend of distinctive styling, luxury and sporting performance.” To this end the 6 Series has received a host of upgrades and...

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Land Rover unveils limited edition Discovery 4

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Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern said "The new Landmark Limited Edition Discovery 4 has been created to offer our customers more choice. "The Discovery 4 is already the ultimate all-purpose vehicle, but we’ve brought a new, bolder, more contemporary edge...

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Volvo adds to its engine line-up

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Two new versions of the 1.6-litre GTDi petrol engine range are available to order now in the form of the T3 and T4. Both are available on the new S60 and V60 while only the T4 is available on the...

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Mazda expands fleet model range

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Currently the Mazda5 is on sale with 1.8-litre 115PS and a 2.0-litre 150PS petrol engines both available in TS, TS2 and Sport trim levels and priced between £17,695 and £21,495. Mazda is pushing the Mazda5’s business credentials on the back of...

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Mazda3 receives new diesel engine

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The Japanese manufacturer has added a Euro5 compliant 1.6-litre MZ-CD common-rail diesel engine to its powertrain line-up. Mazda’s news 1.6-litre MZ-CD engine has a combined fuel consumption of 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 117g/km. In order to meet Euro5 standards the new...

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Oneswoop latest deals

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The perennial Ford-rivals deserve some credit for their consistently high sales figures and as such we’ve thrown in deals on their top selling models; the Corsa and the Astra. Alongside these two leading lights we’ve thrown in a Seat Ibiza as...

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Honda CR-Z claims three new awards

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The Honda CR-Z has had a successful year, claiming awards at the RAC Future Car Challenge, The Stuff Gadget awards and winning the overall award at the Japanese COTY awards. The hybrid coupe is the first sports hybrid on the market...

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Mazda2 receives upgrades

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There are now nine different models available in the Mazda2 line-up including three and five-door hatchbacks consisting of three petrol engines and one diesel powertrain. As well as the automatic version- available on the 1.5-litre engine with a four speed...

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Oneswoop market analysis

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Askaprice.com’s car industry expert insists that scrappage ‘did as much harm as good,’ arguing that the incentive scheme merely distorted the natural cycles of the car industry. “What must be remembered is that throughout motor industry history, there have always been...

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Ford Fiesta out in front, again

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The Fiesta van won the Most Economic Light Commercial Vehicle category at the green car event by achieving a fuel consumption of 78.6mpg compared to its official figure of 76.3mpg. The event was judged by a Technical Panel made up of...

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New RAV4 EV unveiled

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Toyota and Tesla have teamed up to develop the compact SUV for an expected US release in 2012. The international tie-up was encouraged by a mutual transfer of knowledge with Tesla looking to benefit from Toyota’s manufacturing experience and Toyota looking...

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MINI teams up with Weller for charity

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The former Jam front man has followed his performance at MINI’s 50th Birthday event in 2009 by designing a one-off MINI Cooper that will be auctioned online for one month, starting on the 11 November. Weller has rehashed a design he...

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Toyota passes 20m EU vehicle deliveries

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The figure of 20 million however includes all Toyota passenger cars, LCVs and Lexus models. Toyota first entered the European market in 1963 in the form of the Crown model in Denmark. Since then it has ploughed €1.2billion in to Europe and...

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Oneswoop Insider: the scrappage scheme

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As reported here last week, the overwhelming conclusion to be drawn in terms of the impact of the scrappage incentive has been that it pulled buyers out of their traditional trends-away from September and October and towards the first months...

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FleetNews announces most reliable vehicles

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Overall, Honda was found to be the most reliable manufacturer in the survey that relied on information from the 50 largest contract hire companies in the UK. On the commercial vehicle front Ford received a brace of accolades being voted the...

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Audi R8 Spyder scoops SCOTY

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President of the ASMW, John Murdoch said of the R8: “This year’s SCOTY winner features incredible performance, stunning looks, four-wheel-drive and a wonderful soundtrack, and is sure to become a collector’s item. The R8 Spyder is right at the top...

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Superchips releases ECU remap for VW Golf

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The remap will be available on all 140PS variants of the direct injection, supercharged 1.4-litre TSI Golf GT, GT Sport and Sport versions of the Mk5 Golf. Superchips has been the official tuning partner of Volkswagen Racing UK for ten years...

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Oneswoop - Latest deals

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Just like last week these offers translate into a saving of over £16,000 on a range of cars that includes the second best selling model of the year, a new MPV and three favourite hatchbacks. Alas, these outright purchase bargains won’t...

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Jaguar XJ receives luxury car award

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Jaguar’s saloon was given the nod after a panel of Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) members tested the car that is currently priced at £53,900. The XJ has been a feature on British roads since its release way back in...

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Seat bags two Scottish awards

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The Leon family hatchback was the triumphant model, topping the rankings in the Eco Car of the Year and the Sporting Car of the Year. The Leon E Ecomotive, released earlier this year, won the eco prize with CO2 emissions of...

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Oneswoop insider: Market changes

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Leasing enquiries in to Askaprice have accounted for almost 50 per cent of overall Audi leads in every month of 2010, while outright purchase enquiries have stalled at just 18.1 per cent for the year-to-date. The strongest three months for outright...

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Oneswoop industry analysis

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Despite the gradual recovery of the economy, the credit crunch is still inhibiting the buying trends of motorists, who are turning to finance and away from outright purchase. Finance is an obvious choice in testing financial circumstances, with people preferring to...

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Skoda opposites drive from London to Brighton

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The 2010 Fabia GreenLine II Estate will take part in the future car challenge where it attempts to register the most economical driving figures out of a field of green competitors. The Fabia estate will be powered by a 1.2-litre TDI...

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Spyker unveils C8 Aileron Spyder concept

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The C8 Aileron is a soft-top cabriolet version of the original coupe that was released earlier this year. As such it is fitted with the same 400bhp 4.2-litre engine as the hardtop however it is expected to fall just short of...

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Nissan Leaf in line for COTY award?

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The Leaf has been shortlisted alongside six other entrants in the form of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Citroen C3/DS3, Dacia Daster, Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max, Vauxhall Meriva and the Volvo S60/V60. The inclusion of an EV in the list of...

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Jaguar adds cosmetic pack to XF saloon

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The Black Pack features a range of cosmetic add-ons and is available on both the XF Diesel S, the 5.0-litre petrol XF and all XFR models. The appearance pack is comprised of a set of dark-grey 20 inch Draco alloys matched...

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Nissan unveils mobility concept

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Renault and Nissan share technology with electric cars and concepts at the centre of their co-operation, as such the Nissan concept is indelibly similar to the Renault Twizy. The concept is an embodiment of how Nissan envisions electric cars of the...

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New Alhambra hits the UK

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There are three engines available on the 4.6 metre vehicle with a split of one petrol and two diesel powertrains. The petrol engine takes the form of a 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI and is labelled with Seat’s Ecomotive tag as is the...

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Lexus hybrids get the Vegas treatment

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The Japanese owned manufacturer allowed teams of American custom car specialists to ‘mod’ the CT 200h luxury hatchback, the GS 450h sports saloon, the large LS 600h saloon and the RX 450h SUV. As could be expected of any event in...

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Mazda reveals upgraded Mazda2

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The previous Mazda2 achieved full marks on the Euro NCAP crash test and Mazda says the new model will retain its predecessor’s safety technology as well as reducing emissions. Each engine available on the new Mazda2 is Euro 5 compliant and...

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Oneswoop- latest deals

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We’ve searched and scoured the vast database at Oneswoop.com and come up with a shortlist of the five best deals this week. There’s a total saving of over £16,000 to be had in this top five alone, unfortunately they’re all time...

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New Euro 5 compliant Espace range

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The new Espace range will be around £3,005 cheaper than the outgoing MPV, with prices starting from £24,495 on the Espace dCi 175 model. Renault says the revised MPV is an improvement on its predecessor, with a new range of equipment...

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