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Mazda adds an automatic to the Mazda2

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Mazda hopes the automatic will improve the manufacturer’s standing in the lucrative driving school and motability markets. Mazda’s new supermini model will be called the TS2 Automatic when it hits the UK market place in January- unsurprisingly it will be...

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US receives Chevrolet Volt

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An initial delivery of 160 units were received with a further 10,000 units of the petrol-electric to follow in 2011. GM-owned Chevrolet is also releasing a UK-based version of the Volt in 2012 in the form of the Vauxhall Ampera which...

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Oneswoop Latest deals - small cars

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Unlike previous weeks this particular list is not made up of a number of different bodystyles but consists entirely of hatchbacks and superminis. Perhaps surprising is the fact that we’ve ignored the more common entrants in the small-car market and have...

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Toyota Land Cruiser improves sales

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Toyota has cited the recent adverse weather conditions for the improvement in sales of its 4x4 that has been a part of the Japanese manufacturer’s model range for 60 years. In that time the robust 4x4 has sold over six million...

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BMW expands its X3 SUV line-up

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Since last month’s release of the X3 20dx Drive Sport model, BMW has received enough orders for the next six months and the M aerodynamic body styling package is set to extend that demand. In addition to the standard X3 18-inch...

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Fiat Panda grabs off-road award

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The Panda saw off competition from the likes of the Suzuki Jimny and the Lada Niva in claiming the prize with the judges endorsing its off-road capability, style, affordability and its economical 1.3-litre 16V MultiJet turbodiesel engine. Hils Everitt, editor of...

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Peugeot promotes sensible winter option

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Grip Control is an intelligent traction control system that works with Mud and Snow tyres to increase grip and control on difficult driving surfaces, says Peugeot. In cooperation with the 3008’s Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) the system works to provide the...

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Passat and Sharan fare well in safety tests

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The latest set of tests are the most stringent yet and the results for the popular MPV have rendered the Sharan as one of the safest in its class. Restraint systems have improved the passive safety of the Sharan with nine...

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Oneswoop's latest deals

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Every week the boffins at Oneswoop.com trawl through the thousands of cars in the websites holdings, searching out the best deals available for you the customer and this week is no different. This week we’ve come up with a top five...

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Kia scores hat-trick at 4x4 awards

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Beating off competition from a field of 18 rivals including the Volvo XC60 and the Ford Kuga, Kia’s Sportage compact SUV came out on top in the Junior SUV category. The Sportage has been on sale since November with an engine...

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Peugeot 3008 Car of the Year

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The Peugeot 3008 crossover was named Car of the Year at the 33rd annual What Car? Awards. The 3008 also won the new Crossover class, while the Peugeot 5008 was named best MPV in a double for the French manufacturer. "This is...

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Renault ignores VAT rise on some models

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The French manufacturer has said that ten of its models will be reduced by up to £2,050 from the 4 January, including two of the company’s most popular models; the Clio and Megane. It is the Renault Megane that will see...

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Oneswoop latest deals - the nations favourite

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This week we’ve gone for some of the most popular cars on the market. We’ve included the Vauxhall Corsa- the nation’s second favourite supermini ever. The Ford Focus- the nation’s favourite hatchback ever. The Ford Mondeo- probably the most successful saloon in the...

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BMW unwraps 1 Series M Coupe

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The new 1 Series M Coupe will house a powerful 340bhp twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine which has been electronically limited to 155mph. From standstill the 1 Series M Coupe can clear 62 mph in 4.9 seconds yet it is still more economical...

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Ford gets a hat-trick of van awards

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The Ford Fiesta Van continued its 2010 form by claiming the Small Van of the Year award for the second year running. Since the blue oval brand started producing the Fiesta Van – a panelled version of the best selling Fiesta...

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Nissan reveals Leaf pricing

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Independent vehicle valuation provider CAP has predicted that the Leaf will retain 47 per cent of its price after three years and 30,000 miles – however this figure is not including the £5,000 government incentive. As such the cost of ownership...

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Oneswoop latest deals - A variety of deals

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We’ve got hatchbacks, superminis, MPVs and estates from Italy, France, America and England and all have been subjected to some fantastic discounts and deals. Collectively the five cars have just under £19,000 worth of savings , including almost £6,000 off a...

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Renault 4 celebrates its 50th anniversary

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The third-best selling model ever has sold in excess of eight million vehicles in its 31 year lifespan and the French manufacturer is looking to mark the occasion by staging and taking part in a number of motor events. La Renault...

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Honda releases cheapest hybrid ever

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The offer runs until the end of December after which prices will rise to £16,325, however the Insight will remain the cheapest hybrid on the road, says Honda. Largely, the Insight hybrid hatchback has been left alone however a new trim...

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Honda CR-Z receives Green award

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The CR-Z hybrid coupe received Top Gear’s Green Car of the Year award for its mix of sporting performance and looks, agile handling and the advantages in fuel economy and emissions provided by a hybrid powertrain. Top Gear said of the...

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Kia expands Soul line-up

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The Soul Searcher will join the existing quartet from 4 January, in time for a 2.5 per cent VAT rise in the UK. According to the Korean manufacturer the new Soul will follow on from the Burner, Shaker, Tempest and Echo...

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Audi lead times: all marketing?

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Audi has acknowledged a problem with UK demand outstripping supply, with lead times apparently stretching to six months for some models and low availability on all models. Audi UK director Jeremy Hicks even commented on the issue recently, though he went...

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Peugeot RCZ claims Top Gear prize

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Since its launch in June the RCZ has garnered a large amount of support winning a number of other awards in the process. As well as the Top Gear prize there was have also been accolades from Auto Express, Diesel Car...

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Land Rover unveils new Freelander 2 in Italy

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The new Freelander model retains the traditional strengths of the Land Rover model in the form of space and practicality as well as adding a refreshed interior and new exterior design features. A black-finished grille and new side vents have been...

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Citroen DS3 named Top Gear's Car of the Year

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As well as the overall achievement the French supermini also finished top in the Small Car of the Year category. In the overall award the DS3 saw off competition from supercar manufacturers – often Top Gear’s favoured cars – like Bugatti,...

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Superchips remap available for 3-litre Cayenne

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Despite the Porsche Cayenne being renowned for its phenomenal drive, speed and agility, Superchips has managed to eke out an additional 47bhp and 82Nm of torque. The ECU remap will not compromise the drive or handling of the powerful SUV, Superchips...

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