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Hyundai passes 5m sales in Europe

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The first ever car to be sold in Europe was the Hyundai Pony however it took the Japanese company almost 20 years to record its first million sales. Since 1996 however, the manufacturer has added a further four million sales and...

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Mazda3 passes 3m units worldwide

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The five-door hatchback surpassed the total in under eight years on the market making it the fastest-selling model in the current Mazda range, even beating the record-obsessed Mazda MX-5. In the UK the Mazda3 has enjoyed moderate success with almost 10,000...

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Ford Focus receives Advanced safety award

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The UK’s favourite hatchback has held the maximum rating from the European safety institution in the past however its latest achievement is its best yet, after it was also given a special reward. As well as the sought-after five-star score, some...

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Kia Picanto for less than £8,000

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The Picanto is the smallest model in the Kia range and it has had a major restyle across its exterior. The previous generation of the city car was conservative in appearance however the new version has a more stylish look with...

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Porsche Boxster given the electric treatment

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The electric model can clear 0-62mph in 5.5-seconds and was being used as part of the ‘Model Region Electro-Mobility Stuttgart’ trial into electric vehicles and their everyday practicality. Porsche chose the Boxster because of its mid-engine set-up which lends itself brilliantly...

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Skoda Yeti claims another award

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The Czech crossover claimed the overall Car of the Year award as well as the Most Searched-For Crossover crown at the inaugural ‘Honest’ car awards, courtesy of the Honest John website. The awards and winners are based on searches at the...

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Suzuki's European plant celebrates 20th Birthday

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Set-up initially in 1992, the Hungarian plant has produced nearly two million vehicles in a little over two decades of operations. The Magyar Suzuki Corporation has built a number of models in that time and it currently produces the Splash, SX4...

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Honda reveals Mugen hot-hybrid

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Designed by the Japanese manufacturer’s tuning partner, the CR-Z Mugen will be 15 per cent more powerful than its standard version counterpart but will retain the frugal attributes and figures that have made the CR-Z a success. Honda’s normal CR-Z was...

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Vauxhall confirms Zafira Tourer production

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The GM-owned brand has confirmed that the ‘premium’ model will reach UK showrooms early in 2012 where it will sit above the current Zafira range. Compared to the Geneva concept, the production version is almost identical and it will retain the...

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BMW comes out on top at technology awards

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The German manufacturer’s ConnectedDrive technology was the proud recipient of the overall award chosen by a 134-strong panel of judges consisting of journalists and market experts. The Plus X Awards touts itself as the ‘world’s biggest technology, sport and lifestyle’ competition...

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Vauxhall scoops three more UK awards

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The former European car of the year came out on top in the Upper Medium Car category at the recent ceremony however its success wasn’t the only one for the GM-owned brand. Vauxhall’s Commercial Vehicles also claimed the Editor’s prize while...

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Land Rover Discovery 4 wins again

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Since the launch of the most recent generation Discovery 4, the premium SUV has claimed a number of prizes and accolades for itself including the 2010 What Car? 4x4 of the year title and best luxury 4x4 from Carbuyer.co.uk. Disel Car...

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Oneswoop deal of the day – Fiat 500

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1.2-litre Lounge 3 door. Fiat 500 finance deal – Fiat 500 Personal Contract Purchase deal for £188 per month over 37 months. The Fiat 500 is one of the most stylish cars on the market and one of the most iconic...

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Vauxhall unwraps 170mph Insignia VXR

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The new Vauxhall Insignia VXR Unlimited has had its limiter removed and will now hit 170mph at full tilt, as well as clearing 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds. Brembo brake livery has been added to the front brake callipers as well as...

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Deal of the day - Skoda Octavia estate

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1.6-litre TDI CR SE 5 door. Skoda Octavia estate lease deal – Skoda Octavia estate Business Contract Hire over 35 months at £199 per month. The Skoda Octavia is one of the biggest estates on the market and it’s not even the...

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Oneswoop deal of the day – Ford Ka

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1.2-litre Studio 3 door. Ford Ka deal – Ford Ka for £7,495 (Save £1,030 from the Manufacturer Retail Price). The Ford Ka was one of the first mainstream city cars to hit the market and it was deemed so good by Ford...

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Nissan will provide yellow taxis for New York

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New York’s yellow cabs are an iconic symbol of the city and the ten year contract will give the Japanese manufacturer an incredible level of exposure. Starting in late 2013 it is the NV200 that will ferry New Yorkers across the...

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Oneswoop deal of the day – Volkswagen Polo

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1.2-litre 60 S 3 door. Volkswagen Polo deal – Volkswagen Polo for £8,801 (Save £1,194 from the Manufacturer Retail Price (MRP)). The Volkswagen Polo is one of the German manufacturer’s most successful models and has European and World Car of the Year...

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Mazda supplies vehicles to RAF display team

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The Typhoon Display Team has received delivery of three vehicles comprising of one Mazda5 and two Mazda CX-7 models which will be used for all manner of roles including personnel and equipment transport. Wing Commander Al Seymour, Officer Commanding 29(Reserve) Squadron,...

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