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Skoda leads in customer service

Skoda has been voted top of the automotive industry in this July’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index Summary (UKCSI), carried out by the Institute of Customer Service. The buoyant value brand was also in the top 10 of all organisations across all industry sectors.

What's more, Skoda made an index score of 85.6 to take the number one spot in the automotive sector, which put them some 4.7 points above the average score for the automotive industry, at 80.9 points. This impressive score put Skod...

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The shape of Kia's new Ford Fiesta contender?

The new car B-Segment – or the superminis – has long been ruled by Ford's best-selling Fiesta, with the latest new car registration figures for this segment, in July, in the UK, once again confirming the Fiesta as by far the top of the pops.

So, to compete with the successful Fiesta, any potential challenger must bring a great deal to the table. And so we see Kia's first assault, from an initial styling point of view at least, on the Fiesta's market position – called simply th...

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MINI Vision concept shows MINI of the future

The design team behind the future styling of the ever-popular MINI have been showing off some of what they have coming soon, and it looks like fans of the chunky and cheeky little cars will not be disappointed with what's ahead.

Anders Warming, Head of MINI Design, showed various design exercises to detail what he and his design team have under consideration for the best-seller, including the MINI Vision we see here. The MINI Vision is said to be getting very close to what MINI drivers will be en...

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BBR beef up Mazda diesel BHP

Renowned Mazda tuners, BBR, have applied their BHP-boosting knowledge to a wider range of Mazda models, after earning much praise for their power and performance enhanced Mazda MX-5 models. And this time it's the the turn of the Mazda diesel engines (and drivers!) to enjoy some upgrades.

BBR has developed its own range of StarChip ECU (engine control unit) remaps (a reprogramming of the ECU to get more performance out of the engine) and mechanical enhancements for the Mazda diesel range using t...

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Futuristic BMW i3 electric car comes to London

BMW’s highly advanced, all-electric city car, the i3, went on show in full production specification in London recently, in front of high-ranking and influence guests, including Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP.

The compact, ultra-modern BMW i3 may be quite small on the outside, but it’s still big enough on the inside to carry four passengers and their luggage, for a distance of over 20 miles, and that’s pretty much perfect for most inner city commutes, and more than e...

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Hydrogen-powered Hyundais in London

A fleet of emission-free Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell cars will soon be taking to the streets of London in an extended test for London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LNHE) project. And there won't be a drop of pollution coming from these tailpipes.

Hyundai are to supply the special ix35s to the LHNE project, as a partner to an existing consortium of companies, all with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure and operation, all of them working together to build the UK’s first hydrogen transp...

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Audi produces three millionth A3

Three million A3s have been produced by Audi, with the landmark figure being reached at its plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, last week.

There have so far been three incarnations of the premium compact hatchback and Audi highlighted the success it has seen since its 1996 debut.

Dr Frank Dreves, Audi AG board of management member for production, said: “With the Audi A3, we have created a new brand segment - we have been setting standards in the compact class with innovative technology and fir...

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Good value extra goodies for new Audi A1 S line Style Editions

The new new Audi A1 S line Style Editions enjoy around £2,200-worth of additional design and technology equipment, including metallic paint and xenon headlamps for an additional premium of just £950, and is positioned in the A1 range between S line and the Black Edition.

The striking new small Audi models are offered with the brand's 1.2 TFSI 86PS, 1.4 TFSI 122PS and 1.6 TDI 105 PS engines, and are priced from £18,125 to £20,605. Order books are open now.

On the outside we ...

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