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Seat to show off at the Company Car in Action event, 2013

The flamboyant Spanish car-maker Seat will be showing off big time at the upcoming Company Car in Action 2013 event, with some nine models on display.

Leading the way on the Seat display with be the new Leon 5-door model, with the fiery Leon FR 2.0 TDI 150 PS aiming to entice fleet buyers with its headline-grabbing economy and performance figures. Seat fleet sales are up by 20 per cent this May, compared to May of last year.

The FR 2.0 TDI can sprint to 62mph in 8.4 seconds, but only emits a s...

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Volvo cars win Global NCAP Innovation Award for advancements in pedestrian safety

Volvo Car Group has been handed the Global NCAP Innovation Award thanks to its pioneering work in pedestrian safety.

This is largely down to the manufacturer's work in Pedestrian Airbag Technology with the new Volvo V40. The safety feature works through seven sensors at the front of the car that are triggered when coming into contact with a pedestrian. They then transmit signals to a control unit, which then deploys an airbag from under the bonnet to minimise injury.

A 10cm gap is created betw...

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MINI expands ALL4 to the Cooper Countryman and Paceman

MINI is extending its ALL4 four-wheel drive system to the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman from July this summer.

This brings the overall number of MINI vehicles that have the choice of ALL4 to a total of ten, providing motorists with extra traction and driving stability, which particularly comes in handy when driving on snow, sand or other slippery surfaces.

The system works by having an electromagnetic centre differential that distributes drive force at variable levels betw...

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Lonely Planet sends two writers on a journey in a MINI Cooper D Clubman

Lonely Planet is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and to honour the occasion the travel publisher is sending two writers on a 10,000-mile trip from London to Sydney.

The co-founders of the company Tony and Maureen Wheeler embarked on this trip in 1972, which led to the publication of Across Asia on the Cheap in 1973 - the beginnings of Lonely Planet.

MINI is supplying a Cooper D Clubman for the first leg of the trip from London to Istanbul, which the Wheelers first did in a ten-year ol...

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Skoda rises to fourth place in the 'best brands' at JD Power survey

Skoda took the top two spots in the annual JD Power satisfaction survey, ensuring that the Czech manufacturer rose to fourth in the 'best brands' classification.

The Superb won the prize for the UK's best car prize, while the Yeti came in close behind in second. Both cars also won their respective categories, leading to an impressive all-round performance by Skoda.

In addition, the Skoda network of dealerships was praised thanks to its friendly and helpful staff. Its cars also continue to deve...

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Land Rover loans Defender to 2013 Royal Geographical Society bursary winner

Land Rover has announced its sixth annual winner of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) bursar winner, with Pole of Cold Expedition coming out on top.



Team leader Felicity Aston has secured her crew £30,000 in financial support and a loaned Land Rover Defender to help them on their voyage.
 


Her aim is to traverse the onset of winter across the European continent to Siberia where her team will reach the Pole of Cold, which is the coldest location in the n...

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Mercedes-Benz reveals pricing for new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

With the British summer just on the horizon, Mercedes-Benz has decided it is about time to reveal more details of its new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.

The Coupe will be available from £35,095 on-the-road, while those who want to feel the wind in their hair in the Cabriolet will have to put down £38,465.

Is it clear the two models look the part, but they also deliver when it comes to technology and performance. They are 21 per cent more efficient than previous generations and includ...

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Land Rover celebrates its 65th birthday

Land Rover recently celebrated its 65th birthday on April 30th, marking decades of off-road technological advancement and innovation since its inception in 1948.


The manufacturer's history
 


Established by Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, Land Rover was first established on his farm in Newborough, Anglesey, after he found inspiration from the American Jeep, which saw much use in World War II.



The first prototype, which was developed ...

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