Weekend Round Up: The week in brief 2nd June – 6th June

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Here’s our weekend round-up for the week of 2nd-6th June 2014. 


  • The designers and engineers behind Volvo’s all-new XC90, which will be revealed later this year, have completely re-conceived the way drivers operate their cars by dispensing with the normal array of buttons and replacing them with a large tablet-like touch screen, a head-up display and thumb controls on the steering wheel. (Full story) 
  • With sales totalling more than 1,245,000 units over the model’s four generations, Renault Espace is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. (Full story


  • ŠKODA’s association with cycling dates back 119 years, when the Czech brand started out making pedal-powered two-wheelers. Today it’s respected as a global partner of the sport, and is celebrating the UK stages of the Tour de France with three stunning limited edition models. (Full story) 
  • Kia Motors conducted a handover ceremony today at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the supply of a fleet of official vehicles to ensure the smooth and efficient transportation of teams, officials, delegates and official VIP visitors from all over the world during the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. (Full story) 
  • Just months after launching the new MINI Hatch, MINI expands its model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant – the MINI 5-door Hatch. (Full story)


  • By making a public commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 10% between 2010 and 2013, and by meeting that objective, the Renault group has achieved an automotive industry first. (Full story)
  • Volkswagen has taken another step forwards in the democratisation of technology, with the introduction of standard-fit ESC electronic stability control and DAB digital radio on all of its passenger car models in the UK, from the up! to the Phaeton. (Full story)


  • On June 1st 1964, the first Vauxhall rolled off the production line at the all-new Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire. (Full story)
  • The new Toyota Aygo is a small car that offers customers a huge choice when it comes to making their car distinctively their own. (Full story)

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