Weekend Round Up: 19th-23rd January 2015

WeekendNews_Icon-300x3003-300x300As January prepares to enter the final furlong we pick out the top stories making the headlines for the week of 19th-23rd January 2015. It’s Diesel Car’s weekend round up.

Monday
VIP guests at this year’s London Art Fair will be arriving and leaving in style, with Infiniti supporting the prestigious event as official car sponsor for the second year running. (Full story)

The all-electric Nissan LEAF has smashed its own sales record with a 33 percent increase in European sales in 2014 over the previous year, taking more than a quarter of the burgeoning electric car market with 14,658 sales. (Full story)

Toyota was back on the podium at the climax of the 2015 Dakar cross-country race with Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz claiming a superb second place result in their Toyota Imperial Hilux. (Full story)

Tuesday
The 750,000th Insignia has rolled off the production line at the Vauxhall/Opel plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany. (Full story)

The wait is nearly over for customers eagerly awaiting the New Generation Hyundai i20 which goes on sale this week, competitively priced from £10,695. (Full story)

Sumptuous leather seats that are individually hand crafted, low level mood lighting, a sound system dynamically optimised with the vehicle’s interior acoustics and all-essential multiple USB charging ports are prerequisite in a luxury company car – and standard in the newly launched Outlander GX5h and GX5hs plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. (Full story)

Wednesday
Hyundai Motor has officially opened today the Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow, the first new overseas brand space and also Hyundai’s first non-sales showroom in the Russian market. (Full story)

The new Subaru Outback, the fifth-generation of the brand’s pioneering crossover, will go on sale in the UK from 1 April 2015 priced from £27,995 (on-the-road). (Full story)

The Jaguar XF range now offers better value for money than ever thanks to a host of enhanced trim packages and the addition of a brand new derivative: the R-Sport Black. (Full story)

Thursday
Toyota announced today it is to increase production of its Mirai fuel cell car. (Full story)

The showroom success enjoyed by the award-winning PEUGEOT 308 looks set to reach even greater heights with the arrival of a new dynamic flagship – the stunning 308 GT. (Full story)

Vauxhall’s all-new five-door entry-level model VIVA is to world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show (5th – 15th March). (Full story)

Friday
It is easy to spot a clean technology synergy between Resin Products’ business and its decision to choose Lexus hybrids for its first vehicle fleet. (Full story)

Honda’s CR-V is already one of the most popular compact SUVs sold around the world. (Full story)

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