Weekend Round Up 1st – 5th December 2014

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WeekendNews_Icon-300x3003-300x300As we enter the final ’14 furlong, Diesel Car brings you this week’s news round-up, for the week of 1st – 5th December 2014. 

SsangYong is adding two new low priced light commercial models to its Korando range – the 2-wheel drive CS and 4-wheel drive CSX. (Full story)

An upgraded, 28-strong, 2015 Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer line-up goes on sale in the UK early next year, priced from £19,795 to £28,795 on-the-road (OTR). (Full story)

Hyundai Motor has opened Europe’s biggest dealership showcasing its new global dealer space identity. Located in Frankfurt, Germany, the new dealership is one of 200 in Europe that will feature the new look by the end of 2014. (Full story)

Prius Plug-in is set to join the army of hybrids beloved by London’s licensed minicab drivers. (Full story)

Innovate UK has announced that ‘UK Autodrive’, a consortium of forward thinking local authorities, the UK’s leading technology and automotive businesses and academic institutions, has won the UK Government’s £10m ‘Introducing Driverless Cars’ competition. (Full story)

Advanced technologies for safer journeys and multimedia connectivity lead the specification improvements introduced for the 2015 Toyota Prius+. (Full story)

Volkswagen’s new Passat, Land Rover’s Discovery Sport, Lexus NX 300h, Ford’s Mondeo and Kia’s new Sorento are all celebrating taking five stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests. (Full story)

PEUGEOT and Pudsey teamed up in November to form a ‘Dynamic Duo’ and through an assortment of challenges have broken through the £1 million fundraising mark for BBC Children in Need. (Full story)

Subaru Europe nv/sa, the European subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd today announced that the new Subaru Outback (2.0D ‘EyeSight’, LHD, European specifications) has been awarded the highest five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)* for its 2014 overall safety performance test. (Full story)

The new ŠKODA Fabia’s advanced passive and active safety systems are set to give buyers a double boost when UK deliveries start in January. (Full story)

To celebrate the launch of the Nissan X-Trail, hopeful entrants across Europe submitted their ‘Adventure Selfies’ online for their chance to win the ‘Ultimate Himalayan Adventure’. (Full story)

The first volume production electric car by Mercedes-Benz – the B-Class Electric Drive – is now available to order. (Full story)


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