Weekend Round-up 23rd-27th February 2015

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WeekendNews_Icon-300x3003-300x300-300x300Here’s your chance to catch up on the week’s news in one handy place. It’s the weekend round up!

Qoros, the new Chinese car brand with international standards of engineering and quality, will host the international premiere of its latest production model at the 85th annual Geneva International Motor Show on 3 March 2015. (Full story)

Toyota will reveal its new Auris at the Geneva motor show (3 – 15 March), the British-built hatchback and Touring Sports wagon versions making their debut alongside new Avensis. (Full story)

Subaru UK has announced details of the 2015 model-year update to its best-selling Forester SUV, which features a raft of changes to its interior and powertrain and enhances the go-anywhere capabilities of the Forester range. (Full story)

Following its official unveiling in December, Hyundai Motor UK has revealed the pricing and specification of the New i30 range including, for the first time, the i30 Turbo. (Full story)

Toyota ushered in a new era in vehicle technology last November with the launch of production of its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell-powered saloon. (Full story)

The Touran is Germany’s most successful compact MPV. (Full story)

The dream of owning a new Alfa Romeo is more attainable than ever thanks to the Alfa Romeo Pulse Event where deposit contributions of up to £2,750 on selected Alfa Romeo models are available. (Full story)

A design with dynamic elegance and the latest high end technologies: Audi is presenting the new prologue Avant show car at the Geneva Motor Show, which gives another glimpse into the future of Audi design just four months after the premium manufacturer showed its visionary Audi prologue coupé concept at the LA Auto Show. (Full story)

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the global debut of the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II as well as the European premiere of the L200 pick-up truck at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show. (Full story)

Honda (UK) has today announced launch pricing for the new Swindon-built Civic, which is set to hit dealer forecourts in March. (Full story)

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has reported a 17.4 per cent increase in operating profit for 2014 to 2,252 MSEK, compared to 1,919 MSEK in 2013, as record sales cleared the way for the company to continue investing in its global transformation. Revenue for the year was 129,959 MSEK, up from 122,245 MSEK in 2013. (Full story)

A new fleet of 100% electric Nissan LEAF taxis has gone into service in Blackpool 130 years after the tourist resort introduced one of the world’s first electric tramways. (Full story)

Vauxhall Motors was awarded Top Employer United Kingdom 2015 certification at an awards ceremony at Old Billingsgate, London last night (Thursday 26th February). (Full story)

The new PEUGEOT Partner and Partner Tepee both benefit from changes in styling and technology. The assertive design of the front includes a new grille, similar to the brand’s other models. (Full story)

On sale in April, Suzuki is pleased to announce some great news for buyers of the all new Vitara ALLGRIP DDiS model which is the cleanest non-hybrid 4×4 on the market. (Full story)

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