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Weekend Update: 20th-24th October 2014

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WeekendNews_Icon-300x3003-300x300After another busy week in the world of diesel, we bring you our weekend update, for the week 20-24th October, 2014. 

Monday
Toyota is one of Japan’s best-known businesses, but its status as a global manufacturer is witnessed by the fact its vehicle production in Europe has passed nine million units. (Full story)

Ford is investing an additional £190 million at its Dagenham London site to produce an all-new advanced technology 2.0-litre diesel engine for cars and commercial vehicles. (Full story)

Tuesday
The era of the 100% electric taxi has arrived to Spain’s two largest cities, as Nissan delivered its first 100% electric taxis to Madrid and Barcelona. (Full story)

The first ix35 Fuel Cell customer vehicles have arrived in the UK, continuing Hyundai’s global roll-out of the world’s first series-production hydrogen-fuelled car. (Full story)

Wednesday
It was a rewarding weekend for Mazda the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany, as the company shattered 20 FIA speed records (subject to FIA homologation). (Full story)

The relentless pursuit of efficiency gains by Audi engineers has led to the inclusion of an even more frugal version of the critically acclaimed A6 ultra executive saloon in the new range that is now available for UK ordering. (Full story)

Thursday
Genesis, Hyundai Motor’s new flagship executive car, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing – 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. (Full story)

In the minds of children, there are no limits to what the ideal car of the future might be. Toyota is once again inviting youngsters to let their imagination run free in its ninth annual Dream Car Art Contest. (Full story)

Friday
Tesla today opened a new Supercharger location at Edinburgh Airport, firmly establishing the company’s presence in Scotland. (Full story)

Around 85,000 AA Driving School learners a year will be at the wheel of Britain’s most popular cars, the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus. (Full story)

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