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Weekend Update: August 11th-15th

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WeekendNews_Icon-300x300After another busy week, Diesel Car brings you this week’s news in one handy post. Here’s our round-up for the 11th-15th August.

Monday
First photos of the all-new Kia Sorento released today confirm that the third generation of the popular SUV will feature a striking, more mature appearance, with bold, swept-back styling and sophisticated surface detailing. (Full story)

Hyundai Motor has today unveiled first images of the New Generation i20, ahead of its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. (Full story) 

Tuesday
Chargemaster continues to offer free domestic charging – and now adds free POLAR membership and free online usage monitoring. (Full story)

Fiat’s flagship dealer group Motor Village, has teamed up with Fulham Football Club of the Sky Bet Championship to become their Official Car Partner this season. (Full story)

Wednesday
Tesla today opened new Supercharger locations in London and Birmingham, part of a rapid network expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and charge for free, for life. (Full story)

Youth may be wasted on the young, but the charms of the new MINI Hatch won’t be. MINI has further strengthened its relationship with MotorSport Vision by supplying 11 new MINI Cooper D Hatch models for its YoungDrive! programme. (Full story)

Thursday
A new range of Audi A7 Sportback models, including a 60mpg V6 TDI ultra, becomes available in the UK this week, further enriching the blend of grand tourer elegance and executive car versatility already offered by the acclaimed ‘five-door coupe’(Full story)

Toyota Centres across the country are hosting a fun-packed weekend to launch the New Aygo, with one lucky customer set to win their car for free. (Full story)

Friday
Prices and specifications have been announced for the revised Volkswagen Touareg luxury SUV, which opens for orders on 27 August, ahead of first deliveries in November.  (Full story)

Volvo’s all-new XC90 – which will be launched in two weeks’ time in Stockholm – will be the first car in its range to be built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular chassis technology developed in-house. (Full story)

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