Weekend Update: August 18th – 22nd

WeekendNews_Icon-300x300Diesel Car brings you the biggest stories from the week, all in one handy place. It’s our Weekend Update, for the week of August 18th-22nd. 

Kevin Rice will be appointed as Mazda Motor Europe’s new design director effective 1 September. (Full story)

A NEW Mitsubishi dealership due to open in Norwich later this month will become the twelfth dealer to join the franchise since the start of the year. (Full story)

 A smooth, supple ride, exceptionally sharp steering, quiet, luxurious cabin and seamless connectivity – the new Jaguar XE delivers in all respects and is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the art technologies designed to make every journey an even more enjoyable experience. (Full story)

ŠKODA’s Head Designer Jozef Kabaň speaks about the demands on form and function of the new ŠKODA Fabia. (Full story)

Electric vehicles will feature strongly in this year’s MPG Marathon for the first time – but the drivers will have to plan their recharging points carefully if they want to finish first in their class. (Full story)

Audi has made significant gains in reducing the whole-life impact on the environment of its latest high-tech sports car. (Full story)

AstaZero is the world’s first full-scale proving ground for future traffic safety solutions. (Full story)

The Toyota Hilux has a proven reputation as one of the toughest vehicles on earth, making it an ideal candidate for UK conversion specialist Project Thirty Four to turn it into something even stronger. (Full story)

Lexus is reshaping SUV design with styling for its new NX that owes more to sportscars than slab-sided 4x4s. (Full story)

SEAT has confirmed pricing and specification for the latest addition to the high-selling Leon line-up. Called X-PERIENCE, the new lifestyle estate with permanent four-wheel-drive and off-roader looks starts from £24,385 on-the-road. (Full story)

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