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5-month waiting list for Dacia Duster in the UK

5-month waiting list for Dacia Duster in the UK

The Dacia Duster SUV is selling like hot cakes in the UK. So strong is the demand that Dacia UK has announced its customers there’s a five-month waiting period for the SUV that starts at £8,995. With 1,000 pre-orders from the UK even before Renault started shipping the Duster into […]

UK convertibles rarely drop the roof, survey finds

UK convertibles rarely drop the roof, survey finds

A survey conducted by Audi on convertible car owners in the UK has found that nearly two thirds of them never or rarely drop the roof. More precisely, 64 percent of British convertible owners keep the roof raised, despite the fact that Britain is one of the world’s biggest markets […]

Seat introduces an automated manual gearbox to the Mii range

Seat introduces an automated manual gearbox to the Mii range

SEAT has announced the introduction of an automatic gearbox on its smallest model, the Mii city car. The automated manual gearbox combines the confort of an automatic transmission with the improved fuel consumption of a manual. The new transmission will be available with the 1.0-liter 75 hp engine and Seat […]

Alfa Romeo reports best sales in the UK since 2002

Alfa Romeo reports best sales in the UK since 2002

Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo has increased its market share in the UK by 30.8 percent, while also recording the highest yearly new registration figure for the brand (11,563 cars) since 2002. Although automakers’ average market share decreased by 4.4% in the UK, Alfa Romeo opposed the trend by gaining […]

UK carmakers cut 40,000 new car sales from 2012 forecast

UK carmakers cut 40,000 new car sales from 2012 forecast

Automakers in the United Kingdom are reducing their forecasts for next year by 40,000 new car sales because of the worsening financial situation. UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) believes sales in 2012 will be flat, forecasting a volume of 1.92 million sales, the same as in 2011. […]