Monthly Archives: July 2005

New Mazda MX5 Prices

The eagerly-awaited all-new Mazda MX-5 – on sale in the UK from November – will be priced from £15,600 up to £18,900 on-the-road, Mazda Motors UK announced today ( Friday 29 July 2005 ), and is available to pre- order … Continue reading

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Mazda Goes Eco-Friendly

A new painting process is now incorporated onto Mazda’s production line, following close collaboration with Nippon Paint Company. The two companies have developed a new electrodeposition basecoat, known as e-coating that substantially reduces both volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon … Continue reading

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Fact Or Fiction

Hot European countries sell more convertibles than the UK? Fiction: The UK sells roughly three times more topless cars than either France or Italy. Only Germany, by far the largest European market for new cars sells more convertibles each year … Continue reading

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Kia Picanto Glamour Night

Kia Motors UK have teamed up with Glamour Magazine. The agreement will involve an editorial in the September edition of Glamour (published 4th August) and the rights to name the special edition Picanto and The Dealer Glamour Nights after the … Continue reading

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MG Rover Deal Under Threat

Just as I suspected, reports are coming out that Shanghai Automotive are suspicious about the recent buyout of MG Rover, by its fellow countrymen Nanjing Automotive. According to a report by the BBC, SAIC is unhappy with the “discriminatory” decision … Continue reading

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Mazda RX8 Prodrive & Free Servicing

As if buying a Mazda RX8 was not exciting enough, there’s also an added incentive with 2 years free servicing/25,000 miles, whichever comes sooner, from participating dealers until the 30th September 2005. And there’s more! Every customer who buys a … Continue reading

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New Mazda MX-5 Specification

I managed to pick up the preliminary specification, although its still subject to homologation, for the UK version of the forth coming Mazda MX-5. I have seen some specification for the US version but this naturally differs from what we … Continue reading

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Peugeot 1007 returns online

A recent story I came across in a magazine about the new Peugeot 1007’s UK launch caught my attention. Not because its a new car, I mean new car launches seem an everyday occurance these days, but in the way … Continue reading

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Nanjing Saves MG Rover

Well I kind of guessed MG Rover would be saved but what was suprising was who actually saved it. It looked like Shanghai Automotive were going to buy the remaining asssets but a bid by late rival Nanjing Automotive stole … Continue reading

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Mazda RX8 Takes New Car Honours

In the latest edition of Auto Express, the Mazda RX8 took best coupe award in the Auto Express New Car Honours for the second consecutive year. So far this year the rotary powered sports car has took no less than … Continue reading

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