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Nissan gives drivers extra vision with the Around View Monitor

Nissan is well renowned for producing quality, modern vehicles with plenty of technological aids to boot.

Now, it claims that the Around View Monitor system, fitted in many of its vehicles, as well as its Safety Shield, is able to enhance the driver's field of vision.

The firm will include the technological tools in its new Nissan Note and believes that they will help to enhance the usual field of vision, which for most people is around 120 degrees.

Nissan claims that it will be like drivers ...

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Ford reveals new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine

Over its lengthy history, Ford has managed to include a whole host of efficient, yet powerful and reliable, engines to power its wide range of vehicles.

Now, the historic motoring firm has announced that it is to add another to this impressive list, in the form of a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, which the company says will help meet demand for four-cylinder types.

Ford, it claims, will now have the ability to build 1.6 million EcoBoost engines a year, meaning that, by the end of 2013, six plants ...

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Vehicles on parade at the Fleet World Fleet Show

When the Fleet World Fleet Show gets underway on Wednesday, April 24th, there are likely to be plenty of firms there keen looking to take inspiration by what's on offer.

As well as the tried and tested vehicles that consistently offer top performance for companies, there will be completely new cars and vans as well as perennial favourites with a new twist.

Event organiser and managing editor of Fleet World, Ross Durkin believes the event "will have a line-up of some of the very latest new car ...

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Honda to showcase CR-V diesel engine at Company Car in Action event

Honda is set to showcase the new diesel version of its popular CR-V vehicle to fleet decision makers at the forthcoming Company Car in Action event (CCIA).

The firm has already used the 1.6-litre diesel engine within its Civic model, launching the version earlier on this year, with the CR-V set to include it from October onwards.

This means that people who attend CCIA will be able to drive the vehicle four months ahead of schedule at the Millbrook Proving Ground as well as other cars such as t...

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Mazda brings SKYACTIV vehicles to the Fleet World Fleet Show

Mazda has announced that it is to take its low emission, SKYACTIV-inclusive Mazda6 and CX-5 vehicles to the Fleet World Fleet Show, which takes place next month.

The firm feels that both the Mazda6 and CX-5 can make valuable contributions to fleets and, as such, will offer decision makers the chance to test them out at the event, which takes places at Silverstone on April 24th.

As well as being able to drive them on public roads, there will also be the chance to do some racing laps in the comp...

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Renault gives backing to road safety scheme

Renault is to back a safety scheme designed to reduce the number of serious road accidents in Northamptonshire, which is the UK's fastest county when it comes to driving.

CarKraft is to be held at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, and is designed to educate people about the perils of driving dangerously so as to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured.

It will get underway on Sunday May 12th and will include workshops to allow drivers to experience simulated, ch...

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Volkswagen releases Polo R-Line Style

Volkswagen has launched its latest Polo R-Line Style, with those behind the vehicle claiming it focuses on economy and style.

Within the range, which includes a Polo BlueMotion and the Polo Match, vehicles now come with rear parking sensors as well as cruise control and an alarm with prices starting at £11,910 for the 1.2-litre 60 PS three-door.

Higher up the range are vehicles such as the SEL, R-Line, BlueGT and GTI models, which all come with cruise control and rear parking sensors.

T...

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Kia has best ever month of sales in March

Kia sold more vehicles in the UK last month than ever before, with 12,609 vehicles shipped to customers.



This helped to contribute to the company's best first quarter since the peak of the government's scrappage scheme in 2010.


Over the three months, Kia sold 19,204 vehicles, which amounted to a 3.17 per cent share of the new car market. This figure is up 12 per cent on the same period last year, while the sales data for March is up 13 per cent on the 11,178 last year.R...

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