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Sales of the new third-generation Mazda MX-5 have risen by a third when compared to sales of the previous edition last year. The news comes as the new MX-5 wins the New Zealand Herald car of the year award for 2005.
The Mazda 6 has been crowned used car of the year 2005 by What Car? Magazine. Owners of the car admire its looks, which contributed to its top score in the JD Power Satisfaction Index. What Car editor, David Motton, said: "In the 6 Mazda has a superb family car that doesn't sacrifice its personality in the pursuit of practicality. In fact, it delivers both in spades.
Mazda has announced details of its forthcoming CX-7 model, which is scheduled to reach American retailers this spring. It is hoped the result will be an SUV that is fun and practical to drive, but also has Mazda's trademark 'Soul of a Sportscar'. It has a turbocharged 2.
Citroen is getting ready to launch its new C6, a model that can arguably be called the safest car in the world. This is partly due to the car's unique active bonnet, which is raised automatically in the event of an accident, thereby providing greater space for impact absorption. It also features a driver head-up display, which prevents the driver from being distracted while driving.
Online voters have named the Honda Civic the best-redesigned vehicle of 2006. The futuristic-looking car is available in 1.4-litre and 1.8-litre petrol versions with a choice of a 2.2-litre diesel engine as well. It is shorter and lower than previous editions, though this does not mean that it compromises on interior space.
The 2006 Mazda 6 is creating a buzz in the motoring industry, as car-buyers and experts eagerly await its release on the market. The new Mazda 6 has striking looks that are more than matched by an impressive six-speed automatic transmission gearbox, with the option for a manual gearbox available too.
Jeep has upgraded its Cherokee with major new specifications for 2006. The Sport edition also features alloy wheels, while the Limited model will come with satellite navigation and an electric roof. Simon Elliott, managing director of Chrysler group, said: "The 2006 model boasts a host of new standard equipment but without any price increase.
With starting prices of just £11,195 the cheap new cars have now passed their 200,000 sales mark in Britain and look set to be a popular choice in the new year. Other deals in January include almost £2,000 off for the C4 and a huge £3,650 cut from the Xsara Picasso 1.6Hdi LX.
The new Citroen C6 has been deemed the safest car for pedestrians by Euro NCAP standards. This prevents pedestrians from hitting solid structures, such as the car's engine, and so greatly reduces potential serious pedestrian injuries. Euro NCAP chairman Claes Tingvall says: "It is very gratifying that Citroen have achieved four stars for pedestrian protection.
The S-line A4 for Saloon and Avant models will now have improved wheels and front sports seats. It will also feature an upgraded stereo, the "Concert II" audio system. Buyers will be pleased to hear that the new A4 S-line is now cheaper than the previous model.