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Citroens have proved to be some of the most secure new cars on sale after topping the table in this year All of the entrants were rated out of five stars in 'theft of' and 'theft from' tests with the C4 and C5 two of only six cars to achieve full marks in both categories. The high security ratings mean the new Citroen customers will be able to enjoy cheap car insurance deals.
Honda is expecting to sell over 3 million cheap new cars worldwide by the end of the year, with extra growth predicted for 2006. The US will see an expected 1.45 million sales, making a four per cent increase and European sales will rise to 285,000, which is a jump of 11 per cent.
If you have £108,000 burning a hole in your pocket you could go out and bag yourself an Aston Martin. Alternatively head up to Manchester and pick up the most valuable Citroen C2 in the world. The interior has been completely gutted to make room for an "F1-style" centrally mounted drivers seat and joystick steering control.
For another £1,995 the new BMW X5 Exclusive Edition boasts an impressive array of extras including high-gloss Shadowline finish, 18-inch alloys, colour-coded exterior and black exhaust tailpipes. Meanwhile the interior offers leather upholstery After a shaky start to UK sales the new BMW X5 can now boast many fans thanks to its safety record, image and levels of performance.
Aside from the new grille the German manufacturer has chosen to leave the new Audi A4 Cabriolet with the same clean, understated lines that have made it a favourite over the last decade. Only the rear light cluster and alloy wheels get a re-design. Under the bonnet and three new power plants will be available when the new Audi A4 goes on sale in November this year. Typically refined 2.
Recently unveiled at the Limousine and Chaffeur Show the relatively cheap new Audi A8 impressed the organisers so much that it was named Chauffeur Car of the Year for its performance, available variants, low maintenance costs and of course passenger comfort.
Initially the new BMW 5 Series available with a six speed manual gearbox, The BMW will introduce an automatic option early in 2006. Also as standard in the entry level model are eight air bags, 16-inch alloy wheels and traction control.
Data from Jato Dynamics shows that car sales reached 1.24 million vehicles in July, with new car registrations dropping slightly, and figures for the first seven months of the year are on a par with 2004. Volkswagen topped brand performance, with a 1.1 per cent rise in sales last month, and Renault was the market leader for the first seven months of July.
With a manual six-speed gear box as standard the new BMW 130i reaches 60mph in a startling 6.1 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 155mph. The new BMW 130i is available with two spec levels, the standard SE or the tricked up M Sport option, and it has to be said the M Sport looks the part.
Jaguar has released details of the September launch of its turbodiesel Jaguar XJ saloon. The standard alloy bodied model is currently taking a chunk out of Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series and Audi A8 sales. Jag is expecting that autumn's addition to the range will shake the market up even further. The new turbodiesel engine has already received high praise from ITV motoring, which described the 2.