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Rio To Join The CC Fold?

9 Mar, 2005

The first proper convertible from Kia is on the way, and it will be based on the Rio hatch unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Auto Express has learned plans are on the drawing board - literally.

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Vauxhall On Top As Sales Fall Short

9 Mar, 2005

New car sales have plunged to their lowest level since 2000, with February's total down a massive 15.7 per cent on the same month last year. Just over 77,000 vehicles were sold in the UK; in February 2004, 91,460 models found new homes.

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Ultimate SLR Brabs The Headlines

9 Mar, 2005

No matter how much power Mercedes' new diesel roadsters produce, they will still be left standing by this high-performance flagship.

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New 'VTR' Micra Muscles In

9 Mar, 2005

The most powerful production Nissan Micra is on its way. Bosses have confirmed a 110bhp, 1.6-litre variant will go on sale in the summer. It's the first time the supermini has ever been fitted with a petrol engine that large.

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Merc Lifts Lid On New Diesels

9 Mar, 2005

If ever there was proof of the oil-burning revolution, these two cars are it. For the first time, Mercedes' SLK and SL convertibles have been given diesel power.

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Fans' Fury In New X1/9 Engine Row

9 Mar, 2005

Outraged enthusiasts are petitioning Fiat to drop plans for a brand new version of the X1/9 sports car - because the engine will be fitted in the wrong place.

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Chop And Change For MINI

9 Mar, 2005

Remember the Mini Moke? If so, you will understand where Milan-based coachbuilder Castagna got the idea for this, the Tender. Designers showed off a pair of brand new MINI variants at the Geneva Motor Show, including this open version.

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Geneva Snippets

9 Mar, 2005

Grandeur is new flagship saloon from Hyundai. Launched at Geneva, it's unlikely to come to UK. Brit bosses are considering a 3.3 V6 variant of firm's Sonata instead.

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Austin Enters Auto Hall Of Fame

9 Mar, 2005

British motoring great Herbert Austin (image), has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. As the founder of the Austin Motor Company, he created the Longbridge site in the West Midlands - home to MG Rover - and is best known for the Seven.

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Strat Pack

8 Mar, 2005