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Seat

Budget Puts Seat Ibiza At The Top Of Company Car Lists

Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget this week has put SEAT’s super-frugal line-up of Ibiza E Ecomotive models in pole position for fleet and business drivers looking to keep a lid on their company car tax and running costs.

Company car tax – referred to as benefit in kind (BIK) – is based on a percentage of the vehicle’s recommended retail price, the type of fuel it uses, the amount of CO2 it emits and the driver’s salary level.

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Advanced Auto NEWS

Environment Agency Goes Pure Electric With The Delivery Of Its First Mitsubishi I-Miev

After decades of experimentation, innovation and trials, the future of motoring is here and today sees the Environment Agency take delivery of its first pure-electric vehicle (EV) in a bid to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint. The event coincides with Climate Change Week which is aimed at demonstrating what can be done by businesses and individuals to reduce CO2 and to encourage more people to act on climate change.

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Mercedes-Benz

Newest Sprinter van is Brilliant, Maybach-like inside

Mercedes-Benz is known worldwide for producing luxury sedans, wagons, coupes, cabriolets and SUVs, but now the automaker is making a foray into the luxury van segment with the introduction of the Sprinter-based Brilliant Vans and Mini Buses.
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Renault

Renault Launches New Bose Pack For Scenic And Grand Scenic

Building on the success of its partnership with audio specialists, Bose, which began in 2008 with several of its larger models, Renault is now extending the premium sound system offering across its Scénic range for the first time.
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Nissan

2012 Nissan GT-R cracks its previous record on the Nürburgring [video]

Here’s a video showing the 2012 Nissan GT-R cracking its old record on the Nürburgring-Nordschliefe track.

Unfortunately, the video is in Japanese but we do get to see all 7 minutes and 24.22 seconds of the GT-R’s track run from inside the cabin. That time is still slower Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS, which comes in at 7m and 18 seconds according to Porsche.
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