Britain’s Best Driver’s Cars will take to the Live Action Arena at the Performance Car Show, running alongside Autosport International at Birmingham’s NEC from January 9-12. Led by supercars such as the 468bhp Porsche 911 GT3 and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, ten cars will parade through the 5,000-seat Live Action Arena. Also assembling will be the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, the Toyota GT86, Jaguar F-TYPE S, Porsche Cayman S and Ford Fiesta ST Mountune.
On sale from January 3, the 36-strong all-new third-generation Mazda3 line-up is priced from £16,695 to £23,345. The range comprises 21 five-door hatchback models and 15 four-door Fastback models.
Audi have confirmed that a new SUV model called the Q1 will be produced at its plant in Ingolstadt, Germany from 2016.
A 1905 Mercedes Simplex 28/32 HPs Phaeton has sold for £720,000 at Coys’ True Greats sale in London. This Mercedes is one of the oldest surviving examples of the marque in the world that is still complete and roadworthy. The car was bought by an overseas collector in Eastern Europe.
Ford unveiled the new Mustang – the first Mustang ever to go on sale in Europe in almost 50 years of production.
Citroën UK and Benefit Cosmetics have collaborated on a one-off version of Citroën’s DS3. Called DS3 by Benefit, the colourful model is an exploration of ideas and themes in a unique concept form, which marks the start of a new partnership between the two brands.