HERE ARE the most interesting and talked-about stories over the past five days, collated and summarised by us.
Monday, November 12
WESTDRIVE Kia in Braintree announced plans for a £1 million upgrade – transforming the dealer into the brand’s ‘Red Cube’ template.
CATERHAM released details of a new Seven trim level – the Supersport R.
Tuesday, November 13
WHAT CAR teamed up with Trusted Dealers – placing ads from the classified site onto the publication’s website.
THE GOVERNMENT announced plans to curb drink driving by taking away repeat offenders’ cars altogether.
Wednesday, November 14
AN ADVERT for the Japanese maker’s GT86 was banned – the ASA stating that it encouraged dangerous driving.
Thursday, November 15
UK car manufacturing is up 6.5 per cent, the SMMT announced – with a higher proportion finding homes in this country rather than for export.
THE National Trust’s head, Sir Simon Jenkins, lashed out at traffic lights – suggesting they should all be scrapped, and are ‘merely ways in which the state exerts control over us’.
Friday, November 16
MICHAEL COLE – CEO of Kia Motors UK – moved on to bigger things, now heading up Kia Europe.
PEUGEOT swapped its famous lion logo for something a bit more tame – Pudsey bear, as part of their Children in Need campaign.