The Week: Nov 12-16

Time 9:55 am, November 19, 2012

HERE ARE the most interesting and talked-about stories over the past five days, collated and summarised by us.


Monday, November 12

A WEST COUNTRY Seat dealer was in the pink – having created a one-off magenta coloured Mii.

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

JAGUAR LAND ROVER were feeling positive – having experienced a sales boost in October 2012.

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

TOYOTA announced details of another recall – across 2.8 million cars worldwide, meanwhile…

AN ADVERT for the Japanese maker’s GT86 was banned – the ASA stating that it encouraged dangerous driving.





Thursday, November 15

AUCTION room morale has dropped, according to CAP – as lower-quality vehicles flood the system.

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

BLACK CAB maker LTI announced a fix for its recalled TX4 cabs had been found – thanks to a new steering box supplier.

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.

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