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The Week: January 1-5

Time 4:15 pm, January 4, 2013

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

Tuesday, January 1

Grand Prix legend Nigel Mansell hung up his racing harness – opening a car dealership in Jersey. Read more.

Broadbridge Heath Motor Company – a West Sussex-based dealer – was placed into administration. Read more.


More 20mph zones could be on the way, figures obtained by newspaper The Independent found.

Citroen ended production of its quirky executive car – the C6 – which was cut from right-hand-drive markets earlier this year.

Wednesday, January 2

Designer Peter Schreyer – accredited with Kia’s vibrant new range of designs – was appointed president of the company. Read more.

Auto Trader partnered with Yahoo Cars – allowing browsers of the site to quickly search for used cars through the advertising portal. Read more.


Autotrade-mail launched a brand new website – the first relaunch of the site since its conception in 1999. Read more.

Bentley created its fastest convertible yet – the Continental GTC Speed – which manages 0-60 in 4.1 seconds.

Thursday, January 3

The Toyota Land Cruiser is the car most efficient at holding its value, data released by Glass’s guide said. Read more.

Part exchange values rose in December – and for 2012 overall – according to data from Manheim. Read more.

Subaru cancelled their comprehensive ‘everything taken care of’ package – replacing it with a five-year, 100,000 mile warranty on much of its range. Read more.

Citroen added a touch of red to its popular DS3 supermini – giving the Mini rival a new ‘Red’ special edition.

Friday, January 4

Ford launched their revised Fiesta van – based on the facelift given to the passenger car. Read more.

TV’s Jake Humphrey will join The Sun on Sunday, it was revealed – heading up their new motoring section. Read more.

Young drivers are more likely to skimp on servicing, a report demonstrated – with 10 per cent of drivers aged between 18 and 24 claiming their car is never serviced.

Mercedes-Benz displayed revised versions of its E-Class coupe and cabriolet models – following the reveal of the standard car’s facelift last month.

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Staff Writer Jon is one of the Car Dealer team's newest members. You can also find him contributing to AOL Cars.

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