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The week: Nov 19-23

Time 5:04 pm, November 23, 2012

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

Monday November 19

BMW’s from-standard DAB radio adoption will push other manufacturers to do the same, says CAP

Dealer group Yeomans has won a global award from Nissan – in recognition of its customer satisfaction and sales success rates.


The Land Rover Defender, BMW 7 Series and Audi A5 were revealed to be the most-stolen cars in Britain by Swiftcover.com

David Cameron’s former car – a 1960 Fiat 500L – fetched double its estimate at auction, selling for £18,000.

 

Tuesday November 20

Ssangyong launched a new commercial vehicle based on their Korando SUV – named the Korando CSX.

Jaguar Land Rover announced plans to start building cars in China, after demand for models from the country started to exceed supply.


Dacia’s Sandero supermini will be available on finance deals from as little as £69 per month, the firm revealed.

The Government have switched off the lights on over 121 miles of motorway over the last three years in order to ‘save energy’, it was revealed.

 

Wednesday November 21

Andy Entwhistle joined Blackball Media – publishers of Car Dealer – as operations director.

Yorkshire-based luxury car finance firm Bridford announced a merger with DSG Financial services.

Fiat hit the milestone of producing one million ‘new’ 500s in just five years.

Electric cars will be forced to make artificial noise from the end of next year, the UN has announced.

 

Thursday November 22

Mazda launched a refreshed approved used scheme – with three additional new features for buyers.

The Mitsubishi Lancer is Britain’s most reliable car, announced Warranty Direct.

MG told Car Dealer of plans for further dealers in a bid to boost sales.

The Government announced plans to change congestion charge rules – meaning thousands of motorists may not receive exemption for their cars.

 

Friday November 23

4×4 sales are on the rise as the winter season nears, BCA announced.

The AA reported a record number of call outs as flooding hits Britain.

The government announced tough new plans against drink drivers.

The UK needs £10 billion to cure its ‘pothole crisis’, according to the Local Government Association.

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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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