What is it? The Volkswagen Group is brilliant at making the most of what it has – and the A1 is a chief example. Using the same MQB chassis and engine architecture enjoyed by the latest VW Polo and Seat Ibiza, it’s a really premium product that bears only a passing resemblance to its siblings – and every resemblance to its bigger brothers within the Audi range.
There’s this idea going around that everybody who wears a suit for a living must have their car on a finance deal. Not so! It’s possible to have something that carries just as much weight in the company car park, is just as comfortable and equally good to drive for just £10,000 if you buy used.
The number of cars with false mileages on the road has hit 2.3 million, leading an organisation of councils to call for a ban on mileage-correction tools.
Spain’s prime minister has said his country will vote against the divorce agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom if Gibraltar’s future is not considered a bilateral issue between Madrid and London.
AO World has seen sales rise and losses narrow, but warned that a “challenging” market would see the online firm rely on its second half performance to meet annual expectations.
Winterwatch will return to the BBC this January, broadcasting from a new home in Scotland.
Hundreds of small businesses are to press ahead with a £350 million legal action against CYBG over claims they were mis-sold loans.
New TSB boss Debbie Crosbie is set to become one of the very few female chief executives of a British bank when she takes up her post next year.
Shareholders returns from UK companies grew at a slower pace than global counterparts in the third quarter, as a weaker pound held back dividend hikes.
What is it? Citroen has a history of producing cars that focus on the quality of the ride over anything else – most famously, the DS19 with its incredible ‘magic carpet’ suspension that would glide over any bump, ironing out potholes or uneven surfaces. The C5 Aircross is a completely new model for Citroen in Europe, although a slightly different version went on sale in China last year, and it combines the great features of the C3 Aircross and C4 Cactus into a larger, more premium package.