Suzuki reveals SX4 S-Cross pricing from £14,999, Hyundai to take part in Hydrogen trials, UK car production up in first half of 2013

Suzuki's SX4 S-Cross will cost from £14,999 when it goes on sale in October. The sub-£15k price tag buys a 1.6-litre manual model in SZ3 trim. Prices rise to £23,549 for the most expensive model, a 1.6-litre Allgrip manual model in SZ5 trim.

Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell models will begin long-term testing in London as part of a plan to grow a hydrogen infrastructure in the capital. The vehicles will be leased to public and fleet customers — and are the first of 1000 hydrogen vehicles Hyundai will produce before 2015.

UK car manufacturing grew by 1.1 per cent in the first half of 2013, new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show. Over 764,000 new vehicles were made in this country, with four out of five cars built here being exported overseas.

Engine manufacturing in this country rose by almost 11 per cent in June to 225,266 units. However, despite the summer rise the year to date remains down by over one per cent. The SMMT says weak export volumes are limiting growth.

Our Verdict

Hyundai ix35 crossover
Style-conscious soft-roader has lots of kit, but what about ability?

The Hyundai ix35 is a style-conscious soft-roader with lots of kit, but what about ability?

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