Bentley's Continental GT3 race car will get its motorsport debut in Abu Dhabi, while Hyundai starts production of the new i10 in Turkey
26 September 2013

The Bentley Continental GT3 will make its race debut at the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in December. It marks Bentley's return to motorsport after an absence of ten years. The race car, powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing approximately 600bhp, was first revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. 

The new Mazda 3 has been chosen to launch Mazda's bespoke infotainment system, dubbed MZD Connect. The 7-inch display offers the DAB radio, music and Bluetooth functions, but also lets motorists access Facebook and Twitter feeds from the car. Mazda says the system offers more than 40,000 choices of content.

Production of the new Hyundai i10 has begun in Turkey. The expansion of Hyundai's plant in Izmit has been completed, doubling its annual capacity to some 200,000 vehicles. The plant already produces the i20, and from today will also produce the latest generation of Hyundai's city car.

Carl Peter-Forster has joined Gordon Murray Design as Board Director. The appointment marks the start of the company's bid to make its iStream Manufacturing System a production reality. The company has recently added 43 new positions at its Shalford headuarters and acquired two new sites as part of its expansion.

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26 September 2013

I hope Mazda are planning to introduce this on the CX-5 and 6 soon. Perhaps it can be part of a freshening up of the touch screen currently in use in both cars, as it looks a little 'aftermarket'. Hopefully it will be in place when I come to replace my car next Feb.
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The Hyundai i10 offers bags of kit at a keen price, but needs more character

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