Citroën promotes UK boss to CEO, Hyundai reveals football special editions, VW opens orders for Golf SV, Subaru to take on TT record, Rolls-Royce celebrates 110 years

Linda Jackson, Citroën's boss in the UK and Ireland, has been appointed CEO for the brand. Effective from June, Jackson will replace current brand boss Frederic Banzet. Among her key objectives will be to implement PSA's 'Back in the Race' plan, unveiled by boss Carlos Tavares last month. A new CEO for the DS brand, Yves Bonnefont, has also been appointed.

New Go and Go SE versions of the Hyundai ix35 and i30 have been launched to celebrate the forthcoming Fifa World Cup in Brazil. The special models feature new exterior trim and added equipment inside, with prices starting from £20,750 for the ix35 special edition and £16,000 for the i30.

Order books have opened for the Volkswagen Golf SV. Priced from £18,875, Volkswagen says the new model "packs in all the advanced technology of the award-winning Golf hatchback range, but in a larger, even more practical body." First deliveries of the model are expected in July.

Subaru is planning to set a new lap record for four-wheeled cars on the famous Isle of Man TT course. A 2015 WRX STI model will take on the course next month, aiming to beat the current record of 19 minutes and 56.7 seconds set in 2011. To do so, Subaru will have to beat an average speed of 115.6mph around the course.

This month marks 110 years since Rolls-Royce founders Charles Rolls and Henry Royce first met. The company celebrated the date with a special selection of its cars on display at its home close to the Goodwood motor circuit. To find out more about the history of Rolls-Royce, read our history special.

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