Dacia has sold more than 11,500 cars since launching in the UK 10 months ago. The Duster is the marque's best selling model, with 5600 sold to date. The Sandero has sold 5400 units. The firm has just handed over its 10,000th car, a Duster, to a buyer in Perth, Scotland.
The Subaru Outback is now available with a 2.0-litre Boxer diesel mated to a Lineartronic CVT gearbox; a world first, according to its maker. It claims 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of 166g/km. Other revisons include interior and exterior styling tweaks and changes to the suspension setup for improved ride comfort.
Volvo Cars has appointed Mikael Ohlsson to its board of directors. Ohlsson is a former IKEA Group boss and takes over the position on the board of directors that was occupied by Håkan Samuelsson. Volvo says he brings a “deep knowledge of customer-focused retail operations”.
The much-needed diesel engine for the Cadillac range won’t be here next year, says the brand’s European boss, Thomas Sedran. Caddy owner GM is currently considering what Sedran describes as “two timing options” for the diesel, but neither includes 2014.