Mazda's new Sport Venture special editions come with integrated satellite navigation
A part sale of PSA Peugeot Citroën to Chinese car giant Dongfeng is believed to be imminent
Mercedes has improved the efficiency of some of its key A and B-class models, as well as the CLA
The Insignia is expected to get an eight-speed automatic gearbox
Mazda has introduced a range of special edition models, each fitted with a new 6-inch integrated infotainment system. The Sport Venture range, priced from £13,395, includes variants of the Mazda 2, 5 and MX-5. The models are on sale now.
Dongfeng has suspended trading of its shares, prompting rumours that a deal with PSA Peugeot Citroën is imminent. Negotiators from PSA are believed to be in final talks with the Chinese car giant, ahead of a deal which will see Dongfeng become a substantial shareholder in the firm.
Mercedes has announced a number of new, more efficient variants. The A220 CDI, B220 CDI and CLA 220 CDI models see displacement increased from 1.8- to 2.1-litres and in the case of the A-class, emissions drop to 102g/km. Mercedes says the 2.0-litre CLA 250 also now records CO2 emissions of 125g/km.
A recently spied Vauxhall Insignia is believed to be testing the firm's upcoming eight-speed automatic gearbox. The gearbox will replace the company's current six-speeder, and can handle torque outputs of up to 369lb ft. The Insignia could also get the firm's new 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine.