Manchester United-signed Trax in charity auction; world record-holding EV race car at Regent Street motor show; Nissan offers students manufacturing insight; Seat deals and upgrades
28 October 2013

Chevrolet is auctioning a Trax, signed by Manchester United's first team, to raise money for charity. The winning bidder will receive a Chevrolet Trax 1.6 LT with a liveried bonnet signed by the team.

The Regent Street motor show, which takes place on 2 November, will feature the record-breaking Drayson Racing Technologies Lola B12 69/EV electric race car. The car recently claimed the World Electric Land Speed Record for sub-999kg vehicles, setting a quiet flying mile at 205.139mph.

Nissan is offering students insight into its manufacturing, research and development and product design divisions as part of its involvement with the Government's 'See Inside Manufacturing' initiative. The scheme is hoped to encourage the next generation of the UK's manufacturing talent.

The Seat Toledo range has received a £2500 price cut, while the S and SE models gain additional equipment. The range now starts at £10,000. S grade models now feature electric rear windows and park sensors, while SE models gain touch screen navigation with DAB, formerly a £700 option.

Seat has also upgraded its hatchback range for 2014. The Mii is now available with a DAB and audio system upgrade and a number of new trim and wheel options. DAB also features in the Ibiza range, alongside ‘Seat Call’ which dials the emergency services in a crash. Cupra models gain a Performance Display function. The Leon SE and FR are now available with adaptive cruise control, while FR TDI 184 PS models are now available with a DSG transmission.

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28 October 2013

Following a well-publicised management restructuring the Trax still impresses up front, but is no longer the class leader it once was in the back. Future availability in Europe currently uncertain.

Well, someone had to say it first...

28 October 2013

I presume this Trax will be immune from being caught speeding and will somehow eek out more MPG than the stated figures and will cost a damn sight more than it's rivals but be worse performing, with the finger of blame pointing elsewhere.

28 October 2013

Customer: "And the X decal, that means it's the AWD version?"

Salesman: "Err, no that's Wayne Rooney's signature".

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