Renault has announced its financial results for the first half of 2013. The Renault Group has an operating income of a negative €249 million, and a net income of €97 million, compared with €774 million in the first half of 2012. Group revenues are down by almost one per cent on last year, at €20,441 million.
Skoda has revealed another special edition of the Fabia, this time based on the Monte Carlo. The Tech Estate will be available with either a 1.2-litre petrol engine or a 1.6-litre diesel and will cost from £12,575. The car features satellite navigation and bluetooth connectivity as standard.
Volkswagen has released a limited edition of the Jetta. Based on the SE model, the Limited Edition Jetta adds almost £3000 worth of extra equipment for only £160 more. That equipment includes VW's satellite navigation system, front and rear parking sensors and a DAB digital radio.
Dacia claims its £5995 Sandero Access is one of the least depreciating cars in the country. Based on selling after three years or 60,000 miles, Dacia says the Access would have lost £3615 in total, making it worth £2380. In other words, the car would have cost £1205 per year in depreciation.