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World Premiere of New, Ultra-Low CO2 2008 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic in London

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Ford of Europe's Most Fuel Efficient Model Debuts in London

COLOGNE, 22 July 2008 – Bringing style and new levels of low-CO2 efficiency, Ford of Europe’s most frugal car ever – the new Fiesta ECOnetic – makes its world premiere today at the British International Motor Show in London.

2008 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic (UK)2008 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic (UK)

Highlights:
* Official figures confirmed as combined 3.7l/ 100km (76.3mpg) and 98g/ km CO2
* 1.6-litre, 90 PS Duratorq TDCi with coated Diesel Particulate Filter
* Unique modifications, including improved aerodynamics package and low rolling resistance tyres

Ford's Line-Up at 2008 British International Motor Show

Preview of new, 300PS 2009 Ford Focus RS

BRENTWOOD, 18 July, 2008 – The legendary Ford RS performance car brand is back, as a preview of the exciting new 2009 Ford Focus RS heads the star attractions on the Ford stand at the 2008 British International Motor Show.

2009 Ford Focus RS2009 Ford Focus RS

Highlights:
* UK debut of all-new Ford Fiesta, including new Fiesta Zetec S, with range prices announced
* Premiere of new ultra-low CO2 Fiesta ECOnetic
* Host of other attractions, including live Ford show every day and six metre Ford Ranger climbing wall

Porsche Wins Its Fight to Prevent Increase in London Congestion Charge

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Six-figure donation to youth charity after court victory

Stuttgart/London, 7/7/2008 -- Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, and its sales subsidiary Porsche Cars Great Britain, won their fight against the increase in the London congestion charge. The signature of a consent order by an administrative court in London has finally swept the plans of the former Mayor, Ken Livingstone, to introduce an unfair and disproportionate daily charge of £25 per driver in central London off the table. The agreement also included the award of legal costs. Porsche will donate these costs, expected to be a six-figure sum, to the British youth charity Skidz.

Ford Donations to East London Youth Footballers Reach £230,000

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DAGENHAM, Essex, April 29, 2008 – A Thames Gateway community scheme, which uses football to help tackle social issues in the area, has benefitted from a further £20,000 donation from Ford.

The Thames Gateway Youth Football Project has received a total of £230,000 from the UK car and commercial vehicle market leader's charitable arm over the last eight years.

In that time Ford Dagenham, the capital's largest manufacturing employer, has seen diesel production rise to over 1,000,000 engines a year – and an extra 500 manufacturing specialists have been recruited.

New SEAT Ibiza Is on Display All Over Europe in Three Rigs

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Visiting 17 Countries In 40 Days

Martorell, 28-04-2008 -- Since last 2 April, when the new SEAT Ibiza made its world debut at the Martorell Prototype Centre, three spectacular rigs equipped with glass showcases, a colourful light show and interior cameras have been making an intense, exciting tour around Europe in order to show off SEAT’s new model before its commercial launch.

New SEAT Ibiza on Display All Over Europe in Three RigsNew SEAT Ibiza on Display All Over Europe in Three Rigs

Highlights:
# Europe’s largest capital cities will get a close look at the new SEAT Ibiza
# The spectacular motorcade will travel a total of 50,000 kilometres
# The “Ibiza Tour” will visit more than 30 cities in Spain

Ford Model T Stars in the Design Museum Tank in London

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BRENTWOOD, ESSEX, April 7, 2008 – The car that changed the world has been installed in the famous glass 'tank' outside front of the Design Museum in London, within sight of Tower Bridge.

This display of the Ford Model T by the Design Museum recognises the significance of the vehicle as the first car to be assembled on a moving production line, helping to turn America into an industrial economy and mobile society.

This 1910 example of the Ford Model T has been provided by the Ford Heritage Collection, which is based further down the River Thames from the Design Museum at the Ford Dagenham plant. The car will be on display until April 20.

Model T is 100 years old

2008 British International Motor Show

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The award-winning British International Motor Show sponsored by Zurich Connect returns to ExCeL Londo bringing glamour, excitement, innovation, inspiration and more. There's something for everyone with hundreds of cars on display, global premieres and tons of interactive features.

The Heritage Enclosure, Supercar Paddock, Drift School, Kids Car Zone, Adventure Land 4x4 experience and on water displays are just some of the treats on offer and the entertainment continues as the sun goes down with The Motor Show Music Festival!

Dates/Times:

Tuesday 22 July - PRESS ONLY
Wednesday 23 July (VIP Preview Day): 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 24-25 July: 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 26-17 July: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday 28 July - 1 August: 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 02 August: 10:00 - 20:00

Nissan Environmental Technologies on Display at Science Museum, London

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Displays part of “The Science of Survival – Your Planet Needs You!”
five-year traveling exhibition

TOKYO, April 2, 2008 – A scale model of Nissan’s highly distinctive Pivo electric concept and several other of the company’s environmental technologies will be showcased at the "The Science of Survival" exhibition which opens Saturday April 5 at the prestigious Science Museum in London.

The thought-provoking and interactive exhibition explores how our lives could be affected by environmental changes and resource availability by 2050. The exhibition was developed in consultation with scientists and researchers and is co-sponsored by Nissan.

2008 Fiat 500 ‘Flies’ on London Eye

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Turin, January 22, 2008 -- FIAT Group Automobiles UK Ltd last night (Mon Jan 21) launched the stunning new Fiat 500 with a flight in one of the capsules on the British Airways London Eye.

The Fiat 500 took to the sky at 8.00pm – exactly 500 hours into 2008 – as a fantastic light show lit up a showbiz and celebrity event on the banks of the River Thames.

2008 Fiat 500 launch on the London Eye2008 Fiat 500 launch on the London Eye

Around 500 VIPs including Kelly Osbourne, Jade Jagger, Eva Herzigova, Eddie Jordan, Leah Wood and 1,500 people were invited to the all-ticket launch event, which featured fantastic live performances by pop sensations Mika, The Feeling and The Vibrants.

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