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Dacia LodgyRenault's sub-brand Dacia has revealed details of an MPV, named Lodgy. With UK Renault dealers due to begin sales of Dacias from 2013, with the Sandero and Duster, they may welcome the Lodgy soon afterwards if Renault considers there is sufficient market demand for a right-hand drive model.Source CAR January 5Read more....Peugeot 107 faceliftPeugeot has shown its newly-facelifted 107 city car at the Brussels Motor Show. It's the first major change to the Franco-Japanese city triplets. The 107 was jointly developed with Toyota and Citroën. Peugeot sells around 16,000 in a typical year.Source CAR January 5Read more....Citroën C1 faceliftCitroën has revealed the latest version of its popular city car, the C1, which now comes with new looks and is claimed to offer lower running costs. The new model is fitted with a three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 68bhp.Source Parkers January 5 Read more....New car newsShowroomLexus LF-LC 2+2 sports coupé conceptLexus has revealed the first glimpse at its LF-LC 2+2 sports coupé concept at the Detroit Motor Show. The new model marks a further step in the development of Lexus's design direction.Source Car January 5 Read more....Volkswagen CC VW has announced UK pricing for the new CC, which is now available to order. The four-door coupé, which drops the Passat badge of the old model, will cost £24,200 for the entry-level 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS, rising to £30,100 for the range-topping GT 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS DSG with BlueMotion Technology.Source AM January 5 Read more....Mercedes-Benz SLMercedes has revealed the first details about its new SL which will go on sale in the UK in July next year. The German brand claims the new model is true to its 'sport light­weight' SL moniker, being up to 140kg lighter than its predecessor.Source AM December 15Read more....

New car marketNewsNewsdigestShowroomAM AwardsNew carnewsAMIndexRecruitmentCayenne tweaks edge up power and cut emissionsDriven Porsche Cayenne diesel - on sale nowBy Tom SeymourPorsche has overhauled its Cayenne diesel to feature more power while increasing fuel economy and reducing emissions.The 4x4 may still rub Porsche enthusiasts the wrong way, but the Cayenne is what brings in volume and the most money for the brand.The engine tweaks mean power is boosted from 240bhp to 245bhp and some bodyshell liposuction sees fuel economy rise to 39mpg from 38.2mpg and CO2 emissions have dropped six grams to 189g/km. The CO2 reduction hasn't made a difference to VED costs, but squeezing a bit of extra mileage out of the tank will always be welcomed by customers.So not gigantic improvements then, but things are moving in the right direction and it all helps to make owning a luxury SUV that bit more affordable. Did I say affordable? Customers forking out for a diesel will have to pay almost £4,000 over the petrol model and AM's test model was fitted with an eye watering £14,000 worth of optional extras. Plenty of upsell opportunities then.Customers expect the best from Porsche and build quality is excel-lent. The cabin is roomy and there's plenty of space in the back for rear occupants. The boot has 670 litres of space.The Cayenne is excellent at wafting around in comfort, with impressive acceleration in keeping with Porsche's sporting heritage. Handling is sharp and the steering feels nicely weighted. However, while the diesel is swift, it's a quiet and refined experience, rather than an exhilarating thrill ride.An equivalent BMW X5 is £8,500 cheaper than this fully loaded Cayenne diesel so customers will have to calculate the value of the Porsche badge before deciding what they go for. If they should choose to flash the cash, they will be safe in the knowledge that the Cayenne diesel holds its value exceptionally well as a used car, retaining 70.4% after three years.SpecificationPrice £60,380Engine 3.0-litre V6 245bhpPerformance 0-62mph 7.6 secs; top speed 138mphTransmission 8-sp autoEfficiency 39.2mpg; 189g/km CO2RV (3yr/30k) 70.4%Rivals BMW X5, Range Rover SportBodyshell liposuction nudges up mpg to 39