Car Sales

Lancia Ypsilon

It may have a bewilidering family tree, but the new Ypsilon is still a likeable little car

Kia cee'd named as Best Value New Car by Parkers

Car price tracking experts Parkers have introduced new set of motor industry gongs with a difference. The Parkers New Car Awards focus on value for money and all-in cost of ownership, and the first winner is the Kia cee'd. The cee'd has already impressed buyers with a combination of good performance and keen initial pricing, and it's familiar to millions of Top Gear viewers as the programme's current “reasonably priced car”. The Parkers award confirms that it can be an interesting long-term proposition as well.

Auto Trader in the Pink

Car-buying website autorader.co.uk has reported a big spike in interest in pink cars after the colour guide Pantone named Honeysuckle Pink as its “Colour of the Year”. Honeysuckle Pink, best described as a shade of magenta, is forecast to be the most popular colour of 2011, and searches for magenta cars on autotrader.co.uk rose from 2,629 in December 2010 to 9,863 in January.

Album: Warpaint, The Fool (Rough Trade)

Warpaint aren’t the typical sunny LA girl group. Gothic with a g somewhere between upper and lower case, their looming basslines and spidery guitars interweave with meandering melodies and mediaeval harmonies which sound like Miranda Sex Garden fronting The Cure.

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Black future for India's Model T

It was once said that you could have any car in India as long as it was a Hindustan Ambassador. But then came competition from overseas, and its sales went into reverse

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Put aside all the frustrations of the marque's turbulent history – this is the best Alfa in years