CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
ECONOMICAL C1 GETS A REFRESH
Citroen’s smallest car gets a fresh look for 2012. The latest C1 is cleaner and greener and boast more than 65.7mpg, emitting just 99g/km of CO2 and making it Congestion Charge exempt. It goes on sale in April.

NEW MONDEO SHOWS OFF ASTON MARTIN-LIKE GRILL
Ford revealed its latest Mondeo at the Detroit Motor Show this week, badged Fusion in North America. The new-look car has smaller headlamps and a controversial Aston Martin-like grille and is longer than its predecessor.

RENAULT’S BUDGET DACIA RANGE TO HIT UK
Dacia, Renault’s budget sub-brand arrives in the UK next year and this new five or seven-seater MPV – called Lodgy – could be one to consider if it joins the Duster SUV crossover, Sandero saloon and Sandero Stepway SUV when they launch in January 2013.