The new Vauxhall Astra has been named European Car of the Year 2016 at the 86th Geneva Motor Show.
The award was decided by 58 leading automotive journalists from around Europe and the Astra received 309 points versus 294 for the Volvo XC90 and 202 for the Mazda MX-5.
Ford Bridgend Engine Plant is building a new 200PS 1.6 petrol engine for the hottest ever Fiesta.
The Fiesta ST200 raises power 10% and torque by 20% giving the car a 6.7sec time from standstill to 62mph and production starts in June and deliveries are soon after with exclusive wheels, brakes and interior trim on seats but no prices have yet been given.
Mercedes-Benz is launching into the open-air season with the first cabriolet based on the C-Class, with a classic fabric soft top.
It is virtually the same size as the new C-Class Coupe but gets optional draught stop and neck-level heating and will arrive in the summer.
M versions of the BMW saloon, coupe and convertible can now be ordered with a competition package.
It embodies a stiffer chassis and 19hp power increase to 450bhp and prices rise from £59,595.