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Cars 3 Movie: The Art Of Recreation

Cars 3 Movie: The Art Of Recreation

By Swansway Motor Group 06-09-2017

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The new Cars movie is here! Lightning must recreate himself as newcomers challenge his racing title. Discover how real-life cars have reinvented themselves.

The Art of Recreation

If you’re a fan of Lightning & co, you’ll have been looking forward to the new Cars movie for a while.

Time to book your cinema tickets, grab some popcorn and head for an outing with family and friends to view the latest escapades of these loveable, animated, automotive characters.

It’s third time around for this tenacious stock car as he attempts to hold onto his domination of the racing circuit. However, new motor on the track, Jackson, is a tough act to beat. When it looks like Lightning’s skills are fading, he’s forced to reinvent himself to be in with a chance of competing…

It’s a story that happens time after time on car forecourts - older models are overlooked in favour of new, improved and flashier vehicles. At Swansway Group, we’re always excited to be able to introduce a brand new motor to our customers, but we also have a soft spot for the old favourites.

We’ve found eight super-successful car models that have survived the years by evolving to meet technological and styling trends. Each version has managed to fend off stiff competition from younger models, proving that experience and determination can win out in the end!

Jaguar xj

Jaguar XJ

One of the most well known luxury saloons, the home-grown Jaguar XJ has graced the motor scene for 6 decades. In that time, the XJ has become a familiar sight on our roads and our TV screens as the car of choice for aging detectives and a favourite of the Royal Family.

The original Jaguar XJ model came with leather upholstery and fairly ground - breaking power steering as standard.

The latest version, however has easily shaken off the geriatric image by providing driver and passengers with the very latest in-car technology and safety features.

First Released
1968

Number of Generations
8

latest revision
2009

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Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Since its introduction, thousands of hours of Japanese research has gone into keeping the Honda Civic current. Appearing variously as a hatchback, saloon and coupé, its 10 different incarnations have helped it to remain one of the best selling cars in the world.

First introduced as a compact car, the original Civic has now evolved into an economical family car with a sporty design. A five-door, three-door, tourer and new turbocharged performance version, the Civic Type R, ensure that its will continue to appeal to a wide range of drivers.

First Released
1972

NUmber of Generations
10

latest revision
2016

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VW Golf

VW Golf

The Volkswagen Golf was itself designed as a replacement model, intended to supercede the VW Beetle. It was genuinely a trendsetter, with the GTi introduced in 1976 as the first ‘hot hatch’ paving the way for other compact fuel-injected cars.

Within the first 2 years of production, the VW Golf Mk1 had sold one million models. Fast forward more than 40 years and the latest Volkswagen Golf continues to be a big seller, regularly reaching the top of car sales charts with economical TSI and TDI engines now added to the range, as well as optional 4MOTION four-wheel-drive.

First Released
1974

NUmber of Generations
8

latest revision
2014

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Audi TT

Audi TT

The Roadster followed very shortly after the Audi TT Coupé was launched, both with fully independent suspension and the option of front wheel drive or Audi’s legendary quattro four-wheel drive.

The racy nature of the original TT prompted the swift introduction of Audi's Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Anti Slip Regulation (ASR). In the 2014 2.0-litre Audi TT model, capable of 0-60mph in under 6 secs, these safety features (and more) are now accompanied by the Audi Virtual Cockpit, comprising a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

First Released
1999

NUmber of Generations
3

latest revision
2014

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Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda

Practical and simple, the first version of the Fiat Panda included rear seats that could fold completely flat to form a makeshift bed or be completely removed to create a useful minivan and engines as small as 0.6-litre.

The range now consists of engines ranging from 0.9-litre, up to 1.3-litre. Despite being a compact model, the latest Fiat Panda has a spacious feel, thanks to raised seating and panoramic windows. The range is now complemented by the Panda Cross and Panda 4x4 which helps to meet the increasing demand for SUVs.

First Released
1980

NUmber of Generations
3

latest revision
2011

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Seat Ibiza

Seat Ibiza

Boasting Italian styling coupled with a German engine and manufactured in Spain, the first SEAT Ibiza was truly a European collaboration. Its popularity no doubt had something to do with the System Porsche engine under the bonnet.

Now with keyless entry, wireless phone charging and integrated navigation system, the 2017 SEAT Ibiza has been brought right up to date. Low emissions and economical running costs, as well as a range of optional extras such as alloy wheels and panoramic sunroof, make the Ibiza perfect car for today’s roads and sets it in good stead for the future.

First Released
1984

NUmber of Generations
5

latest revision
2017

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Land Rover
Range Rover

Range Rover

Initially designed with just 3 doors, the 1970 Range Rover was the ultimate utility vehicle with vinyl seats and a plastic dashboard that could be hosed down with ‘luxuries’ such as rear doors, carpeted floor and power steering being introduced at a later date.

In contrast, the current Range Rover is one of the most luxurious off-road vehicles on the market. All-terrain capability is maintained whether you choose the supercharged petrol, one of the two diesel engines or the hybrid option. Practicality even extends to the Automatic Access Height feature which lowers the Range Rover to allow easy access.

First Released
1970

NUmber of Generations
4

latest revision
2017

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Whether or not Lightning is as much
of an expert at reinvention
remains to be seen.

Get your hands on the latest incarnation of all of these cars by visiting your nearest Swansway dealership and take a look at our used cars to bag yourself a bargain from a previous generation. Then, pop along to your local cinema to find out if Lightning masters the art of recreation, too!

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