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Siberian ice-drifting challenge for Lexus models

Lexus RC Coupe

The frozen wastes of Siberia provided the setting for a sub-zero driving experience that tested the handling capabilities of two very different Lexus cars – the RX luxury hybrid SUV and the V8-powered LC coupe. Not usually considered a natural environment for Lexus vehicles, the location for the adventure drive …

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Motorists obeying ‘stay home’ coronavirus lockdown rules

Stay home, protect NHS, save lives car

Most drivers are using their cars once a week or less for essential journeys such as buying food during the coronavirus lockdown, a new survey has confirmed. However, nearly one in 10 have chosen to flout government restrictions by making non-essential journeys, including driving a “short distance so they can …

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Nissan helps supply 100,000 NHS face visors per week

Nissan Sunderland Plant Scales Up Delivery of Protective Equipment to UK Health Workers

Car giant Nissan is using its huge Sunderland plant to help a project deliver 100,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) visors for NHS workers fighting Coronavirus. A team of volunteers have created a parts processing line in the final assembly area to sort thousands of individual visor parts and pack them …

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Toyota celebrates 10 million RAV4 sales

Toyota RAV4 review

Toyota’s ground-breaking RAV4 has reached the 10-million sales milestone globally. After 26 years and five model generations, the SUV is selling better than ever.  In 2019, it was not only the world’s best-selling SUV – it was also the fourth best-selling passenger car overall. North America is by far its …

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Skoda’s K-9 Kodiaq reports for police duty

Skoda Kodiaq police dog unit

The Kodiaq SUV is the latest vehicle in the Skoda range to be converted into a specially designed police dog unit. Providing greater visibility for the driver and offering increased ground clearance to help enable access to remote locations, the Kodiaq dog vehicle is fitted with a range of driver …

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Survey reveals UK’s fair weather motorists

wet weather driving tips

A fifth of motorists have been put off a car journey because of the rain over the past year, according to new research. The UK was hit by a series of torrential downpours last month following Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, with the Met Office reporting the wettest February on …

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Olympian Pippa Funnell handed keys to new SsangYong Rexton

Pippa Funnell and her new SsangYong Rexton

Top British horsewomen and member of the 2016 Olympic Team GB, Pippa Funnell MBE has taken delivery of her new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate. As a brand ambassador for SsangYong, Korea’s oldest 4×4 and SUV specialist producer, Pippa represents the company at all the major equestrian events she attends. “I am …

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Parents getting driven round the bend

London traffic

Nearly half of parents admit they find car journeys stressful – with kids’ habits and squabbling siblings adding 29 hours to journeys ever year. A study of 2,000 mums and dads found a quarter get annoyed by kids kicking the backseat, and more than a third get stressed by their …

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