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First Aston Martin DBX drives off production line

First Aston Martin DBX

The first Aston Martin to be “Made in Wales” has been driven off the production line at the company’s new St Athan plant. The event was all the more remarkable because it’s just four years since Aston Martin announced its investment in the manufacturing facility. With its all-wheel drive system, …

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Rugby stars tackle rugged Jeep Wrangler

Rugby star Dillon Lewis with his Jeep Wrangler Night Eagle

Two Wales rugby internationals have taken delivery of tough new Jeep Wranglers. Cardiff Blues and WRU tighthead prop, Dillon Lewis, and former WRU and current Worcester Warriors centre, Ashley Beck, both chose the iconic go-anywhere 4×4 as their daily drives, independently of one another. Six-foot Dillon opted for the four-door …

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Book your MOT to beat the rush

MOT testing station

Drivers are urged by the RAC to avoid the expected MOT rush by booking this summer. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of motorists have held off getting their MOTs by making use of the six-month MOT coronavirus extension which ends on 1 August. The call comes as new research …

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Tesla Model 3 named ‘new car of the year’

Tesla Model 3 review

The Tesla Model 3 has been crowned New Car of the Year 2020 at the annual Auto Trader New Car Awards. Tesla’s acclaimed Model 3 proved to be an aspirational favourite with the public, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Kia Niro and Porsche Macan for Best New …

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Average UK car costs £192 a month to run

Cost of motoring

New research has revealed that it costs an average of £192 a month to run a car, with fuel accounting for nearly half of all expenditure. The study, conducted by online car parts provider CarParts4Less, calculated an eye-watering total of £2,300 a year. Fuel costs for a typical driver were …

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End of an era for the Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne milestone

After more than a decade in production, the final example of the Bentley Mulsanne has been completed. More than 7,300 Mulsanne luxury saloons – all handcrafted at Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire – have left the production line. The Mulsanne’s lineage can be traced back through Bentley’s history, from the …

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SEAT Ibiza crowned ‘Used Car of the Year’

Seat Ibiza review

SEAT’s popular Ibiza has been named ‘Best Used Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Used Supermini’ at the Auto Express 2020 Awards. The panel of judges cited its space and comfort, coupled with a refined and agile driving experience. The current (fifth) generation of Ibiza was named ‘Best Supermini’ at …

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It’s the 50th birthday of the original Range Rover

Original Range Rover and Range Rover Fifty

Land Rover is celebrating the golden anniversary of the game-changing Range Rover with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty. Launched on 17 June 1970, the pioneering Range Rover was the original luxury SUV, boasting superb refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability. In its lifetime, the Range Rover has achieved …

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