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Lexus accelerates to 250,000 hybrid SUV sales in Europe

Lexus hybrid range

UK demand has helped Lexus pass the milestone of 250,000 hybrid SUV sales in Europe. More than 25% of the total sales were achieved in the UK, boosted since the introduction of the RX 400h in 2005 – the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle. Since that ground-breaking innovation, Lexus has …

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Red Dot design prizes for Honda and Kia

Honda e

The Honda e and Kia XCeed have both won prestigious Red Dot design awards. Honda’s highly acclaimed all-electric city car has been awarded the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020’ award – the highest honour in the internationally renowned ‘Red Dot’ awards, for its ground-breaking product design. The Honda …

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Coronavirus: Six-month emergency MOT extension

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Drivers worried about getting an MOT because of the coronavirus crisis have been handed a reprieve. Cars, vans and motorcycles due their MOT from March 30, 2020, will have their MOT extended by 6 months. However, the government has warned that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition. The …

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Top 10 most popular cars featured in video games

Volkswagen Beetle

The iconic Volkswagen Beetle has surprisingly topped a list of the most featured cars in video games. Spotted in games such as Grand Theft Auto, Grand Turismo and Need for Speed, the people’s car beat supercars including the Ferrari Enzo to the top spot. Car buying comparison site carwow analysed …

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Police crackdown on MOT dodgers

MOT testing station

More than 68,000 motorists have been caught driving without an MOT since stricter guidelines were introduced, new research has revealed. The MOT test changed in May 2018, with tighter rules around emissions and safety as well as higher fines for drivers caught with an unroadworthy vehicle. A freedom of information …

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Van drivers are still using phones behind the wheel

Texting while driving a van

Fewer than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving and are continuing to risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for making calls on the go. The shocking finding is revealed in a new study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. It shows that the average worker …

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Top 10 most-advertised electric vehicles

All-electrric Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the most-advertised electric vehicle (EV), according to one of the UK’s leading car classifieds websites. That other great stalwart of the UK EV scene, the Renault Zoe, was second, while the Tesla Model S wafted into DesperateSeller.co.uk’s Top 10 for the first time. “The Model S …

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New dealership gives away £12,000 Citroen C4 Cactus

Jordan Randall Jumps for Joy at Motorpoint Swansea

Lucky Jordan Randall is celebrating after winning a Citroen C4 Cactus as part of Motorpoint Swansea’s launch celebrations. The 28-year-old security guard, who works at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, was one of over 7,200 people from south west Wales who entered a competition to win the car. “I’m still pinching …

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BMW Postpones the New Mini due to Brexit

BMW is postponing the release of the new Mini generation due to Brexit. The Munich-based group has delayed the plans for the development of the compact car due to the uncertainty on trade relations between the United Kingdom and the EU. This will make forecasting for long-term investments more difficult. …

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UK’s Top 10 most popular new cars

The Ford Fiesta was toppled from its traditional top spot as Britain’s best-selling new car by the Volkswagen Golf during February, according to the latest official figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that 3,457 Golfs were registered compared to 3,123 Fiestas. In all, 79,594 new cars …

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