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All-new Ford Kuga goes electric

2019 Ford Kuga

Ford has unveiled the stylish third generation of its best-selling SUV in the UK – and the next Kuga will be eco-friendly and more technologically advanced than ever. The attractive new addition to the range will be the first Ford to offer Mild, Plug-in and Full hybrid options. The Kuga …

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Car mileage fraud ‘at all time high’

car mileage fraud - clocking

The number of cars on UK roads with mileage discrepancies has risen to one in 14, claims new research. Automotive data experts HPI say the number of ‘clocked’ cars has risen from one in 20 cars in 2014 – an increase of nearly a third (30%) in just five years. …

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Alonso tests Toyota’s Dakar-winning Hilux

Fernando Alonso drives the Dakar-winning Toyota Hilux

Ex-Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has completed a two-day evaluation test of a Toyota Hilux with a difference in the Kalahari Desert. The Toyota Gazoo Racing ace, who currently leads the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers’ standings alongside team-mates Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, spent two days learning the …

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Pininfarina Battista hypercar to make UK debut

Pininfarina Battista - Geneva Motor Show 2019

Automobili Pininfarina’s 100% electric Battista hyper GT is to be one of the highlights of the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting (April 5-7). Ex F1 and Formula E driver Nick Heidfeld, who is also is the Battista’s lead development driver, will appear with the car at the event. Heidfeld holds the …

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Huge rise in abandoned cars on our streets

Abandoned car

Britain is becoming a scrapheap for dumped cars with councils removing 34 abandoned vehicles every day at a cost of more than £500,000. New data obtained by, through Freedom of Information requests to local authorities across England and Wales, reveals 12,442 abandoned vehicles were removed by councils in 2017/18. …

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Top 10 most reliable student cars

Toyota iQ

Cash-stricken students shouldn’t just choose the cheapest option when they are looking to buy a car – they should think long-term and also consider reliability and maintenance costs. Warranty Direct has done just that by compiling a list of the most reliable student cars looking at several key factors such …

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Go low-cost motor racing with MG

MG3 racer - picture Gareth Herincx

Have you ever wanted to go tin-top racing, but been put off by the astronomical costs? Here’s the answer to your dreams… The MG Car Club has teamed up with MG Motor UK and the SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre to develop a new budget racer based on the MG3 …

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Duty calls for Honda at 2019 Isle Of Man TT

Honda in Isle of Man TT car and motorcycle partnership 2019

Honda UK is returning to the the Isle of Man TT in 2019 as both the official motorcycle and car partner to the iconic motorcycle road race. A combination of CBR1000RR Fireblade SPs and Civic Type Rs will be provided to the race organisers who monitor the circuit throughout qualifying …

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Vauxhall Grandland X joins Blues and Twos

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety’s fleet of new Vauxhall Grand X vehicles

Vauxhall’s range-topping Grandland X SUV has joined the ranks at Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service which has ordered a fleet of eight vehicles. They will be used by officers to respond to incidents within the local community, including fire and emergency response. The Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community …

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Dishonest drivers staying silent over dents

Dented car

Almost one in five British motorists would not leave their contact details if they dented another car when parking, reveals new research. The shocking level of driver dishonesty is even more surprising as failing to stop is an offence under the Road Traffic Act, however minor an accident. Motorists also …

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