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Ford Puma crowned new car of the year

Ford Puma

The acclaimed Ford Puma has won the overall 2021 Parkers New Car of The Year award – the icing on the cake after sweeping to victory in the hard-fought small family car category. Ford also took the Van of The Year prize (Ford Transit Custom), while the Ford Ranger scooped …

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Millions of motorists wary of driving in the dark

SEAT Ateca LED lights

New research has revealed that nearly one in three drivers actively avoid driving in the dark if possible. Of those who said driving in the dark makes them nervous, more than two thirds (68%) said it’s because they don’t like having lower visibility. Perhaps surprisingly, 18-24-year olds (37%) are most …

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Top 50 most reliable used cars

Reliable-cars-collage

Britain’s 50 most reliable used cars have been revealed using the latest research from leading consumer champion, What Car?, in association with heycar, the online used car marketplace. In the listings, the three top performing cars all achieved a perfect 100% reliability rating. They are the previous-generation versions of the …

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Range Rover’s half century celebrated at Goodwood

Range Rover 50th anniversary celebration - Goodwood 2020

A parade of 50 Range Rovers has taken place at Goodwood Motor Circuit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Range Rover. The procession included an eclectic mix of models from all over the country including Range Rover fire engines, expedition vehicles, ambulances, and record breakers. It was led …

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Are you a dipstick when it comes to cars?

Car maintenance

Nearly half of adults are baffled by their cars and have no idea where to put the screen wash, how to pop the bonnet – or even what size engine is under it. A study of 2,000 drivers found 44 per cent find cars ‘confusing’, with three in 10 unaware …

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Revealed: Britain’s best new cars

Skoda Octavia

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been crowned Car of the Year at the prestigious Auto Express New Car Awards. The popular hatchback also scooped two category wins (Compact Family Car of the Year and Estate Car of the Year), while Ford, Renault and Mercedes-Benz also won big. Auto Express’ team …

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Prestigious design award for new Fiat 500

New Fiat 500

The all-new Fiat 500 has won a Red Dot Award 2020 – one of the most coveted prizes in the world of industrial design. The Italian car giant’s first fully electric vehicle was crowned winner of the ‘Design Concept’ category.   The prestigious award was bestowed by an international jury consisting …

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Last-minute rush to book MOTs

MOT testing station

Millions of motorists are racing to book their MOT tests as garages face a six-month backlog from the Coronavirus lockdown. Nearly 12 million drivers were eligible for the MOT holiday introduced in March, with nearly two in five (37%) making use of the six-month extension. However, there are now an …

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Young drivers recklessly video calling while driving

Traffic jam

New research has revealed that nearly one-in-five of drivers aged 17-24 admit to taking part in video calls while behind the wheel. The rise in popularity of the likes of FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat for video calls “is posing a new and present danger on the UK’s roads”, …

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Vauxhall Corsa is top of the pops

Vauxhall Corsa

The all-new Corsa was the best-selling new car in September, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 10,553 new Corsas hit the road in September with the new 70-plate registration – the third month this year the supermini has achieved …

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