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Toyota produces 4.5 millionth British-built car

Corolla - Toyota's 4.5 millionth British-built car

The restart of manufacturing at Toyota’s UK car plant has seen the factory produce its 4.5 millionth vehicle. The milestone model, a Toyota Corolla hybrid hatchback, came off the production line at the Japanese giant’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire. Production resumed on 26 May following temporary closure due to the …

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Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

RAC mechanic

Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make …

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Audi signs ‘Special One’ José Mourinho

José Mourinho, Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and new Audi Ambassador, with his Audi Q8

Tottenham Hotspur head coach José Mourinho has joined Audi as a brand ambassador. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the announcement of the reopening of Audi Centres across the UK for service business, and in England for sales (since June 1), plus the resumption of Premier League football …

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Top 10 errors made by drivers since lockdown

Lockdown motoring

New research has revealed that a fifth of motorists have struggled to get to grips with driving again after being off the road during the coronavirus lockdown. The average UK car is driven more than 7,000 miles per year – or an average of 583 miles per month, according to …

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Revealed: Top 10 cars stolen and recovered in 2019

Vehicle crime and car theft

Owners of premium and luxury cars are more at risk of finding their vehicle stolen, claims to new research. According to data held by Tracker, obtained by Confused.com, the Range Rover Sport was the most stolen and recovered vehicle in 2019, with the Top 10 list consisting only of prestige …

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Introducing the ‘Pay as you go’ Fiat 500

Fiat 500 Hybrid

Fiat has become the first car firm in the UK to launch a ‘Pay As You Go’ finance deal where a brand-new vehicle can be driven to work for £10.39 – around two-thirds of the price of the average daily London commute. Inspired by mobile phone sector, the deal applies …

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Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

30mph speed sign

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching …

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Britain’s best brands for car servicing and repairs

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Japanese franchised dealers dominate the rankings for servicing and repairs, according to new What Car? research. As dealers prepare to reopen showrooms on June 1 following the Covid-19 lockdown, franchised dealers for cars up to 20 years old were ranked on the quality of their work, perceived value for money …

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Car showrooms back in business from June 1

Suzuki Crown dealership

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that car showrooms in England will be allowed to open from June 1 in the latest move to ease the coronavirus lockdown. The finer detail is yet to be confirmed, but it’s thought that car retailers will be expected to follow the lead of …

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