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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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Peugeot 208 wins 2020 European Car of the Year

Peugeot 208 wins 2020 European Car of the Year

The all-new Peugeot 208 has been crowned European Car of the Year, comfortably beating two high-profile electric vehicles from Tesla and Porsche. The supermini, which is offered with both conventional engines and a 100% electric powertrain, scored 281 points, ahead of the Model 3 (242) and the Taycan (222). Other …

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Motorists failing the MOT memory test

MOT testing station

Millions of drivers are at risk of being slapped with a fine, penalty points or even a driving ban for driving a car in a dangerous condition. Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, found that over 11.6 million drivers had not taken their car for its …

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Revealed: Top 10 most leased cars

Kia Sportage 48v hybrid

The Kia Sportage is the most popular leased car in the UK, according to data released by leading provider, Leasing Options. Since 2014, the award-winning mid-sized SUV (the 10th best-selling new car in the UK in 2019) has been the most leased car, not only across the UK overall, but …

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Cars from the Eighties cars on the brink of extinction

Lada Riva

Some of the most familiar cars of the Eighties and Nineties are in almost terminal decline according to the latest DVLA data. The alarming figures are revealed in the March-April 2020 issue of Retro Cars – the car magazine dedicated to accessible modern classic cars from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. …

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UK’s Top 10 most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta in white - the nation's favouite

New car sales may have dipped in 2019, but the latest official figures reveal that the used car market is buoyant. A total of 7.9 million second-hand cars change hands last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and there are no prizes for guessing which …

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UK Car of the Year category champions revealed

Mazda3 review

The shortlist for UK Car of the Year 2020 has been unveiled, ahead of the overall winner which will be announced on February 28. With nine categories up for grabs in 2020, the UK Car of the Year Awards had eight different manufacturers emerging victorious after the first round of …

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Self-driving Nissan makes UK motoring history

Self-driving Nissan LEAF

A top-secret Nissan LEAF electric vehicle has completed the UK’s longest and most complex autonomous car journey. The modified 2017 LEAF travelled from the Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in Cranfield, Bedforshire, to the brand’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Over the course of the 230-mile journey, the autonomous car tackled …

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Schumacher’s first Ferrari F1 car for sale

The first Ferrari Formula One car driven by seven-time champion Michael Schumacher is up for sale in London. The 1995 Ferrari 412 T2, chassis number 157, marked the beginning of one of the most iconic driver and team combinations in the history of the sport. This model comes from the …

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