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Revealed: the most satisfying new cars to own

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid

The Toyota Prius has topped the table in the UK’s biggest new car ownership survey. The world’s biggest-selling hybrid car narrowly beat the Lexus IS saloon in the 2019 Driver Power survey, published exclusively by Auto Express. In all, there were three hybrids in the Driver Power top five, while …

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Milestone for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Sales of the ground-breaking Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have reached 200,000 globally since it was launched in 2013, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced. The world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV has been rolled out to more than 50 countries and in doing so has become the world’s best-selling PHEV. It has …

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Fuel economy figures more accurate than ever

What Car Real MPG fuel economy testing procedure

What Car?’s True MPG testing has revealed that new official fuel economy tests are providing more accurate results than ever before. The Worldwide Harmonised Test Vehicle Procedure (WLTP) was introduced by the European Union in September 2017 to assess new vehicle emissions and fuel economy more accurately. The WLTP protocol …

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Plug-in cars soar to record high in UK

Volkswagen and Tesco chargepoint partnership

The number of plug-in electric cars on British roads grew by three-quarters last year, according to new data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). There are now a record 195,410 plug-in vehicles (pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids) on our roads. Overall ownership of alternatively fuelled …

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Norwich shopping treat for Mercedes-Benz customers

Mercedes-Benz Pop Up Norwich

Mercedes-Benz has opened its newest Pop-Up Shop in Norwich’s intu Chapelfield Shopping Centre. As well as a selection of the most popular Mercedes-Benz models, there’s an Approved Used Zone, located outside for the first time. For motorsport fans, there is the opportunity to compete against friends and family for the …

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How to save £24 per day driving in London

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Sponsored post Owners of older cars who drive in London on a daily basis can save up to £24 per day, or around £500 per month, by switching to a plug-in hybrid such as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. With the establishment of the new Ultra-Low Emissions Zone in central London, …

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Ford teases all-new Puma crossover

New Ford Puma teaser picture

The much-loved Ford Puma is making a comeback, except this time round it’s morphed into a compact SUV. On sale in 2020 and slotting in between the EcoSport and all-new Kuga, Ford claims the Puma “fuses stunning exterior design; best-in-class luggage capacity and flexibility; and 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain technology”. The …

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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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