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Your chance to be a movie stunt driver

Ford Go Faster event

Ever dreamed of being a movie stunt driver? Ford’s Go Faster event is back and it could be your big chance… From June 29 to July 8 lucky shoppers at intu Trafford Centre in Manchester will be able to act and perform stunt driving – and then see their newly-found …

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New Skoda Kodiaq vRS is a record-breaker

Sabine Schmitz drives the Skoda Kodiaq vRS

The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq vRS has set a new lap record for the fastest seven-seat SUV around the Nurburgring. Top Gear presenter and ‘Ring specialist, Sabine Schmitz, hustled the 236bhp 2.0-litre, twin-turbocharged diesel engined car around the track in just 9 minutes 29.84 seconds. With adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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Historic Le Mans Ford GT40 up for auction

Historic Le Mans Ford GT40

A 1966 Ford GT40 – one of three that propelled Ford to its first-ever 24 Hours of Le Mans victory – is the latest star entry for RM Sotheby’s upcoming flagship auction in Monterey, California, on August 24-25. Chassis P/1016 (which sported No 5 on the day) was one of …

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Hyundai signs as Chelsea FC’s Global Automotive Partner

Hyundai signs as Chelsea FC’s Global Automotive Partner

Hyundai Motor has announced a multi-year partnership with Premiership giant Chelsea Football Club. The deal will see the Hyundai logo presented on the sleeve of the new Blues jersey in all domestic competitions from next season until 2022, as the Global Automotive Partner. It’s the first time that Hyundai has …

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Porsche celebrates 70 years with special exhibition

Porsche’s anniversary year has moved up a gear with the opening ceremony of the “70 years of the Porsche sports car” exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. On June 8, 1948, the first vehicle to bear the Porsche name was registered. It was the iconic Porsche 356 “No 1” Roadster. Since then, …

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Mazda CX-5 SUV is the top dog

Mazda CX-5 voted most dog-friendly car

One of our favourite SUVs, the Mazda CX-5, has been crowned overall winner of the What Car? Best Car for Dogs Award. What Car? chose a shortlist of six cars from different price-points, using a list of dog-friendly criteria created with the help of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The …

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Top 10 most reliable popular hatchbacks

Volkswagen Polo

The evergreen Volkswagen Polo is crowned the most reliable of the bestselling hatchbacks. Despite being the sixth most popular hatch of 2017, it was No 1 for dependability, spending just 1.46 hours off the road for repairs, which cost an average of just £184. The data comes from car warranty …

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Made in Japan: Mazda celebrates milestone

Mazda production line in Japan

Mazda has made its 50 millionth vehicle in Japan – 86 years and seven months after it produced its first three-wheeled truck. A commemorative ceremony was held at Mazda Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi, where vehicle manufacture started in 1982. Mazda began its journey as an auto maker in 1931 when …

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Skoda Octavia crowned ‘New Car of the Year’

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia has been named the best new car of 2018 at the the Auto Trader New Car Awards. Skoda also secured the title of ‘Best Family Car’ for the Skoda Superb. Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, Auto Trader’s New Car Awards were decided …

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