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Lexus crowned Britain’s best car brand

Lexus UX

Lexus has been named Best Car Brand in the 2019 Which? Awards, in recognition of its industry-leading technology and the high quality of its vehicles. The Japanese brand beat Hyundai, Mazda and Toyota to the title, and fittingly, the award coincides with the 30th anniversary of the founding of the …

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Top 10 car brands for customer satisfaction

Lexus UX

Japanese car makers led by Lexus have dominated the Driver Power 2019 brand results, claiming six of the Top 10 spots. Hot on the heels of last week’s Driver Power new car results – which saw the Toyota Prius claim victory as the best car on sale today – the …

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Top safety awards for Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and Hyundai

Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

Independent vehicle safety organisation Euro NCAP has announced its annual ‘Best in Class’ winners, with the all-new Mercedes-Benz A‑Class named as the standout performer amongst small family cars and this year’s overall victor. The A-Class scored 96% for adult occupant safety, 91% for child occupant safety, 92% for vulnerable road-user …

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Death of the traditional handbrake

Electronic parking brake

New research has revealed that just a third of new cars are now fitted with manual handbrakes as manufacturers ditch them in favour of electronic parking brakes. According to research by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, offer manually-operated handbrakes on their entire ranges. Many …

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Japanese car brands ‘are the most reliable’

Suzuki logo

Four out of the top five most dependable cars are from Japanese manufacturers, according to reliability rankings released by What Car? The Toyota Yaris hatchback and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross jointly claim the top spot, both achieving perfect scores. Suzuki is the overall top brand for reliability among cars up …

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Exclusive Goodwood drive day – the highlights

Goodwood Media Drive Day 2018 - credit Malcolm Griffiths-Goodwood

Goodwood is famous to petrol heads the world over for its hugely popular Festival of Speed, Revival and historic racing events. However, earlier this week I was invited to a special Media Drive Day featuring most of Goodwood’s main automotive partners, including Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, …

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Japanese car brands dominate reliability survey

Reliability - Mitsubishi Outlander

The reputation of Japanese car manufacturers for reliability is as strong as ever, according to the results of the latest What Car? survey. The study of more than 14,000 vehicles aged 0-3 years revealed that, of the 10 most reliable brands, an impressive six were Japanese brands, with Lexus at …

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Detroit Motor Show: 10 of the best

Feast your eyes on our 10 favourite cars from the 2016 North American International Auto Show – that’s the Detroit Motor Show to us… Acura Precision concept – this is a vision of the future from Acura, Honda’s upmarket brand in the US. If it goes into production and looks …

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Ice one, Lexus

Lexus NX with ice wheels

Lexus reckons it’s created the world’s coolest car with wheels crafted from solid ice! The driveable NX was created in association with London-based Hamilton Ice Sculptors and the project involved three months’ research, design and testing. For the Lexus commission – the first of its kind – genuine NX wheels …

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Life-sized origami-inspired Lexus

Origami Lexus IS

Meet the ultimate cardboard cut-out car – and it goes too! The replica of the new Lexus IS saloon has been crafted from 1,700 fully recyclable laser-cut cardboard sheets and took three months to build. Created by a five-strong team of professional designers and modellers from specialist companies LaserCut Works and …

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