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Genesis GV80 review

Genesis GV80 SUV

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new name to the UK car market, so let’s hear it for plush South Korean brand, Genesis. Already successful in the US and South Korea (with 130,000 sales in 2020 alone), the luxury division of Hyundai (think Lexus/Toyota) initially launches in Europe with …

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Bentley celebrates major manufacturing milestone

Bentley Motors produces 200,000th luxury car

Luxury car maker Bentley Motors has produced its 200,000th car since the birth of the marque in 1919. The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese customer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2 as it rolled off the production line at the home of Bentley in Crewe. The manufacturing milestone …

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Bentley bucks the trend with record 2020 sales

Bentley-Motors-luxury-car-range

Bentley Motors achieved its best sales ever during 2020, despite a production shutdown and global lockdowns. Although its pre-COVID sales forecast was much greater, the luxury British marque still managed to sell 11,206 cars – an increase of 2% over 2019. Bentley’s production was shut down for seven weeks beginning …

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Salon Privé to host new Rolls-Royce Ghost UK public debut

Rolls-Royce Ghost front

The all-new Rolls-Royce Ghost will headline the luxury car maker’s presence at this year’s Salon Privé (Blenheim Palace, 23-25 September). It will be joined by two of the most coveted cars from Rolls-Royce’s illustrious history in the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, presented by AXA. The historic pair are a 1911 …

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Bentley Flying Spur’s production milestone

Three-generations-of-the-Bentley-Flying-Spur

Bentley Motors has handcrafted the 40,000th example of the Flying Spur – the “most successful luxury sports sedan in the world”. Now in its all-new third generation, it was originally launched in 2005 as the Continental Flying Spur and has evolved to further distinguish itself from the Continental GT. Designed, …

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First Aston Martin DBX drives off production line

First Aston Martin DBX

The first Aston Martin to be “Made in Wales” has been driven off the production line at the company’s new St Athan plant. The event was all the more remarkable because it’s just four years since Aston Martin announced its investment in the manufacturing facility. With its all-wheel drive system, …

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End of an era for the Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne milestone

After more than a decade in production, the final example of the Bentley Mulsanne has been completed. More than 7,300 Mulsanne luxury saloons – all handcrafted at Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire – have left the production line. The Mulsanne’s lineage can be traced back through Bentley’s history, from the …

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It’s the 50th birthday of the original Range Rover

Original Range Rover and Range Rover Fifty

Land Rover is celebrating the golden anniversary of the game-changing Range Rover with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty. Launched on 17 June 1970, the pioneering Range Rover was the original luxury SUV, boasting superb refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability. In its lifetime, the Range Rover has achieved …

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Safety first as Bentley’s production lines roll again

Bentley Motors Resumes Production

Bentley Motors has resumed production at its headquarters in Crewe, with more than 1,700 employees following 250 comprehensive and wide-ranging hygiene and social distancing guidelines. This is the next stage of Bentley’s ‘Come Back Stronger’ programme – a phased production ramp up following a Coronavirus shutdown. Last week staff received …

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Bentley Continental GT ice racer breaks cover

Bentley Continental GT - 2020 GP Ice Race in Zell am See, Austria

Bentley Motorsport has unveiled a specially-prepared Continental GT which will compete at the prestigious GP Ice Race at Zell am See, Austria, for the first time. The Ice Race Continental GT will be running in livery that pays homage to its record-breaking compatriot from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb …

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