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Britain’s best-selling cars of 2019

Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta has been named Britain’s favourite new car for the 11th year in a row after easily topping the sales charts in 2019. Almost 78,000 new Ford Fiestas were registered last year, beating the 58,994 total of the car in second place, the Volkswagen Golf. It just pipped …

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MINI marks 60th birthday with 10 millionth car

10 millionth MINI made at Plant Oxford

MINI is celebrating the 10 millionth MINI produced since production of the iconic original began in 1959. The landmark car – a MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition – was built at MINI Plant Oxford. Designed by Alec Issigonis, the classic Mini revolutionised the automotive world and was produced at Oxford …

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Limited edition to mark Mini’s 60th birthday

MINI 60 Years Edition

MINI has announced a special model to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the iconic original Mini. A limited run of 500 ‘MINI 60 Years Edition’ vehicles will be available in the UK from March 2019, priced at £29,990. Built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, the …

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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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Unique electric classic Mini revealed

One-off 100% electric classic Mini

BMW-owned MINI has gone back to the future, unveiling a one-off electric version of the iconic Mini. The classic Mini is the world’s most recognisable city car, with more than five million sold between 1959 and 2000. Now engineers at the Oxford-based manufacturer have transported a classic model into the …

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Classic cars of the future revealed

Audi TT

The Audi TT is the modern car most likely to become a future classic, according to more than a third of drivers. Despite only 5% having owned one, more than a third (36%) of people surveyed by classic car insurer Carole Nash thought the German sports car is the most …

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All-electric MINI concept car breaks cover

MINI Electric concept

The MINI Electric Concept has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The final version will go into production at the Cowley plant in Oxford in 2019, though the concept provides a glimpse of what’s to come. Looking similar overall to the current MINI, one …

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Britain’s most popular first car revealed

Ford Fiesta

Ford cars top the league when it comes to favourite first cars from 1950 to the present day, according new research. The humble Ford Fiesta and Ford Escort are the most popular first cars in Britain over the past 67 years, with the Morris Minor, Mini and Nissan Micra among …

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Electric MINI to be built in Britain

MINI car

BMW has announced that the upcoming 100% electric version of the MINI will be built at the Cowley plant near Oxford. The car will go into production in 2019 and the UK will be the main “production location” for the EV. There were fears that the new model would be …

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Audi A1 Sportback review

Audi A1 Sportback

Looking for a small car with a premium look and feel, plus that all-important badge appeal? If so, the evergreen Audi A1 should be on your shopping list. It’s now been with us for a few years and it’s built up a strong following – and now there’s another good …

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