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UK’s Top 10 most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta in white - the nation's favouite

New car sales may have dipped in 2019, but the latest official figures reveal that the used car market is buoyant. A total of 7.9 million second-hand cars change hands last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and there are no prizes for guessing which …

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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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UK sales of greener cars accelerating

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Demand for electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surged by 26.3% during January, according to the latest official registration figures. The data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) also continued 2018’s big trend – petrol car sales were up 7.3%, while diesels declined by 20.3%. Overall, the …

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UK’s Top 10 most popular new car colours

Ford Fiesta ST

Grey has become the UK’s favourite new car colour for first time since records began, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Nearly half a million grey cars registered in 2018, meaning that just over one in five of 2018’s 2.4 million new …

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Top five reasons why Brits buy new cars

Mini forecourt

One in five people now change their car because they’re bored with their current vehicle, claims new research. The survey also revealed that finances are a big factor when it comes to deciding on a new car, with 43% switching as a result of sky high repair bills. Car leasing …

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Cheapest diesel and petrol cars to run

Dacia Sandero

Ever wondered which new cars are the cheapest to own, taking into account servicing, fuel and other motoring costs over the first three years? The latest analysis from automotive data experts, cap hpi, looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the most popular segements. In the small car …

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Amazon accelerates into car market

Amazon is planning a move into UK car sales

Tech giant Amazon is reportedly moving into a new market and is planning to sell cars. Online delivery expert ParcelHero reckons the UK is to be Amazon’s trial country as it gets its car sales into gear and it’s already hiring automotive industry experts. “From books to consumer electronics, Amazon …

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Safest new cars revealed

Volvo XC90

These are the safest new cars on the road today, according to official safety authority, Euro NCAP. Read on for Euro NCAP’s Best-in-Class award winners, based on crash tests of more than 40 new cars carried out during 2015… Euro NCAP’s Best-in-Class winners Large off-road: Volvo XC90 The best performing large …

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Revealed: Britain’s bestselling cars of 2015

New cars

UK new car registrations hit an all-time record in 2015, according to the latest trade industry figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 2.63 million cars were sold in 2015, up 6.3% on 2014 – beating the previous record of 2.58 million set in 2003. “Buyers took …

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Cars coming in 2015

Here’s a selection of 20 of the most important new cars launching in 2015… Mazda MX-5 – new version of world’s favourite sports car Land Rover Discovery Sport – it’s curtains for the Freelander Lexus RC F – delicious sports car Mercedes-AMG GT – gorgeous growler Jaguar XE – bold Brit …

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