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Revealed: Britain’s best new cars

Skoda Octavia

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been crowned Car of the Year at the prestigious Auto Express New Car Awards. The popular hatchback also scooped two category wins (Compact Family Car of the Year and Estate Car of the Year), while Ford, Renault and Mercedes-Benz also won big. Auto Express’ team …

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SEAT Ibiza crowned ‘Used Car of the Year’

Seat Ibiza review

SEAT’s popular Ibiza has been named ‘Best Used Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Used Supermini’ at the Auto Express 2020 Awards. The panel of judges cited its space and comfort, coupled with a refined and agile driving experience. The current (fifth) generation of Ibiza was named ‘Best Supermini’ at …

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Are these Britain’s ‘best new car buys’?

Jaguar I-Pace

The first Carbuyer Best Buys have been announced across nine core categories in a bid to give a simplified overview of the market and to help the average UK car buyer find the vehicles that most closely suit their needs. Apparently, the recommendations recognise that buyers may be shopping across …

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Tow Car Awards 2019 – all the winners

Volkswagen Arteon - Winner Tow Car Awards 2019

The Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 150PS Elegance DSG fastback has been crowned Overall Winner at the Tow Car Awards 2019. In all, 40 cars were entered, competing for nine awards and the VW fastback also won its 1550-1699kg weight class. The cars were tested in groups according to their respective …

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Europe’s most popular new cars

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is still the No 1 best-selling car in Europe, according to latest figures released by automotive analysts JATO Dynamics. Volkswagen also continued to lead the market as the biggest brand with 151,195 sales, followed by Renault (89,147), Peugeot (87,303) and Ford (84,811). In all, 1.34 million vehicles …

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Peugeot 3008 named ‘New Car of the Year’

Peugeot 3008 SUV

The Peugeot 3008 SUV has beaten off stiff competition from the likes of Hyundai Ioniq, Skoda Octavia and Mercedes-Benz E-Class to win the top trophy at the Auto Trader New Car Awards. Unlike other car awards, which rely on editorial judging panels, the Auto Trader New Car Awards are decided …

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Double celebration for Skoda

Skoda Octavia turns 60

It’s been a big week for Skoda with the Czech brand marking two important automotive achievements. Firstly, it’s the 60th birthday of the Octavia, Skoda’s most successful model in the UK and a multi-million seller around the world. Second, the 500,000th third-generation Superb has rolled off the production line in …

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Europe’s Top 20 biggest-selling new cars

Volkswagen Golf

The Ford Fiesta has long been the most popular new car in the UK, but have you ever wondered what are the biggest-selling cars in Europe? We’ve scanned through the data for 2018, supplied by automotive analysts JATO Dynamics, to reveal what’s hot and what’s not on the continent. The …

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Hot Skoda in bizarre 134mph arrow-catching record

Skoda Octavia arrow shoot record breaker

Daredevil Markus Haas set a new Guinness World record for the farthest arrow fired and caught in a moving vehicle – with a little help from a Skoda Octavia Combi vRS 245. Markus, a martial arts expert, teamed up with Olympic archer Laurence Baldauff to set the remarkable 57.5m (188ft) …

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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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