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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Top 10 favourite festive driving songs for 2020

Saab 9-3 snow

Thanks to an easing of lockdown measures, it looks like many of us will be able to drive home for Christmas after all. Comparison site Uswitch has surveyed 1,234 Brits to find out which songs they’re most likely to sing along to in the car. From a list of 50 …

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Land Rover Defender crowned ‘Car of the Year’

New Land Rover Defender - Goodyear 4x4 tyres

The all-new Land Rover Defender has done the double at the annual TopGear.com Awards, winning the overall Car of the Year and “Unstoppable Force” titles. Judges of the prestigious prize praised the new Defender for being one of the toughest vehicles on the road today, and a brilliant successor to …

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Top 15 most hated car mods

Car eyelashes - Carwow

From headlight eyelashes to lowered suspension, new research has revealed the most disliked car modifications amongst drivers. According to the survey by car buying comparison site, carwow, many of the mods can knock hundreds of pounds off a vehicle’s resale value. Other hated car modifications include fluffy dice and novelty …

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VW ID.3 is No 1 in Europe with EV buyers

Volkswagen ID.3

The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 was the best-selling electric car in Europe during October, according to the latest figures. JATO Dynamics revealed a total of 10,590 futuristically-designed ID.3s were registered in the EU, also placing it 29th in the overall rankings. The No 1 car in Europe overall was the VW …

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Kia Sorento scoops ‘Car of the Year’ title

Kia Sorento

The all-new Kia Sorento has been named the best car in Britain by leading motoring title Carbuyer. Kia’s seven-seat SUV impressed Carbuyer’s panel of judges with a remarkable blend of space, tech and value for money, which it says combines to form “a versatile SUV that’s nipping at the heels …

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‘Lock up your Landies’ plea

Classic Land Rover

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging farmers and enthusiast owners to increase security measures as organised criminal gangs are scouring the countryside stealing iconic Land Rover Defenders. “Unfortunately, Defender thefts have risen sharply again and we are heading back up towards pre-COVID levels,” said Rebecca Davidson, NFU Mutual Rural …

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Podcasts ‘driving motorists to distraction’

Listening-to-podcasts

Millions of motorists listen to podcasts while driving, but new research claims nearly two thirds find them distracting. According to the survey by Confused.com, an estimated 12 million UK drivers have listened to podcasts while behind the wheel. However, one in five (22%) admit to forgetting parts of their journey …

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Is this the world’s ultimate car?

Top Gear's ultimate car

An environmentally-friendly family estate boasting British beauty and German brawn is the world’s ultimate car, claims new research. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed the front of the car should resemble the striking Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (a Midlands-built sports car with a top speed of 211mph), but the rear …

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Audi A3 Sportback review

Audi A3 Sportback

The all-new A3 is an important model for Audi because it’s one of the premium manufacturer’s best-selling models in Europe. It’s also up against some strong rivals – especially the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Available as a hatchback (Sportback) or saloon, Audi says the fourth generation A3 (the …

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End of the road for the Morgan 3-Wheeler

Morgan 3 Wheeler P101 edition

The Morgan Motor Company is marking the end of production of one of its best-loved models, the 3-Wheeler, with the announcement of the P101 edition. The 3-Wheeler, which was introduced in its current form in 2011, will cease production in 2021, once type approval on its S&S V-twin engine finishes. …

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