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Best cars for first-time drivers

Toyota Aygo

The best car for first-time drivers is the Toyota Aygo, according to research by CarGurus The leading automotive marketplace in the UK surveyed 1,000 motorists who passed their driving test in the past three years. Low price topped the list of most important criteria, according to 30% of those surveyed. …

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Revealed: The UK’s growing number of DIY motorists

eBay helping DIY drivers

More than a third of drivers would rather fix minor car issues themselves than pay for a professional to do it, new research suggests. According to eBay UK’s study, saving money is a key reason for savvy motorists taking on smaller repair jobs. Worryingly, one-in-10 claimed they don’t think MOT …

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Major EV milestone reached by Osprey Charging

Osprey Charging

Osprey Charging now has more than 1,000 live public EV chargers available for use by the UK’s EV drivers. Osprey’s network, which according to ZapMap is the third largest in terms of the number of public rapid and ultra-rapid chargers, has grown by more than 150% over the past year. …

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Kia EV9 crowned World Car of the Year 2024

Kia EV9

The Kia EV9 has done the double at the 2024 World Car Awards, securing both the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle titles. Selected by a jury of 100 automotive journalists representing 29 countries, the World Car Awards recognised the Kia EV9’s innovative design, spacious seven-seat interior, …

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Toyota C-HR Plug-in Hybrid review

Toyota CH-R PHEV

We put the PHEV version of Toyota’s funky family car through its paces… Cards on table time. We’re already fans of the latest Toyota C-HR family crossover. If a car could be judged purely on its styling, it would be best-in-class. When we first tested the second-generation C-HR in 2023, …

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Cost of living crisis is fuelling booming used car market

Used car lot

New research has highlighted the No 1 reason why more people choose used cars over factory-fresh models. A poll commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman found that more than half of respondents (58%) said that their primary motivation would be to save money. This is particularly pertinent at a time when …

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Top 10 cheapest cars to insure with temporary insurance

Ford KA

With the average cost of annual car insurance hitting a record high of £924 last month, more drivers are considering switching to borrowing vehicles instead, claims a leading temporary car insurance provider. According to Cuvva, UK drivers bought more than 2.5 million short-term policies last year via its app. Now …

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Best Michelin Green Star restaurants for EV drivers

PEUGEOT E-308 and the Michelin Green Star winner

Peugeot UK has revealed the Top 10 Michelin Green Star restaurants for electric vehicle drivers. The winners of the prestigious Michelin Green Star Award have been ranked according to the quality of the nearby charging infrastructure, and the number of cities within the 257-mile range of the Peugeot E-308. First …

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All-new MINI Cooper goes into production in the UK

First fifth-generation MINI Cooper rolls off the production line at Plant Oxford

The first fifth generation MINI Cooper has been manufactured at Plant Oxford, the home of MINI. The first three-door model was driven off the production line by Charlie Cooper, grandson of the legendary John Cooper, whose heritage inspired the Cooper moniker. The new MINI Cooper is the latest generation to …

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Kia EV9 crowned ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’

Kia EV9 review

Kia’s flagship EV9 SUV has triumphed at the UK Car of the Year Awards, winning the overall title and the ‘Large Crossover’ category. Celebrating the best new vehicles available to UK customers today across eight categories, the UK Car of the Year jury is made up of 30 journalists working …

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