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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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Ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030

All-electric Renault ZOE comes to the aid of the Scottish Fire Rescue Service

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the acceleration of the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030 – as part of a “green industrial revolution”. The ban had been planned for 2040, but has been brought forward under the Government’s 10-point plan to tackle …

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First glimpse of the all-new Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan has released the first official spy shots of a camouflaged third-generation Nissan Qashqai undergoing testing. The compact crossover that changed the face of the European car market when it was originally launched in 2006, and spawned many imitators, has been a huge sales success. To date, more than three …

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Futuristic driverless delivery bot hits UK roads

Kar-go self-driving delivery vehicle

An electric vehicle that can drive itself is set to transform the parcel delivery industry. The state-of-the-art Kar-go is the UK’s first autonomous delivery bot. Built by Academy of Robotics, it uses artificial intelligence and a specially developed package management system to provide contact-free delivery. Thanks to its unique vision …

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Kia Motors leading the charge

Kia e-Niro review

The award-winning Kia e-Niro was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in the UK during October, according to the latest official figures. Kia sold 833 e-Niros in October, representing an 8.9% share of all EVs sold in that month. In the UK, the affordable Niro family of SUVs (including plug-in and …

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