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New days of Thunder for the Ford Ranger pick-up

Limited edition Ford Ranger Thunder

Ford has launched a limited edition version of its popular Ranger pick-up truck, reviving the ‘Thunder’ nameplate. Just 4,500 Ford Ranger Thunders have been earmarked for Europe, of which 1,400 are destined for UK buyers. Priced from £32,965 (excluding VAT), it’s based on the Wildtrak version of the Ranger, currently …

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Morgan raises £1.39m for coronavirus relief effort

Morgan Plus Four

Morgan’s car giveaway for BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief’s ‘The Big Night In’ appeal raised a whopping £1.39 million. The amount, which will be matched by the Government, will help the most vulnerable across the UK who have been affected by the pandemic. The winner of the Morgan …

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Lexus named UK’s most satisfying car brand

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Japanese premium brand Lexus has topped two Honest John Satisfaction Index 2020 league tables – for Most Satisfying Manufacturer and Most Reliable Manufacturer. In the annual survey of 10,000 drivers, Lexus held off Skoda and Jaguar to take the Most Satisfying Manufacturer title and pipped SsangYong and Suzuki to be …

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Safety first as Bentley’s production lines roll again

Bentley Motors Resumes Production

Bentley Motors has resumed production at its headquarters in Crewe, with more than 1,700 employees following 250 comprehensive and wide-ranging hygiene and social distancing guidelines. This is the next stage of Bentley’s ‘Come Back Stronger’ programme – a phased production ramp up following a Coronavirus shutdown. Last week staff received …

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Cost of refuelling a car plummets

Filling up at the petrol pump

The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016, as a result of the historic oil price falls caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the average price of a litre of petrol fell by …

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Pothole-related breakdowns accelerating, claims RAC

Potholes - RAC

RAC patrols rescued 3,426 motorists whose vehicles may have fallen victim to the UK’s pothole-ridden roads in the first three months of 2020 – more than during the same period last year. Data from the RAC Pothole Index shows this represented a massive 64% increase of 1,337 compared to October …

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Revealed: the UK’s worst speeding offenders

motorway traffic

A motorist caught driving at 115mph in a 30mph zone was one of many shocking speeding offences committed in the UK in 2019, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by insurance comparison site, revealed police reported 2.5 million speeding offences in 2019 – a 7% increase …

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Revealed: the Coronavirus lockdown speeders

30mph speed sign

Nearly half of people have witnessed an increase in drivers breaking the speed limit during the government lockdown, claims new research. According to the study by the RAC, 44% of UK adults say they have seen more drivers speeding now than they did before the Government introduced the COVID-19 lockdown. …

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Britain’s top-rated electric car chargepoint providers

Tesla Superchargers

Tesla’s Supercharger electric car charging network has been named the best in Britain in an all-new survey of electric-car owners. The US company’s charge points were rated number one in all four assessed categories – ease of use, cost, speed and reliability – securing the title of Driver Power Best …

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