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Half of used vehicles ‘have a hidden history’

Used car lot

New research suggests that more than half (52%) of second-hand vehicles checked have a hidden history that could lead to problems for new owners. A sample of RAC Vehicle History Checks covering more than 32,000 separate used cars for sale in the UK flagged up a multitude of possible issues …

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Jaguar I-Pace crowned UK Car of the Year

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s game-changing 100% electric I-Pace performance SUV has beaten 11 other new cars to emerge victorious at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019. The I-Pace was also named Best Executive car when the category winners were announced in February and it’s the third time in six years of …

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Drivers split over Clean Air Zones

Diesel exhaust

Half of motorists are in favour of Clean Air Zones – even if they were charged for entering them, a study found. Birmingham and Leeds are among the cities set to introduce the zones to improve air quality in those areas – potentially requiring drivers to pay a fee. The …

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Top five types of winter road crashes

London traffic

March is the second-worst month for accidents after November, according to new analysis from industry specialist, AX. Winter months see a 7.45% spike in road accidents, with rear-end collisions the most common, while the 10-minute spike between 17:00 and 17:10 sees most prangs across the evening rush-hour peak. The 3pm …

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Hi-tech glamping with Nissan

Nissan x OPUS concept camper

An cool concept could transform glamping for tech-loving adventurers by allowing them to stream boxsets on a projector screen – in the middle of nowhere. The Nissan x Opus is a ‘trailer camper’ with an eco-friendly battery pack that supports up to a week of electricity for adventurers who go …

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Bugatti goes ballistic at Cape Canaveral

Bugatti Chiron goes ballistic at Cape Canaveral

NASA astronaut Jon McBride has tested a Bugatti Chiron on the very same runway where he landed a space shuttle at the famous Kennedy Space Center in Florida. McBride got the high-speed drive opportunity while the Bugatti Engineering team were conducting routine straight-line aerodynamic testing, with the focus on acceleration. …

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Half-term happiness for car commuters

Happy motorist

Drivers will save a total of 25 minutes or more on their commute to work next week – thanks to the school half-term break. More than half of Britain’s car commuters will gain at least five minutes each morning, as school traffic disappears from the roads. It all adds up …

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UK’s most popular used cars revealed

Used car lot

Nearly eight million used cars changed hands in 2018 with the Ford Fiesta topping the sales charts. A total of 7.9 million used car sales were completed, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – a slight drop of 2.1% year-on-year. The SMMT said that 167,980 fewer …

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UK Car of the Year 2019 – the winners

Volvo V60 review

The results of the prestigious 2019 UK Car of the Year awards have been announced, recognising 11 different manufacturers as class leaders across 12 different categories. The current holder of the overall UK Car of the Year title with the XC60, Volvo picked up where it left off in 2018 …

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Iconic Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B named Best of the Best

1937 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900B BERLINETTA named winner of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

A stunning 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta has won the fourth annual The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. The ceremony brought together eight of the world’s finest classic cars – all ‘best of show’ winners from the top 2018 international concours events – to compete for the …

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