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Revealed: Britain’s most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta ST

It’s official – the Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s best-selling second-hand car, according to the final figures for 2020 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overall, the used car market was down 14.9% with 6,752,959 transactions, thanks to the pandemic, making 2020 the lowest performing year …

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Lotus Elise: 25 and out

Lotus Elise Cup 250

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the start of sales of the sublime Lotus Elise – as well as the end of its production. Named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli (chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car’s launch) it’s a classic British lightweight …

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Dashcam evidence is a ‘game changer’ for police

Halo-dashcam

As many as 89 dashcam video recordings of alleged motoring offences were submitted to police forces every day in 2019, according to data analysed by the RAC. A total of 32,370 pieces of footage were received by 24 police forces that accept video evidence of driving offences from members of …

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Original Only Fools and Horses TV van for sale

Only Fools and Horses van - Silverstone Auctions

A 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III, believed to be one of half a dozen originals used for filming of the popular ‘80s sitcom Only Fools and Horses, is to be auctioned. This great opportunity to own a slice of British TV comedy history will go under the hammer at Silverstone …

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Cost of electric cars causing roadblock

Electric car charging bay

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars, but the high cost of EVs is slowing the switch to zero emissions motoring. Nearly eight-in-10 drivers (78%) think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, …

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Isuzu D-Max is ‘safest pick-up on the market’

Isuzu D-Max 2021

The all-new Isuzu D-Max has become the first pick-up truck to score a maximum five-star safety rating in the tough new Euro NCAP crash tests. Isuzu claims the D-Max delivers “strength and durability”, plus “smart new styling and impressive safety technology with improved off-road performance”. It’s fitted with a wide …

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UK’s favourite new car colour revealed

Volkswagen ID.3

Grey was the most popular new car colour of 2020 in the UK, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Almost a quarter (24.3%) of all new cars sold were grey (397,197) and it’s the third year in a row that it …

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New Dacia makes a ‘big’ statement

Dacia Bigster Concept

Renault’s Romanian budget brand Dacia is going places. Just look at the newly-revealed Dacia Bigster Concept. When it finally goes on sale in 2025, the chunky SUV will top the range, slotting in above the best-selling Duster. Dacia says the boldy styled 4.6-metre-long 4×4 will deliver “a larger, more capable …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is still No 1

Mitsubishi-Outlander-PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ended 2020 as the UK’s best selling plug-in hybrid SUV once again. It has been a best-seller every year since it was launched – that’s overall PHEV for five years and SUV PHEV for six. Clearly 2020 had its challenges, but it also proved to be …

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