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The Italian Job: Kia EV6 GT finishes 1000 Miglia Green in style

Kia EV6 GT completes the 1000 Miglia Green 2023

The Kia EV6 GT has completed the 1000 Miglia Green 2023, dubbed the “most beautiful race in the world”. Finishing as the highest-ranking performance electric vehicle entered and sixth overall, the 1000 Miglia is a true test of endurance for both car, driver and navigator, requiring performance, precision and skill …

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Getting up to speed with Genesis

Genesis GV60, Drift Mode

We discover the latest Genesis model updates – and take the GV60 and Electrified GV70 on some unusual manoeuvres… Time flies. It’s just two years since Genesis (Hyundai’s upmarket brand) launched in the UK and Europe. Already, eight models have been launched – three of which are electric. I was …

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First sustainable fuel for classic vehicles launched

First sustainable fuel for classic cars - Sustain Classic

The UK’s first publicly available sustainable petrol designed specifically for classic vehicles has gone on sale. The Sustain Classic range will allow motorists to fuel their vintage vehicles with plant-based petrol, without any modifications to their engines, with three types of fuel initially available. Developed by fuel specialist Coryton, the …

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Nissan’s Sunderland plant produces 11 millionth car

Nissan Sunderland Plant celebrates 11 millionth car

The team at Nissan Sunderland Plant are celebrating building their 11 millionth vehicle since production started in 1986. The milestone means that, on average, a new car has rolled off the line every two minutes, every hour of every day, for 37 years. The 11 millionth car was a Blade …

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Milestone: Dacia sells 250,000th car in UK

Dacia sells 250,000th car in UK

Budget brand Dacia has marked first decade in the UK by selling its quarter of a millionth car. Charlie James and his family collected their Dacia Jogger Extreme SE from Richard Sanders Dacia in Northampton. To mark the occasion, Dacia added unique touches to the seven-seat Jogger including a special …

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Pay-by-app parking ‘excluding mature drivers’

Pay-by-app parking - Start Rescue

Millions of older motorists could be restricted from taking simple trips to the town simply because they won’t have the capacity to pay for parking, says leading vehicle breakdown recovery provider Start Rescue. As local authorities increasingly move to ‘pay by app’ systems, pensioners who do not have a smartphone …

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How to keep your dog safe in the car during hot weather

Skoda supporting dogs

Skoda UK has partnered with dog behaviourist Anna Webb to share top tips on keeping pet pooches cool in the car. When it’s warm outside, cars can act like a greenhouse and trap the sun’s heat — so if it’s 23ºC outside, in-car temperatures can reach a whopping 47ºC in …

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Electric Caterham Seven concept breaks cover

Caterham EV Seven

Caterham’s first electric car will make its public debut in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The EV Seven showcases a future battery electric Caterham and uses a 51kWh immersion cooled battery pack capable of up to 152kW rapid charging. Just as importantly, the battery results in a weight …

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Cost of living crisis compromises road safety

Car maintenance

A third of drivers have admitted to skipping an essential service on their car due to the cost of living crisis, claims new research. What’s more, one in four have got behind the wheel knowing their vehicle needed essential maintenance. The squeeze is hitting younger drivers hardest, with almost half …

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F1 legend Mika Häkkinen designs luxury electric superbike

Mika Häkkinen and Verge Motorcycles

Two-time Formula champion Mika Häkkinen has teamed up with Verge Motorcycles to launch a limited edition model limited to just 100 bikes. Designed by Finnish star, it features a stylish and bold design combined with Verge’s unique technology. “I know from experience what it takes to develop a vehicle that …

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