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Extreme weather testing for all-new MINI Aceman

MINI Aceman

The upcoming MINI Aceman electric crossover has been undergoing final testing in the desert in strong sunlight and temperatures of up to 50 Degrees C. The Aceman, which has already successfully completed tests at the Arctic Circle, combines “the features of the two most successful MINI models, the MINI Cooper …

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BMW to build new electric MINI in Britain

New MINI Cooper Electric

BMW Group has announced a new investment of more than £600 million in the MINI factories at Oxford and Swindon. The Oxford plant is gearing-up to build two new all-electric MINI models from 2026, the 3-door MINI Cooper and the compact crossover MINI Aceman. This development has been supported by …

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British-built Nissan Qashqai was UK’s bestselling car in 2022

Gold-wrapped Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai was the UK’s most popular new car of 2022, and the first British-built model to top the annual sales charts for 24 years. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirm that the home-grown Qashqai – which was designed in Paddington, engineered in …

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MINI celebrates major milestone

20 years of MINI production at Swindon and Oxford

The one millionth MINI has been delivered in the UK, just over 20 years since the start of modern MINI production in 2001. In all, MINI has sold more than 5.1 million cars globally in the past two decades, and the UK is the brand’s largest market. The 3-Door Hatch, …

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Celebrating a MINI milestone

20 years of MINI production at Swindon and Oxford

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first modern MINI – and production at BMW Group’s two plants in Oxford and Swindon. Since 2001, more than five million MINI models (3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch, Clubman and the Electric) have been built at Plant Oxford, all on the same production …

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Jenson Button joins project to relaunch iconic coachbuilder

Mark Stubbs, Roger Behle, Ant Anstead and Jenson Button revive Radford

Legendary British coachbuilding company Radford has been revived to once again play a leading role in creating bespoke luxury cars. The company, with a celebrity clientele that once included all four Beatles and movie star Peter Sellers, has been relaunched by leading designer Mark Stubbs, broadcaster and motor specialist Ant …

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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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UK’s Top 10 best-selling cars in 2020

Ford Fiesta

The automotive industry faced one of its most challenging years in 2020, contending with national lockdowns, plus factory and dealership shutdowns. Despite the pandemic, 1.63 million new cars were registered in the UK, compared with 2.3m in 2019 – a decline of nearly a third (29%), and the lowest total …

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Vauxhall Corsa is top of the pops

Vauxhall Corsa

The all-new Corsa was the best-selling new car in September, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 10,553 new Corsas hit the road in September with the new 70-plate registration – the third month this year the supermini has achieved …

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