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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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Introducing the special edition Monte Carlo Rally MINI

MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition

A MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition has been launched in honour of the Northern Irish rally driver and the historic Monte Carlo Rally winning model. The special edition is painted Chili Red with a white contrast roof and features the famous starting number 37 livery from the legendary 1964 car. Priced …

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You can now buy a new limited edition Moke!

2020 MOKE

Not a lot of people know that there were more variants made of the classic Mini than any other British model. The buggy-like Mini Moke was arguably the most beloved of them all. Having proved unsuitable for the military, it ultimately achieved global popularity as a recreational and utility vehicle. …

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Britain’s best-selling new cars

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall’s all-new Corsa was the UK’s best-selling car for the second consecutive month in July. According to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 5,455 were sold – just pipping the Ford Fiesta (5,421). Overall, sales for diesel cars were down 25.9 per cent on …

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25 facts you might not know about the classic Mini

Mini 1959

It’s more than 60 years since the launch of the iconic Mini – the British people’s car. With front-wheel drive, a transverse-mounted engine, its wheel-in-each-corner design and genius packaging, it became the blueprint for all small vehicles to follow. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been making replacement body parts and complete …

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Cool Runnings continued courtesy of a MINI Convertible

Shanwayne Stephens and Nimroy Turgott of the Jamaican bobsleigh team

Two members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team have got creative during lockdown together while their usual traning facilities are unavailable. Sled pilot Shanwayne Stephens, 29, and brakeman Nimroy Turgott, 27, have been keeping up their fitness by building their own weight-lifting equipment in the garden and, in place of the …

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Britain’s best-selling cars of 2019

Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta has been named Britain’s favourite new car for the 11th year in a row after easily topping the sales charts in 2019. Almost 78,000 new Ford Fiestas were registered last year, beating the 58,994 total of the car in second place, the Volkswagen Golf. It just pipped …

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MINI marks 60th birthday with 10 millionth car

10 millionth MINI made at Plant Oxford

MINI is celebrating the 10 millionth MINI produced since production of the iconic original began in 1959. The landmark car – a MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition – was built at MINI Plant Oxford. Designed by Alec Issigonis, the classic Mini revolutionised the automotive world and was produced at Oxford …

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Limited edition to mark Mini’s 60th birthday

MINI 60 Years Edition

MINI has announced a special model to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the iconic original Mini. A limited run of 500 ‘MINI 60 Years Edition’ vehicles will be available in the UK from March 2019, priced at £29,990. Built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, the …

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Exclusive Goodwood drive day – the highlights

Goodwood Media Drive Day 2018 - credit Malcolm Griffiths-Goodwood

Goodwood is famous to petrol heads the world over for its hugely popular Festival of Speed, Revival and historic racing events. However, earlier this week I was invited to a special Media Drive Day featuring most of Goodwood’s main automotive partners, including Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, …

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