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Vauxhall Astra is the European Car of The Year

Vauxhall Astra named European Car of the Car

The all-new British-built Vauxhall Astra has won the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award. At a ceremony on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, the Astra was announced the jury’s favourite, just beating the runner-up, the Volvo XC90 (309 points vs 294 points). The other finalists were …

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Revealed: Britain’s bestselling cars of 2015

New cars

UK new car registrations hit an all-time record in 2015, according to the latest trade industry figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 2.63 million cars were sold in 2015, up 6.3% on 2014 – beating the previous record of 2.58 million set in 2003. “Buyers took …

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Fancy owning a Top Gear car?

Top Gear Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Motors is auctioning off a piece of motoring history – the Vauxhall Astra used by BBC Top Gear as their ‘Reasonably Priced Car’. The five-door Power Red 1.6-litre Astra Tech Line has been added to eBay raise funds to raise awareness and funds for the automotive industry charity, BEN. …

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Vauxhall Astra birthday stunt

Vauxhall Astra celebration

Vauxhall has celebrated the launch of its all-new British-built Astra by creating a giant Union Flag made up of 128 of the new cars. The patriotic picture pays tribute to more than 36 years of production of the popular family car at Ellesmere Port. “The Vauxhall Astra has been one …

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Nissan Pulsar – first drive

Nissan Pulsar

Ford, VW and Vauxhall beware – Nissan is back in the family hatch sector with the all-new Pulsar. For what seems like an eternity, Ford, Volkswagen and Vauxhall have had it all their own way in one of the UK’s most competitive car sales markets. The Focus, Golf and Astra …

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Nissan Pulsar launched

Nissan Pulsar family hatchback

All-new Pulsar hatchback launched – Nissan’s answer to the bestselling Ford Focus, VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra. The Pulsar marks Nissan’s re-entry into the highly competitive family hatch segment for the first time since the Almera ceased production in 2006. Bearing a front-end family resemblance to the new Qashqai and …

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Meet the Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar family hatchback

Japanese car giant Nissan returns to the family hatchback sector with the Pulsar. Nissan will take on the combined might of the Ford Focus, VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra (and the rest) when it launches it’s all new five-door hatchback this autumn. Featuring Nissan’s V-motion grille and boomerang-shaped lighting, the …

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Top 5 Cars Of 2011

2011 was an eventful year for cars.  We saw a number of new models, updates of old favourites and improvements in safety and technology.  Based on factors from safety through to performance and comfort, here our top 5 cars of 2011: 1 – Ford Fiesta You just can’t go wrong …

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UK New Car Sales

Recent new car sales figures in the UK show that the market is still in buoyant mood and car sales are still on the increase. Despite the recession the UK car industry has maintained an eight-quarter rise in the number of cars sold.  Experts however predict that this is likely …

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UK’s Top 10 Best-selling Cars 2010

The latest UK new car sales stats of 2010 are in – and according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the good news is that the car volumes over the first five months of the year have increased by 22% and the new car …

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