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Female drivers more likely to push the limits

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FEMALE car rental customers are considerably more likely to exceed the speed limit than their male counterparts. That’s the result of a nationwide study of driving habits in rental cars by telematics technology provider In-Car Cleverness. The company monitored the hire of more than 10,000 rental vehicles over a six-month period – and recorded surprising […]

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Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards

Ferrari California road test review

Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards FERRARI has scored a hat-trick at the prestigious Red Dot Awards, the world’s leading product design competition. The Italian brand’s FXX-K has been named Best of the Best for its design quality and ground-breaking design, while both the California T and LaFerrari were also singled out for the quality […]

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Road congestion in UK hits a 10-year high

Road congestion in UK hits a 10-year high

ROAD congestion in UK hits a 10-year high according to a survey by the Freight Transport Association. The group’s quarterly report has illustrated the rate of deterioration in reliability on the road network at 55 per cent – which is the lowest it has been since 2002, due to increased traffic in the run-up to […]

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Electric BMW i8 named Car of the Year

ELECTRIC supercar the BMW i8 has been crowned UK Car of the Year for 2015. The stylish four-seater beat off serious opposition from the likes of Porsche and Jaguar to take the Performance Car category before landing the overall vote too.

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VIDEO: Watch swinging lampposts on M62 causing storm of interest

THIS video of lampposts swinging from side to side on the M62 motorway in the middle of a snow storm has caused something of a social media sensation. Filmed by trucker Bob Hill from the passenger seat of a lorry, the lampposts can be seen swinging violently from side to side in time with each […]

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MG’s BTCC new race star Andrew Jordan picks up his car

BTCC racer Andrew Jordan picks up his new MG3.

MG’s new race star, Andrew Jordan, laid down the gauntlet when he visited the iconic Longbridge factory to mark the three month countdown to the start of the new season. Looking lean and mean, the ultra-quick driver who became the youngest ever champion in the history of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when […]

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New TomTom Rider sat nav for bikes hits the roads

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TOMTOM has launched its all-new TomTom RIDER, designed to make every motorcycle ride more exciting. For the first time, bikers can choose the level of twists and turns they want to ride, to create their own adrenaline-filled adventure. The new TomTom RIDER helps bikers discover and explore new routes. Simply select an area to ride […]

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Motorcycle sales increase by 10% in 2014, says MCIA

Motorcycle sales soar - MCIA

MOTORCYCLE registrations for 2014 were up 10% compared to 2013, with an increase every single month throughout the year. Scooter, motorcycle and  moped registrations totalled 101,277 during 2014, compared to 91,908 the year before, with 48,000 of these registrations  being for smaller commuter-sized machines. The figures, which are collated by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE TD4 Diesel road test review

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE TD4 Diesel road test review

LOOKING like a stealth car from a movie thriller, our Land Rover Discovery Sport turned out to be a bit of an unexpected head turner!

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Suzuki Ignis wins Northern Group’s Car of the Year Award

Suzuki Ignis wins Northern Group's Car of the Year Award - Julie Marshall, chair of the Northern Group, presents the miner’s lamp to Alun Parry. Also pictured are members of the Northern Group.

THE Suzuki Ignis has been named the 2017 Northern Car of the Year. It is the second time in four years that Suzuki has received the award, having also won with the outgoing Swift Sport model in 2014. The region’s pre-eminent motoring journalists, members of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers, placed the eye-catching Ignis at […]

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Ford Kuga ST-Line X 2.0TDCi 150PS FWD road test report and review

Ford Kuga ST-Line X 2.0TDCi 150PS FWD road test report and review

THIS recently revised Ford Kuga line-up now looks considerably sharper than its predecessor, particularly in the ST Line specification of our test car, in its lovely Deep Impact Blue paintwork which was complemented by the shiny black alloy wheels.

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Vauxhall Mokka X Design Nav 1.6 CDTi 110 road test report review

Vauxhall Mokka X Design Nav 1.6 CDTi 110 road test report review

Vauxhall Mokka X Design Nav 1.6 CDTi 110  road test report review: Now with an X after it, will Vauxhall’s updated Mokka continue to make its mark? DAVID HOOPER has been driving one of the new models. THE popular Vauxhall Mokka has been around for a while now and has sold more than 120,000 examples, but […]

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Dacia Sandero Stepway Ambiance TCe 90 road test report and review

Dacia Sandero Stepway Ambiance TCe 90 road test report and review

THE Dacia brand has quickly carved itself a comfortable niche in the UK car market, with its formula of affordable if basic cars, backed by a solid warranty.

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Renault Megane GT Nav 205 road test report and review

Renault Megane GT Nav 205 road test report and review: A great looking car with four-wheel-steering

FOR me, French carmaker Renault designs some of the best looking cars you can buy, at any price, and this latest Megane model is another fine example of the company’s styling prowess.

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Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT Lineartronic road test report and review

Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT Lineartronic road test report and review: Pictures by Alistair J Hooper Photography

Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT Lineartronic road test report and review: A great looking car, and one of the most competent all-rounders we’ve driven for some time. DAVID HOOPER enjoys a few days with the Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT Lineartronic IT may not be one of the biggest sellers in the UK, but Subaru has been […]

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Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost Auto road test report and review

Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost Auto road test report and review

BMW did it first with the Mini, then Fiat had a go with the ubiquitous 500, and now Ford, being American, has done it bigger than anyone else, but have they done it better?

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