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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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User choosers await new Mondeo

ARE you a “user chooser”? And are you waiting in anticipation for the all-new Ford Mondeo? If so, you must be one of the more than 50 per cent of UK executives in one of the “user chooser” market segments who are eager for the car’s arrival. Sewells Intelligence questioned over 2,200 “user chooser” company […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SZ-T Dualjet road test report review

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SZ-T Dualjet road test report review

WHEN you get a text from your friendly neighbour telling you someone’s dumped a Lego car on your drive, it’s hard not to let your expectations become slightly tarnished!

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Audi A5 2.0 TDI Sport S tronic 190PS road test report and review

Audi A5 2.0 TDI Sport S tronic 190PS road test report and review

Audi A5 2.0 TDI Sport S tronic 190PS road test report and review:  DAVID HOOPER has a look at the latest version of one of his favourites, the new Audi A5 Coupe. THE Audi A5 Coupe has always been one of my favourite models to sport the iconic four-ring insignia, even though it may not […]

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Citroen C3 Flair BlueHDI 100 road test report and review

Citroen C3 Flair BlueHDI 100 road test report and review

Citroen C3 Flair BlueHDI 100 road test report and review: Meet Citroen’s funky new C3 range with bright colours which are sure to catch the eye. DAVID HOOPER has been putting one to the test. WHAT has Citroen done to its popular C3 range? Our test car this week is an example of the trendy […]

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Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on Demand 150PS Sport road test report and review

Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on Demand 150PS Sport road test report and review

Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on Demand 150PS Sport road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives the baby of the ‘Q’ model line. AUDI’S Q2 is the recently-introduced baby of the German manufacturer’s “Q” model line, and with its big front grille is quite a striking little car, but it’s price tag isn’t so […]

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SEAT Ateca SE 1.0 TSI Ecomotive 115 PS 6-speed road test report and review

SEAT Ateca SE 1.0 TSI Ecomotive 115 PS 6-speed road test report and review

SEAT Ateca SE 1.0 TSI Ecomotive 115 PS 6-speed road test report and review:  DAVID HOOPER drives SEAT’s first contender in the popular SUV sector. THIS smart looking SEAT Ateca is practically proportioned without being too unwieldy and will appeal to owners who need a decent amount of interior space, but don’t want a car […]

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SEAT Ateca 2.0 TDI 4Drive road test report and review

SEAT Ateca 2.0 TDI 4Drive road test report and review

Despite surging sales and a well deserved reputation for building sporty cars, Seat has always struggled to add even a paper-thin profit to Volkswagen Group coffers.

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Subaru Forester 2.0D XC Premium manual road test report and review

Subaru Forester 2.0D XC Premium manual road test report and review

THE arrival of this smart Subaru Forester was very timely indeed as it coincided with the most prolonged period of frosty weather the country has seen for some time.

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Volvo XC90 D5 AWD Power Pulse Momentum road test report and review

Volvo XC90 D5 AWD Power Pulse Momentum road test report and review

Volvo XC90 D5 AWD Power Pulse Momentum road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives the new Volvo XC90 – a car packed with technology and one which can drive itself… almost! IF you were asked to name a manufacturer of safe motor cars, I bet one of the first names to come to mind […]

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