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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

new tomtom rider 2015

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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Elvis car rocks up at Beaulieu

A LITTLE bit of Elvis has entered the room! Or to be a little more precise, one of his cars. And the room in question is the National Motor Museum. The music legend’s 1977 Cadillac Seville is the latest exhibit to go on display at Beaulieu. The car was purchased and driven by the King […]

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Aston’s sparkling diamond specials

SPARKLING is the only way to describe how Aston Martin Works is going to celebrate its diamond anniversary. 2015 marks 60 glorious years of producing the marque at its Newport Pagnell facility. And all that experience is going to be put into six limited edition sports cars. As part of the company’s Christmas celebrations, it […]

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Fiat unveil prices for new Doblo

  IT already has a legion of fans who admire the load-lugging capabilities of the Doblo among its other attributes. And Fiat will be hoping to add more of them with its latest update. So, just what do they have in store for would-be buyers? The new Doblo builds on the strengths of the current […]

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First pictures of new Vauxhall Viva

Vauxhall Viva

  VAUXHALL has released the first pictures of the new Viva. It will be the carmaker’s all-new five-door entry-level model and is due to arrive next spring. The Viva will be the latest edition to Vauxhall’s small car range joining the fashionable Adam and the popular Corsa supermini. With a name that pays homage to […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

Driving the McLaren 570S Spider and 720S Coupe road test report and review

Driving the McLaren 570S Spider and 720S Coupe road test report and review

Taking two of McLaren’s latest supercars for a spin was a real treat, and an experience which gets the heart pumping just that little bit faster. DAVID HOOPER has a look at two new models from a young company that seems to be able to do no wrong. WITH interest rates stuck at a 10-year […]

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Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review

Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review

Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review: Stylish and well equipped, DAVID HOOPER says the QX30 will attract a younger buyer with an eye for something a bit different. THE Infiniti brand has become a familiar sight on our roads in the last few years, and the Japanese manufacturer continues to add to […]

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Caberg Duke II motorcycle helmet road test report and review

Caberg Duke II motorcycle helmet road test report and review

Picking a new motorcycle helmet for the coming season is a big decision for any biker. For the last few months, DAVID HOOPER has been trialling Caberg’s popular flip-face Duke, one of the few you can legally use with the face section in the open position. CHOOSING a new motorcycle helmet can be as mindboggling […]

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Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review

Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review

Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review – Stylish and spacious, the Sportswagon is a versatile travelling companion that ticks most boxes. ESTATE cars are hard to beat when it comes to all round practicality, and this tardis-like Kia Optima is no exception, capable of swallowing a mountain bike whole and […]

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Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland CRD Auto road test report and review

Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland CRD Auto road test report and review

Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland 2.8 CRD Auto road test report and review: With classic Jeep looks, this little beauty turned up just in time for the first snowfalls of winter – so getting stuck in the snow wasn’t a worry for DAVID HOOPER at the wheel of this go-anywhere Jeep Wrangler. MANY 4x4s are referred to generically […]

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Volvo S90 D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription road test report and review

Volvo S90 D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription road test report and review

Volvo’s new S90 brings both comfort and joy to KEITH WARD’s motoring world. LIVING in the snow-prone Pennines and planning a winter weekend among the peaks of the  Lake District, I was comforted by the 4WD capability of this version of the Volvo S90. It was also good to see it came with a £525 […]

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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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