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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

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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Road Tests and Reviews

Lexus RC 300h F Sport road test report and review

Lexus RC 300h F Sport road test report and review

: A proper rear-wheel-drive sports car with hybrid drive technology – DAVID HOOPER has been putting it to the test. THIS stunning Lexus RC 300h is a modern sports car guaranteed to turn heads, which as I discovered during my few days of driving the car in Northern Lincolnshire, happens with disarming regularity. In fact, […]

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Revitalised BTCC with 32-car grids is a great day out for motorsport fans

Honda Civic Type-R Halfords Yuasa Racing at Donington Park

FOR anyone who loves their motorsport, the revitalised Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, or BTCC, is a must-see.

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review: Clever hybrid technology with the ability to be a fully electric car for short periods, but DAVID HOOPER asks if hybrids are really the answer for those in search of ultimate economy. THIS is Toyota’s new-fangled RAV4 hybrid – basically a car with its own […]

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SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology road test report and review

SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology road test report and review

SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology  road test report and review: With a winning combination of space, performance and economy, DAVID HOOPER says the SEAT Leon ST ticks all the boxes. THE latest SEAT Leon has won the brand more new friends, and this smart Sports Tourer builds on that success by adding yet more versatility. […]

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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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