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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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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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Kia brings Soul EV to UK market place

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KIA has become one of the few carmakers selling a battery-electric car in the UK. The Korean manufacturer has today put its Soul EV into the market place. It comes in only one model, which costs £24,995 after deducting the Government’s £5,000 plug-in car grant. The Soul EV is the result of almost 30 years […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

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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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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