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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

Soul

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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Message getting through on drink driving

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IT has been 50 years since the Government launched its first don’t drink and drive campaign. And in those decades the attitude to the issue has changed markedly. New research from THINK! shows how much attitudes have changed to drink driving in the last half century. Of those surveyed, 91 per cent agreed drink driving […]

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Top Gear Live takes to UK arenas

Top Gear on tour

THE boys from Top Gear are going on a grand tour of the UK. Top Gear Live, in partnership with Live Nation, announced today that it will embark on its first UK-wide arena tour with the presenters set to perform their latest and greatest stunts in arenas up and down the country. The three amigos […]

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Watch out for joggers as clocks go back

Joggers

BRITISH Summer Time comes to an end tonight, but life doesn’t! For drivers, they need to be aware that the number of joggers who took advantage of the lighter nights to run along our roads will mostly still be there. But they will be much harder to spot. Britain’s top advanced driver, Peter Rodger, of […]

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Shark 2015 helmet collection unveiled

Shark 2015

SHARK Helmets has released three new graphics early in a preview to its 2015 collection that will be launched later in the year. The brand new designs have been introduced on the mid-level S700 and the urban idol Raw. Raw, Shark’s jaw dropping, head turning, urban helmet has had the Kurtz graphic added, which is […]

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Suzuki’s new Vitara available in 2015

Vitara

A NEW version of Suzuki’s popular Vitari has been unveiled by the Japanese carmaker. Since it first appeared in 1988, the Vitara series has earned acclaim for stylish, city oriented designs, compact, easy to manage dimensions, comfortable on-road performance, and genuine off-road capability. Over the years it has evolved in body size and powertrain. Now, […]

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Nissan Leaf tops sales charts again

Leaf

NISSAN’S pure electric Leaf has once again come top of the sales charts in its class. In fact, sales of the model broke European and national records in September. Sales figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the Nissan LEAF clocked up 851 sales during September, up 156 per cent […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

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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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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