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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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Prices unveiled for new Skoda Fabia

Fabia

PRICING and equipment levels for Skoda’s all-new Fabia have been revealed. And, just as the original Fabia did 14 years ago, this third generation model is set to redefine sector expectations for quality, efficiency and equipment. The 18-model Fabia range arrives in the UK in January and is offered in three trim levels: S, SE […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

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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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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