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Jaguar unveils stunning new F-Type in Paris

Jaguar has officially revealed its all-new F-TYPE in Paris. The company says the two-seater convertible sports car represents a return to its heartland, focusing on performance, agility and driver involvement and continues a sporting bloodline stretching back more than 75 years encompassing some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars ever built. The order […]

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MINI announces new Paceman model line-up

THIS is the next new Mini to join the ever-increasing line-up. It’s called the MINI Paceman and will be launched in the UK in March next year. Mini says it’s a coupe interpretation of the Countryman and there will be four versions on offer, including a Cooper S model which will have a 0-62mph of […]

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Built in Britain Hondas are cause of Civic pride

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Honda range Around 95 per cent of all Hondas sold in the UK are built at the company’s Swindon plant. DAVID HOOPER catches up with some of the company’s latest models. HONDA may be a Japanese manufacturer, but some of its most popular models are built at its Swindon plant […]

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Better VW Beetle is now much less of a girlie car

ROADTEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volkswagen Beetle Now with a more masculine look and feel, IAN LAMMING likes VW’s third generation Beetle. VW’S cutsey Beetle has just slipped off its caftan and sandals and slipped into a pair of steel toed boots. Third generation Bug has shrugged off its girlie accessories and gone for a bolder […]

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Second-hand Ford Puma is still feisty and great fun

FORD’S fabulous Puma is surely a future-classic, so now is a great time to snap one up before the prices start to rise. The timeless three-door coupe was based on the well-proven Fiesta platform and was built from 1997 to 2002. There were three main derivatives, the 1.4i 16V, the 1.6i and the 1.7i 16V, […]

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Ford Focus ST v Astra GTC VXR road test

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: GROUP TEST Ford Focus ST versus Vauxhall Astra GTC VXR As Ford and Vauxhall launch their latest hot hatches, wheelworld reviews editor DAVID HOOPER reviews both models after driving the two cars back-to-back and reports on how the two manufacturers are taking quite different directions with the Focus ST and […]

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Peugeot 208 range hits the showrooms

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 range As Peugeot’s new 208 range hits the showrooms, KEITH WARD has a look at the range and puts two of the new cars to the test. FOR decades now, models as they are replaced in all categories have come out bigger (more for your money) and heavier […]

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Skoda Citigo

Skoda Citigo is the ideal runabout for busy streets

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Skoda Citigo Built for the mean city streets, DAVID HOOPER road tests Skoda’s new Citigo through its paces on the congested roads of the UK’s second city. WITH the launch of its new urban runabout the Citigo, Skoda is jumping into a new market sector with both feet. So where […]

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