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UK Car of the Year – the winners

BMW i3 - UK Car of the Year 2014

Top prize for BMW’s radical i3 at inaugural UK Car of the Year Awards. The BMW i3 triumphed in the Best Supermini category before going on to scoop the title of UK Car of the Year 2014. In all, there were 11 categories decided by a 27-strong panel of the …

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Driven to distraction

Traffic jam

Children in the car are the No 1 distraction for drivers, according to a new survey. A total of 29% of drivers admitted that their kids are their biggest distraction while driving, according to road safety charity IAM. Busy lifestyles and the constant need to multi-task also score heavily with …

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Driving to the continent?

Driving to the continent

So you’re planning on driving to the continent? Maybe take the kids on a nice adventure during the upcoming summer holidays or even just treat yourself and get away from the hustle and bustle of the high street antics of the Easter sales. Well, we all know that driving can …

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Ford Restoration – The Return!

Model Y ford truck

We’ve been following the restoration/custom build of a Model Y ford truck online at http://www.cherishedvehicleinsurance.co.uk/blog/2013/the-ford-y-truck-restoration-project And it has really got my appetite going, so now it’s time for part 2: A problem with building a custom is that you often use an old vehicle. In this case a very old …

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Ford Focus gets a facelift

Revised Ford Focus for 2014

Ford has released the first official pictures of the new Focus ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show The upgrade includes design tweaks, Ford’s latest corporate grille, a “cockpit-inspired” interior, state-of-the-art in-car technology, plus new engines. It’s also the first Ford globally to offer the new hands-free Perpendicular …

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VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid revealed

Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its new hot hatch hybrid. VW claim the GTE will combine “the benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI”. The new Golf is now available in five drive types – petrol, diesel, electric, hybrid and natural gas (not in the …

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Vauxhall’s ADAM ROCKS

Vauxhall ADAM ROCKS

The marketing team at Vauxhall have clearly been on the WINE GUMS – meet the ADAM ROCKS. This cutie is the latest to join a relatively new battleground – the “urban mini-crossover” sector. Arguably Fiat were first there with their Panda 4×4, to be followed by the recently announced Panda …

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The Evoque’s been Tango’d

Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic

A hot version of the Range Rover Evoque is announced – and it’s orange Land Rover is introducing the premium “Autobiography” name to the best-selling Evoque line-up with two new models due to hit the showrooms in late 2014.  The duo bring “heightened luxury and performance” to the range. Already …

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Meet McLaren’s new 650s

McLaren 650s coupé

McLaren has released the first official pictures of its stunning new 650s supercar. The 200mph+ car, which will be one of the stars of next month’s Geneva Motor Show, will sit between the 12C and the sold-out P1. Predictably, some commentators have already uncharitably said that the 650s looks like …

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Land Rover Discovery birthday treat

Land Rover Discovery XXV Special Edition

Land Rover has launched special edition to celebrate 25 years of the Discovery. The Discovery turns 25 this year and Land Rover is celebrating with a hi-spec XXV Special Edition. Good to see this hugely successful workhorse get a pampering after all these years and nice to see a special …

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