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Carlsberg is off its trolley


Carlsberg has unveiled what is probably the best shopping trolley in the world! In the latest “If Carlsberg Did…” stunt, ther beer brand teamed up with car customisers Yiannimize to create a motorised trolley complete with a beer cooling system and satellite navigation. Yiannimize, based in Enfield, nrth London, spent …

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Seven-up: Nissan’s cool runnings

Nissan X-Trail seven-seater bobsleigh

Nissan has transformed a traditional four-man sled to create the world’s first seven-seater bobsleigh. The X-Trail Bobsleigh was inspired by the design of the Nissan X-Trail and undertook its inaugural run at the historic Iglis track in Innsbruck, Austria, piloted by British Olympic medallist Sean Olsson. Nissan says the bobsleigh, …

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Motorways are too scary

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

One in five motorists rarely drive on motorways because they find them too daunting, according to new research. A poll for the RAC indicates that more than eight million of Britain’s 38m drivers hardly ever venture on to the motorway, while 380,000 say they never do. Speed is too daunting …

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RIP Land Rover Defender

Last Land Rover Defender

The last Land Rover Defender has left the assembly line at Solihull – ending 68 years of continuous production. To mark the occasion Land Rover invited more than 700 current and former Solihull employees involved in the production of Series Land Rover and Defender vehicles to see and drive some …

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World’s most luxurious road trip?

Ultimate Land Rover road trip

Land Rover has teamed up with exclusive travel partner Abercrombie & Kent to create a £100,000 holiday of a lifetime. The itinerary offers guests 21 days of amazing opulence combined with the greatest driving routes the world has to offer, both on-road and off-road. Driving the ultimate Range Rover, the …

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Jaguar F-Type S Coupe review

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Is a Jaguar F-Type Coupe a more involving experience with an old school manual gearbox? We find out… I could easily write 1,000 words extolling the virtues of the Jaguar F-Type, but then there’s no point – you’ve heard it all before. I’m unashamedly a fan, and up until now, …

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Bugatti Veyron for sale – yours for £1.8m

Bugatti Veyron

Luxury dealership HR Owen is selling a rare Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Edition – one of just eight made. Currently on on display at the Jack Barclay Bugatti showroom in Berkeley Square, it’s a an eye-catching black and orange open-top example, and was originally registered in October …

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Cheapest city cars to run revealed

Suzuki Celerio

Why it’s important to look at the total cost of ownership when buying a new runabout… The latest data from automotive industry experts CAP reveals that the total cost of ownership – which includes depreciation, maintenance, fuel and insurance – varies significantly between city cars. The Suzuki Celerio offers the …

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Meet the new DS 3

DS 3

DS Automobiles launches the new DS 3, completing the “DS family” in Europe – for now… We were invited by DS Automobiles (it’s a standalone premium brand now, so don’t mention Citroen) to the lavish launch of the new DS 3 in Paris. As far as statements of intent go, …

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Car maintenance: staggering ignorance revealed

More than half of motorists aged 25-34 don’t how how to open their car’s bonnet, according to new research. Overall, 71% knew how to open their car bonnet, but one third of women (34%) confessed to not knowing how to pop their car’s hood. Additionally, less than a quarter (24%) …

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