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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Top car award for Kia e-Niro electric car

Kia e-Niro - What Car Car of the Year 2019

The Kia e-Niro has beaten 23 other category winners to take the overall title at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards. The 100% electric vehicle (EV), which has a class-leading 282-mile range, also picked up ‘Electric Car of the Year’ at the awards. “This marks an important …

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Electric cars leading the charge

Nissan Leaf

One new electric car was registered every nine minutes in the UK last year, according to the latest record-breaking official figures. The total number of new 100% electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered last was 59,911, making it the most successful year for electric cars to date. Once again, plug-in …

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Volvo XC40 review

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s smallest SUV made the biggest impact when it was unveiled in late 2017. Critically acclaimed, it picked up several awards including the prestigious European Car of the Year title. We were hugely impressed when we road-tested the XC40 in early 2018, but we only got to try the 188bhp …

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UK’s Top 10 most popular new car colours

Ford Fiesta ST

Grey has become the UK’s favourite new car colour for first time since records began, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Nearly half a million grey cars registered in 2018, meaning that just over one in five of 2018’s 2.4 million new …

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Land Rover Discovery Anniversary Edition announced

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover is celebrating 30 years of the award-winning Discovery with a limited ‘Anniversary Edition’. Just 400 examples of the special SUV, priced at £59,995, will be available exclusively to UK customers in Santorini Black, Corris Grey Loire Blue or Indus Silver. The Anniversary Edition Discovery will feature a host …

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Limited edition to mark Mini’s 60th birthday

MINI 60 Years Edition

MINI has announced a special model to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the iconic original Mini. A limited run of 500 ‘MINI 60 Years Edition’ vehicles will be available in the UK from March 2019, priced at £29,990. Built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, the …

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Double 110th anniversary for Bugatti

New HR Owen Bugatti dealership

Legendary car designer Jean Bugatti was born today 110 years ago – the same year his father founded the iconic French company. Jean was the eldest son of Bugatti founder Ettore, and is one of the most distinguished figures in the company’s long and proud history. Not only was he …

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Car clubs launch Save Our Zeds campaign

Campaign to save MG ZR, ZS and ZT cars

MG ZR, ZS and ZT cars are fast disappearing from our roads. According to the latest data, some 78% of the sporty MG Rover models have already vanished. The MG Car Club and Zed Register are hoping to reverse this trend with the launch of Save Our Zeds – a …

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Britain’s most popular new cars revealed

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has cemented its reputation as the UK’s favourite car, taking the No 1 spot for the 10th consecutive year. However, final year figures for 2018 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that total registrations were down 6.8% to 2.37 million cars, reflecting 12 …

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Lucky couple win Fiat 500C in Beaulieu raffle

Fiat 500 winners Rosalind and Norman Cottee

When Rosalind Cottee and her husband Norman visited the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu last summer and entered a prize draw to win a brand new Fiat 500C, little did they know they would be driving off in the car six months later. Beaulieu Managing Director Russell Bowman handed the …

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