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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.

Honda Civic Type R review

Honda Civic Type R

More than a quarter of a century on from the original, Honda’s Civic Type R is hot hatch royalty. The latest version is based on the distinctive 10th generation Civic which is longer, lower and wider than ever. What’s more, the new Type R is no afterthought. It was factored …

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Cardboard Skoda Karoq is a kids’ dream come true

Cardboard Skoda Karoq

Skoda has created a special one-off cardboard version of its all-new Karoq compact SUV. The handmade ‘Kid Karoq’ has been designed as the perfect play area for those who aren’t quite old enough to enjoy the many grown-up toys available in the brand’s all-new compact SUV. The life-size cardboard creation …

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UK Car of the Year 2018 class winners

BMW 5 Series

Twelve different manufacturers have been recognised as best-in-class following the first round of voting for the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. The number of categories this year has been expanded to 13, ranging from Best Supermini to Best Performance and the winning model in each sector now goes …

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Top 10 best-selling cars of 2017

Ford Fiesta

New car registrations in the UK hit 2.54 million in 2017 –  a 5.6% fall compared to 2016 – according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) A 17.1% drop in diesel sales is believed to be the main cause, along with a general …

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Meet the world’s fastest production estate

ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo

Appearances can be deceptive – none more so than the 200mph-plus Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring. The BMW 5 Series-based station wagon (also available as a saloon) offers a “sublime combination of performance, luxury, on-road comfort and driving pleasure”. At £89,000 for the saloon and £91,000 for the estate, Alpina claims the …

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Brace yourselves for brain-to-vehicle technology

Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle technology

Cars which speed up drivers’ reaction times and anticipate acceleration, steering and braking by reading brainwaves could be available within five to 10 years. The breakthrough has been pioneered by Nissan which unveiled its Brain-to-Vehicle technology at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas. B2V will enable vehicles to …

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Suzuki Swift review

Suzuki Swift review

Standing out in the supermini sector is quite an achievement – especially when it’s blessed with so many superb models. That, however, is exactly what Suzuki has achieved with the third generation Swift. And it’s just as well because it’s up against two recently-launched class leaders – the new Ford …

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Volkswagen T-Roc review

Volkswagen T-Roc review

The good looking T-Roc is VW’s intriguing newcomer in the hugely competitive compact SUV sector. Slotting in below the Tiguan and above the upcoming T-Cross, in terms of size it sits somewhere between the two Nissans that arguably started the small crossover craze – the Juke and Qashqai. Looking not …

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