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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 safety awards for Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and Hyundai

Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

Independent vehicle safety organisation Euro NCAP has announced its annual ‘Best in Class’ winners, with the all-new Mercedes-Benz A‑Class named as the standout performer amongst small family cars and this year’s overall victor. The A-Class scored 96% for adult occupant safety, 91% for child occupant safety, 92% for vulnerable road-user …

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UK couple in Iceland electric car first

Natalie and Rob Carswell

Natalie and Rob Carswell from Dorset are believed to be the first people from the UK to complete Iceland’s famous ‘Route One’ ring road in electric car – and now hope other tourists will follow suit. It took just six days for the Carswells, who run SPARK+VOLT: Electric Adventure Gear, based …

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Historic Ferrari racer sells for £17.2m at auction

1956 Ferrari 290 MM

A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM raced by many of motor racing legends has sold for £17.2 million ($22m) at RM Sotheby’s Petersen Automotive Museum Sale in Los Angeles. The remarkably rare Scuderia Ferrari Works racer eventually sold after an extended bidding contest between three collectors. Campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari for …

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Suzuki Jimny review

Suzuki Jimny

When a car becomes a legend in its own lifetime, it’s an anxious time for fans when the replacement comes along. Will it lose its magic? The Suzuki Jimny has been with us since 1970 and two decades have passed since the outgoing third-generation model made its debut in 1998. …

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk takes on the classics

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vs Audi Quattro and TVR Griffith

Jeep has celebrated the launch of its fastest ever SUV, the V8-engined Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, with a Top Trumps inspired drag race. The limited edition Jeep clocked 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and 11.48 seconds for the quarter-mile straight against two iconic poster cars – the original Audi Quattro and TVR …

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Real cost of getting an MOT failure back on the road

MOT testing station

New research has revealed that it costs an average of £326.85 to get a car that’s failed its MOT back on the road. The survey for the Good Garage Scheme – www.goodgaragescheme.com – shows that UK motorists pay an average of £272 to correct faults that have been discovered on …

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Citroën’s new glasses ‘prevent’ motion sickness

Citroën's new SEETROËN glasses 'prevent' motion sickness

French car giant has created SEETROËN – the first glasses to eliminate motion sickness. Citroën – which says it’s “the brand dedicated to comfort” – wanted to provide a solution for the widespread problem (also known as Kinetosis) that affects more than 30 million people in Europe. The glasses contain …

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Kia e-Niro review

Kia e-Niro review

It’s astonishing to think that Kia has only been selling cars in the UK since 1991. Emerging as an affordable, dependable brand with a wide range of cars (all boasting a generous seven-year warranty), Kia has taken the automotive industry by storm. Selling just under 1,800 cars in the UK …

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Top tips for passing your driving test

Citroen C3 driving test car

As the driving test pass rate falls because of tough new real-world rules, Citroen reveals the top test tips. New rules introduced to better prepare learners for a lifetime of safe driving have made passing the driving test harder than ever with the pass rate at a 10-year low according …

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