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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.

Mazda CX-5 review

Mazda CX-5

How does the Mazda CX-5 shape up in the hotly-contested mid-size SUV sector? Well, to cut a long story short – very well. And it has to be good because it’s up against everything from the Honda CR-V and Ford Kuga, to the Volvo XC60 and Nissan Qashqai. Like the …

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Drivers’ Top 10 travel worries

Traffic jam

Traffic congestion and breaking down are the biggest concerns for motorists as the summer getaway begins. Worryingly, new research from car hire giant Europcar,  reveals that drivers of older cars undertake long journeys without doing some of the basic car maintenance checks. With the average age of cars on Britain’s …

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Skoda develops dog seatbelt

Skoda dog seat belt

Safety first as Skoda launches accessories help keep man’s best friend out of harm’s way. From simple seatbelts to barriers designed to give dogs an area of the car they can call their own, the range has everything the savvy dog owner needs. The Dog Safety Belt, among the many …

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Italian police opt for SEAT

SEAT Leon police cars

SEAT has won a contract to supply bulletproof Leon 2.0 TDI cars to Italy’s two police forces. It’s the first time the Polizia di Stato and the Carabinieri have tendered and selected the same brand and the same vehicle. SEAT says low fuel consumption and emissions figures, as well as …

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Revealed: Europe’s bestselling cars

VW Golf

Britain’s car industry is booming, but our neighbours over on the continent are doing well too – here are Europe’s biggest selling cars… European new-car sales increased by 8.4% in the first half of 2015, according to JATO Dynamics, the world’s leading provider of automotive intelligence. The Volkswagen Golf, Ford …

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Peugeot RCZ R review

Peugeot RCZ R

Eye candy or serious sports coupe – or a bit of both? The lowdown on the Peugeot RCZ R… There’s no doubt that the RCZ R is a very attractive car. Streamlined with that distinctive double bubble roof, it turns heads. Based on the “standard” RCZ but given a serious …

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Camp Jeep adventure

Camp Jeep

Jeep owners and fans flocked to France for fun and off-road adventure at Camp Jeep 2015. The Jeep Jamboree took place at Montalieu-Vercieu, which is situated in stunning countryside less than an hour from Lyon in south-eastern France. Staged between July 10-12, it was an international meeting organised by the …

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New Jaguar XF: sneak peek

Jaguar XF

We were invited to an exclusive preview of the all-new Jaguar XF earlier this week – here are a couple of pictures to whet your appetite…. Sporty and well proportioned outside, and spacious inside, the XF incorporates the latest weight-saving engineering and powerful yet economical, low emission engines. On sale …

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Happy driving in Europe?

driving in europe

Two thirds of British motorists would prefer not to drive abroad because they don’t feel confident, according to new research. As the nation gears up for the great Summer getaway, the study from TomTom also revealed that nearly half (47%) find it too stressful. Over 20 million Brits will drive …

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