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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.

Kia Soul EV launched

New Kia Soul EV

UK battery-powered car choice widens with the arrival of all-electric Kia Soul EV. Electric cars just got funkier in Britain with the launch of the EV version of the quirky Kia Soul. Priced at £24,995 (after the £5,000 government plug-in grant), its lithium-ion polymer batteries give the Soul EV a …

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Top Gear Live arena tour

Top Gear Live tour

Clarkson, Hammond, May and The Stig to embark on first-ever UK-wide Top Gear Live arena tour in 2015. Fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, Top Gear Live will bring the hit BBC TV show to life when the tour kicks off in February. The action-packed 90-minute arena …

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Fire up the Quattro!

Phil Glenister with the Ashes to Ashes Audi Quattro

Your chance to own DCI Gene Hunt’s iconic Audi Quattro from BBC TV’s Ashes to Ashes. The famous red Audi Quattro famously driven by DCI Gene Hunt in the BBC hit drama series Ashes to Ashes is being auctioned for this year’s BBC Children in Need. The car, “fired up” …

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Jaguar joins Bloodhound SSC project

Jaguar F-Type and Bloodhound SSC

Major technical partnership begins between Jaguar and the British World Land Speed Record team. Bloodhound SSC will make a World Land Speed Record attempt in 2015, then target 1,000 MPH in 2016, but there’s still plenty of work to do. The partnership kicked off on the Hakskeen Pan desert in …

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Vauxhall Corsa – first drive

New Vauxhall Corsa

The new Corsa is Vauxhall’s toughest challenger yet for the Ford Fiesta’s sales crown. It shouldn’t be underestimated how important the new Corsa is to Vauxhall. Consistently among the top three bestselling cars in the UK, it also happens to be Vauxhall’s most profitable car. The current third generation hatchback …

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Two millionth Nissan Qashqai

Two millionth Nissan Qashqai

Milestone for Nissan’s pioneering crossover as Qashqai reaches new production milestone in record time. The Nissan Qashqai has made automotive history after the two millionth car rolled off the production line. Less than eight years after “inventing the crossover segment”, Qashqai reached its latest manufacturing milestone quicker than any other …

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Wallace and Gromit’s star attraction

Wallace and Gromit's Anti-Pesto Van

Wallace and Gromit’s Anti-Pesto Van is the latest exhibit to join Beaulieu’s On Screen Cars display. A plasticine version of this Austin A35 van was created for the film Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Nick Park, creator of the Wallace and Gromit animations, used to own an …

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Fuel of the future

Solar-powered hydrogen refuellling at Swindon

Zero-emission motoring moves a step closer as UK gears up for hydrogen fuel cell cars. With the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicles (FCV) hydrogen fuel about to his the roads and plans for a network of refuelling stations, the UK is getting set for the next big thing. FCVs have …

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“Rip-off” motorway service stations

Filling up at the petrol pump

Petrol prices are at a three-year low, yet motorists are fuming about the cost of fuel at motorway services. Research from the RAC shows that petrol and diesel prices at motorway service stations can be as much as 10p higher than those elsewhere. The worst offender for high fuel prices …

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Lift-off for flying car

aeromobil 3.0 flying car

Latest prototype of the ‘most advanced flying car yet’ is unveiled in Vienna, Austria. The length of a luxury saloon car, the AeroMobil 3.0 has been designed to drive on normal roads, park in regular spaces, and refuel at petrol stations. In plane mode, it requires a 250 metre grass …

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