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So what’s the big deal with stunt driving?

All kinds of motor sports have their fans, but there’s something very special about stunt driving. It’s not just because of the car chases we see in films, or the staged set-pieces shown on car programmes. For most people, there’s a huge fascination in watching cars being driven in ways …

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Meet Suzuki’s very first car

1955 Suzulight - Suzuki's very first car

You’re looking at the Suzulight – the first car created by the Suzuki Motor Company in 1954. Designed and developed by Michio Suzuki and his young engineering team, several European models were used for benchmarking, including the Austin 7. The Suzulight was a compact and light vehicle weighing just over …

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It’s the in-car espresso coffee machine!

Handpresso Auto Capsule

Ever fancied a decent coffee in the car, but you’re nowhere near a service station? Introducing the Handpresso Auto Capsule – the world’s first 12V onboard coffee machine using Nespresso compatible capsules. The gadget simply plugs into your car’s 12/24 volt socket and sits inside a cupholder. Its manufacturer claims it …

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Living with a Kia Sportage

Living with a Kia Sportage

Kia’s going from strength to strength and much of that success is down to one SUV – the Sportage. It accounted for a whopping 39,683 of the South Korean company’s record-breaking total UK sales of 93,222 in 2017. We all know the SUV/crossover sector is booming, but the Sportage stands …

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How to protect your parked car

Car park

Cars are at a greater risk of being a victim of theft at this time of the year when the mornings are darker and twilight creeps upon us quicker than before. We’ve teamed up with Richard Gladman, head of driving and riding standards at IAM RoadSmart, to give you essential …

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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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Product review: Redex ‘Petrol System Cleaner’

Redex 'Petrol System Cleaner'

Over the past few months I’ve been carrying out a trial of Redex in an attempt to find out whether it lives up to its claims. Before I start – a quick history lesson about “the UK’s number one fuel additive”… The brand dates back to 1922 when drivers used …

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Clocking up Christmas miles

Clocking up Christmas miles

Families will travel an estimated 302 miles during the Christmas period, a new study has revealed. The research of 2,000 adults also discovered the festive mileage is made up of trips to the shops for presents, supermarket for Christmas dinner and going to events such as the pantomime. In addition, …

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Stay safe on the roads this winter

#KUGAdevnture

As temperatures start to plummet, driving on the roads can become increasingly difficult and hazardous. To stay safe, it’s important to adjust your driving style according to the weather conditions, and carry out the necessary vehicle checks before you venture out. We’ve teamed up with Jonathan Allbones from leading car …

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Top 10 essentials when hiring a car

Car rental sign at airport

Thinking of booking a winter getaway? Here’s how to save money and avoid getting ripped off on your next trip We’ve teamed up with TravelSupermarket, the travel comparison site, to produce a 10-point checklist to consider when hiring a car. 1. The best deal isn’t necessarily the cheapest… Don’t just …

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