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Autonomous cars: cash boom predicted

Driverless car

Driverless cars are on course to generate €17 trillion for the European economy by 2050, according to new research. Fully ‘autonomous vehicles’ are predicted to be providing fully ‘hands-off’ door-to-door transport on the road within the decade. Nissan Europe polled 6,000 people in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Norway …

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Peugeot 3008 SUV wins top trophy

Peugeot 3008 SUV

Carbuyer.co.uk has revealed the winners of its Best Cars 2017, with the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV picking up to the highest accolade. A total of 20 category winners were named and the main prize of Carbuyer Best Car for 2017 went to the Peugeot 3008. The 3008 was named overall winner …

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Subaru sensation: seriously capable 4×4 fun

Subaru Outback

Subaru couldn’t have picked a better week to demonstrate the all-terrain skills of three of its cars – the Forester, Outback and XV. The off-road course created in the heart of Lincolnshire was challenging enough before Storm Angus battered Britain. Farm tracks were quickly transformed into foot-deep muddy ruts, streams …

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Start your engines for Ferrari Land

The countdown has begun for the ultimate petrolhead theme park experience – Ferrari Land. The official opening of the new PortAventura World attraction in Spain is scheduled for April 7, 2017 and tickets go on sale from December. Ferrari Land is PortAventura’s own interpretation of the Ferrari legend and each …

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Car parks are a tight fit for big SUVs

Car park

An increasing number of new cars are getting too big for Britain’s parking spaces, leading to an increase in parking-related accidents. The popularity of big SUVs, such as the BMW X5 and Audi Q7, is a possible factor in the 35% surge in parking prangs costing £1.4bn per year, according …

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World’s oldest Ford Mustang owner

97-year old Lennart Ribring with his new 5.0-litre V8 Ford Mustang

Meet 97-year-old Swede Lennart Ribring, who’s just bought a brand new 5.0-litre V8 Ford Mustang. Looking for a “little fun in life”, the nonagenarian thrill-seeker says the 412bhp fastback, capable of 155mph and 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, is “the real thing”. Young-at-heart Lennart fell in love with Mustangs after being …

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Coast to coast in a Mercedes-Benz

Coast to coast in a Mercedes-Benz

A fleet of Mercedes-Benz four-wheel drive vehicles have successfully traversed the UK, from the east coast to the west coast, without the use of any open public roads. In what is believed to be the first ever journey completed off-road, the 12 vehicles – a mixture of GLE, GLS and …

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Young drivers ‘licensed to lose points’

Driving a car

One in three young drivers will receive points on their licence within 12 months of passing their test, a survey has revealed. New research by money saving website www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk indicates that more than a third of drivers receive points on their licence in the first year. Furthermore, it was found …

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