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Toyota’s UK vote of confidence

Toyota's Burnaston plant

Toyota has announced that it will invest a further £240 million in its plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire. Starting this year, the facility will be upgraded with new equipment, technologies and systems so that it can produce future vehicles using the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. By 2020, …

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Neighbours at war over parking

Cars parked in the street

A ‘cold war’ exists between many households because of differences over parking, according to new research. While the vast majority of motorists are satisfied with their neighbours’ parking, 14% describe their neighbours’ parking is ‘poor’ or ‘appalling’ (4%). The RAC Insurance Home Parking survey reveals that the top issue for …

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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary

First Ferrari - the 125 S

It’s 70 years since Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S – the first car to bear his name. That test-drive through the streets of Maranello marked the start of a journey which has taken Ferrari to iconic status globally. The anniversary celebrations culminate in Maranello on the weekend of …

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Starring role for new SEAT Leon Cupra 300

SEAT Leon Cupra 300 ADVERT

SEAT pulls at the heartstrings with new Leon Cupra 300 campaign. A classy new advert, produced by ad agency Droga5, tells the simple story of a race car confined to the track. Award-winning director Noam Murro focuses on two cars. The trapped race car that longs for the freedom of …

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Fittipaldi unveils his dream supercar

Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina

Motor racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi and iconic Italian design house Pininfarina have teamed up to create a carbon fibre track-day supercar. Combining “racing technology and breathtaking design with drivability and the highest safety requirements”, the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina is powered by a normally-aspirated 4.8-litre V8, good …

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Peugeot 3008 crowned Car of the Year

Peugeot 3008 SUV

The acclaimed new Peugeot 3008 SUV has edged out the Alfa Romeo Giulia to win the title of European Car of the Year (ECOTY). The distinctive car, complete with the i-Cockpit digital display across the range, also beat the Citroen C3, Mercedes-Benz E-class, Nissan Micra, Toyota C-HR and Volvo S90/V90. …

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New Range Rover Velar revealed

Range Rover Velar

Velar, the newest addition to the Range Rover family has been unveiled, and it will plug the gap between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. “We call the Velar the avant garde Range Rover,” explained Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern. “It brings a new dimension …

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Cash-strapped motorists driving faulty cars

Traffic jam

Nearly one in five UK drivers admit to running their car, despite knowing it needs repairs, because they can’t afford the bill. According to motoreasy, which manages car maintenance and repairs on behalf of the motorist, men are more inclined to dodge necessary car repairs than women, with 19.5% and …

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Rolls-Royce unveils 10mph luxury electric car

Rolls-Royce SRH for Saint Richard's Hospital, Chichester. Photographed at Rolls-Royce factory, Goodwood, UK. Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

Iconic luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has taken the wraps off its smallest ever car. The unique Rolls-Royce SRH has been crafted for one very special customer – St Richard’s Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit in the marque’s home town of Chichester, West Sussex. The car will allow children awaiting surgery …

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Testing times for new drivers

Young driver

One in five under-35s take at least three driving tests to pass, according to new research. The study by London-based 3-in-1 transportation app, Ubeeqo, also found that learner drivers spend an average of £186 on driving tests – alarming given that 16% of 17-34 year old car owners have not …

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