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Most drivers unable to identify road signs

Highway Code road signs

Millions of motorists have forgotten what they were taught when they were learning to drive – with many even now unable to identify common road signs. New research has revealed that three quarters of drivers no longer know the meaning of all the road signs featured in the Highway Code. …

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Classic cars of the future revealed

Audi TT

The Audi TT is the modern car most likely to become a future classic, according to more than a third of drivers. Despite only 5% having owned one, more than a third (36%) of people surveyed by classic car insurer Carole Nash thought the German sports car is the most …

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All-electric MINI concept car breaks cover

MINI Electric concept

The MINI Electric Concept has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The final version will go into production at the Cowley plant in Oxford in 2019, though the concept provides a glimpse of what’s to come. Looking similar overall to the current MINI, one …

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Volkswagen passes 150 million vehicle milestone

Volkswagen's 150,000th vehicle

German automotive giant Volkswagen has passed a major production anniversary – its 150 millionth vehicle has left the main plant at Wolfsburg. Perhaps it’s appropriate that the landmark car was a plug-in hybrid VW Golf GTE – a sign of the future for the company. Series production of the Volkswagen brand …

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Britain’s most popular first car revealed

Ford Fiesta

Ford cars top the league when it comes to favourite first cars from 1950 to the present day, according new research. The humble Ford Fiesta and Ford Escort are the most popular first cars in Britain over the past 67 years, with the Morris Minor, Mini and Nissan Micra among …

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Unique Ferrari collection auctioned for £12.8m

Ferrari Performance Collection auction sotheby's Monterey

A single-owner collection of 13 of the most iconic road-going Ferraris has been auctioned by RM Sotheby’s during Monterey Car Week for a total of $16.5m (£12.8m). Representing more than 50 years of Ferrari history, the cars were offered almost entirely without reserve. The ‘Ferrari Performance Collection’ was headlined by …

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Aston Martin sells for record-breaking £17.5m

Aston Martin DBR1

An Aston Martin raced by Sir Stirling Moss has become most valuable British car ever sold at auction. The legendary 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 (chassis 1) went under the hammer for $22,550,000 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in California. The previous record for a British car was set at the …

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Hyundai offers glimpse of a hydrogen future

Hyundai Motor's Next-Gen Fuel Cell SUV

Hyundai has given a sneak preview of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV’s official launch in early 2018. The near-production-ready version of the yet-to-be-named model was exhibited at a special preview event held in Seoul. FCEVs (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) are zero-emission vehicles, emitting …

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Kia and Volvo top brand dependability league

Kia and Volvo collage

The 2017 JD Power UK Vehicle Dependability Study has revealed that Kia and Volvo are the most dependable brands in the UK, with the fewest problems experienced by owners. Each brand was given a PP100 (Problems Per 100 vehicles) score, with Kia and Volvo on 83, Skoda 89 and Suzuki …

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Ford GT special edition celebrates Le Mans win

Ford GT special edition

The Ford GT is to be made available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The supercar will feature unique interior and exterior colour themes, and an exclusive wheel finish. “In …

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