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Top 10 most reliable popular hatchbacks

Volkswagen Polo

The evergreen Volkswagen Polo is crowned the most reliable of the bestselling hatchbacks. Despite being the sixth most popular hatch of 2017, it was No 1 for dependability, spending just 1.46 hours off the road for repairs, which cost an average of just £184. The data comes from car warranty …

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Made in Japan: Mazda celebrates milestone

Mazda production line in Japan

Mazda has made its 50 millionth vehicle in Japan – 86 years and seven months after it produced its first three-wheeled truck. A commemorative ceremony was held at Mazda Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi, where vehicle manufacture started in 1982. Mazda began its journey as an auto maker in 1931 when …

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Skoda Octavia crowned ‘New Car of the Year’

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia has been named the best new car of 2018 at the the Auto Trader New Car Awards. Skoda also secured the title of ‘Best Family Car’ for the Skoda Superb. Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, Auto Trader’s New Car Awards were decided …

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Milk & More’s electrifying float fleet

Milk & More's StreetScooter

Milk & More, Britain’s largest milk delivery service is rolling out its quietest and most environmentally friendly delivery vehicles to date, following its purchase of 200 electric StreetScooters. The £6.5 million investment is part of Milk & More’s strategy to secure the future of the much-loved British milkman and makes …

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Millennials are leading the charge for electric cars

Charging a Renault Zoe

More than eight out of 10 people (82%) claim they would consider buying an electric car, according to new research. The international study, conducted by vehicle history checker hpi, probed people’s perceptions, knowledge and concerns regarding electric vehicles (EVs). Millennials are the keenest age group to make an environmental change, …

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Production milestone for McLaren Automotive

McLaren Automotive 15000th car - 570S Spider

McLaren Automotive’s 15,000th car has rolled off the production line at the company’s HQ in Woking, Surrey. Just seven years after production first began at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre, the milestone comes less than 18 months after the manufacture of the 10,000th car, demonstrating growth in customer demand and …

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Milestone for iconic VW California camper van

VW California camper van 100,000 celebration

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the production of the 100,000 California camper van at its Hannover-Limmer site in Germany. The milestone vehicle was a California Ocean (2.0 TSI) with 4MOTION, 7-speed DSG, two-tone Candy White/Starlight Blue Metallic paintwork with matching dark blue pop-up roof sides and awning, cycle rack, navigation …

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Meet Harry and Meghan’s unique Jaguar E-type

Prince Harry's Jaguar E-Type Zero

This very special Jaguar E-type was the star car of the Royal Wedding day. Read on for the inside story… Newlyweds HRHs the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to drive to their reception in a Jaguar E-Type Zero – a one-off modern electric version of the iconic 1960s’ sports …

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Drivers confused about new MOT rules

Car servicing

  Half of motorists are confused by the new MOT rules, new research from the RAC suggests. While the new MOT test will still produce a pass or fail outcome, three new categories of fault types have been introduced – two of which result in a failed test (‘dangerous’ and …

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Pope’s Lamborghini raises £714,317 for charity

Pope Francis signs special Lamborghini Huracan

A 2018 Lamborghini Huracán, gifted by Automobili Lamborghini to His Holiness Pope Francis, has sold for  €809,375 (£714,317). The one-off supercar more than doubled its estimates (€250k-€350k) in a frantic bidding war at RM Sotheby’s biannual Monaco auction staged at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. Offered without reserve, all …

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