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Death of the traditional handbrake

Electronic parking brake

New research has revealed that just a third of new cars are now fitted with manual handbrakes as manufacturers ditch them in favour of electronic parking brakes. According to research by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, offer manually-operated handbrakes on their entire ranges. Many …

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Prince Harry’s Audi RS6 Avant for sale

Prince Harry's Audi RS6 Avant

An Audi RS6 4.0 Avant Tiptronic Quattro owned by Prince Harry with just 4,500 miles on the clock is being advertised on Auto Trader for a cool £71,900. The high-performance estate was used by Harry during his romance with Meghan and was first registered in April 2017, so it has …

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Top 10 most searched for cars in 2017

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is the most searched for car in the UK for the seventh year running, according to Auto Trader – the UK’s largest online marketplace for new and used cars. The 3 Series was searched for more than 40 million times on Auto Trader in 2017, closely …

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Kia Stinger review

Kia Stinger review

Think Kia, and a handsome old school grand tourer wouldn’t spring to mind, but then the new Stinger is meant to change perceptions. The production version of the Kia GT concept, shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor show, the Stinger is the South Korean company’s first rear-wheel drive car launched …

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Audi Q5 review

Audi Q5 review

The Q5 is the latest Audi SUV to get a next-generation relaunch. Like its bigger brother – the Q7 – before it, the jelly mould styling has been replaced by a sharper edges and Audi’s distinctive signature grille. It’s more spacious, efficient, better equipped and connected than ever before. The Mk …

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Revealed: the best new car interiors

Rolls-Royce Ghost interior

New research has found that interior design, quality and comfort are major priorities for motorists when choosing a new car. Comfort and refinement lead the way, with well over half (56%) of those polled stating that a relaxing and quiet driving environment is crucial, according to the What Car? survey. …

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Most common cars on dating profiles

Car dating

A study of 5,000 online dating profiles has revealed the No 1 car manufacturer featured in dating profile photos. And the big news is that Vauxhall beat BMW and Audi as the automotive brand of choice for both men and women. However, rather than encouraging someone to swipe right, using a …

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Detroit Motor Show: 10 of the best

Feast your eyes on our 10 favourite cars from the 2016 North American International Auto Show – that’s the Detroit Motor Show to us… Acura Precision concept – this is a vision of the future from Acura, Honda’s upmarket brand in the US. If it goes into production and looks …

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What Car? Car of the Year 2016 – winners

What Car Awards

The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal. Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the …

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Audi A4 review

Audi A4

The new A4 couldn’t have come along at a better time for Audi. Never has the competition been greater in the so-called compact executive sector. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been making hay, while the BMW 3-Series has been refreshed and that plucky Brit, the Jaguar XE, has just been launched. …

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