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All-new Ford Focus breaks cover

2018 Ford Focus

Ford has unveiled the fourth-generation Focus family hatchback – “the most accomplished and technically advanced Focus ever”. Almost seven million Focus cars have been sold in Europe and more than 16 million around the world since the game-changing Focus was introduced in 1998. Available to order now in five-door and …

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New Volvo V60 breaks cover

New Volvo V60

Meet the handsome new Volvo V60 – a new family estate set to arrive in the UK towards the end of 2018. Looking not unlike a smaller scale V90, the new car will start at £31,810 and replace the current (very good) V60 which was launched in 2011. The new …

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Dacia celebrates five years in the UK

Happy Birthday Dacia! Celebrating five years in the UK

Renault’s budget brand Dacia has released a new disco inspired video, “Dacia Way I Like It!”, to mark its fifth anniversary in the UK. Since launching in 2013, Dacia has sold more than 120,000 vehicles in the UK. The UK’s most affordable SUV, the Dacia Duster, arrived in early 2013, soon to be …

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Meet the world’s fastest production estate

ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo

Appearances can be deceptive – none more so than the 200mph-plus Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring. The BMW 5 Series-based station wagon (also available as a saloon) offers a “sublime combination of performance, luxury, on-road comfort and driving pleasure”. At £89,000 for the saloon and £91,000 for the estate, Alpina claims the …

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake review

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Cards on the table time. The first generation Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2012-16) was one of my all-time favourite estate cars, so the new model has a lot to live up to. I was one of the first journalists to get behind the wheel of the new Sportbrake, and the good …

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Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

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Fiat Tipo review

Fiat Tipo

“Amore for less” – rarely has an advertising slogan summed up a new car so well as the 2016 Fiat Tipo. The all-new Tipo range starts at £12,995 (£159 a month in the PCP world), and at entry level it really is a lot of car for the money – …

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Volvo S90 and V90: twin test

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Volvo has rediscovered its mojo in recent years – the evergreen V40 and V60 are still good cars, the acclaimed XC90 is a class-leader, while the XC60 remains a big-selling SUV. Now it’s time to meet the all-new S90 saloon and V90 estate – serious new competitors in the big …

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Volvo V60 Polestar review

Volvo V60 Polestar

If ever there was a car that will become a future classic, it’s the Volvo V60 Polestar. The standard V60 is good in itself, but once Polestar – a Swedish tuning company now 100% owned by Volvo – got their hands on it… it became a car transformed. And it’s …

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SEAT Leon X-Perience review

SEAT Leon X-Perience

The SEAT Leon X-Perience joins the growing band of rugged, raised estates with off-road ability and greater pulling power. If you’re looking for a grippy 4×4, but don’t want a big SUV, there’s more choice than ever. Now SEAT’s joining the party with a tougher version of its Leon ST …

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