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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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Epic journey for VW camper van fans

From Malaysia to Hannover: Volkswagen fans cover 12,500 miles

Five Volkswagen fans have arrived in Germany after a marathon three-month journey from Malaysia in south-east Asia. Driving three Bullis and one Beetle, they crossed two continents and travelled 12,420 miles before reaching their destination – the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly plant in Hannover. When they arrived, they were greeted …

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Electric Vehicle Experience Centre to open

Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom is to open at centre:mk in Milton Keynes on July 22. Managed by Chargemaster, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric charging points, and funded by Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City scheme, the EVEC has been established to increase the number …

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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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Milestone as VW Golf overtakes Volvo in Sweden

Volvo V90

Sweden’s best-selling car in 2016 was not a Volvo – the first time that’s happened in more than half a century. Instead, the Volkswagen Golf was the No 1 car, according to the country’s carmakers’ association, Bil Sweden, which also reported a record 372,000 new registrations – up 8% on …

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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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Volkswagen’s Shanghai surprise

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept

VW unveils stunning C Coupe GTE concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. Sadly, this four-door concept car – it’s over five metres in length – is for the Chinese market only, but who knows what might happen in the future. Powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system, Volkswagen says it …

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Virtual VW GTI treat

VW GTI Supersport Vision concept

PlayStation 3 gamers can now race (virtually) the VW GTI Supersport Vision concept in ‪‎Gran Turismo 6. The engine roaring under the bonnet of the GTI Supersport is a 503hp VR6 TSI coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). The bonkers racer can (hypothetically) reach 62mph from a standing start …

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