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- Fast Fords at the 2018 Classic Car Restoration ShowThe Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration show is in full swing, with enthusiasts filling the halls of the NEC to see all manner of classic cars – from restored beauties to in-need-of-restoration barn finds. One car manufacturer that is well represented is Ford, with a model to appeal ... read more
- Suzuki pulls Ant and Dec advertising dealSuzuki GB has announced it is ending its advertising campaign with Ant & Dec, following Ant McPartlin’s drink-driving charge. The firm says it will air no further material featuring the pair – and its endorsement deal with Ant & Dec has also ended. “We agree with ITV and Ant & ... read more
- Cadillac Boogie: The Spotify app coming to your next carCadillac owners in the United States can now stream music via their Spotify Premium account without their phone, cables, or a Bluetooth connection. Available on select models, including the XTS, CTS, ATS, CTS-V and ATS-V, the service will soon be available on all-new Cadillacs, including the 2019 CT6. As ... read more
- 1 in 3 new cars in Europe is an SUVThe march of the SUV continued across Europe in February 2018, as the region enjoyed its best February performance in a decade. Overall sales were up 4.2 percent, despite declines in two key markets, the UK and Italy. Diesel registrations plunged by a whopping 12.8 percent last month, taking the ... read more
- 1 in 3 Vauxhall dealers may be closed within a yearStruggling volume brand Vauxhall’s sprawling car dealer network may be dramatically culled over the next 12 months, according to reports in the trade press. This could put over 3,800 jobs at risk. Trade title Automotive Management has been told by one Vauxhall dealer that “a third of dealerships will go” ... read more
- Self-driving Jaguar Land Rovers go public in Milton KeynesJaguar Land Rover has demonstrated how self-driving cars can help cut traffic in Milton Keynes, with a public trial on open roads showing how autonomous vehicles can search for parking spots by themselves – and then automatically self-park within them. The trial is part of a project JLR is running ... read more
- Ford is opening a showroom in a Next clothing storeFord has announced a partnership with Next that will see a showroom open inside a store in Manchester. The five-car showroom will open in the refurbished Next store in the Arndale shopping centre. A team of 15 Ford product experts and support staff will be on hand to advise ... read more
- Range Rover SV Coupe: “This isn’t a vehicle for the shy”Revealed in a high-impact presentation at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Range Rover SV Coupe is the fastest and most exclusive full-size Range Rover ever. Just 999 will be made, each priced from £240,000. The SV Coupe is the latest project from Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division: ... read more
- Vauxhall Corsa GSi revealed: VXR highlights with lower running costsVauxhall has released these pictures of its new Corsa GSi ahead of it going on sale later this year. The sub-VXR follows the launch of the Insignia GSi, which the firm says takes a ‘performance through dynamics’ approach, concentrating on an upgraded chassis rather than outright performance. As such, ... read more
- The Range Rover SV Coupe? What was that?I don’t do many of the media unveils at Motor Shows. Too much of a bun fight, with a thousand other journalists and wretched I-was-a-college-grad-last week-but-now-I-am-an-important-social-media-influencer types elbowing me. But I did make the reveal of the Range Rover SV Coupe at Geneva this month. I was genuinely intrigued. This ... read more
- Official: Jeep had the best stand at Geneva 2018
- Kia Sportage SUV sales break the 5 million markThe Kia Sportage is the car that really put the Korean firm on the map, particularly here in the UK. It’s a global car too though, that sells well in many other countries – and now Kia’s revealed just how popular it is, by announcing the sale of the five ... read more
- MR week in review: 18 March 2018Since the first revelations of dieselgate in September 2015, the simple message peddled by policy makers and sections of the media has been that diesel is evil. However, this one-sided concentration on air quality is ignoring the impact that diesel has on CO2 emissions, and also the reality that ... read more
- New 2018 diesel car tax rules: everything you need to knowNew vehicle excise duty (VED, or car tax) rules coming in from April 2018 could cost you as much as £500 – yet a survey has revealed that nearly nine out of 10 drivers don’t know about the changes. The revised system is based on new ‘real driving emissions’ ... read more
- Demonising diesel is delaying the death of dirty dieselI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: demonising diesel is daft and we’re going to pay the price with a worsening of air quality. Led by misguided government policy and screaming headlines rather than detailed facts, new car buyers are steering clear of diesels. If they drive mainly ... read more
- Diesel should not be a lost cause says JLR MD
- The Met Police’s new fleet of cars will emit only WATERMindful of London’s poor inner-city air quality, the Metropolitan Police Service has chosen its new fleet of cars carefully – picking 11 new Toyotas whose only ‘tailpipe’ emission is water that’s clean enough to drink. The 11 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars have just been delivered to the Met, ... read more
- Rare Peter Rabbit Land Rover up for auctionA classic Land Rover used in the new Peter Rabbit movie will go up for auction next month. The Pastel Green 88-inch Series IIA is said to be one of two used in the 3D live-action animated comedy film based around the famous Beatrix Potter characters. If you’re going ... read more
- Meet the man who looks after London’s supercarsPicture your lottery-win fantasy garage: polished floors, gleaming white walls and rows of rare, exotic Ferraris, Aston Martins and Lamborghinis. That’s the scene greeting me as the door glides back and I enter a cool, dehumidified chamber known as the ‘bat cave’. I’m at a secret location underneath Shepherd’s Bush, ... read more
- The car brands to bring back from the grave