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The NEW Mercedes-Benz GLS
Release Date: 18-04-2019

  Mercedes-Benz have announced their updated GLS model, promising superior luxury and quality in the SUV segment. The exterior design of Mercedes-Benz’s range-topping SUV is very sim...
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2019’s Fastest Selling Used Cars
Release Date: 18-03-2019

  Data retrieved by Indicata UK has revealed which vehicles sell the fastest on the used car market. The survey analysed 98,500 used cars sold in February 2019. 60% of the top 10 run on pe...
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Volvo to restrict maximum speed on all models from 2020
Release Date: 05-03-2019

  Volvo have announced plans to electronically limit the maximum achievable speed on all its models by 2020. Volvo pride themselves on being a worldwide leader in vehicle safety, enhanced ...
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Peugeot adds all-electric model to new 208 line-up
Release Date: 26-02-2019

  Peugeot have introduced the all-new 208 hatchback, set to arrive along with an electric powertrain model named the “e-208”. The new 208 has its sights set firmly on the class...
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Emoji number plates introduced in Australia
Release Date: 21-02-2019

  Drivers in Queensland, Australia will have the option to add emoji faces to their number plates. From March 1st 2019, residents of Queensland, Australia will be given the ability to add ...
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Vauxhall
Release Date: 13-02-2019

  Vauxhall’s popular Vivaro van is now available to order, expected to hit streets at the end of summer 2019. Vauxhall’s mid-sized van has finally been updated and will include...
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Suzuki named Number 1 Car Brand for January 2019
Release Date: 25-01-2019

  Suzuki has been named Number One Car Brand in the January 2019 Customer Satisfaction Index. A survey of 45,000 consumers has revealed Suzuki GB PLC to be the highest-ranking car brand fo...
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The new BMW 7 Series
Release Date: 17-01-2019

  BMW have updated their flagship saloon to incorporate their new design language along with a refreshed interior. The new BMW 7 Series has been redesigned for an impressive and eye-catchi...
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Mercedes have unveiled the 2019 CLA Coupé
Release Date: 10-01-2019

  The 2019 CLA Coupé has been unveiled by Mercedes-Benz, promising to build on the hugely popular A-Class Saloon platform. At the end of February 2019, the new CLA will go on sale f...
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Non-Electric Private Hire Vehicles to get the Axe in Central London
Release Date: 21-12-2018

  The Mayor and Transport for London have announced plans to further reduce emissions in the capital for cleaner, healthier air. Taxis and other private hire vehicles, excluding zero emiss...
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Carbuyer 2019 Awards Announced
Release Date: 28-11-2018

  Carbuyer have announced the winners to their Best Car Awards 2019, covering 19 different categories. Every year Carbuyer announce the winners to its awards, ranging from best city car to b...
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The Mini Velar – Land Rover updates the Range Rover Evoque
Release Date: 23-11-2018

  The Range Rover Evoque has been completely overhauled for 2019, stealing many styling cues from its older brother, the Range Rover Velar. The Range Rover Evoque has been dramatically red...
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New T-Cross from Volkswagen looks to secure customers in the supermini market
Release Date: 29-10-2018

  Volkswagen have expanded their SUV line-up with a sister model to the Polo: The T-Cross. Outside, the T-Cross sits 97mm taller than its sister model, the Polo, and comes with full front ...
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New Citroen Berlingo Van Crowned International Van of the Year 2019
Release Date: 24-10-2018

  Citroen has updated their Berlingo van with fresh new design language and technology, winning the International Van of the Year 2019 award. From Quarter 4 of 2018, the new-style Berlingo...
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Silent vehicles soon required to produce a noise at low speeds
Release Date: 11-10-2018

  Electric vehicles will be required to produce sound at low speed, to aid integration with pedestrians and cyclists. One of the joys of owning an electric vehicle is that they are almost ...
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Ford Transit Custom PHEV Revealed
Release Date: 22-09-2018

  The new Ford Transit Custom will be getting a PHEV variant in 2019, offering managers a new model to add to their fleet. After the success of the Transit’s redesign in 2018, Ford w...
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EQC – Meet the first electric Mercedes-Benz SUV
Release Date: 05-09-2018

  Mercedes-Benz have announced their all-electric SUV model, the EQC, set to start production in 2019. The EQC will be first all-electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz, in a bid to move towards e...
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2019 A Class Saloon
Release Date: 06-08-2018

  The new A-Class hatchback has been a huge success, and Mercedes-Benz hopes the new A-Class saloon will receive the same welcome. Britta Seeger, a Member of the Board of Management of Dai...
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New Audi Q3 - What you need to know
Release Date: 26-07-2018

  At long last, the Audi Q3 has undergone some much-needed surgery. The rounded lines the previous edition embodied have been replaced with sharp, striking elements, and the interior has been...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £150 - £250
Release Date: 19-07-2018

  Have a budget in mind? Need help narrowing it down to the best vehicles your money can get? We've dwindled the list down to what we think are the top 5 vehicles to lease for a monthly renta...
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Top Five Cars to Look Forward to In 2019
Release Date: 26-06-2018

As the year goes on, the car industry is steering further and further towards electric vehicles, with trends predicting an even larger spike for these sorts of vehicles as we roll into 2019. Ther...
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The Volkswagen Touareg is available to order
Release Date: 25-06-2018

  Volkswagen have opened the order banks for their redesigned Touareg model, which promises to be a big technological advancement in the SUV market. The new Touareg was announced in March ...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £350 - £450
Release Date: 30-07-2017

  So, you've got a considerable monthly budget to spend on your new lease, but aren't too sure what to get. Let us point you in the right direction. Here are the top 5 cars to lease for the m...
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Budget 2016: The Impact on the Motoring Industry
Release Date: 06-04-2016

The new budget has finally been announced so we have put together all the key points and how it will affect fleets and the motoring industry... Fuel Duty Despite there being a pencilled-in rise ...
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Budget 2015: Company Car Tax and Duty Freeze
Release Date: 27-03-2015

Company car drivers will face a three percentage point year-on-year hike in their company car tax from 2019/20. However, the Government has indicated that the rates for ultra-low emission vehicles...
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