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Honest John Awards
Release Date: 03-05-2019

  Online review site Honest John has announced its 2019 awards, highlighting the very best vehicles from each category. HonestJohn.co.uk announced the multitude of awards at the Vinyl factor...
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JLR testing a ‘Smart Wallet’, enabling drivers to earn money on the move
Release Date: 29-04-2019

  Jaguar Land Rover are testing a device which will allow drivers to earn money on their daily commutes. The system, developed at JLR’s software engineering base in Ireland, works by...
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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 premium SUV segment. The exterior design of Mercedes-Benz’s range-topping SUV is ...
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Volkswagen Have Released an Image of a 6-Wheeled Touareg
Release Date: 01-04-2019

  The German car giant has released a first look at the upcoming 6-wheeled SUV, due to launch in 2021. The 6-wheeled Touareg is yet to be officially named, but speculation has it that the ...
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Release Date: 26-03-2019

  A survey by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk has revealed which parking manoeuvres are most hated by the British public. The survey of 500 Brits has concluded that parking in...
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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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Data Reveals Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
Release Date: 18-02-2019

  Data gathered by TRACKER has revealed the Top 10 vehicles that were stolen and recovered in 2018. In 2017, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked number one for the Most Stolen and Recovered v...
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The Weird and Wonderful Manufacturer Merchandise
Release Date: 13-12-2018

  Most manufacturers have a line of merchandise available for the enthusiast, from the obligatory mug to the branded baseball cap - but there are a few odd offerings amongst the normal. Vo...
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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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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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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE - Features and specs
Release Date: 17-09-2018

  The Mercedes-Benz GLE has been refreshed to include new design language, additional safety features and a comfort upgrade. The long-awaited GLE update has finally arrived. The SUV is pro...
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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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The brand new Audi Q8 - see the new coupé SUV.
Release Date: 27-08-2018

  The Q8 is to be the new range-topping SUV from Audi, offering assertive coupé styling and a sleek new interior. For a long time, the Q7 has perched at the top of Audi’s SUV ...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £250 - £350
Release Date: 20-07-2018

  So, you have a healthy budget of £250 - £350 + VAT per month. What do you get? This is our breakdown of what we think are the top 5 vehicles to lease for the money. All pricing...
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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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Wimbledon champion splashes out on new I-PACE
Release Date: 08-06-2018

  Andy Murray, a two-time Wimbledon Champion, has splashed out on a new Jaguar I-PACE – making him one of the first customers for Jaguar’s flagship electric model. During WWF&r...
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The new BMW X5
Release Date: 08-06-2018

  The new X5 has landed, refreshing the current model with contemporary styling and enhanced performance. The new X5 sports design, performance and technological upgrades over the previous...
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Ford has unveiled their new Focus model – here’s the lowdown.
Release Date: 16-04-2018

  The Ford Focus is undergoing a much-needed update for 2018. With sharper styling and an abundance of technology, the new Focus will rival the likes of the popular Volkswagen Golf. Like t...
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The new Volkswagen Touareg
Release Date: 27-03-2018

  Volkswagen have unveiled their new Touareg set for arrival in summer 2018, adding that it is the most technologically advanced model they have ever produced. The Touareg has been updated...
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The Fleet World Honours 2018
Release Date: 15-02-2018

  Fleet World held their honours for 2018 this month, naming the best when it comes to the motoring industry. In London on the Pall Mall, the 2018 Fleet World Honours were held at the Roya...
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Infiniti have announced the new QX80
Release Date: 17-11-2017

At the Dubai International Motor Show, Infiniti unveiled their redesigned QX80 SUV which adorns updated looks and new interior styles. Infiniti have announced their updated QX80 model for 2018. ...
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Advice for test driving
Release Date: 09-11-2017

Test driving can seem a daunting task, especially if you decide to sign away a chunk of your money after. Here are a few things to check before and during a test drive, so that you feel you can mak...
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The new Porsche Cayenne
Release Date: 03-11-2017

  Porsche have revealed a new “lighter, longer and lower” Porsche Cayenne, claiming that they have “redefined ‘sport’ in the SUV sector” with this model. ...
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The new SEAT Arona
Release Date: 10-10-2017

With prices starting from £16,555, the new compact crossover SEAT Arona is up for order here in the UK. The younger brother of the Ateca SUV is hoping to attract the crossover market with its...
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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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Meet The Newest Range Rover...
Release Date: 23-02-2017

The first addition in a decade arrives along with an unusual name, ‘Velar’, which originates from the Latin ‘velaris’ meaning to cover and veil. Interestingly, this model al...
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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2017
Release Date: 13-02-2017

This year Mitsubishi have revealed their all-new Outlander PHEV. A marginally revised version of Mitsubishi’s best-selling golden-child and successful plug-in hybrid SUV. The newest Outlander...
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The New Mini Countryman
Release Date: 25-01-2017

The Mini, a quintessentially British design, has been reinvented. With lots of modifications made to both the interior and exterior of the vehicle, this second-generation Countryman is redefining t...
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The Tesla Model X Review
Release Date: 13-12-2016

A fast, all-electric, all-wheel drive SUV with seven seats is breaking boundaries at an astounding speed. Extremely fast the Model X can reach 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds with a 100kWh battery which &n...
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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review
Release Date: 07-12-2016

  When Alfa Romeo take on the SUV… When promoting their Giulia model, Alfa Romeo stated that ‘the wait is over’, and the same can be said for their first-ever SUV. Their S...
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The Peugeot 3008 Review
Release Date: 21-11-2016

Characterised as a well built and solid family car the Peugeot 3008 is ahead of the game, as Peugeot are already producing their second-generation family crossover, while other manufacturers a...
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The Jaguar I-Pace is coming…
Release Date: 17-11-2016

It’s time to get a little bit excited, not just because Christmas is right around the corner, but because Jaguar have recently revealed their I-Pace concept at the 2016 LA Motor Show. Althoug...
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Skoda announce their first SUV
Release Date: 15-11-2016

Škoda announce their first SUV It seems that SUVs are increasing in popularity as everyone is jumping on the bandwagon - including Škoda – who launched their Kodiaq at the Pari...
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Seat get involved in a whole new ball game...
Release Date: 08-11-2016

Seat get involved in a whole new ball game Seat Ateca Review Seat has launched it’s first-ever SUV, the Seat Ateca, and we welcome aboard the Spanish company whilst congratulating them on a...
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How safe is your vehicle to drive?
Release Date: 14-09-2016

How safe are your cars? Family-oriented vehicles are leading the way with the highest levels of safety as standard, according to test results issued by the European New Car Assessment Programme (...
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Audi Q2 Review
Release Date: 09-09-2016

Audi have revealed their latest car, the Audi Q2 and its available now to buy. This new small SUV brings a new degree of style and class with loads of big car features, but this comes at a price&he...
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15 Car Accessory hacks you can
Release Date: 16-08-2016

For all those moments on road trips when you think …'Oh gosh, I wish I had a…’  Well, look no further here is our Top 15 list of car accessories you should all run to...
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15 Car Accessory hacks you can
Release Date: 16-08-2016

For all those moments on road trips when you think …'Oh gosh, I wish I had a…’  Well, look no further here is our Top 15 list of car accessories you should all run to...
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BMW X5 xDrive40e review
Release Date: 31-05-2016

BMW is once again leading the direction of innovative driving pleasure with their new X5 xDrive40e, their latest Sports Activity Vehicle. The first plug-in hybrid production car from the core bran...
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Mitsubishi ASX Review
Release Date: 12-04-2016

Mitsubishi ASX - If you’re on the lookout for a motor that is roomy and efficient, this compact crossover is an ideal candidate for your driveway. The ASX retains the striking looks of the C...
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New Kia Sportage Review
Release Date: 14-03-2016

The all new Kia embraces an exciting new future for its Sportage model... With an attractive brand new interior and exterior design, a whole host of advanced new technology features and a higher q...
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Kia unveils three new hybrid models
Release Date: 16-02-2016

Kia has just unveiled three new hybrid models – the Niro SUV as well as a hybrid and plug-in version of the Optima. For the Niro, Kia has targeted CO2 emissions of 89g/km – although ...
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Nissan Navara NP300 Review
Release Date: 18-01-2016

Comfortable, refined and robust, this is a 4X4 with style Nissan have combined their crossover SUV experience with the best car-like qualities to produce their newest offering in the pick-up segme...
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Honda HR-V review
Release Date: 10-12-2015

In what Honda is billing as their first crossover, their new HRV is set to take the market by storm. Labelled as having the characterful looks of a coupe with the tough stance of a 4x4, this is a v...
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Jaguar F-Pace Review
Release Date: 18-11-2015

The first SUV in their 70 year history, Jaguar’s new F-Pace is a real breath of fresh air for the prestigious brand. Despite entering the segment so long after their luxury competitors, JLR h...
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Mercedes Benz GLA Review
Release Date: 16-11-2015

The Mercedes-Benz GLA reinterprets the compact SUV segment. Being a light-foot master of all day-to-day challenges yet also ideally robust for off-road excursions, the versatility of its capabiliti...
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New Range Rover SVAutobiography
Release Date: 02-11-2015

If you are on the lookout for pure, unrivalled luxury, look no further then Range Rover’s newest release. The most exclusive, luxurious and powerful production the manufacturer has ever made,...
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New Mercedes-Benz GLC  Review
Release Date: 16-10-2015

Mercedes-Benz might have been slow on the uptake to join the medium-sized premium SUV party, but now it’s here and judging by their new GLC model, it’s here to stay. Joining the race...
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The Ultimate Road Trip- Bloggers Study
Release Date: 20-03-2015

The evenings are getting lighter, scarves and gloves are being stowed back away in closets and we are beginning to slowly wind down the windows when we drive. And that can only mean one thing- summ...
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Review Mitsubishi L200 Challenger 2015
Release Date: 23-02-2015

  Just how good is the new Mitubishi L200 Challenger for 2015? We take a look. 2006 saw the L200 first arrive onto the scene, riding proudly on the previous success of its predecessors. Howe...
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Car parking fails so bad they
Release Date: 14-11-2014

We've all experienced it. You're crawling around the car park, desperate to find one of those precious parking spaces. After about 5 minutes of driving aimlessly round tight corners, you find a spa...
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Review: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Release Date: 23-09-2014

The Evoque was born to challenge the growing compact SUV market back in 2011. Since, it has grown to become one of most iconic models in Land Rovers line-up. The lower end of the engines bolsters ...
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Hyundai Genesis runs through the gauntlet
Release Date: 14-07-2014

After 5 years since Hyundai's first foray into the luxury sedan segment, the South Koren car maker is refreshing the model with a new Hyundai Genesis for 2015.  The original sold relatively w...
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Review: BMW 5-Series
Release Date: 09-07-2014

When it comes to the BMW 5-series, it has always been a favourite, and the new 5-Series is no exception.Winner of a string of comparison tests, and labelled ‘Germany’s favourite car&rsq...
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Worst selling cars of all time
Release Date: 09-06-2014

 We hear a lot about which cars sell well and which don’t, but how about the cars which have sold the worst ever… Pontiac Aztek- 5,020 models sold in 2005 This vehicle was such ...
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Review: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Release Date: 04-06-2014

A mud-plugging Mitsubishi SUV with a PHEV engine is one way to describe the new Outlander. Eleven years after Mitsubishi first coined the term ‘Crossover’ this third embodiment of the c...
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Funniest Car Insurance Claims
Release Date: 02-06-2014

Car insurance is a vital component for any driver, and although we would all prefer to never have to claim it, it is likely you will have to at some point or other during your time on the road. We...
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Review: Porsche Macan Diesel
Release Date: 16-04-2014

It might disappoint some Porsche enthusiasts who were hoping to see a new 911 or Boxster in the manufacturer’s line-up, but the choice to launch the Macan is a vital one for Porsche. It mea...
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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Release Date: 02-04-2014

Being branded the ‘Car without compromise’ the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will offer customers the choice of diesel or plug-in hybrid SUVs for the same price. Launched in the UK this...
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Mazda SKYACTIV technology popular for fleets
Release Date: 20-01-2014

Mazda’s sales have soared by an impressive 84% in the last 9 months, and as we enter the New Year they are expected to continue that rise. This is against a total fleet car market up just 7% ...
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Ford brings 3 new models to UK
Release Date: 15-01-2014

Following on from Vauxhall's ambition to nab the top spot by 2016, Ford is bidding to retain UK leadership by bringing in a trio of models next year. Bringing an iconic American sports car, a new S...
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Review: Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback 1.5 dCi 360 5dr
Release Date: 19-11-2013

The original Qashqai was the first ever SUV crossover to touch UK soil, and the five-seater combined some of the best elements that you would associate with such a creation. It gave drivers the b...
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Audi launches new compact SUV- The RS Q3
Release Date: 11-11-2013

Audi’s new compact SUV, the RS Q3 has been highly anticipated not only for its high performance, but also for holding the best residual value in its sector. However, although this vehicle ma...
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