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The all-new MINI Paceman

A sporty new exterior design, lowered suspension for a dynamic ride and an exciting reinterpretation of the familiar interior - feast your eyes on the all-new MINI Paceman.

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BMW take more fleet awards

BMW has taken two headline awards at the recent Fleet News Awards ceremony. 1 comment

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Hyundai HND-9 revealed

Hyundai, the fastest-growing car manufacturer by brand, has unveiled exterior renderings of the 'HND-9', its latest luxury sports coupe concept.

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Five millionth Audi with quattro all-wheel drive rolls off the assembly line

Audi has just proved that there really is safety in numbers by producing its five millionth quattro all-wheel-drive-equipped model - an A6 allroad.

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Budget gives £2,200 boost for Ampera drivers

Vauxhall welcomed the announcement in the Budget that Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) with 0-50g/km CO2 emissions, such as its revolutionary Ampera, will remain at five per cent Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) in 2015-16 tax year, rising to seven per cent in 2016-17 tax year.

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Kia Cub to be revealed in Seoul

Kia Motors will reveal an all-new, compact, four-door coupe concept at the Seoul International Motor Show.

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Free charging point with Renault ZOE

In the lead up to the showroom launch of its 100% electric ZOE in June, Renault has become the first car manufacturer to offer a free domestic charging point with a new fully-electric car purchase.

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Mitsubishi Mirage is real

The Mitsubishi Mirage is an A-segment car that's stylish, well-equipped and practical.

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Jaguar XJ R on show in New York

Jaguar will expand its R performance line-up with the global debut of the XJR at the 2013 New York International Automobile Show.

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Nissan Leaf benefits from BIK Budget changes

Nissan is delighted that Benefit In Kind tax levels on Electric Vehicles (EVs) from April 2015 will be 5% of its P11D price in 2015/16 rather than 13% as previously announced.

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UK joins Chevrolet Arts Competition

Chevrolet UK has announced its participation in the 2010 Young? Creative? Chevrolet! Contest.

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The Laguna Coupe Monaco GP limited edition arrives

The Laguna Coupe has always been one of the most striking two-door coupes.

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Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break concept car at Auto China 2010

Originally, Mercedes-Benz established a new market segment with the four-door Coupe CLS.

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The new Volvo FMX breaks cover

The new Volvo FMX has now made its first appearance, with the world premiere taking place at the construction exhibitions in Munich and Moscow.

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Auto Windscreens highlights increased costs for motorists

The introduction of tints, heating, solar reflection and GPS technology into the windscreens of modern production cars as standard has led to replacement costs increasing by as much as 68% in only 10 years, reports Auto Windscreens.

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Peugeot runs eco-efficient technology event at Durham University

Peugeot is hosting a unique event at Durham University (Queens Campus) on the 22nd April, to showcase its range of current and future ultra low carbon vehicles.

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Honda (UK) Motorcycles appoints Pidcock

Honda (UK) has become the official UK importer and distributor for the Honda owned and world-renowned Montesa trials bike brand and, has appointed the reputable Pidcock Motorcycles as the country's sole Montesa dealer.

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Subaru offers performance pack for Impreza

From April Subaru's highly acclaimed Impreza WRX and STI Type UK will be offered with complimentary optional upgrades worth over £3,200 at participating dealers.

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Convertibles sell for £4.6 million at Lex Autolease sale at BCA

Lex Autolease and Black Horse offered 400 convertibles at BCA Blackbushe on Saturday 17th April and every single car sold, generating a turnover of £4.

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Rugged Subaru arrives in Ribble Valley

The Beatles famously claimed in the song 'A day in the life' that there are 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire, but that isn't going to stop Subaru's rugged range of All-Wheel Drive vehicles from getting about.

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Learning to drive just got easier

A new independent information portal and community for learner drivers and their families, partners and friends has gone live.

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Revised Phaeton unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show

Volkswagen has unveiled the revised Phaeton at the Beijing Motor Show.

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The Isle of Man government honours Japanese rider

The Isle of Man government has honoured 1963 50cc TT winner and Suzuki rider Mitsuo Ito, by announcing the release of a special 50 pence coin into circulation on the Isle of Man for the forthcoming 2010 Isle of Man TT races.

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Free alignment check at ATS Euromaster

The severity of potholes on public roads is continuing to wreak havoc for motorists, warns national tyre expert ATS Euromaster.

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Advanced mechanism-less Clarion audio head units boost efficiency

Demonstrating its commitment to developing technologies within in-vehicle infotainment, Clarion's current range of 'mechless' (no-moving mechanical parts) audio head units fuse efficiency and ease-of-use with sought-after features, to deliver a state-of-the-art in-car audio experience.

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599 GTO is the fastest road-going Ferrari ever

A mid-front engined V12 berlinetta, in the finest Ferrari tradition, an exclusive limited series of 599 cars will be built on the platform of the production car, but developed with an entirely different concept in mind.

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Brussels all bunged up

A new study has unveiled Europe's 59 most congested cities for drivers - and Brussels is top of the list.

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Mitsubishi L200 Trojan Special Edition prices announced

Mitsubishi Motors (UK) has just announced news of its latest popular special edition of its market-leading L200 pick-up truck - the L200 Trojan double cab, which goes on sale today and is available at any of Mitsubishi's 122 UK dealers.

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Tea delivered in a Caddy

While many people keep their tea in a caddy, the Newcastle-based, family-run tea merchant Ringtons is now delivering its tea in a Caddy - thanks to an order for a fleet of 201 Volkswagen Caddy vans for its home delivery service.

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Taxi Centre plumps for Berlingo

To meet a growing demand from the taxi trade for versatile and economical vehicles, The Taxi Centre is now taking delivery of its first 100 Citroen Berlingo Multispace VTR 1.

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Motor Sport magazine's circulation continues to grow

Motor Sport magazine continues to buck the trend in a declining market by achieving further growth in circulation, reporting a 1.

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Mitsubishi Outlander crossover announced

Mitsubishi Motors (UK) has just announced details of the new face-lifted Outlander crossover, which boasts a number of new features including the availability of the twin-clutch Sports Shift Transmission SST (also found on Lancer Evolution and Lancer Ralliart models).

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Mercedes G-Class set for UK return

After ten years away from Mercedes-Benz's biggest right hand drive market, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is set to return to UK roads in the Autumn, with a choice of diesel or supercharged petrol engines.

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Latest Maybach saloon at Auto China 2010

The face lifted versions of the Maybach saloon are designed to be even more self-confident and effortlessly superior to their rivals.

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London Taxi to undergo longest cab ride

What is the furthest you have driven your cab? Or the strangest taxi journey you have ever undertaken? Well LTI think they can beat any story you might have to tell with one of their own.

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Dairy Crest goes online with Volvo

The Nuneaton depot of Dairy Crest, the UK's leading chilled dairy foods company, have saved time and money, improved their financial reporting and transformed their workshop scheduling by using the latest transport solution from Volvo Trucks - Volvo Service Point Online, which they are using to handle all their fleet's maintenance and repair work.

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Ford upgrades Fiesta to stay on top

Safety, technology and powertrain upgrades are being added to the highly successful Ford Fiesta range.

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Electronic tags to save children's lives

A new warning system developed in Sweden has demonstrated its potential to save lives of British schoolchildren in a series of trials in Scotland.

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The Vauxhall Ampera passes first test

The Vauxhall Ampera passed an important milestone last Friday, when the first pre-production car rolled off the line at GM's Pre-Production Operations' assembly line in Warren, Michigan, USA.

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Alfa Romeo's centenary celebrations to form a mosaic

As part of Alfa Romeo's Centenary celebrations, the marque is asking UK owners and Alfisti alike to help commemorate its 100-year history by getting involved in a unique work of art.

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Soap stars at Truckfest

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Conner in Britain's biggest soap, and Hollyoaks hunk Ricky Whittle join the celebrity line up at Truckfest when it returns to the East of England Showground, Peterborough, on Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd May.

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Hermes puts safety first

Europe's leading home delivery company, Hermes, is in the vanguard of cutting road deaths and injuries after introducing a range of safe-driving measures that have contributed to a £1 million cost saving in the 12 months to April 2010.

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Unichip Europe unveils 'U-connect' Unichip piggy back ECU for the Nissan 350Z

Unichip Europe has unveiled a new plug and play 'U-connect' Unichip piggy back ECU for the Nissan 350Z.

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iPhone app to help vehicle parts retailers

Running a 24/7 online vehicle parts retail operation has become much easier, thanks to the arrival of a new, free-of-charge iPhone application for Tiger Commerce, the simple-to-use ecommerce website software.

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Cooper Tire launches quiet tyre

Cooper Tire has launched a new tyre for small and medium sized family cars, which boasts a reduction in road noise and a longer lifespan than its predecessor.

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XPart launches components for classic Mini

As demand for genuine Classic Mini parts grows, XPart is introducing a range of new and improved front and rear bumpers as well as bonnet bars for the much-loved British icon.

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406 Coupe Club meet at Beaulieu

2010 marks the 200th birthday of Peugeot, the 80th birthday of Pininfarina, and the 5th birthday of the UK based Peugeot 406 Coupe Club.

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Volvo tackles the hay fever blight

If itchy eyes, blocked noses and constant sneezing sound familiar during this hay fever season, come and sit in a Volvo.

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MLL Telecoms puts its trust in the Hilux

The fuel-efficient Toyota Hilux is the vehicle of choice for MLL Telecoms' new field engineering team, which is responsible for 24/7 maintenance of the company's nationwide network of 5000 links.

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LUXGEN built up a high level of global awareness

A milestone has been reached by Taiwan's automobile industry.

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Michelin launch new range of tyres for the Porsche Cayenne

Michelin tyres, especially those that will be fitted on the new Porsche Cayenne, are designed for superior performance in terms of safety-enhancing grip as well as fuel-efficiency and total mileage.

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Record pump prices not affecting luxury car market

According to Glass's, the recent sustained surge in UK petrol prices is not having a detrimental effect on the market for used luxury cars, large prestige SUVs and supercars - the segments with some of the thirstiest vehicles available.

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Jaguar celebrate at 2010 Mille Miglia

Jaguar is continuing the celebration of its 75th anniversary with a strong entry at the 2010 Mille Miglia revival event.

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Superchips spices up the Disco

Superchips Ltd has unveiled a performance enhancing bluefin 'Plug and go' remap for the popular 2.

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Volvo's design studio makes a difference

Trucks are typical commercial vehicles.

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Mitsubishi Active Sports Crossover breaks cover

Mitsubishi Motors (UK) has announced the pricing and specification of its all-new urban crossover vehicle, the ASX.

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Suzuki makes summer fun affordable

As the weather takes a turn for the better, Suzuki GB has introduced a new low-rate finance scheme on its entire cruiser line-up, with a low APR of just 2% typical, combined with a small deposit and affordable monthly payments.

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Mercedes Benz award sales people of the year

The title of Mercedes Benz Corporate Sales Person of the Year was awarded to candidates at two different levels.

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Audi R8 goes extreme

Performance is even more acutely of the essence in the new Audi R8 GT, a distillation of the celebrated R8 V10 formula into an even more concentrated and potent form.

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MotorMart AutoJumble set for May at Beaulieu

Beaulieu's popular MotorMart AutoJumble takes place on the 15th & 16th May in the grounds of the world-famous Beaulieu attraction.

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Mercedes-Benz Actros awarded Truck of the Decade

The latest generation Mercedes-Benz Actros has just been awarded Truck & Driver magazine's illustrious title 'Truck of the Decade'.

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Sporting Classics of Monaco event proves a success

RM Auctions' inaugural Sporting Classics of Monaco event held at the Grimaldi Forum on 1st May was a resounding success, achieving š33,235,917 ($45,101,139) in total sales and matching the highest dollar single-day collector car auction in history, also produced by RM.

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Fitness First firms up with Volkswagen and Audi

The UK's largest privately owned health club group, Fitness First, has signed a deal with Volkswagen and Audi to supply company cars to its staff over the next four years.

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Nissan Pathfinder and Navara offer more

Now available to order, the new Nissan Pathfinder and Navara offer far more 4x4 for the money with key enhancements of real customer benefit.

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Dealer websites shunning video

Only seven per cent of leading dealer websites currently use video to promote their businesses, according to a new survey.

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Audi A1 available to order in UK spec

The Audi A1 has become available to order with a UK specification that further emphasises the fact that its more diminutive dimensions are its only half measure.

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2010 Yamaha Aerox 'Team Replica' joins the range

The tremendous line-up of Yamaha scooters is now boosted with the addition of the updated version of the 2010 Aerox 'Team Replica'.

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Volvo Cars crash-test centre enters 10th year

Volvo Cars' crash-test laboratory in Torslanda, Sweden, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and the 3,000 full-scale tests that have been carried out during the high-tech facility's first decade have helped give Volvo owners even safer cars.

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Rolls-Royce sponsors arts and business awards

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company will be the principal sponsor of the Arts & Business South East Awards 2010.

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Hyundai UK having a ball

With less than seven weeks to go before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Hyundai UK has kicked off celebrations with the arrival of the official Hyundai Goodwill Ball.

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First four-door Rapide leaves factory

A new chapter in Aston Martin's modern era has officially begun; with the first four-door Rapide sports cars leaving the Aston Martin Rapide Plant (AMRP) for delivery to eagerly awaiting customers.

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Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP bike to lap TT course

As the Suzuki Motor Corporation get set to celebrate 50 years of International racing at this year's Isle of Man TT races - the venue where it all began in 1960, the Japanese manufacturer has announced another 'first' on the Island, with the news that Loris Capirossi's GSV-R MotoGP bike will take a lap of the famous TT course - the first ever MotoGP machine to lap the 37.

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Mark Blundell to drive Audi R8 LMS sports car at Spa

Britain's Mark Blundell will drive an Audi R8 LMS sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium this summer.

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Peugeot brand on the move with sales up 21.6% in April

April has seen another strong performance from Peugeot in the run up to it 200th anniversary in May.

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Diesel Car magazine announces Car of the Year Awards 2010

Diesel Car magazine announced the winners of its annual car of the year awards 2010, with Peugeot's 5008 MPV grabbing the top spot in this year's awards.

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Aston Martin to go large in USA

Aston Martin has confirmed that the V12 Vantage - the most potent production sports car in the marque's 96-year history - will be made available in North and South America from later this year.

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Impreza models celebrate Prodrive anniversary

100 Impreza P1s descended on Prodrive at Banbury to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the car, which hit Britain's roads in 2000.

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Three UK Toyota Centres awarded top honours

Three UK Toyota Centres have been awarded with the top honours at Toyota's 'Ichiban' European Customer Satisfaction Awards during a ceremony held at the company's experience showroom located on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

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Skoda launches Greenline ll models

Following-on from the launch of the face-lifted Fabia and Roomster, Skoda Auto has unveiled the Fabia Estate GreenLine II and Roomster GreenLine II - the first of its second generation of environmentally-friendly GreenLine models.

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Average European new car CO2 emissions are falling fast

Average European new car CO2 emissions are falling at a faster rate than ever before and are on course to meet 2015 EU targets, according to the world's leading provider of automotive intelligence, JATO Dynamics.

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