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Used car market has declined by 5.1% in 2017 0

The used car market has declined by 5.1% throughout 2017 so far; the fall coming in the wake of record-breaking figures in 2016. The second quarter of the year saw used car sales drop by 13.5% compared with the same period in 2016 – 300,000 fewer transactions. Diesel car sales declined by just 0.1% in(…)

A look back at the Jaguar XKSS 0

1957. Sixty years ago. Seems like a long time doesn’t it? Harold Macmillan was in Number Ten, the first frisbee had just been produced, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a garden fete in Liverpool. What else? 1957 was also the year the Jaguar XKSS first wowed pretty much all(…)

Kubica drives a Formula 1 car again almost seven years after accident 0

Six and a half years after a freak driving accident ended his Formula 1 career and almost killed him, Polish driver, Robert Kubica has returned to the sport he left abruptly behind, taking a contemporary Renault F1 car to the track in Hungary. Cheered on from the banks of the Hungaroring by thousands of fans,(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #9 Toyota Prius 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)

BMW and MINI offer owners of pre-2005 vehicles scrappage incentive 0

BMW and MINI have offered owners of their pre-2005 diesels a discount of up to £1,700 as part of a new ‘scrappage scheme’ incentive introduced throughout the EU. The “fleet renewal campaign” is targeted at owners of cars that fall at the Euro 4 emissions standard or below. The majority of diesels built before January(…)

Peugeot to return to Le Mans? 0

They’ve been absent since 2011, but Peugeot could be returning to Le Mans. PSA motorsport boss Jean-Marc Finot has admitted the group are weighing up a return to the classic 24 hour endurance race. Audi have been the dominant force at the circuit in recent times; Peugeot however, were the only manufacturer to come close(…)

Motorists consider true cost of Brexit 0

For UK motorists, Brexit has opened a can of worms. Inevitably, EU trade tariffs will see the cost of cars rise, along with service and repair bills, but many motorists also believe the UK’s departure from the EU will see a whole lot of other expenses increase in price. A new survey by online car(…)

Will autonomous cars render the driving license obsolete? 0

They’re not yet a familiar sight on the nation’s roads, but the experts are predicting that it’s only a matter of time. As autonomous driving tech continues to evolve and driverless cars begin tests in areas of the UK, how far away are we from road travel being largely automated? Will we still need a(…)

Tesla roll out mass market Model 3 0

After much anticipation, Tesla has finally released the Model 3 – the most affordable car the company has released to date. The first thirty cars were shipped out to their lucky owners late July, the majority of the new members being employees of the company. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has been understandably vocal in his(…)

Nissan prepare ‘one pedal’ electric car 0

With the news that Britain is set to ban all diesel and petrol cars from 2040, Nissan is currently preparing a new edition of its popular electric Leaf model, which utilises just one pedal for both accelerating and decelerating. The concept may sound potentially dangerous, but the next-gen Nissan Leaf will feature technology that allows(…)