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Take Your Seats - The New Alhambra Is Here!
SEAT is continuing its product offensive with the new generation of its Alhambra. The intelligent and versatile MPV is up to 15 per cent more fuel efficient thanks to its new engines and even more…
Andy Harris
Jaguar XF Sportbrake - Grace, Space and Pace!
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

It is a great joy for a motoring enthusiast to drive a wide variety of
different cars on a daily basis and it is all too easy to perhaps be overly critical and have unrealistically high…

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Tue 14th Apr, 2015 | 4:00pm

Flying Scotsman Rally Soars North For 2015

On the route of the Flying Scotsman. Photo by Gerald Brown
On the route of the Flying Scotsman. Photo by Gerald Brown
The Flying Scotsman Rally will be taking the most northern route in its seven year history for 2015, with over 110 pre-war cars tackling the 750-mile jaunt from Leeds to Gleneagles from 17th to…

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Wed 8th Apr, 2015 | 8:41am

Ford's New Family Friendly 'Max' Range

Ford C-MAX
Ford C-MAX
Ford has announced prices for its new C-MAX and S-MAX Multi-Activity Vehicles, which join B-MAX in UK dealerships by the summer.

Ford's small, medium and large Multi-Activity vehicle range offers…

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Mon 30th Mar, 2015 | 2:28pm

All-New Jaguar XF's Dramatic Revelation


The all-new Jaguar XF has been revealed during a dramatic 'high-wire' water crossing in the heart of London's business district.

Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies…

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Wed 25th Mar, 2015 | 9:42am

2011 Ford Focus Wins 2014 'Used Car Of The Year'


Buying a used car can be a pretty risky venture. Between poor maintenance by the previous owner and unreported accident damage, you never really know what you are getting until after you have…

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Mon 23rd Mar, 2015 | 2:53pm

'95 Alive' Campaign Launches North Yorkshire's Motorcycle Safety Campaign

A Honda VFR800X being driven responsibly
A Honda VFR800X being driven responsibly
"Are you as safe as you think?" That's the question North Yorkshire's road safety partnership, 95 Alive, will be asking bikers today, at the launch of the county's 2015 motorcycle safety campaign.

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Thu 19th Mar, 2015 | 9:32am

Infiniti Q50 2.0T Sport Under The Spotlight

Infiniti Q 50 2.0 T
Infiniti Q 50 2.0 T
European luxury car buyers are not short of home-grown products into which to invest their hard-earned cash. That being the case, Nissan's decision to launch its upmarket Infiniti brand in the UK…

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Tue 17th Mar, 2015 | 9:28am

Parking Nightmares To End? Government Takes Action To Help Hard-Pressed Motorists


Parking measures that put common sense back in the driving seat have been given the green-light today (6 March 2015) by Local Government and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Transport…

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Mon 9th Mar, 2015 | 1:53pm

Geneva Show Stopper - McLaren 675LT

The McLaren 675LT
The McLaren 675LT
The McLaren 675LT, which made its global debut today at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show, will be the lightest, most powerful and fastest model in the McLaren Super Series, and also the…

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Tue 3rd Mar, 2015 | 7:18pm

Range Rover Evoque - New Engines, Updated Look

Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover has strengthened its fastest-selling model, the Range Rover Evoque. The luxury compact SUV features a comprehensive range of new design features and technologies to reinforce its status…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 9:33am

Brands Hatch Thriller For BTCC Opener

Rob Collard collected the spoils in the first race. Photo by Neil Couch
Rob Collard collected the spoils in the first race. Photo by Neil Couch
The 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship set off in sensational style at Brands Hatch (4/5 April) as Rob Collard, Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal claimed a win apiece at the famous Kent…

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Mon 13th Apr, 2015 | 9:14am

It's TT Time - Audi's Newly Updated Coupé

The new Audi TT
The new Audi TT
There can be no doubting the sales success of the Audi TT. The figures say it all, for over the last decade some 83,000 happy customers drove off into the sunset in their svelte coupés. That's…

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Thu 2nd Apr, 2015 | 11:30am

Land Rover Discovery Sport - First Drive

Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Discovery Sport
There can be no doubt that the Land Rover Freelander has been a huge success story. Even though it is getting a little long in the tooth, it still has the ability to shame more modern competition.

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Thu 26th Mar, 2015 | 9:37am

'Dealer Of The Year' Award For Mitsubishi Dealership

Lance Bradley (Mitsubishi MD on left) with Robin Luscombe
Lance Bradley (Mitsubishi MD on left) with Robin Luscombe
A Mitsubishi dealership in Leeds is celebrating after being named New Dealer of the Year at the car brand's annual conference.

Luscombe Motors, in Low Road, Hunslet, joined the Mitsubishi family…

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Mon 23rd Mar, 2015 | 4:10pm

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio-Verde (QV)


They say all real car enthusiasts should own at least one Alfa Romeo in their lifetime and I must confess that, having driven many, I have never taken the plunge.

Would a week in Alfa's racy…

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Mon 23rd Mar, 2015 | 2:11pm

Dacia Special Editions Announced -Still Shockingly Affordable!

Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV
Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV
Dacia today announces UK pricing and specification for the top-of-the-range Lauréate Prime special edition versions of the Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV, which were unveiled at the Geneva Motor…

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Thu 19th Mar, 2015 | 9:25am

New Morgan Aero 8 - Bespoke British Brilliance


The 2015 Morgan Aero 8 made its global debut at the 85th International Geneva Motor show, 15 years since the launch of the original Aero Eight. Significant visual and mechanical changes make the…

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Tue 10th Mar, 2015 | 12:39pm

Peugeot 308 SW - Contemporary, Spacious Family Estate


Peugeot's 308 was crowned European Car of the Year 2014 and in so doing fought off some tough competition. On test here is the stylish and spacious estate version and in a world where the SUV is…

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Fri 6th Mar, 2015 | 5:23pm

Classic Cars - Why Buy When You Can Hire?


It has been many years since I owned a classic car. My MGB Roadster was a youthful indulgence and was run on a very tiny budget, meaning most journeys were undertaken without any certainty of ever…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 12:41pm

Suzuki's All-New Vitara - Competitive Pricing, Comprehensively Equipped


Ever since its market launch in 1988, the Suzuki Vitara series has earned high acclaim for stylish, city oriented designs, compact and easy to manage dimensions, good on-road performance and…

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Wed 18th Feb, 2015 | 2:20pm

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