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The Outlook Is Bright For Kia - Plug-in Hybrid & Optima Estate Launched
Optima PHEV Kia's mission to lower the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent before the end of the decade is given a boost with the launch today of the company's first plug-in hybrid…
Kia's Optima Hybrid saloon
Andy Harris
Baleno - Another Excellent Small Offering Car From Suzuki
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

Suzuki's reputation for producing quality cars at affordable prices continues apace. Hot on the heels of the excellent Vitara comes the new Baleno, a city car charged with taking on some strong…

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Mon 22nd Aug, 2016 | 4:25pm

Harrogate MG Show A Great Success


Approximately 1,500 people enjoyed this year's Harrogate MG Club annual show, held in conjunction with the MG Owners Club.

Held at the Nidderdale Showground in Pateley Bridge, the show was…

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Tue 16th Aug, 2016 | 2:00pm

It's A New Dawn - Rolls-Royce's New Convertible Joins Owners Club Rally


Sunday 7th August saw a remarkable gathering of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars head to Harewood House near Leeds.

Home to the Queen's cousin, The Earl of Harewood, the house sits in the heart of…

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Mon 8th Aug, 2016 | 5:03pm

All-New Volkswagen Tiguan - UK Launch Review


Volkswagen launched its first generation Tiguan back in 2008 and I am sure had no idea how successful it would be. The SUV/crossover market was just beginning to take off, buoyed by cars such as…

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Tue 2nd Aug, 2016 | 9:58am

Astra Sports Tourer - Vauxhall's Stylish Yet Practical Load-Lugger


I have never owned a Vauxhall Astra but have driven many over the years. They are a familiar sight on UK roads which is not surprising when you find out that we buy more Astras than anybody else.…

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Wed 27th Jul, 2016 | 10:55am

All-New Megane From Renault - UK Launch Review


The Renault Megane was launched back in 1995 as a replacement for the 19, a model we owned for a number of years.

We would have enjoyed the 19's delights for longer I am sure, but a move to the…

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Mon 25th Jul, 2016 | 9:21am

Behold The New Sportage - The Best Kia Yet!


Kia has enjoyed a much deserved reputation for selling decent cars at affordable prices. Backed by an industry-leading seven year warranty, the cars have proved to be reliable and cheap to run and…

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Tue 19th Jul, 2016 | 9:18am

Harrogate MG 2016 Show Fast Approaching

MGs Gathered at Pately Bridge
MGs Gathered at Pately Bridge
Sunday 7th August will see MGs from across the UK flock to Pateley Bridge near Harrogate for the 31st annual MG show, incorporating the MG Owners Club Northern National event.

Amongst the…

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Fri 15th Jul, 2016 | 2:02pm

Sheffield Hallam's Student Racing Team Unveil Car For 2016

The SHU Racing Team with their 2015 model
The SHU Racing Team with their 2015 model
Sheffield Hallam University's SHU Racing team have unveiled their 2016 car before they compete in the annual Formula Student race at the home of British motor racing, Silverstone.

The team, made…

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Wed 13th Jul, 2016 | 11:30am

The New Audi A3 Range Under The Spotlight


The revised Audi A3 range is available to order now and the first customers will be taking delivery in a few days time. In order to see what has changed, Audi staged a 'Drive Event' to showcase…

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Thu 30th Jun, 2016 | 6:00pm

New Nissan Navara - The Practical Pick-Up With A Touch Of Class


Faced with a 400 mile round trip to Scotland for a car launch, a pick-up truck might not seem the best mode of transport. Not that many years ago, such a journey would have been an ordeal thanks…

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Wed 17th Aug, 2016 | 9:00am

Range Rover SVAutobiography - Venture Off The Tarmac In Limousine-Like Comfort


Those who demand the better things in life invariably don't worry too much about price tags. In the case of the Range Rover SVAutobiography that's just as well, with an asking price of…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 8:00am

New BMW M2 - Focused For The Track, Fun For The Road


The new BMW M2 is the latest compact sports coupe in a long line of legendary road and racing BMWs, such as the 2002 Turbo, E30 M3 and 1M Coupé. Cast in a similar mould, it brings the concept…

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Wed 3rd Aug, 2016 | 8:25am

Carrera Cup Double Race Win For Leeds Racer Dan Cammish


Daniel Cammish secured his third double victory of the season at Snetterton when he crossed the line to win round 10 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

The championship leader started the first race…

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Mon 1st Aug, 2016 | 6:10pm

Volvo XC90 T8 - The Green, Mean, People-Carrying Machine!


The new Volvo XC90 was launched last year and since then has gone on to win a plethora of plaudits.

Building on the strengths of the original version which was launched way back in 2002, many…

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Tue 26th Jul, 2016 | 8:00am

Driving Test Changes

photo - David Muir
photo - David Muir
The government is committed to reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on Great Britain's roads.

Changing the driving test will help to do this, by making it a better assessment…

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Wed 20th Jul, 2016 | 8:00am

Best-Selling Ford Fiesta Celebrates 40 Years Of Production

Fiesta 40th Birthday cake
Fiesta 40th Birthday cake
When Ford launched the Fiesta, 40 years ago in 1976, few could have predicted the phenomenal success story that was going to unfold over the coming decades.

In the 40 years from 1976-2016, Ford…

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Mon 18th Jul, 2016 | 3:31pm

A MINI Adventure


I've learnt in life that sometimes it is worth making the effort.

Case in point came a few weeks ago. The good people at MINI invited me to spend a day at the factory in Oxford and as if that…

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Thu 14th Jul, 2016 | 9:05am

Travelling In Style - The Jaguar XJ


As someone who has been lucky enough to own a variety of Jaguar XJs over the years, the arrival chez moi of the very latest incarnation was much anticipated.

It all began back in the 1980s when I…

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Fri 8th Jul, 2016 | 9:36am

500C - The Chic City Cabrio From Fiat


I am quite sure that when Fiat's team of designers created the stylish new 500C, they had a particular type of buyer in mind. Young, cool, urban-based and most likely female.

It therefore doesn't…

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Mon 27th Jun, 2016 | 9:39am

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