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Suzuki Updates Its SX4 S-Cross
The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross first went on sale three years ago and was the Japanese manufacturer's first crossover vehicle. Since then a raft of new models has appeared and keen to stay bang up to date,…
Andy Harris
Catching Up With Mazda's Classy SUV - The CX-5 On Test
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

I've been lucky enough to drive all of the current Mazda range and each model impresses and competes with the best in class.

The MX-5 is the default choice for anyone looking for open-top fun at…

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Tue 20th Sep, 2016 | 8:00am

Toyota's Popular Yaris - The Icon Edition


The Toyota Yaris has always been an eminently sensible purchase. Legendary reliability, low running costs and decent practicality have seen to that.

However, in a world where increasingly sparkle…

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Fri 9th Sep, 2016 | 4:50pm

Jaguar Enthusiast Club Spectacular Comes To Ripley Castle


A feeling of autumn may be in the air but that doesn't dampen the spirits of Jaguar car owners who will be out in force on Sunday 4th September in the shadow of the fabulous Ripley Castle, near…

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Thu 1st Sep, 2016 | 4:37pm

The Outlook Is Bright For Kia - Plug-in Hybrid & Optima Estate Launched

Kia's Optima Hybrid saloon
Kia's Optima Hybrid saloon
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…

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Thu 25th Aug, 2016 | 8:55am

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

Volvo Is On A Roll As The Premium 90 Range Expands


Cars have always made a big impression on me, even at an early age. My parents weren't car people so I had to get my automotive fix where I could.

One of my best friends at primary school was…

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Mon 19th Sep, 2016 | 11:02am

Liam Bird
Aston Martin Vanquish - Grace Under Pressure
By Liam Bird
Motoring Correspondent

Nothing quite prepares you for the noise an Aston Martin Vanquish makes when it's driven in anger.

It's spine-tingling.

There's nothing quite like it.

An early evening dash to Swansea for a…

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Tue 6th Sep, 2016 | 11:54am

Behind The Wheel Of Jaguar's New F-PACE


In the brave new automotive world, the SUV is king.

Up until now Jaguar has not been represented in this lucrative sector, but that has now changed with the arrival of the F-PACE.

On sale for…

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Wed 31st Aug, 2016 | 9:15am

Baleno - Another Excellent Small Offering Car From Suzuki


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

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