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    Mini Electric breaks cover

    The brand's first all-electric model Mini Electric has been unveiled at the Oxford plant as the marque celebrates turning sixty.Based on the three-door hatch body, the new model features specific badging, unique-to-model two-tone alloys and has the charging port located above the rear right wheel – where the fuel cap...

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    Skoda bolsters the Superb with mid-life update

    The third-generation Skoda Superb has been given its mid-life refresh, bringing to the table a revamped interior, minor exterior tweaks and new technologies, including Predictive Cruise Control – a first for any Skoda model.

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    VW Introduce 48-Hour e-Golf Test Drives

    Volkswagen have introduced 48-hour test drives for prospective buyers of the e-Golf.The initiative has been brought into play to give the all-electric version of the motoring icon a chance to prove its capabilities in everyday situations.With an electric motor posing 136bhp and 393lbf.ft, plus with a range of 144-miles, the...

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    Renault Koleos Refreshed

    With a duo of powertrains, an exterior restyle and upgraded interior features Renault has updated the Koleos and given the flagship SUV a new lease of life. It comes in two trims – Iconic and GT-Line – with LED headlights, adaptive cruise, keyless entry, hands-free parking and a reversing camera...

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    Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Join Forces

    Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group are teaming up on their development of next-generation electric drive systems, in a collaboration that will also aim to improve future safety technology as the automotive industry moves to utilise ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) further down the line.The merger will see the combined...

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    Skoda Launches CITIGOe iV

    The CITIGOe iV is the first all-electric production vehicle in Skoda's history and it will be powered by a 61-kW electric motor. It's 36.8-kWh battery with 265km in the locker, aka 164-miles, and production will begin in the second half of 2019.To differentiate the new model from it's non-iV siblings...

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    Vauxhall Corsa-e Revealed

    Vauxhall have announced that the new Corsa will have an electrified version. The Corsa-e will have a 205-mile range which, in Eco mode, could be even further. Plus, at a rapid-charging station the 50 kWh battery can regain 80% charge in just half an hour.The electric powertrain produces 136bhp and...

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    Reservations Open For Honda e

    It has been announced that Honda have opened reservations for the Honda e in the UK. The same has been offered to the German, Norwegian and French markets. Online you'll be able to reserve priority status for when the vehicle goes on sale proper, with an £800 refundable reservation fee.Orders...

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    Hyundai Tucson Gets N Line Treatment

    Hyundai have announced that their Tucson SUV has been spruced up and is the latest model in their lineup to get an N Line specification. The transformation sees it take styling cues from the marque's high-performance N sub-brand models, plus receive chassis tweaks and will be available with two powertrain...

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    VW Name First ID. Model

    Volkswagen have revealed the name for the first vehicle in their ID. family of all-electric vehicles. The ID. 3 will be a Golf-sized EV and the range will have a starting price below €30,000 in Germany. An ID.

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    Honda Reveal Name of First EV

    Honda have revealed that their upcoming all-electric car will be called the Honda e. This will be the first vehicle in the brand's push to full electrification by 2025. The little hatch, debut at the Geneva Motor Show as a prototype, features a bespoke EV platform and a rear-wheel drive layout...

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    Hyundai Ioniq Updated

    Hyundai have updated their resident green machine, the Ioniq, with the influx of connectivity enhancements, styling tweaks and an upgraded battery for the all-electric version.The new Ioniq Electric features a battery that has grown from 28 to 38.3 kWh, boasting a 36% bigger energy storage capacity.

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    Range Rover Gets a Straight Six

    The flagship, full fat Range Rover has been updated with the addition of a 3.0-litre straight six petrol engine, plus new customisation options and more equipment.

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    Abarth 595 Update adds Special Edition

    Abarth have announced that the 2019 model year updates for the 595 hot hatch will include a 70th Anniversary range, plus a higher level of standard equipment across the range.Leading the celebrations is the 595 70th Anniversary model, which comes in a Competizione spec that also features 70th Anniversary badging.

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    Citroën Completes Origins Lineup

    A while back, Citroën announced that, as they were turning 100 this year, they'd celebrate with some special edition Origins models. Firstly, the models getting this treatment were the C3 and C4 Cactus, but they've now been joined by the C1 and the C3 Aircross.The C1 will come with a...

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    Updated Mini Clubman Revealed

    Mini have revealed the 2019 Clubman, having given it a styling update, added personalisation options and extended the standard equipment list.There will be three engines on offer – two petrol and a diesel option. The most economical of the three is, believe it or not, the Cooper D Clubman.

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    Fiesta ST gets Ford Performance Edition

    The latest Ford Fiesta arrived last year to much acclaim. And now, we have the first special edition.It's called the Fiesta ST Ford Performance Edition and will be limited to 600 units. All of those will exclusively be three-door models and finished in the stunning Deep Orange Paint.

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    Hyundai i10 and i20 Get Playful Editions

    Hyundai have announced that they're bolstering the ranges of the i10 and i20 hatchbacks with the introduction of PLAY special editions.For the i10 PLAY, the model comes with 15" alloys, rear privacy glass, a 7" touchscreen with navigation, DAB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the exterior has black gloss...

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    Skoda Karoq and Kodiaq get new engine

    A new, powerful petrol engine has been added to the line-ups of Skoda's current SUV contingent.The 2.0-litre TSI unit produces 190bhp and has an output of 236lbf.ft between 1,400 and 4,100rpm. In all of its applications, it will work in conjunction with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission with four-wheel drive.In...

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    Seat to develop electric platform

    Seat have announced that for the first time in their history, they will develop a new vehicle platform in conjunction with the Volkswagen brand. It will be a smaller version of the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (VW's MEB electric vehicle platform) with the intention of developing more affordable EVs with...

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    Ford Focus and Fiesta to go hybrid

    It has been announced that Ford will introduce hybrid versions of the Focus and Fiesta into Europe as of next year, with the EcoBoost Hybrid models joining the Mondeo wagon variant.The 48-volt mild-hybrid system is tailored to offer enhanced fuel efficiency and at the same time complement the vehicles' handling...

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    SportLine models join Octavia range

    Skoda have introduced their SportLine trim into the Octavia range for both hatch and estate models. The suave and high-spec versions follow the same treatment to the Karoq, Kodaiq and Superb line-ups, and sits only below the range-topping vRS models.The Octavia SportLine receives a front spoiler, grille, door mirrors and...

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    Mountune beefs up Fiesta ST

    The Mk8 Fiesta ST has picked up where the Mk7 version left off, namely claiming the lower league hot hatch sector for its own and being one of the best cars to drive on sale today.

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    Tesla Model Y Revealed

    The American EV brand has launched its second SUV, the mid-sized Model Y, that, despite sitting beneath the Model X, will be a seven seater.

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    Skoda Scala Prices Revealed

    Skoda have announced full details for their new hatch, with the Fabia's big brother getting high-spec standard equipment with three trims and engines across the range.Set to arrive in the UK this summer, the Scala will be powered by two petrol units and a diesel option at launch.

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    Fiat Launches 120th Editions

    To celebrate the 120th anniversary of Fiat, the 500 family has received a high-spec makeover.Available on the X and L variants, plus the 500 itself, the 120th models get seven-inch Uconnect systems with a HD touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus 120th edition badging as standard.The 500 model will...

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    Two New Corolla Models

    With the new Toyota Corolla coming later this year, it was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show that there will be both GR Sport and Trek models in Corolla line-up.Following the release of the Yaris GR Sport last year, the Corolla GR Sport is the second model to embody the...

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    Meet The Skoda Kamiq

    Skoda are adding a third, smaller SUV to their ranks. Called the Kamiq (meaning something that fits perfectly, like it does with Skoda's naming habits) it adds to broaden the success of the Kodiaq and Karoq models into the city SUV sector.

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    Pricing For New Honda HR-V Sport

    Honda have announced the pricing and specs for the new HR-V Sport model. The new Sport grade follows the vehicle's update last August, and introduces performance damper tuning and a power-assisted rack and pinion steering system that adds pleasure to the driving experience.Putting the punch beneath the bonnet is the...

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    Peugeot Reveal New 208

    Peugeot's small hatch has been reborn, with a striking new look, new petrol and diesel engines and zero emission e-208 model, too.To be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the 208 is expected to hit the market with all three powertrains available from the outset – this as part of...

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    Volvo XC90 Updated

    Chief among the updates to Volvo's range-topping SUV is an energy recovery system, that works with the existing combustion units and will wear the new 'B' badging.

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    New Mazda 3 Hits Shelves

    Mazda have announced the new version of their hatchback will hit the UK with two engines from launch, five trim levels and deliveries will commence in May, with more powertrains and a saloon to follow later in the year.The initial options under the bonnet are a 122bhp 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol...

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    Ford Reveal New Focus ST

    Following the much awaited reveal of the new generation Ford Focus, the popular hatchback has now been given the ST treatment.Combining the sweet handling of the fourth-gen model with a duo of more powerful engines, multiple drive modes and clever suspension tweaks, the new ST sounds like a hoot.As before,...

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    Hyundai i30 N Line Gets New Entry Price

    Hyundai’s i30 N Line range has gained a new entry point, with the introduction of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine to the ranks. The 120bhp T-GDi model is now on sale with prices starting at £19,995.

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    Fiat Tipo Gets Street Appeal

    Adding street appeal to the already stylish hatch, the Fiat Tipo Street adds 16-inch black alloys, tinted rear windows and darkened side mirror covers, front grille and door handles. Prices start at £15,050 for the 1.4-litre, 95bhp engine and is available with 0% finance, along with the entire Tipo range,...

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    Skoda Add Value to Octavia Range

    Skoda have added to the popular Octavia model range, with the introduction of the SE Drive trim. In both hatch and estate forms, the new spec adds an Amundsen infotainment system and 17-inch alloys to the high-spec SE variants – for only a £550 premium at £20,155.

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    MX-5 Turns 30

    It’s a behemoth in the motoring world – except in the literal sense – and it has just reached a big milestone.

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    VW Passat Refreshed

    Volkswagen are due to reveal the updated Passat at the Geneva Motor Show with an influx of tech, partially automated driving and an increased electric range for the GTE model.

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    Mitubishi Launch 2019 Mirage

    Fresh for 2019, Mitsubishi’s Mirage is available from just £11,295 in the UK. The revised model utilises a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine and can attain up to 60.1mpg. Entry 3 spec is only available with a manual, whilst top-spec 4 has an automatic option, and also has Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

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    S Edition Joins ZOE Line-up

    Renault’s all-electric Zoe now offers more value for money with the introduction of the S Edition.

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    Citroën Celebrates Centenary

    To go with its letter from the Queen, Citroën has announced a run of Origins versions that pay homage to the models that met the brand.

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