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Illegal driving instructor complaints rarely result in conviction

Illegal driving instructor complaints rarely result in conviction

Just two per cent of complaints made about illegal driving instructors have resulted in a conviction over the last five years, official figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have revealed.  Driving instructors who take payment for lessons are legally required to have […]

Exclusive: Repairing car parts can save nearly £3,000 over replacement parts

Exclusive: Repairing car parts can save nearly £3,000 over replacement parts

Exclusive data has revealed that motorists whose cars develop faults could net some huge savings if they opt to have a broken part repaired by a specialist, or buy a reconditioned unit. That’s instead of having a brand-new item fitted by a manufacturer’s franchised dealership.  […]

Dacia Duster gains new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine

Dacia Duster gains new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine

The Dacia Duster is now available with a new, entry-level TCe 100 turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Prices for the new engine start from £10,995 in base Access spec, £12,495 in the mid-range Essential version and £13,995 in the Comfort variant. Dacia’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder […]

New McLaren GT by MSO to debut at Pebble Beach

New McLaren GT by MSO to debut at Pebble Beach

McLaren Special Operations will bring a unique version of the new McLaren GT to this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to showcase the grand tourer’s range of customisation options. Called the McLaren GT by MSO, it will feature on the event’s Concept Car Lawn on Sunday 18 […]

New Kia Niro Hybrid 2019 review

New Kia Niro Hybrid 2019 review

The Koreans, for whatever reason, don’t conform to the car industry’s standardised four-year product cycles. So, just three years after it launched, we find ourselves sat in the driver’s seat of a refreshed Kia Niro. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring, the […]

New Mitsubishi L200 2019 review

New Mitsubishi L200 2019 review

The UK is Europe’s largest pick-up market. It’s a fact not lost on Mitsubishi; around one in every three vehicles the Japanese marque sells in Britain is an L200. Striding through its 40th year on sale, a new version enters the fray – the sixth-generation […]

New open-top McLaren Ultimate Series hypercar confirmed

New open-top McLaren Ultimate Series hypercar confirmed

McLaren has confirmed that a new ‘Ultimate Series’ hypercar is in the works, which will make its full debut at some stage in 2020 and will be strictly limited to just 399 examples.  Announced at Pebble Beach Concors d’Elegance, McLaren has also teased the design […]

New Bugatti Centodieci revives spirit of iconic EB110

New Bugatti Centodieci revives spirit of iconic EB110

Bugatti has revealed an exclusive new model that echoes one if its most forgotten cars. The Centodieci, launched at Pebble Beach, California, harks back to the EB110 of the nineties and celebrates 110 years of the French brand. Centodieci – which literally translates to one hundred […]

New BMW 330e 2019 review

New BMW 330e 2019 review

Could the BMW 330e be the new 3 Series of choice? That’ll depend largely on your needs, of course, but remove any preconceptions about what this kind of car should be and you’re left with a dynamic, engaging sports saloon that’s capable of up to 41 miles on electric […]

Bosch developing next-generation 3D digital instrument panels

Bosch developing next-generation 3D digital instrument panels

German technology giant and key automotive industry supplier Bosch has revealed new technology that will underpin next-generation 3D digital displays, intended for use in cars.  The firm says it has created a range of new products for automotive manufacturers, using passive 3D technology to create […]