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News: Cars

Dieselgate: UK Volkswagen owners win ruling over emissions scandal

Monday  16:17,   06 april 2020

Nearly 90,000 Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen car owners win ruling in British compensation case saying brands did use unlawful ‘defeat devices’The class action lawsuit, which could be the largest consumer action in English legal history, involves... >>>

Tesla apparently preparing to deliver Model Y with rear-wheel drive

Monday  16:08,   06 april 2020

In the midst of the corona crisis, Tesla surprises certain pre-orderers of Model Y in the USA with a surprising message: Apparently, the electric car manufacturer prefers to deliver the model with rear-wheel drive. © Provided by Finanz.net SAEED... >>>

The 10 best-selling cars in March

Monday  15:20,   06 april 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused something of a sales crisis across many industries, and the latest figures from the UK show the automotive sector is one of the hardest hit. Sales in March were down 44 per cent compared with the previous year,... >>>

A look through the history of the BMW 3 Series

Monday  15:00,   06 april 2020

The BMW 3 Series is a household name across the globe. As one of the firm’s most popular vehicles, it’s a common sight on any given road, at any given time. Having been around since the mid-70s, it’s become a motoring staple, going from strength to... >>>

New website helps key workers find local car services

Monday  14:35,   06 april 2020

The KeyworkerGarages website is designed to ensure the nation's frontline key workers keep moving during the coronavirus crisis.Upon entering the website, you enter your postcode to find a list of services that are open for business. These... >>>

New Kia XCeed special edition revealed

Monday  14:35,   06 april 2020

Special edition Kia XCeed offers extra kit for just £200 more than entry-level modelThe XCeed Edition has 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. LED headlights and daytime running lights also... >>>

A road trip in Britain's cheapest used car

Monday  13:20,   06 april 2020

Can a 22-year-old, £200 Nissan Micra complete a demanding 500-mile road trip - or will it be marooned on the hard shoulder by lunch?We wanted to know just how low you can go when buying a second-hand car; to find out if, for the price of a single... >>>

Going nowhere in a Citroen DS: a lockdown car review

Monday  13:08,   06 april 2020

Stuck at home with nowhere to go, we remember the time we didn't drive a classic Citroen. Yet a lack of spark didn't prevent the DS from lighting our fire. The post Going nowhere in a Citroen DS: a lockdown car review appeared first on... >>>

New car sales plunge 44% in March

Monday  11:46,   06 april 2020

March is usually a peak month for new car sales but the coronavirus caused registrations to collapse by more than 40%A staggering 203,000 fewer cars were sold last... >>>

UK new car registrations down 44.4% in March

Monday  11:46,   06 april 2020

Coronavirus outbreak shuts factories and dealerships, causing steeper decline for car registrations than during the 2009 recessionThe latest figures from the SMMT show that 254,684 new cars were registered in March, 203,370 fewer than in the same... >>>

Flying electric car race series takes big step towards fruition

Monday  11:20,   06 april 2020

The series, dubbed Airspeeder, has raised a seven-figure sum in its first funding round, which will help it begin its first head-to-head racesThe Airspeeder series, founded by electric flying car company Alauda, is being created to “accelerate the... >>>

Ford Peace of Mind offer gives cashback to new car buyers

Monday  10:40,   06 april 2020

Ford hopes to give new car buyers confidence to still do a deal with finance payment holidays and cashback offersThe Ford Peace of Mind deal, which runs for cars ordered in April and May 2020, includes payment holidays, the offer of cashback or... >>>

Nearly-new buying guide: Jaguar F-Pace

Monday  08:35,   06 april 2020

A nearly new luxury SUV can now be yours for less than £20,000. The diesels make the most sense , although they aren’t as economical as you might expect. Apart from the least powerful one, they have four-wheel drive, but the system runs in... >>>

Volkswagen: Combustion engine has life in it yet

Monday  08:35,   06 april 2020

Despite imminent CO2 regs, green fuels such as those made from biomass will make combustion engines viable for a long time, says VW bossThe Volkswagen Group has set itself a target of net zero carbon emissions and made a huge investment in electric... >>>

Used car buying guide: Audi RS4 (2005-2008)

Monday  08:35,   06 april 2020

With a 414bhp naturally aspirated V8, a manual gearbox and four driven wheels, the B7-generation Audi RS4 saloon is an absolute bargain, as we explainWhen they did, you could hear the cries of surprise emanating from the world’s motoring press, not... >>>