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Another blow for Toyota as it recalls six million cars

Toyota, the world's biggest car maker, has launched its second-biggest recall on record, admitting that 6.4 million of its vehicles need to be returned to garages and throwing doubt over its ability to restore its smashed reputation for reliability.

The first official picture of the new Bentley SUV

Bentley unveils 'world's most powerful SUV' with first teaser image

2,000 customers have already placed orders for the new model

The 30,970 UK cars recalled are among 1.9 million worldwide

Nearly 31,000 UK Toyota Prius hybrids among 1.9m recalled worldwide

Company said there had been 11 incidents in Europe of a computer problem

What would 007 think? Aston Martin recalls 17,590 vehicles due to defect

Aston Martin has been forced to recall 75 per cent of its sports cars built since late 2007 after finding Chinese supplier was using fake plastic in accelerator pedal arms

Road movie: Sales of dash-cams have soared in past months

Smile you're on dash-cam camera: More motorists are installing in-car recorders to capture instances of bad cycling and driving

The technology also helps guard against 'crash for cash' scams

Google has Street Viewed the Top Gear test track

Track can now be viewed like any road

The new JD Wetherspoon pub which has opened at the Extra Motorway Service Area at junction 2 of the M40 in Beaconsfield

JD Wetherspoon opens first motorway pub

Road safety charities say the Hope and Champion offers ‘deadly temptation’

The headquarters of the German automobile club ADAC in Munich; ADAC has admitted of having manipulated the number of participants and votes of the car prize 'Yellow Angel'

German motoring club ADAC reveals ‘car of the year’ fraud

Germany’s biggest motoring organisation was embroiled in a worsening and deeply embarrassing scandal today following revelations that its officials had for years massively falsified voting results in the country’s prestigious annual “car of the year” award competition.

Hamburg is planning to ban all cars from its centre over the next 20 years and put thousands of commuters on bikes

Auto ban: How Hamburg is taking cars off the road

‘Green Network’ for bicycles and public transport is designed to bypass vehicles within 20 years

Lower speed limits help tackle the causes of congestion – leading to more regular journey times

Green campaigners welcome 60mph motorway speed limit but motoring groups say it will confuse drivers

EU air pollution rules have forced the move to reduce speed on sections of certain roads

The new-look black cabs launched by Nissan

New version of the London black cab launched by Nissan

Model comes with round headlamps and a re-modelled grille as well as new front-bumper panels

Various models of Volkswagen's Kombi minibus are displayed during a Kombi fan club meeting in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

In pictures: Volkswagen Brazil to cease production of the iconic Kombi

The last plant to produce the Volkswagen Kombi, will cease manufacture of the iconic vehicle after 56 years of production. Higher manufacturing costs and increase in production time due to new auto regulations, which will require anti-lock brake systems and air bags in all cars produced in Brazil from 2014, contributed to its decision to stop the production of the Kombi.

Autumn Statement 2013: Car tax disc scrapped after 93 years

For more than 90 years, all vehicles on British roads have been required to display a tax disc.

The bike boasts a 130 to 250 mile range

British electric motorcycle plugs into US: The Saietta can go from 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and has a maximum speed of 150mph

A British-made electric motorcycle is taking to the wide open roads of the United States this week as part of a UK trade mission.

On the grid: Formula E championship races will ‘push electric cars into the mainstream’

They’re going to need a long extension cable: An electric version of F1 aims to turbo charge the environment-friendly car market

It will accelerate from 0 to 60mph in less than three seconds, before topping out at close to 140mph, but unlike most race cars, the all-new Spark-Renault isn’t a high-octane monster but an electric green machine that could boost the electric car industry.

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