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Two cyclists who were killed in an alleged hit-and-run incident near Bristol have been named as a married couple.

Citroen C3 Picasso sneaks below 120g/km

Some versions of the Citroen C3 Picasso fitted with the company's 1.6 litre HDI diesel engine have been tweaked to emit slightly less CO2 – 119g/km instead of 125g/km.

Rally: Six of the best for Sébastien after GB victory

Sebastien Loeb clinched his sixth world rally title with victory in the final race of the season, the Rally of Great Britain.

Citroën C3

The sun roof is dead – long live the Visiodrive!

Loeb driven to rediscover the winning formula

While the five-times champion's dominance led to an invitation to join F1, his title defence has stalled this year. James Corrigan meets a man geared up to finish on top in this weekend's decider

Peugeot 5008

Looks aren’t everything with Peugeot’s new 5008

Surprised by Daihatsu

I was reading up on Daihatsu's plans for the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. For some reason I've never really given much thought to the company or its products; for some reason I had categorised it as a manufacturer of interchangeable, small, boxy cars.

Blears bid to rebuild trust starts to show cracks

Former Communities Secretary has car window smashed while on campaign trail

Vandals attack Hazel Blears' car

Former cabinet minister Hazel Blears's car was attacked last night while she canvassed voters.

Car makers still struggling with recession

A hat trick of results from Honda, Nissan and PSA Peugeot Citroën yesterday underscore automakers' struggles against the recession that has taken the bottom out of demand for cars.

Todt stands to replace Mosley

Jean Todt, the former team principal of Ferrari, formally announced his intention yesterday to stand for the role of FIA president which will be vacated by his close friend Max Mosley in October.

Credit crisis diary: How long before Enron the musical?

Coming soon to the West End: Enron the play. The collapse of the energy business – and the subsequent criminal cases – should make compelling drama and there's certainly a stellar cast. Samuel West will take the part of Jeffrey Skilling, Enron's CEO, with Tom Goodman-Hill as CFO Andrew Fastow and Tim Pigott-Smith as chairman Ken Lay.

Car Choice: Comfort with low road noise could be a tall order

Steve Musgrave, 65, needs a car to share with his wife for local shopping and motorway journeys. They often travel with their tall son so rear space is important. Steve wants a car that is quiet inside so he can listen to his radio and audio books. He does not like mini people carriers or 4x4s. The budget is £10,000.

France may pump €6 billion into car industry

France may pump up to €6 billion euros (£5.58 billion) of aid into the country's ailing car industry, but Prime Minister Francois Fillon warned that automakers would have to safeguard jobs in return.

One-click wonder: Grace Jones

Grace Jones, singer, actress, model and 60-year-old warrior goddess of pop culture releases ‘Hurricane’, her first album in two decades, on 3 November. Bow down, ye fools, and tremble before her awesome majesty in these five video clips.

Loeb: The best driver in the world?

The Frenchman closes in on record fifth consecutive title and proves Finns ain't what they used to be
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