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Thursday 24 May 2012
The price of some top-selling cars has risen well above the inflation rate over the last four years, according to Which? magazine.
Sunday 20 May 2012
How Ford has cut its Focus's CO2 output without compromising power
Friday 18 May 2012
Two men have been arrested after a car which sped away from a police patrol smashed into a house.
Friday 11 May 2012
Engine: 1.7-litre four-cylinder diesel,
Power: 130 PS at 4,000rpm
Torque: 300 Nm between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 62.7mpg
CO2 emissions: 117g/km
Top speed: 124mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 9.4 seconds
Price: from £16,725
Saturday 28 April 2012
At the Dagenham Ford plant, rehearsals are under way for the showcase
Thursday 26 April 2012
Available from the 1st May, for 560 Microsoft Points, the Forza 4 May Top Gear Car Pack has something for car fans of every stripe, from emblematic examples of 1970s American style: the MC Pacer X, to one of the coolest off-road vehicles around in the shape of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Monday 16 April 2012
Small, stylish and kind to the environment, the Fiat 500 costs a fraction of the price of luxury saloons or off-road gas guzzlers. But the city car is also the most vandalised vehicle in Britain.
Thursday 12 April 2012
No doors required. Renault reinvents the electric car
Monday 09 April 2012
A boy of 14, his father and an elderly woman died in a head-on car crash which left the teenager's mother and nine-year-old sister seriously injured, police said.
Monday 02 April 2012
Engine: 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol, turbo-charged
Transmission: five-speed manual, seven-speed dual-clutch DSG available as an option
Power: 105 PS
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 55.4 mpg
CO2 emissions: 119 g/km
Top speed: 119 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 9.8 seconds
Price: 1.2 TSI models from £13,700, revised Ibiza range from £9,995 to £16,840
Thursday 29 March 2012
The Renault Twizy will be launched in the UK on 13 April. The radical tandem two-seater battery-powered vehicle will be much cheaper than full-sized electric cars, even though it doesn't benefit from the government's generous £5,000 plug-in car grant.
Sunday 25 March 2012
As Friends Reunited undergoes yet another reincarnation, its reclusive multimillionaire founder says he's delighted to have got out. Kunal Dutta meets Steve Pankhurst
Friday 23 March 2012
A firearms officer killed himself after he became "obsessed" that his policewoman lover was seeing another policeman, an inquest heard today.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Significant under-the-skin improvements still make this an important revision for Renault’s big-selling rival for the Focus and the Golf
Sunday 11 March 2012
For the 59 judges from across Europe, six of them from the UK (including me), this was shaping up to be a close contest. Last Monday, the European Car of the Year (COTY) winner was to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show for the first time. Could Volkswagen's Up mini-car beat Vauxhall's electric-petrol Ampera? Or would high technology rule, as it did in 2011 when the electric Nissan Leaf won?
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