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

Tanker drivers' strike talks to begin next week as panic buying continues to spread

Police urge public not to panic buy fuel amid reports of congestion at petrol stations around the country and plans for talks next week

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT - First Drive

Engine: 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol, turbocharged
Transmission: six-speed Alfa TCT dual-clutch automatic/sequential
Power: 170 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Torque: 230 Nm at 2,250 rpm (250 Nm at 2,500 rpm in Dynamic mode)
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 54.3 mpg
CO2 emissions: 121 g/km
Top speed: 135 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 7.7 seconds

Price: from £21,855 (Lusso trim)

The AA said that another 2p to 3p rise is in the pipeline from recent wholesale price increases, and a Government 2.3p fuel duty and VAT increase is due on September 1.

Petrol breaks 140p-a-litre barrier

The price of petrol has broken through the 140p-a-litre barrier for the first time, it was announced today.

Renault Megane Collection 2012 - First Drive

Significant under-the-skin improvements still make this an important revision for Renault’s big-selling rival for the Focus and the Golf

The AA said that another 2p to 3p rise is in the pipeline from recent wholesale price increases, and a Government 2.3p fuel duty and VAT increase is due on September 1.

Fuel price rises outstrip savings

Recent rises in petrol prices at the pumps will wipe out any savings drivers could have expected from warmer-weather motoring, the AA said today.

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I like driving in my car, it's not quite a Jaguar. It certainly isn't. Cos it doesn't guzzle gas. Or petrol, as we have it in this alliteratively reticent country of ours. So what is this beast that isn't slurping down unleaded – which, incidentally, has just hit an all-time high of 137.44p per litre? That's right, it's an electric auto. And it's coming your way. At a pretty sedate pace, maybe, but it is coming... promise.

Sales of new cars falls by 2.5% on February figure

New car sales slowed last month, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed today.

New Fiat Panda range goes on sale in the UK

Fiat's latest Panda range has gone on sale in the UK. The third-generation model is similar in appearance to the previous one but little of the old car is carried over to the new.

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First Drive BMW 320d

An excellent kind of predictability

The AA said that another 2p to 3p rise is in the pipeline from recent wholesale price increases, and a Government 2.3p fuel duty and VAT increase is due on September 1.

Petrol price reaches record high

Hard-pressed motorists are paying record high prices for petrol, it was announced today.

Osborne insists there will be no cuts to fuel duty

George Osborne has reportedly ruled out any cuts to fuel duty in next month's budget, as drivers are forced to contend with record prices at the pump.

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