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UK car production hit a six-year high in 2013 as the number of vehicles rolling off the line topped 1.5 million.

Renault chiefs suspended for 'espionage'

French carmaker Renault has suspended three executives, including a management committee member, after discovering that sensitive commercial information has been compromised.

Car Choice: Second-hand doesn’t have to mean old and manky

Mishah Ali is 21 and looking for her first car. It needs to be automatic, have five doors, and have a decent sized boot. Reliability and low running costs are a priority. Mishah is planning lots of long journeys and does not want a “manky old car” – as if we would ever recommend one of those! With a maximum budget of £6,000, we should be able to sort something out.

Subsidies to jump start UK green car revolution

The first green cars to qualify for a subsidy of up to £5,000 were unveiled by the Government yesterday.

Nissan Leaf: Car of the Year

Worthy winner, but it’s not really a ‘proper’ car

GT1 reaches season climax in Argentina

The stunning setting and spectacular circuit of San Luis, Argentina, will bring the first season of the FIA GT1 World Championship to a fitting finale this weekend. Twenty three GT1 cars will take to the track set inside a vast volcanic caldera.

India, China and Electric Cars

Those are the subjects that are exercising the minds of leading motor industry managers and experts if discussions at this week's annual automotive sector conference at Barcelona's IESE, the leading Spanish business school, are anything to go by.

FIA GT1 arrives at Interlagos

The Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil plays host to the penultimate round of the FIA GT1 World Championship this weekend. And with the season drawing to a close at San Luis in Argentina next weekend, both the Drivers and Team championships are finely balanced in the FIA's newest world championship.

Lotus Evora S

It's almost £60,000, but this car's worth a sacrifice

Infiniti G37S Premium

Price: £37,590
Top speed: 155mph 0-62mph 5.9 seconds
Consumption: 26.9mpg
CO2 emissions: 246g/km
Best for: quality and performance without badge baggage
Also worth considering? BMW 5-Series, Lexus GS, Mercedes E-Class

Nissan Juke

It's got a wide grin, a cartoon body, and it will either make people smile – or recoil in horror

Reiter Lamborghini charges to double race victory

Lamborghini completed a double at Navarra with victory in the Championship Race to add to the Qualifying Race success earlier in the day on Sunday.

Sumo Power aim to impress in Spain GT1

The FIA GT1 World Championship heads to the brand new Navarra Circuit in northern Spain this weekend, for the final European round of its innagual season. The FIA's newest world championship will then move onto its season finale in South America, with races at Interlagos in Brazil and San Luis in Argentina.

Woman who spotted bombers tried to raise alarm

A witness who spotted the bombers as they made their way into London told the inquest today she was not taken seriously when she tried to raise the alarm after hearing of the bombings.

Mitsubishi I-Miev

Price: £23,900 after subsidy
Top speed: 81mph Range Up to 100 miles
CO2 impact: Depends on fuel used at power station
Best for: Good, clean (subsidised) fun
Also worth considering? BMW Mini E, Nissan Leaf, Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Narrow win for Maserati in GT1

The Vitaphone Maserati No.1 of Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels won the GT1 Championship Race after a nail-biting finish in Portimao.

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