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Used car sales on the slide

Used car sales are following the new car market downwards – but at a much slower rate, sliding 2.1% in the third quarter of 2017.

Outstanding results in latest safety tests

Eight new cars have been crash tested by independent safety testers Euro NCAP, with all eight vehicles scoring a maximum five-star rating.

Volkswagen blaming customers for failing to fix Dieselgate cars

The Environmental Audit Committee has demanded that Volkswagen explain why it has not fixed nearly 400,000 emissions-cheating Dieselgate cars.

‘No confidence’ as UK car sales slump again

UK car sales plummeted again in October, as industry figures blamed the slide on collapsing consumer confidence and an over-hyped campaign against diesel.

PSA Groupe takes control of Vauxhall finance division

The next step in Vauxhall's absorption into the PSA Groupe (Peugeot, Citroën, DS) has been finalised, with PSA  taking control of Vauxhall Finance.

Car makers struggle to predict diesel future

Car manufacturers have very different views as to which direction the sliding market for diesel-engined cars might go in coming months.

Oxford plans to start banning petrol and diesel cars from 2020

Oxford city centre could be closed to all conventional petrol and diesel cars from 2020, under plans about to go out for public consultation.

Porsche tops growing hybrid resale values

The £80,000 Porsche Panamera will retain the most value amongst hybrid cars when a buyer sells it after three years, according to data specialist hpi.

September new car sales slump to five-year low

Private new car sales slumped to a five-year low in September to cap off a horror six months for the industry, according to the latest industry figures.

Ten safest used family cars 2017

For the second year, Co-op Insurance, in conjunction with Thatcham Research and road safety charity Brake, have recognised the safest used family cars.

Autonomous Emergency Braking ‘a must’, say experts

Buying a new car? Insist it has Autonomous Emergency Braking and you could help save hundreds of lives, say road safety and motor industry bodies.

Car manufacturers electrify Frankfurt

The big theme at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show was electrification, as car manufacturers showed off their latest hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars.

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