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Mercedes and Audi announce massive diesel car recalls

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have announced recalls for nearly four million diesel cars across Europe in a bid to avoid fines and vehicle bans in European cities.

Car companies’ half-year report card

With new car registration data now available for the first half of 2017, we take a look at which brands are having a good year and which are struggling.

Volkswagen Dieselgate vehicles dogged by difficulties

BBC’s Watchdog has investigated reports that cars involved in the Volkswagen 'Dieselgate' scandal and then 'fixed' have been losing power and may be unsafe.

Market electrifies Toyota hybrid sales

Toyota has revealed a 30% surge in sales of its hybrid cars, as the push towards electric vehicles gains momentum, apparently at the expense of diesels.

SEAT Ibiza leads a field of five-star Euro NCAP ratings

It was good news for SEAT as its Ibiza supermini was awarded a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating in the latest round of testing.

More bad news for diesel in June sales results

Sales of new diesel cars have continued to fall, as highlighted by June's official registration results released today, with no end to the slump in sight.

Shock – car dealers found to be dodgy!

There was shock and amazement today as a front-page story in a national newspaper accused car dealers of being less than honest with their customers.

McLaren joins up as Dennis bows out

Major changes at McLaren are to see the separate sports car manufacturing and Formula One race team companies merged into a single entity.

UK car production continues to fall in May

UK car production fell year-on-year for the second month in a row in May, although the results were not as disappointing as for April.

Volumes down but values up for car finance borrowing

Latest car finance results show that buyers continue to borrow more money on their cars, although the number of loan agreements fell in line with car sales.

Motor industry waits on Election result

The motor industry is keenly awaiting the outcome of the UK General Election, which could dramatically change the future trading environment in Britain.

Diesel sales slump dramatically in May

There has been a significant fall in the registrations of new diesel cars during May, down 20% on last year. Is this the beginning of the end for diesel?

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