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Six health conditions drivers must declare to the DVLA

If you suffer from certain illnesses or health conditions that could affect your driving, you’re required by the DVLA to inform them.

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Vehicle thefts increase by 56% in four years

Thefts of motor vehicles across Britain have risen by 56% in four years, according to police data obtained by RAC Insurance.

Drivers facing petrol price rises as lockdown eases

The average price of fuel went up in June, ending three months of price drops as lockdown eased – but it's still cheaper than in January.

Drivers urged to book MOT tests now to avoid the rush

Drivers are being urged to get their cars MOT tested this summer to avoid the rush once the six-month coronavirus extension expires in August.

Mandatory MOT tests to return from August

Mandatory MOT tests for cars more than three years old will return from August, the government has announced today.

Driving lessons in England to resume from July 4

Driving lessons will be allowed to resume in England and NI from early July, although no resumption has been announced for Scotland or Wales.

Motorists ‘leaving sensitive data on their old cars’

Drivers could be leaving a trove of sensitive data on their old cars by not wiping information held from connecting to a smartphone.

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Kia XCeed

The Kia XCeed has had generally positive reviews, although it's more expensive than the Ceed hatch and less practical than an SUV.

Polestar 1

The Polestar 1 is the first car from Volvo's new electric car brand. It has received positive media reviews, albeit with some reservations.

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Initial reviews of the Vauxhall Corsa-e have been positive, and the electric model's Expert Rating is notably better than the regular Corsa.

Audi Q2

The Audi Q2 range has received generally good media reviews, although its overall score is off the pace of the best in its class.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has been universally praised, with many UK reviewers rating it more highly than the benchmark BMW M3.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has always been well-known for its eco credentials, but the latest model is also a considerable improvement to drive.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos contains encrypted message

Rolls-Royce has revealed a new limited-edition model called the Wraith Kryptos, which celebrates a passion for cryptography.

Hot new Cupra el-Born EV unveiled

Cupra has unveiled its first production-ready EV with the new el-Born – a model that was originally meant to wear a SEAT badge.

Peugeot 108 updated with new colours and options

Peugeot has given its 108 city car a refresh for 2020, adding new colour choices for the exterior as well as upgrades inside the cabin.

Hyundai reveals pricing for new i10 N Line specification

Hyundai has announced that the sports-inspired i10 N Line model will start from £16,195 when it goes on sale leter this month.

Renault Grand Scenic and Koleos get the chop

Renault has dropped the guillotine on two of the largest models in its range – the Grand Scenic people carrier and the Koleos SUV.

Britain’s best-selling cars, June 2020

June was another poor month for new car sales, although the top ten best-sellers list looked a bit more normal after a bizarre few months.

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Hyundai Kona Hybrid test drive

The Kona Hybrid could provide the best middle ground between internal combustion and EV. But does it get the balance right?

Caterham Super Seven 1600 test drive

The Caterham Super Seven 1600 proves that there’s still a place for cars that revel in the joy of driving, which it does time and time again.

Ford Kuga plug-in hybrid test drive

The Ford Kuga plug-in hybrid is sleek, with a well-made and spacious interior. However, it’s a bit of a letdown behind the wheel.

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet test drive

The Porsche 911 Turbo S combines everyday practicality with the kind of pace you couldn’t buy for any money a few decades ago.

DS 3 Crossback Performance Line test drive

The DS 3 Crossback Performance Line is a worthy alternative crossover, whose charm stems from not following the crowd.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric test drive

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is ordinary-looking and dull to drive, while being spacious and practical. And that’s where its appeal lies.

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