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3 million vehicles removed from roads due to stricter MOTs

Having introduced new MOT rules in May last year, the DVSA has confirmed that millions of dangerous vehicles have since been removed from the road.

Five-star safety for latest BMWs

The latest BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models have been awarded five-star safety ratings by Euro NCAP, while the Peugeot 208 and Jeep Cherokee scored four stars.

Seven stars in latest round of crash tests

Independent car safety regulator Euro NCAP has revealed that seven new cars have taken a top five-star rating in its latest round...

Volvo issues vehicle recall over fire risk

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in the UK are being recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem, the manufacturer said.

Jaguar issues I-Pace recall over potential brake issue

Jaguar has announced a worldwide recall of its all-electric I-Pace SUV over potential braking issues. It affects cars made...

Kia recalls 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models

Kia has issued a voluntary recall of more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles because of a fire risk in an electrical relay.

Audi e-tron electric car among five-star safety winners

The all-electric Audi e-tron is one of seven vehicles to receive a top five-star safety rating in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

Motorists warned about buying used tyres

Motorists may be putting lives at risk buying used tyres, councils have warned, as an investigation found nearly half of part-worn tyres examined to be unsafe.

Range Rover Evoque takes five-star safety honours

The new Range Rover Evoque has earned a top five-star rating from safety body Euro NCAP.

Volvo to limit top speed on all new cars

Volvo Cars has used this week's Geneva motor show to announce that it will limit the top speed of its new cars at 180km/h (112mph) from next year.

Five-star safety ratings for Mercedes, Honda and SEAT

Three of the latest new SUVs have all achieved a five-star safety rating from crash testing organisation Euro NCAP.

The ten safest new cars for 2019

The UK's independent safety research body, Thatcham Research, has announced its collection of the ten safest new cars for 2019.

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