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Parking firm trials plastic bottle payment

Parking firm CitiPark is offering customers the chance to trade in waste plastic bottles in exchange for parking vouchers.

MPs urge faster ban of petrol and diesel cars

A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should be brought forward eight years to drive the take-up of electric vehicles, MPs have said.

Renault simplifies trim levels on Scenic and Koleos

Renault has restructured its line-up for the Scenic, Grand Scenic and Koleos models, with fewer choices but improved overall specifications.

Porsche Panamera GTS joins the range

New GTS upgrades for Porsche Panamera saloon and Sport Turismo include a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 developing 460hp.

Audi fined £700m over diesel emissions scandal

The German public prosecutor has handed a massive penalty to Audi after it admitted software cheats in some of its V6 and V8 diesel engines.

Paris motor show 2018

All the news from the 2018 Mondial de l'Auto Paris

Skoda Scala named as new rival to Ford Focus

Scala will be the name of the new Skoda family hatch model, due to be unveiled before the end of 2018 and take on the Ford Focus.

Paris show round-up – more of the new cars

The 2018 Paris Motor Show featured a host of new model launches, despite being smaller than in previous years with severla major names missing.

Vietnam’s Vinfast targets Europe with saloon and SUV

Vinfast, Vietnam's first volume car manufacturer, signed up football icon David Beckham to help launch two new models, a saloon and an SUV, in Paris.

Hot Skoda Kodiaq, off-road Karoq debut in Paris

Skoda has arrived at the Paris show with two new directions for its successful and still young SUV range, the Kodiaq vRS and Karoq Scout.

Toyota Corolla gains Touring Sports variant

The reborn Toyota Corolla is on display at the Paris show with the estate Touring Sports version making its debut.

Porsche Macan revised to take on new rivals

The revised version of the Porsche Macan is debuting at the Paris show at the same time as dealers open order books for the car.

New and updated cars

BMW X7 unveiled as brand’s largest SUV

The BMW X7 will go on sale in April 2019 from £72,155, and become the seventh and largest SUV in the German premium brand's line-up.

New petrol engine tops Nissan Qashqai update package

The big-selling Nissan Qashqai has been facelifted, with the major headline a new petrol powertrain range for the British-built crossover.

Mitsubishi ASX reduced to a single model

Mitsubishi will rationalise its long-serving ASX crossover range into a single trim level for the 2019 model year.

Big interest in new Suzuki Jimny 4×4

The new Suzuki Jimny is on display at the Paris Motor Show ahead of its UK debut early in 2019 – a now rare thoroughly traditional small SUV.

Car buying and car finance news

Anger as Government slashes plug-in car grants

Government moves that from 9th November will abolish grants for plug-in hybrid cars have been slammed across the UK automotive industry.

New car registrations crash by 20% in September

UK new car registrations fell by more than 20% in September compared to the same month last year, according to data released today by the SMMT.

UK buyers shunning British-built cars

UK car buyers are increasingly shunning British-built new cars in favour of imported vehicles, according to 2018 production and registration data.

‘No deal no option’ as production slides

UK car production dropped for a third consecutive month in August, as industry bosses renewed their concerns over a final Brexit deal.

Latest crash tests: top marks for Audi and VW, poor score for Suzuki Jimny

The Euro NCAP crash test results have seen five-star results for the new Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touareg, but a poor three stars for the Suzuki Jimny.

New car registrations enjoy a sunny summer

Last month's new car registration numbers were the best ever recorded for the month of August since the current registration system was introduced in 2001.

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Ford updates Mondeo hybrid models

From 2019, Ford will update its Mondeo hybrid petrol-electric model and add an estate version to the existing saloon.

Paris concept marks 20 years of Smart

The Smart Forease, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, is a concept that is mainly about celebrating the brand's 20th anniversary.

DS 3 Crossback doubles upmarket brand

The DS 3 Crossback has been unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the second bespoke model since the upmarket brand was spun off from Citroën.

Paris debut for ‘most potent’ Ferrari 488 Pista drop-top

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, the brand's most powerful drop-top, is making its show debut in Paris after its unveiing at the Pebble Beach concours.

Peugeot reveals 508 SW estate in Paris

Peugeot has unveiled a new estate variant of the striking 508 saloon today at the 2018 Paris motor show, which is now available to order.

Toyota Camry ready for return to UK

The Toyota Camry is on display at the Paris Motor Show ahead of its planned return to the UK market in 2019.

Renault EZ-Ultimo robot limo stars in Paris

The Renault EZ-Ultimo, a concept for a premium autonomous on-demand vehicle, has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show.

New BMW 3 Series debuts in Paris

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series debuts at the Paris motor show, aiming to maintain the brand's leadership of the upmarket saloon sector.

Electric Kia Niro claims plus-300 mile range

On sale before the end of 2018 will be the Kia e-Niro, a fully electric version of the crossover unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.

Porsche 911 Speedster concept to go on sale

The Porsche 911 Speedster concept, unveiled in an updated form at the Paris Motor Show, is to become a production limited edition.

Renault K-ZE to ‘make electric affordable’

The Renault K-ZE concept is debuting at the Paris Motor Show, as the French state brand ramps up its move to electricity.

300hp Audi Q2 hot SUV to launch in Paris

The car industry has decided we need performance SUVs and latest to join the line up is the 300hp Audi SQ2, launching at the Paris Motor Show.

Honda to unveil hybrid CR-V in Paris

A petrol-electric hybrid version will be among the new Honda CR-V range on display at the Paris Motor Show on Tuesday 2nd October.

Skoda Vision RS previews Rapid plug-in

Set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on 2nd October is the Skoda Vision RS, a concept that previews a plug-in hybrid performance version of the next Rapid hatch.

Hyundai i30 Fastback N heads for Paris

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N will be unveiled at the Paris motor show on 2nd October, doubling the Korean brand's performance line.
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