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Volkswagen ‘sold thousands of unlicensed pre-production vehicles’

Volkswagen has found itself in hot water again – this time over claims that it knowingly sold thousands of unlicensed pre-production vehicles.

Aston Martin shows off Valkyrie’s massive Cosworth V12 engine

Aston Martin has revealed some key details about the 6.5-litre V12 engine that will power its eagerly anticipated Valkyrie hypercar.

Hyundai targets hydrogen for its electric future

Hyundai plans to invest billions of pounds in hydrogen fuel-cell technology in a bid to become the world leader in the field.

McLaren lifts the lid on new 720S Spider

McLaren has lifted the lid on its new 212mph 720S Spider, the second model in the 720 'Super Series' range.

Pricing and specs confirmed for Seat Tarraco SUV

Pricing and specifications for the all-new SEAT Tarraco SUV have been confirmed, with order books now open.

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Skoda unveils all-new Scala hatchback

Skoda has unveiled its new Scala family hatchback, which showcases a new interior design for the brand as well as claiming class-leading practicality.

Renault Kadjar refreshed for 2019

Pricing and specifications for the refreshed Renault Kadjar have been revealed, with the updated SUV starting from £20,595.

New petrol engines for Dacia Duster

Dacia has confirmed pricing for the Duster SUV’s new range of petrol engines, with the latest variants available from £14,395 on-road.

New powertrains for Mercedes-Benz E-Class range

Mercedes-Benz is offering two new powertrain options in its E-Class range; a plug-in hybrid saloon and a higher-powered petrol coupé and cabriolet.

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Revealed: The major car manufacturers facing ‘massive’ CO2 fines

Nearly two-thirds of top car manufacturers are facing 'massive' CO2 fines, according to new research due to be published today.

‘Black box’ devices could be fitted to all new cars

All new cars sold in the EU could soon be fitted with 'black box' devices, if a proposal by the European Council in February 2019 is approved.

New car sales fall in November

New car registrations were down by 3% in November, just as they were in October, according to the latest data released today by the SMMT.

Daytime running lights causing confusion for drivers

Drivers across the UK could be causing confusion for other motorists by relying on daytime running lights (DRLs) for illumination in low visibility conditions.

Thousands of electric car chargers to be installed at Tesco stores

The largest retail network of electric car chargers is to be rolled out across Tesco stores nationwide.

Stricter MOT test doubles emissions failure rate

Changes to MOT emissions testing has seen the number of cars failing more than double since being introduced earlier this year.

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Skoda confirms nine electrified models by 2020

Skoda is the latest manufacturer to announce its ambitious aims for the electrification of its models, with nine expected to go on sale in the next year.

Five-star safety ratings for seven new models

Seven new cars have been awarded five-star safety ratings from Euro NCAP, in a very positive end to the year for car manufacturers.

Fiat Panda branded a ‘zero-star car’ for safety

The Fiat Panda has become only the second car to ever be awarded zero stars for safety by Euro NCAP – and the other car is the Fiat Punto, tested last year.

Hyundai and Kia lower range claims for new electric cars

Hyundai and Kia have been forced to reduce their claimed range for their latest new electric models after what was described as "a testing error".

BMW 8 Series coupé pricing and specs announced

BMW has announced UK pricing and full specifications for its latest 8 Series coupé. The range starts at £76K, but the hot M850i V8 will be priced at £100K.

Pricing and specs for new Toyota Corolla hatch and estate

Toyota has announced pricing and specifications for the new Corolla – marking the return of the nameplate to the UK after a 12-year hiatus.

Toyota Prius updated with new all-wheel-drive system

Toyota has introduced an updated Prius at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show, with electric all-wheel drive, a new battery, design tweaks and new equipment.

New Kia Soul EV debuts at LA motor show

Kia has revealed its new Soul EV at the Los Angeles motor show, replacing the model that has been on sale since 2014.

Eighth-generation Porsche 911 revealed

Porsche has unveiled the latest incarnation of its most famous model – the all-new Porsche 911 – at this week's Los Angeles motor show.

Clever engines and smart looks for all-new Mazda 3

The fourth-generation Mazda 3 has been unveiled at the LA motor show, making its debut with a clever engine and smart new design.

Why the Jimny is Suzuki’s problem child

The new Suzuki Jimny goes on UK sale in January, and dealers should be rubbing their hands in anticipation. But demand is likely to greatly exceed supply.

Luxurious new Bentley Continental GT Convertible revealed

Bentley has taken a blowtorch to its Continental grand tourer and created this – the new Continental GT Convertible.

Evolution, not revolution, for new Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover has unveiled the second generation of its popular Range Rover Evoque compact SUV, replacing the current model that has been on sale since 2011.

Facelifted Suzuki Vitara goes on sale

Suzuki has released pricing and specifications for its facelifted Vitara, featuring a subtle redesign, updated engines and a raft of new safety features.

Suzuki Jimny UK prices and specs announced

Suzuki has released full UK pricing and specification for its hotly-anticipated new Jimny, which will start at £15,499 when it goes on sale in January.