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All the latest news from your favourite car brands and across the automotive industry

Dacia Duster gets new entry-level engine

The Dacia Duster SUV range has been bolstered by a new entry-level petrol engine, although the good news is tempered by a £1,000 price rise.

Porsche Cayenne gains plug-in hybrid flagship

A high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche Cayenne SUV will expand the German brand's portfolio of electrified models.

Alpine A110S gets 40hp boost for £10K

The more powerful, performance-focused Alpine A110S will cost from £56,810 when it goes on sale in September.

More electric miles for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW has introduced an upgraded version of its 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid, promising more electric-only range and lower rates of CO2 emissions.

Lotus rebrands with simplified logo

Lotus has taken its ethos of ‘simplify and add lightness’ to a new level by introducing an overhauled logo.

New and updated cars

New Peugeot 208 and electric version priced up

The new Peugeot 208 supermini will cost from £16,250 when it arrives in UK showrooms early next year.

Pricing revealed for all-new 2020 Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall has revealed pricing and specifications for its all-new Corsa, entering its fifth UK generation.

Anniversary Ford Mustang55 revealed

Ford has revealed a special edition version of the Mustang to celebrate the model’s 55th anniversary.

Entry-level Porsche Carrera to cost from £82.8K

Porsche is adding an entry-level Carrera model to its current 911 line-up with prices starting at £82,793.

Car buying and car finance news

Thieves can “steal keyless cars in ten seconds”

Some of Britain’s most popular cars can be stolen by criminals within as little as ten seconds – thanks to supposedly convenient keyless entry technology.

Britain’s best-selling cars – July 2019

Despite private new car sales being down 2% in July, there are still plenty of models flying out of showrooms. Here are the top ten cars for July 2019.

New car sales down in July

Private new car sales were down 2% in July compared to the same month last year, according to the latest figures published today.

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.

Britain’s best-selling cars – June 2019

June was a hot month for hatches, with nine of the top ten models being hatchbacks. Here are the ten best-selling cars in the UK for June 2019.

New car sales down 5% in June

Private new car sales fell nearly 5% in June, according to the latest registration data published today. In comparison, fleet registrations were down by 2.5%.

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Tesla to resume unlimited free charging for Model S and Model X buyers

Tesla has revealed that it will be offering unlimited free charging via its own charging network with any new purchase of its Model S or Model X vehicles.

Prices and specs for updated Vauxhall Astra

Pricing for the updated Vauxhall Astra hatchback and estate will start at £18,885, with six trim levels on offer. Order books open at the start of August.

Ford adds new entry-level Fiesta Trend model

Ford has added a new trim level to its best-selling Fiesta range. Called Fiesta Trend, the new model replaces the Zetec as the entry-level spec.

Audi reveals off-road-inspired Audi A1 Citycarver

Audi has revealed the A1 Citycarver, a more robust-looking version of its premium supermini.

Audi Q3 Sportback to take on BMW X4

Audi has unveiled a sporty new version of its Q3 SUV – the Q3 Sportback.

Bentley Flying Spur launches with limited edition model

Bentley has revealed a First Edition version of its new Flying Spur luxury saloon that will only be available for the first 12 months of the car’s production run.

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.

Chevrolet Corvette changes to middle lane

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette has been revealed after years of rumours and teasers – and the new model is very different to what has gone before.

Skoda updates Kodiaq and Karoq with new tech

Skoda has revealed updates to its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs for the 2020 model year.

The petrol Mazda 3 with ‘diesel-like’ fuel economy

Mazda 3 models with the brand's new Skyactiv-X petrol engine will arrive in showrooms in October, at prices starting from £23,555.

New Lotus Evija is £1.7m electric hypercar

Lotus has unveiled a long-awaited all-new model in the form of an electric hypercar, the Lotus Evija.

New Mini Electric launched at Oxford factory

The Mini Electric, the company's first fully-electric model, has been unveiled at the car-maker’s Oxford factory.

Lexus LC Convertible heading for showrooms

The Lexus LC Convertible, so far seen only as a concept, is to become a production model.

Bentley electric ambitions ‘thwarted by technology delays’

Bentley wants to build the electric car its customers are demanding, but says the battery technology required to do it properly is yet to appear.

Kia XCeed crossover pricing confirmed

The new Kia XCeed crossover – the fourth member of the Kia Ceed family – will cost from £20,795 when it arrives in UK showrooms in September.

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