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High Court rejects Volkswagen appeal over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has lost an appeal in a landmark High Court ruling on the Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal. # Volkswagen #VW #Dieselgate

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New MG 5 estate car coming to UK

MG Motors has announced that it will be bringing its new electric MG 5 estate car to the UK, with an expected range of more than 200 miles.

Mitsubishi preparing to pull out of Europe?

Mitsubishi is freezing the launch of new models in Europe, in a move that is likely to precipate a withdrawal from the market altogether.

New spec for Volkswagen Polo, T-Cross and T-Roc models

Volkswagen has added a new United trim level to its Polo, T-Cross and T-Roc models, bringing more equipment and subtle styling upgrades.

Renault announces prices and specs for updated Megane

An updated and slimmed-down Renault Megane range will go on sale next month, the French manufacturer has announced.

Maserati unveils new Ghibli Hybrid

The Maserati Ghibli Hybrid has ditched its V6 engine in favour of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine linked up to a mild hybrid system.

Nissan reveals dramatic new Ariya

Nissan has unveiled its new Ariya crossover, a striking new electric vehicle that is expected to go on sale in the UK next year.

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Britain’s best-selling cars, July 2020

It was a pleasant change to see a significant improvement in the monthly new car registration report. Here are the top ten best-sellers.

Fuel prices up for second month in a row

Filling up a typical 55-litre family car was nearly £2 more expensive by the end of July compared with the beginning of the month.

New car sales bounce back in July

For the first time in a long time, the monthly new car sales report is full of good news – although it's unlikely to be a long-term resurgence.

Motorway speed limits past roadworks to rise to 60mph

Speed limits past motorway roadworks in England will be increased from 50mph to 60mph to cut journey times and ease drivers’ frustrations.

Will coronavirus kill off the diesel car?

Falling demand and emissions scandals have hurt diesel car sales in recent years, but could the coronavirus kill it off altogether?

Traffic returning to pre-pandemic levels

Road traffic is quickly returning to normal in the UK, with latest figures putting traffic this week at nearly 90% of pre-pandemic levels.

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Mercedes-Benz reveals prices and specs for updated E-Class

Mercedes-Benz has announced full details for its facelifted E-Class, which is on sale now with first deliveries expected in the autumn.

New car finance rules will save you money – but not until 2021

The FCA has signed off new rules set to save customers an estimated £165 million a year – but you'll have to wait another six months.

Range Rover gets mild hybrid update

Land Rover has updated the engine range for its ageing flagship Range Rover SUV alongside a pair of special editions to bolster its appeal.

New BMW iX3 charges in

BMW has revealed its latest electric car. The iX3 SUV is basically an electric version of the regular X3 and will go on sale next year.

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.

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.

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.

Skoda Octavia vRS joins the line-up

Skoda's new Octavia vRS line-up has been revealed. The performance model will be available in petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions.

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.

New car sales improve in June, but companies not buying

New car sales showed a reasonable recovery after the disasters of April and May, although there are plenty of caveates to the results.

Volvo recalls nearly 170,000 cars in the UK for seatbelt fault

Volvo has issued a recall of nearly 170,000 cars in the UK due to a cable that could wear over time and result in reduced seatbelt function.

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.

Regulator offers further coronavirus car finance support

The Financial Conduct Authority has outlined further proposals to support car finance customers struggling as a result of the coronavirus.

Mid-life facelift for Bentley Bentayga

Bentley has revealed its updated Bentayga, with a styling makeover to match the rest of the range, as well as several tech upgrades.

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