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Third of UK motorists face maximum APR on finance purchases

Third of UK motorists face maximum APR on finance purchases

Nearly 1.5m Brits may be deterred from buying a new car thanks to interest rates of over 30% following poor credit scores

18 January 2017
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Brexit: Single market is ‘critical’ to UK automotive sector

Brexit: EU single market is ‘critical’ to UK automotive sector

Theresa May’s announcement that Britain will leave the EU’s single market leaves the automotive sector looking for a deal

17 January 2017
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Industry
Citroën C4 Cactus

French emissions investigations could spread to PSA Group

French environment minister Ségolène Royal has hinted that emissions investigations could spread further than Renault, putting Citroën, DS and Peugeot under the spotlight

17 January 2017
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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee to be tested by Department for Transport

The US Environmental Protection Agency has accused FCA of cheating emissions tests with its 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine

16 January 2017
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Airbag issue sparks biggest-ever car recall - plus biggest recalls in history

Airbag issue sparks biggest-ever car recall

As many as 100 million cars are set to be recalled after Takata reveals potentially lethal problems with its airbag's detonator systems

16 January 2017
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Potholes

Potholes: how much they cost the UK and how they are fixed

With 2.2 million potholes being repaired across 12 months at a total cost of nearly £120 million, potholes are a big issue on our roads

16 January 2017
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The man that proved Autocar wrong

Driving Jonny Smith's 800bhp Flux Capacitor

Four decades ago, we said the tiny Enfield 8000 wouldn’t make a great drag car. Jonny Smith tells us about his other ideas

15 January 2017
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Nissan to start autonomous vehicle demos in Britain

Nissan to start autonomous vehicle demos in Britain

Japanese car brand will allow regulators and government officials to sample its Autopilot driverless tech

13 January 2017
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Renault Captur
Renault was also investigated last year

Renault investigated by French government for diesel emissions claims

Car maker’s share prices have fallen by 4.3% following allegations

13 January 2017
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FBI arrests Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt in dieselgate case
Oliver Schmidt will appear before US courts on Monday

Volkswagen emissions scandal: five more executives charged in the US

Oliver Schmidt is accused of conspiring to keep US regulators from finding VW’s cheat software back in 2014; the five others charged are in Germany

12 January 2017
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Driven this week

  • Mini Countryman Cooper S
    First Drive
    18 January 2017
    All-new bigger Mini continues to make a curious, flawed crossover hatchback, though it’s more compelling to drive than some and more practical than it used to be
  • Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    First Drive
    17 January 2017
    Plug-in petrol-electric Panamera makes a better case than ever to supplant the diesel best seller, but it still appeals more to the head than the heart
  • MX-5 RF 2.0 160
    First Drive
    17 January 2017
    The distinctive 'retractable fastback' roadster promises typical MX-5 dynamics coupled with better refinement. It achieves the former, but the latter isn't quite there yet
  • Hyundai i30 1.4 T-GDi Premium
    First Drive
    17 January 2017
    Facing increasingly formidable opposition, the Hyundai i30 has been overhauled for 2017. The result is a recognisably mixed bag
  • 2016 Infiniti Q50 Country Road
    First Drive
    12 January 2017
    Infiniti’s premium mid-sized saloon packs a serious punch, but lacks the dynamic prowess of European rivals