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2017 Nissan Qashqai

UK car manufacturing record threatened by Brexit and falling consumer confidence

Predictions that a record-breaking two million cars would be built in the UK by 2020 are unlikely to be realised in the wake of falling consumer confidence

27 July 2017
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Aston Martin CEO: Combustion engine ban is either disastrous or pointless

Aston Martin CEO: Combustion engine ban is either disastrous or pointless

Andy Palmer says the UK Government's plans to halt sales of petrol and diesel cars need further consultation

26 July 2017
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2040 Government pollution plans

UPDATED: Hybrids exempt from Britain's petrol and diesel car ban

Government unveils £2.7bn plan to tackle air pollution; older vehicles may eventually be allowed

26 July 2017
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 Kar-Go

Pioneering driverless Kar-Go delivery vehicle to reach UK roads in 2018

British start-up company has raised £321,000 to fund its driverless cargo van, which is claimed to cut ‘last-mile’ delivery costs by 90%

26 July 2017
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McLaren plant Yorkshire Leeds Sheffield

McLaren considers supplying carbonfibre tubs to other car makers

McLaren's South Yorkshire carbonfibre tub plant could allow the supercar maker to supply to other brands

26 July 2017
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Unfixed Dieselgate-affected VWs to be de-registered in Germany

Unfixed Dieselgate-affected Volkswagens to be deregistered in Germany

Drivers who neglect to get their cars updated will have them deregistered as Germany gets tough on its emissions laws

25 July 2017
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2017 Nissan Qashqai

Autocar confidential: Hyundai, Nissan, BMW, Audi

Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up this week's gossip from across the automotive industry

25 July 2017
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Volkswagen rejects £2.5 million congestion charge payments

London mayor Sadiq Khan claims VW's Dieselgate-affected cars shouldn't have received congestion charge discounts

24 July 2017
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BMW rejects cartel and emissions manipulation allegations

BMW rejects cartel and emissions manipulation allegations

Amid the latest wave of diesel-centric accusations, the BMW Group has stressed its innocence to the charges aimed at the German car industry

24 July 2017
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UK to become world leader in battery technology for electric vehicles

The government is investing £246m over four years in battery technology in a bid to lead the electric revolution

24 July 2017
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    The 2 Series range receives a light facelift, enhancing its exterior and interior look, improving infotainment and adding more standard kit
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    To keep pace with rivals in this increasingly competitive category, Renault's popular compact crossover has had a mild refresh both inside and out
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
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    25 July 2017
    New top-of-the-line Porsche hybrid, though fast and flexible, is simply too heavy to strike the same sweet sporting compromise as its siblings
  • Caterham Seven 420R Donington Edition
    First Drive
    25 July 2017
    Limited-edition road-legal Caterham track car is a superbly enthralling drive, with enough creature comforts to be used on the road as well. Even more addictive than most of its rangemates
  • McLaren 570S Spider
    First Drive
    25 July 2017
    McLaren has created its most attainable drop-top by removing the roof from the 570S coupé, but none of the car's talent has come away with it