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Pimp My SEAT

Pimp My SEAT: winning ride revealed

Pimp My SEATA challenge to find the most striking new SEAT Leon has been won by a dealership in Middlesbrough. Read more

Apple iPhone driving safety lock-out

Apple patents tech to stop texting while driving

Apple iPhone driving safety lock-outApple has patented technology that can lock-out certain function on an iPhone when it detects the user is driving – which could see the end of drivers texting while driving. Read more

Road Test Notes: Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 CDI

Road Test Notes Mercedes Benz CLA 01You may remember I drove the Mercedes-Benz CLA last year and didn’t really like it. Surprise of the day, in a bad way, you could say. Read more

Land Rover Freelander 2 MR long termer

First 5 Minutes: Land Rover Freelander SD4 long-termer

Land Rover Freelander 2 MR long termerMy new long-term test car arrived at the office yesterday. Land Rover convinced me that spending some time in the current Freelander would be a good amuse de bouche before the arrival of its Discovery Sport replacement next year.  Read more

Police to target uninsured drivers by crushing their cars

MR_MSN_News_template_crushed_carsThe Metropolitan Police operation to cut down on uninsured drivers by crushing their vehicles could be rolled out nationwide, claims Auto Express. Read more

New Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design

MR_MSN_News_template_volvoHot Volvos are a hot topic right now, as we’ve just driven the new 350hp V60 Polestar and come away seriously impressed. But what if you want the look but with extra-added environmental credentials? Then the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design could be the car for you. Read more

UK car production jumps as Europeans buy British

MR_MSN_News_template_car_productionThe UK’s car production jumped by 12% last month as demand from Europe for British-built cars increases. Read more

Toyota GT86 2015 Model Year

Toyota revises GT86 for 2015 model year

Toyota GT86 2015 Model YearToyota has launched a small series of upgrades for the 2015 model year GT86 – and in keeping with the car’s spirited nature, they’re focused on driving dynamics rather than visual enhancements. Read more

BMW i3 World Car of the Year

BMW i3 wins TWO World Car of the Year awards

BMW i3 World Car of the YearThe BMW i3 has won two World Car of the Year awards – despite being beaten by the Peugeot 308 for the 2014 European Car of the Year. Read more

Lamborghini Huracan

Lamborghini Huracan to command £30k premium

Lamborghini HuracanThe Lamborghini Huracan could command a premium of up to £30,000 on the used car market when first deliveries take place later this year, it is claimed. Read more