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Rolls-Royce releases details of new Cullinan super-luxury SUV

Three years ago, Rolls-Royce announced that it would indeed go ahead with development of a super-luxury entrant into the SUV market. After all, why not? There was no need to be shy if Bentley and Lamborghini were already creating waves with the Bentayga and Urus. Three years later and Rolls-Royce has released the first details of the new Cullinan hyper-luxury ...

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Skyactiv-X technology will debut in the new Mazda 3 in 2019

The motor industry seems obsessed with the ‘E’ word. “Electrification is the future!” we are repeatedly informed and there does appear to be a slow shift in that direction. Since the start of 2013, the global market share of pure electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles has increased six-fold. Big increase, low volume; numbers are still below 2% of ...

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Ford announces prices and specs for the new Focus

Ford has announced prices and specs for the all-new Ford Focus, on sale now for September delivery. The range will comprise seven variants from launch, starting with Style (at £17,930), the range progresses through Zetec (£19,300), ST-Line (£21,570), ST-Line X (£24,050), Titanium (£21,550), Titanium X (£22,820) and the top-of-the range Vignale (£25,450). The Focus Vignale features new front grille and ...

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Ford introduces new Fiesta ST, now with optional LSD

Following on from the launch of the revised Fiesta in 2017, Ford has launched the third-generation of the high-performance Fiesta ST. In line with the Sports Technologies name, the new ST offers a series of performance-oriented features. To start, the ST is fitted with a new 1.5-litre Ecoboost petrol engine delivering 200PS. Output can be configured in Normal, Sport and Track ...

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Citroen releases updated C4 Cactus

First launched in 2014, the original C4 Cactus was positioned as an entry-level crossover. Four years on and this facelifted replacement has moved towards the compact hatchback segment to make room in the line up for the C3 Aircross. Exterior changes to the latest C4 Cactus include a revised front clip, similar in design to the C3 hatchback. This includes ...

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Land Rover launches Commercial version of the Discovery

Land Rover has launched an LCV version of the Discovery SUV. Orders are now being taken for the Discovery Commercial at prices starting from £48,695 on the road (including £8,066.67 of VAT), and ranging up to £59,995. First deliveries are expected in Q2 of 2018. The Commercial is evolved directly from the Discovery SUV, but replaces the second and third ...

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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (2017) review (Month 3)

It’s the end of the road for our long term Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer after three busy months on the Motor Trader fleet. The second generation model only entered showrooms in July, giving Vauxhall dealers a welcome additional opportunity to sell something new into local businesses as well as private buyers requiring an executive car with load lugging capability. These ...

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Ford updates and improves Ecosport SUV

Ford dealers will hope to be more competitive in the mushrooming compact SUV market when the revised version of the EcoSport goes on sale. The EcoSport was given a lacklustre reception by road testers when it launched in 2014, with criticisms of its interior quality and on-road dynamics. However according to Ford European head Steven Armstrong, the company has sold ...

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