Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Four of the best hybrid cars 2016

Hybrid cars are fast becoming a regular sight on the roads of Britain, with most mainstream manufacturers offering some form of model. When we say hybrid, we are usually talking about one of three types. The first is a smaller hybrid with electric motors which merely act as an assistant to the main combustion engine. The second type are plug-ins with much larger batteries, which can be charged fo...

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Toyota to fit automatic braking in nearly all cars by 2017

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota have stated that almost every vehicle sold by Lexus and Toyota will be fitted with automatic emergency braking. A reported 25 out of 30 Lexus and Toyota models will be fitted with the safety systems as standard, using radars, laser beams and cameras to help prevent collisions at different speeds. In recent years, studies have shown that automatic braking reduces...

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5 second-hand British cars for less than £20k

Over the years, Britain really has produced some beautiful cars, which are instantly recognisable to even the untrained eye. For the same price as a new Nissan Qashqai, you could pick up one of these five iconic British cars, which may make you reconsider your options. Bentley Arnage 4.4 (1999-2010) For under £20,000, you could be the proud owner of a Bentley! The Arnage packs a 4.4-litre V8...

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Aston Martin and Red Bull team up to build world’s fastest hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull have confirmed that they will be collaborating to build a car which will be faster on a track than a Formula One car. Currently known by the codename AM-RB 001, around 99 units will be manufactured by Aston Martin’s Q division, which recently produced the Vulcan track car. An early car valuation puts the cost for one of these motors at between £2-3 million. The pro...

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Top five best-selling cars in February

Official data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has revealed the best selling cars in February. Traditionally, February is a slow month for car sales with the March plate change only a few weeks away. However, a total of 83,395 cars were registered, which is an 8.4% increase year-on-year, with a strong growth of 22.6% of these coming from retail sales. We have taken a look at...

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Audi turns its attention to plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars

Audi have confirmed that they are turning their attention to building more plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars, and will launch their first all-electric vehicle in 2018. When speaking about the change of direction, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said “Our first fully-electric large-series car will go into production in the year after next”. The new model will be built at a new Audi plant in Brus...

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Electric cars will be cheaper than conventional cars by 2022 says new report

According to a new report, electric cars will be cheaper to own than conventional cars by the year 2022. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) analysts predict that the rapidly decreasing cost of batteries is key in leading to the tipping point, which would start a mass market for electric vehicles. Increasing the amount of electric vehicles on the roads is seen as vital in both dealing with air...

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Why March may be the perfect time to buy a new car

A lot of people see March as a time that they would have to “overpay” for a new car, due to the first new registration plates arriving. However, it could actually be the perfect time to buy. If you buy a new car with the latest registration plate, it will be reflected in the residual price when the time comes for you to sell your car. If you are buying your car through a finance scheme, that...

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