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Ministers hell bent on crippling British motor industry

alibhai/ November 28, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Punishment of diesel could scupper investment in future vehicles in the UK, insiders warned SMMT said the government is overlooking the benefit of diesel for consumers It said that many drivers are swapping diesel for petrol rather than going electric  By Ray Massey For Car bosses have taken a swipe at minsters who appear ‘hell bent’ on destroying Britain’s

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it’s impossible for diesel cars to avoid new tax surcharge

alibhai/ November 27, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond said new diesel cars could be subject to higher tax Only ‘next-generation cleaner diesels’ can avoid having to go up one tax band However, it will be impossible for any diesel car to meet this standard next year Some will be £500 more expensive to tax as a result – we’ve found 10 examples  First year’s car

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Speeding offences hit a new high in 2016

alibhai/ November 25, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

By Rob Hull For Motor vehicle offences hit a nine-year high in 2016 as official figures from the Department for Transport revealed that more motorists were caught speeding than any other year in over a decade. Almost 3.06million offences were recorded during 2016, which is the highest number since 2007 when 3.33million were issued. Some 2.15million of these were

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The best used cars you can buy revealed by What Car?

alibhai/ November 23, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

The best used car is as dependable as it is good to drive and well built What Car? crowned it the best second-hand family hatchback out there today It took into account how many well-maintained, low-mile examples were on sale There were 15 categories in total, including the best SUVs and sports cars  By Rob Hull For What’s the

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The £120,000 Aston Martin that wants to beat the Porsche

alibhai/ November 21, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Aston Martin hopes the Vantage will help score its first pre-tax profit since 2010 The launch comes ahead of a speculated stock market flotation CEO Andy Palmer said the car will account for 50% of the firm’s current volume By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Aston Martin has launched a £120,000 195 mph two-seater designed to take

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How diesel cars could be hit in the Budget

alibhai/ November 20, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Threat of a £200 premium tax on the sale of new diesel vehicles Could fuel duty rise? It hasn’t increased since 2011 and will soon be lost revenue An increase in VED car tax for diesel drivers is another option for the Chancellor IPT increase and government-backed diesel scrappage scheme unlikely  By Rob Hull For Motorists must watch the

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Jaguar’s E-Pace is the small cat expected to sell big

alibhai/ November 18, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

The E-Pace price ranges from £28,500 up to £45,800 Centre console switch allows you to choose between four driving modes The E-Pace will be built in Austria and China, making it the first Jaguar to be manufactured outside of Britain By Ray Massey For As big cats go it may be compact but great things are expected of Jaguar’s

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Jaguar’s new E-Pace baby SUV now officially on the road

alibhai/ November 17, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

By Ray Massey, Motoring Editor For The Daily Mail Famed for its record breaking barrel-roll feat, Jaguar’s new E-Pace baby SUV has now officially hit the road. And I was one of the first to get behind the wheel — on and off road — of the family-friendly 4×4 packed with sports-car performance and a top speed of up to

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Three times as many drivers evade car tax since disc went

alibhai/ November 16, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Some 1.8% of vehicles are untaxed in the UK in 2017 – up from 0.6% in 2013 It means 755,000 cars, motorcycles and vans are being driven with no tax Around 83,000 of those have not been taxed for over a year, the DfT confirmed Experts blamed the switch from tax disc to an online system, which cost £1m The

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Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike next month

alibhai/ November 15, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Some 2,000 examiners will stage a the 2-day walkout from December 4 Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union members voted 84% in favour of strike action Changes include a manoeuvre that requires a driver to pull onto the right-hand-side of the road, reverse 2 car lengths and then return to the flow of traffic Experts predict it will see 10,000

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