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McLaren Automotive Factory Tour

27 Aug , 2016  

When you receive an email from McLaren asking if you would like a factory tour, you don’t say no. Four months later and I’m sitting outside the security gate waiting to be let in. Through the gate and left, you drive around the huge expanse of water adjacent to the McLaren Technical Centre (MTC). It’s […]

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The future of autonomous transport

26 Aug , 2016  

Turning up to a conference on autonomous transport in my home town, I’m sitting in a room listening to keynotes surrounded by middle aged men in ill-fitting suits. I’m one of a handful of ‘youngsters’. It looks as though the future of connected transport is more in the hands of the last generation. Naturally, that […]

Kia Optima PHEV and Sportswagon

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Kia Adds Sportwagon and PHEV to Optima Range

26 Aug , 2016  

Kia have added its first plug-in hybrid with the Optima PHEV and has also launched the Optima Sportswagon, Kia’s first D-segment estate car. Optima PHEV After nearly decade since Kia stated it would reduce the average CO2 throughout its range by 25%, the Optima PHEV is Kia’s first plug-in hybrid. The Optima PHEV is available […]

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43% of Brits too lazy to wash their own car!

25 Aug , 2016  

Here at Carwitter we think everyone should wash their own car. Not only will it keep the paintwork in far better condition (if done right) but it will also help maintain the value of your car, and it doesn’t even take that long to do if done regularly! Anyway. The AA have conducted some research […]

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All new 2017 Kia Rio gets Paris premiere

24 Aug , 2016  

Kia are going to announce the all new Rio at the Paris motor show next week. Expect it’s looks to closely mimic those of the pro Ceed, with angular lines and butch looks. Last year more than 473,000 Rio’s were sold around the world. Full unveiling occurs on the 29th in hall 3.

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Price & Spec Announced for 2017 Citroen C4 Picasso

24 Aug , 2016  

The new 2017 C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso will go on sale from 1st September. Prices will start from £19,635 for the C4 Picasso and £21,935 for the C4 Grand Picasso. Both the new C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso see a sharper facelift. 3D effect rear lights come as standard across the range. Two-toned paint on the […]

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Unveiled

20 Aug , 2016  

Mercedes have unveiled a new concept car with sub-brand Maybach called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. There’s some meaning in the name as the car’s stunning smooth body stretches nearly 6 meters. The exterior features a bold radiator grille which was inspired by a pinstriped suit. The radiator grille sees two feature lines flow down the entire length of the coupe […]

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We Break for the border with Great Escape Classics!

19 Aug , 2016  

Classic motoring isn’t for everyone. Often cold, mostly slow with a handful of breakdowns thrown in for good measure. But there are ways of sampling such fancies without committing a few thousand into what will ultimately be a bottomless pit. Great Escape Classics allow you to hire out aged motors on a daily basis, perfect […]

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SsangYong Tivoli XLV available from £18,250

19 Aug , 2016  

SsangYong have launched the Tivoli XLV, an extended body of its Tivoli SUV. The Tivoli XLV 1.6 diesel manual 2WD will be priced from £18,250 with automatic variant starting from £19,250. Manual 4×4 will be also available from £19,500 and £20,500 for the 4×4 with automatic transmission. Sharing the same platform as the Tivoli, the XLV […]

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Ford Aim to Sell Fully Autonomous Cars by 2021

18 Aug , 2016  

Ford have announced its plans sell fully autonomous cars in high-volume by 2021. Already Ford have tripled the amount of autonomous cars in testing and will aim to have about 30 self-driving cars by the end of this year. They also plan to triple the amount again in 2017. These autonomous cars are set to be […]

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2017 Range Rover Sport to get 4-Cylinder Engine

18 Aug , 2016  

Land Rover have announced a new efficient engine for the 2017 Range Rover Sport along with improved spec. The Range Rover Sport will introduce a new 2.0 litre 4-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine. An all-aluminium construction and advanced technology help to provide fuel consumption of 45.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 164 g/km, the cleanest and most efficient Range Rover Sport yet. […]

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SsangYong Korando LE Goes on Sale

17 Aug , 2016  

SsangYong’s attempt to keep the momentum going on their Korando crossover sees a new special edition model introduced called the LE. The Korando LE comes with a new 2.2 litre diesel Euro 6 engine in 2WD with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearboxes. They’ll be no 4WD. LE comes with extra spec such as 18” diamond cut […]

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BTCC 2016: Round 7 – Knockhill

16 Aug , 2016  

The BTCC arrived in Scotland under a cloud following the death of the series first champion “Gentleman” Jack Sears. Sears was honoured on the grid prior to the day’s first round with a minuet silence impeccably by the fans and drivers alike and followed by a minuets applause for the late two time Saloon Car […]

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Women Vs Men perspectives on Car Buying & Driving

16 Aug , 2016  

Men and women differ in their views when buying a used car A recent survey carried out by My Car Check, a used car checker service, has revealed that women much prefer to buy a car based on the total cost of ownership over anything else. Women were most influenced by sale price, then fuel […]

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Infiniti Announce Variable Compression Engine

15 Aug , 2016  

Infiniti has announced the world’s first variable compression ratio engine, something car manufacturers have been scratching their heads over for years. The engine has been in development for over 20 years. Named VC-T, it’s a four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine which is capable to self-adjust piston height. The compression ratio can range from 14:1 for high efficiency or 8:1 to suit high performance. […]

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Nissan Navara Gets Euro 6 Engine and Enhanced Spec

15 Aug , 2016  

Nissans class-leading Navara has been further enhanced with an eco-friendly Euro 6 engine and more spec. The new Euro 6 engine applies to the 190PS twin-turbo and 160PS single turbo versions of the 2.3-litre dCi diesel engines. CO2 emissions have been reduced to 159 g/km which is 8g/km less than the previous Euro 5 engine. Fuel consumption also sees an improvement with […]

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