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Bentley's £40 Million Investment in R&D Center Is "Latest Step" for SUV Launch


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Bentley is preparing for the launch of its first ever SUV with the biggest site development in the company’s history. The automaker will expand its headquarters in Crewe with a £40 million ($62.7 million) investment, adding a new research and development center that will create over 300 jobs.

McLaren F1 Was a Much Better Investment in 1994 than a Mansion


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Let’s say it's 1994 and you have £650,000 ($1 million) to invest: what would you choose, a large mansion in Sunningdale, just outside London, or a McLaren F1?

New Jeep Renegade Starts from £16,995 in the UK


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Jeep has shared UK pricing for its new Renegade small SUV that will be available next year with several petrol and diesel units and prices ranging from £16,995 to £27,995 OTR.

New Mazda2 Lands in the UK Priced from £11,995


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Mazda has opened the UK order books for its new "2" supermini that's priced from £11,995 to £17,395 with first deliveries scheduled for early next year.

Hyundai Drops Veloster from its UK Lineup


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Only three years after it went on sale in the UK, the Hyundai Veloster is no longer available to buy there. The Korean automaker has confirmed the withdrawal of the Veloster from the UK market but didn’t provide details.

Starting a 28.5-Liter Fiat Engine after 100 Years Is a Magical Moment


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It is known as “The Beast of Turin” and it was brought back to life by Brit Duncan Pittaway, who managed to reconstruct the land speed record car using parts from the only two vehicles ever made.

Suzuki's New Celerio City Car from £7,999 in the UK


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Designed to replace both the Splash and Alto, the Celerio is Suzuki's new budget city car. It will arrive in UK showrooms in February 2015 and will be available in two trim grades, the SZ3 priced at £7,999 and the SZ4 at £8,999.

Wildcat's 430HP LS3-Powered Land Rover Defender [w/Video]


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The Land Rover Defender may be highly capable off-road, but it also has a renown of being a slow vehicle.

UK-based aftermarket specialist Wildcat has solved this problem by replacing the stock diesel engine and gearbox with a Chevrolet Corvette-sourced 6.2-liter LS3 V8 petrol engine and a GM 6L80 six-speed automatic gearbox.

Mercedes Prices B-Class Electric Drive for UK Market


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You can now order a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive in the UK starting from £31,950. Factor in the Office For Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) grant of £5,000, though, and you’re looking at an actual price of £26,950.

Audi RS5 Quattro Replica for Deceivingly Super-Fast Looks


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Picture this RS5 Coupe with a wide-body and some nifty styling details hinting at Audi's 2013 Sport Quattro and 2010 Quattro concepts approaching on your rearview mirror; wouldn't you move over?

UK Customers Must Pay £3,000 Upfront to Secure a Honda Civic Type R


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Honda has announced that the upcoming Civic Type R can be ordered in the UK, but those who want one must hurry up and place their order.

Widespread Corrosion Issues Makes UK Dacia Duster Owners Call them "Rusters"


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I’ve been watching the Dacia UK owners’ forum for over a year now, seeing how the manufacturer was handling the plethora of rust complaints for brand new Dusters. Early adopters described rust appearing on many body panels and even on some bolts and metal fittings.

Refreshed Mazda6 Now Available for Order in UK


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The revised and restyled Mazda6, the one we really liked when it debuted at the LA motor show, has just been made available for order in the UK where the range kicks off at £19,795. First cars will arrive early next year.

"25 O" Personalized License Plate for Ferrari 250 is a Steal at US$815,000!


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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet but apparently classic Ferrari owners do not adhere to the famous Juliet’s line from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

SsangYong Korando’s LCV Versions Get a Facelift Too


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Just like it did with the Korando, SsangYong has applied a facelift to the SUV’s commercial vehicle versions, called Korando CS and Korando CSX.

Available as a two-wheel drive model (CS) or four-wheel drive model (CSX), the commercial version of the Korando has a 433 kg (955 lbs) payload, a 1,312-liter load volume and can tow trailers of up to 2 tonnes (4,409 lbs).

This is the UK’s First Bus Running on Poo-Derived Biomethane


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The idea of running vehicles on methane obtained from sewage and waste is nothing new, although it seems to have taken a while for it to find actual use in the UK. There, the first bus running on biogas just went into service, taking passengers from Bath to Bristol Airport and back.

New Honda NSX Sold Out in the UK Before Even Being Shown in Public


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Although we have yet to see the final production form of the upcoming Honda NSX, the hybrid supercar is already sold out in the UK.

Man Sues Service Shop After $1.4 Million Lamborghini Miura SV Blows Up


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Property tycoon Jon Hunt is suing a West London auto shop after his $1,4 million Lamborghini Miura SV burst into flames with his son inside. Fortunately, the young lad was able to get out of the car unharmed. The incident occurred last year with bystanders filming the blaze.

Next Year to Bring Three New Mid-Range Caterham Variants


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Aside from the 160 and 620R, Caterham’s model names are not the easiest to understand. That’s why the manufacturer is going to reportedly release three new models to sit in between the bottom and top of the range offerings, and these new models will be more simply named so as to avoid confusion.

Man in VW Polo Enters Brands Hatch Circuit During a Race, Gets 8 Months in Jail [w/Videos]


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Bypassing security and driving your road car on a circuit in the middle of a race is never a good idea. 22-year-old Jack Cottle has learned that the hard way, as he got an eight-month jail sentence for his incredibly stupid stunt.