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  • First drive review: Audi RS4 Avant

    First drive review: Audi RS4 Avant

    Isn’t it nice when a car genuinely puts a smile on your face? It could be anything that triggers it: the grille, the comfort of the seats, the feel of the wheel, but with the Audi RS4 Avant that grin comes the moment you press the ignition starter and hear the twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 spark-ignition engine roar into action. And with 444bhp at your disposal as well as 600 Nm of torque when the ...

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  • Video review: Jaguar F-Pace

    Video review: Jaguar F-Pace

    Borrowing its suave looks from the company’s saloons, the F-Pace SUV is Jaguar’s answer to the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC to name but a few. Its suave lines are of course borrowed from the XE and XF saloons, but carryovers go further than design cues – you’ll also find the same engines are on offer too. But are they up to the job when powering a large SUV? Find more F-Pace le...

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  • Seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace now available to lease

    Seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace now available to lease

    The longer, more spacious Tiguan Allspace is now available, with personal lease rates starting from less than £300 per month. 215mm longer than the regular Tiguan, the aptly named Allspace bridges the gap between its smaller SUVs and the soon-to-be-updated premium Touareg. Browse more deals for the standard Tiguan here Externally, little is new. There’s a slightly reworked grille, but the...

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  • Motoring School Report: Who’s top of the alternative fuels class and who’s in detention?

    Motoring School Report: Who’s top of the alternative fuels class and who’s in detention?

    It goes without say that automotive manufacturers are racing to develop autonomous-drive and electric vehicles. Some are collaborating, some are focusing on one specific area such as hydrogen fuel, other are hedging their bets across all markets and a few are taking a hands-off wait-and-see approach. But which of the major manufacturers are excelling and which must try harder? We snuck into...

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  • The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is now available to order

    The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is now available to order

    The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is now officially available, with personal lease rates starting from less than £300 per month. Production of the new car got underway just before Christmas, with the first new Leafs now rolling off the line at Nissan’s Sunderland plant. With a bigger range than ever before – 235 miles on a single charge which is a 50% improvement over the outgoing model – and a ...

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  • The new BMW 8 Series coupe undergoes track testing ahead of reveal

    The new BMW 8 Series coupe undergoes track testing ahead of reveal

    While the BMW Concept 8 Series was revealed last spring at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, a close-to-series prototype is currently undergoing intensive testing on a high-speed proving ground in Aprilia, Italy. The tests serve in particular to optimise the vehicle’s driving dynamics and mark a further decisive stage on the way to the launch of the new BMW 8 coupe later this year. The ...

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  • Diesel Volvo XC40 crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2018

    Diesel Volvo XC40 crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2018

    Volvo recently completed its global line-up with the reveal of the new XC40 - and now it’s been named as the What Car? Car of the Year for 2018. The D4 Diesel version of Volvo XC40 R-Design beat 20 other category winners to be named as the overall Car of the Year. It also picked up the Safety Award. Editor Steve Huntingford said some people would consider it a “controversial choice” but expla...

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Weekly round-up: Awesome Audis, bumpy Berlingos and canine companions…

Weekly round-up: Awesome Audis, bumpy Berlingos and canine companions…

Love was in the air here at ContractHireAndLeasing.com this week, as Valentine's Day rolled round once again. But we aren’t talking about Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally or any other soppy rom-com … we’re talking about When Neil Met Giulia. To celebrate the amorous occasion, we pulled together a list of the cars that we’re in love with. Time to dim the headlights ... here's five soul-sti...

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Canine companions: Top five cars for dog lovers

Canine companions: Top five cars for dog lovers

For dog lovers, choosing a car is not just a simple case of finding one with enough space for the kids – there’s also got to be room for your canine companion. If you count yourself among the 25% of British households that have a dog, you’ll know just what an important consideration this is. So, what with 2018 being the Chinese Year of the Dog, we’ve listed five great cars that are perfect for...

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First drive review: Audi A8

First drive review: Audi A8

Space is often considered to be the ultimate luxury when it comes to vehicles and it’s safe to say that, having sat in the rear and been shown the sights and sounds of Kettering* as well as sat in the driver seat to return the favour on this test drive, the A8 is the pinnacle of luxury saloons. The first production car in the world to be developed specifically for automated driving. We test...

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2018 Mercedes Sprinter: first pics revealed

2018 Mercedes Sprinter: first pics revealed

The first pictures of the upcoming Mercedes Sprinter have been revealed, along with further details about the all-new van ahead of launching in the UK in June.  It’s set to join the X-Class pick-up as part of a new generation of Mercedes commercial vehicles which feature a host of new tech and connectivity features, while an all-electric version – the eSprinter – has also been confirmed for 2...

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