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New Lexus RX L seven-seater: prices, specs and latest details

The Lexus RX L is the long-wheelbase, seven-seat variant of the Japanese marque’s range-topping RX SUV. It’s available in three trim levels (all with a V6 petrol hybrid powertrain) and starts at just under £51,000 – a £2,350 premium over an entry level five-seater RX. It was first revealed at the 2017 LA Motor Show and serves as a rival to the likes of the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, with those two starting at £51,425 and £50,435 respectively. Lexus claims that…

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New 2020 second-generation Tesla Roadster hits the road

While Tesla sorts out its Model 3 production bottlenecks and begins on-road testing of its new Semi truck, the new second-generation Roadster has made its on-road debut, in the hands of the firm’s design head. Tesla’s Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen took to Twitter two days ago boasting a photo of him driving a prototype Mk2 Roadster. It’s garnered considerable social media attention, with plenty of pictures of the Roadster out and about on America’s west coast hitting the web.…

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New 2018 Jeep Renegade facelift revealed with new look and engines

The Jeep Renegade has received a refreshed look and new engines by way of a facelift for 2018, and the updated version of Jeep’s smallest offering will be on sale in the UK by the end of the year.  Revealed tentatively at the Turin Motor Show, Jeep promises full details will arrive later this month. From looking at the images, the Renegade’s chunky proportions appear to have been refined with a series of minor design revisions. On the sporty Limited…

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EU warnings put post-Brexit UK car manufacturing at risk

The UK car manufacturing industry is facing fresh challenges from the looming spectre of Brexit, after the Dutch Government warned that companies using UK-made parts will face fresh import tariffs. In an online Brexit Impact Scan tool, the Dutch government’s enterprise agency asks businesses: “Do you want to be less dependent on the British market? Consider focusing your activities on other countries.” Membership of the European Union gives countries the right to free transit of goods under free trade rules,…

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New 2018 Vauxhall Combo Life prices and specs released

Vauxhall has revealed full prices and specs for the new Combo Life. Available to order now, the van-based MPV is priced from £20,530. It lines up alongside two PSA stablemates – the new Citroen Berlingo Multispace, and Peugeot’s Partner Tepee replacement. That price buys you the Design trim – the lower of two levels. As standard, it gets air conditioning, a DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The top spec Energy trim adds an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels…

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One-off Skoda Sunroq: review and specs of convertible SUV

Skoda has pulled the covers off the latest creation to emerge from its annual Azubi Car project, unveiling a roofless Karoq SUV called the Skoda Sunroq. 23 students from seven different professions teamed up over a period of eight months to develop and construct the car at Skoda’s vocational school in the Czech city of Mlada Boleslav. • Bulletproof Skoda Superb launched Requiring 1,500 hours of work – much of it completed in the students’ spare time – the Sunroq…

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