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Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Concept revealed

This, according to Honda, is the fastest pickup on the road. The Civic Type R Pickup Truck Concept has been revealed to mark one year since the hot hatch was launched.   Honda is quick to point out that there are no plans to put the pickup into production. The concept, codename Project P, was created by a team of engineers at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility in Swindon. • Honda Civic Type R GT long-term review The concept is based…

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New 2019 Porsche 911: hybrid 911s to join range

The next all-new Porsche 911, set to be unveiled in 2019, will be the first-ever production version to get hybrid power, Auto Express can confirm. And the shock news is, there could be two new 911 plug-in hybrids on the way: one to sit in the middle of the range as an alternative to the regular Carrera model, and then another positioned at the top of the range, potentially alongside the flagship 911 Turbo. Auto Express understands there’s a passionate debate in play…

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VOTE NOW for the best car design of the year

It’s time to pick a winner of the 2018 Auto Express Design Award and we need your help. Here at Auto Express we put on our steel rimmed spectacles and black polo neck jumpers to evaluate all the latest car designs from the past 12 months. We then came up with a shortlist of the best, but it is now over to you to vote for a winner. The car which collects the most votes will then be crowned as…

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2040 petrol and diesel ‘ban’: EV plans slammed as “reckless”

UK drivers face being priced off the road by proposals that are expected to force new cars have an electric-only range of 50 miles by 2040. Toyota’s UK managing director, Tony Walker, told MPs from the business, energy and industrial strategy select committee that mandating a 50-mile electric-only range for all cars “is not wise, it is reckless.” • Best electric cars on sale 2018 A leaked Government consultation called “Road to Zero” proposes that all new cars sold from…

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BMW hackers rewarded for flagging security flaws

A team of ‘white hat’ hackers has uncovered 14 software and hardware vulnerabilities in a range of BMWs after carrying out what BMW says is the “most comprehensive and complex testing ever conducted” by a third-party company. The hackers found a range of vulnerabilities in the BMW i3 and X1, as well as the previous-generation 5 Series and 7 Series. Eight of the flaws related to the cars’ infotainment systems, four were linked to their telematics units, and two concerned…

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Peugeot 108 updated with new colours and trim levels

Peugeot has mildly updated its 108 city car for 2018, following revisions for its two sister cars – the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1. It’s on sale now from £9,225. A new Euro 6.2 engine has been introduced to the line-up and is available in either 1.0-litre 72 or 1.0-litre 72 2-tronic guise. The Euro 6.2 engine is claimed to be more economical than the outgoing engines, with minor reductions in CO2 emissions too. • Best city cars to buy…

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