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17 March 2015 at 10:45

Renault is turning up the power on its Captur crossover for drivers who crave a little extra 'Va Va Voom'. The French auto-maker has announced the introduction of a 1.5-litre 110 hp diesel engine that brings more power and torque to the table, without compromising the small car's fuel economy and emissions.It will produce 110 hp and 260 Nm torque - up 20 hp and 40 Nm over the dCi 90 unit.In te...

17 March 2015 at 10:45

New state-of-the-art, world-leading vehicles will help transport doctors to the worst emergency scenes from next month, the Welsh Government has announced.The advanced Audi Q7 rapid-response off-road cars will provide the country with the first nationwide pre-hospital amenity of its type.Ministers hope the 4x4 fleet will improve the prospects of the most seriously injured and ill patients.The v...

17 March 2015 at 10:45

Luxury sports car maker Aston Martin is looking east as it continues its global expansion drive. The British manufacturer is poised to open its first dealership in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, as it seeks to build on the rising demand for luxury sports cars in Asia.Christian Marti, Aston Martin's global sales director, says the company is delighted to be opening the two-storey showroom a...

16 March 2015 at 13:13

German luxury car giant Porsche says it sold more cars than ever before in 2014, thanks largely to the popularity of its Macan SUV. Just under 45,000 versions of the Macan were snapped up last year.Porsche quantified its extremely successful 2014 at its annual media conference in Stuttgart.Some of the objectives Porsche set out in its Strategy 2018 document have already been achieved, accordin...

16 March 2015 at 13:13

Drivers face eight additional 20mph zones in London, which will be policed by upgraded digital safety cameras. Boris Johnson, the capital's Mayor, said that Tower Hamlets' Commercial Street will begin the trial.Westminster Bridge, the town centre of Brixton and west London's Earls Court Road are among those due to follow.Breaking 20mph speed limits could result in fines or even bans.But this n...

16 March 2015 at 13:13

A consultation has begun on plans to raise the speed limit for Army tanks from 20mph to 40mph. The Department for Transport wants to double the speed limit of armoured vehicles in England and Wales, in a bid to better prepare drivers for operational deployments both at home and overseas.It claims the armed forces need effective and appropriate training, and this includes driving tanks at speed...

16 March 2015 at 13:13

Motorists could be asked to cut their speed to just 10mph on some roads, under Liberal Democrat plans supported at the party's spring conference. The move forms part of the green transport laws which the party says it will implement to improve roads and cut pollution if it wins power at the election.The laws would give English councils the power to impose 10mph speed limits on roads near schoo...

16 March 2015 at 13:13

Most UK business drivers fear they will be usurped by fully-automated cars during their natural working lifetime, according to a new Masternaut poll. The concerns were aired to the business fleet technology company as driverless car advancements continue apace.As many as 55% of business drivers in the 25-34 age range feared the new models could leave them out of work.As it stands, technology t...

13 March 2015 at 11:28

Motorists want May's general election victors to deliver continued fuel duty freezes and an end to the pothole problem. That's the conclusion of a new RAC Foundation survey which calls on the incoming government to honour both wishes as a matter of priority.Potholes have remained a huge problem throughout this Government's lifetime - while the Foundation's poll of 2,040 people found that rail...

13 March 2015 at 11:28

Motorists won't suffer "daylight robbery" car parking at train stations after the general election - if a union gets its way. Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) officials have called on Labour to include station car park fees in cost control restrictions on fares, should it win the election on May 7.As it is, drivers leaving their cars at stations are the victims of rail firm "profit...

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