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“I’m sorry officer, but my seatbelt clashes with my outfit!”

21/10/14

Cambridgeshire police have revealed some of the strangest excuses given to them by speeders.

Having been caught red handed by the police, certain drivers have resorted to some pretty unlikely ways of attempting to wriggle out of trouble.


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Ford pioneers heart-attack predicting seats

21/10/14

Engineers from Ford are working on next-generation seats that can detect if drivers suffer heart attacks.

According to the manufacturer, the seats are fitted with electrodes that can monitor a driver’s heartbeat through their clothing, and pinpoint irregularities in the heart’s rhythm.


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Vauxhall Viva one of the most eagerly-awaited cars

21/10/14

The new Vauxhall Viva has received its first honour, a nomination for the What Car? Reader Awards’ most eagerly-anticipated car. Despite having not yet been fully revealed, the all-new version of the legendary Viva badge, which was only officially announced in September, has already proven popular with car fans.


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Citroen DS celebrates 60th birthday

20/10/14

Citroen’s legendary original DS model is to soon celebrate its 60th birthday at the first London Classic Car Show in January. One of the most advanced cars of its time, the original DS model first debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 1955, where it stunned the audience with its looks and range of then cutting-edge tech.


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Vauxhall goes landfill-free

20/10/14

Vauxhall’s parts warehouse in Luton has become the latest in a string of facilities under the General Motors umbrella to say no to landfill.

Joining warehouses across Europe, Asia and the Americans, the Luton storage facility is now one of 122 facilities that recycle, reuse or repurpose all waste from their daily operations.


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Ford extends Dagenham engine investment

20/10/14

Ford has poured an additional £190 million into its engine production facility in Dagenham.

This brings the manufacturer’s total investment into the London facility to around £477 million, which will be put towards the manufacture of new diesel engines.


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Peugeot introduces new 308 Sportium

17/10/14

Following the reveal of the 308 GT at this year’s Paris Motor Show, Peugeot has announced that it’s to release an additional sport-oriented model.

Named the Sportium, the new special-edition 308 will sit between the Access and Active trim levels and will be priced from £17,345.


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Four-wheel drive F-Type could land soon

17/10/14

Jaguar could be gearing up to release a new four-wheel drive version of the F-Type sports car.

If rumours are to be believed, the all-wheel drive F-Type could debut as soon as November, at the LA Auto Show at the end of the month.


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First Land Rover Discovery Sport rolls off the line

17/10/14

The first production Land Rover Discovery Sport model has officially rolled off the line at Land Rover’s factory in Halewood.

Presided over by Land Rover officials, employees celebrated as the first production model made a dramatic entrance, clambering off the line over a makeshift assault course designed to display its off-road credentials.


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A car completely decorated with a marker pen? This week on Facebook

17/10/14

Every Friday, we take a look back at the most popular moments on the Perrys Facebook page over the last 7 days! Don’t forget to like the Perrys Facebook channel if you don’t want to miss out on the latest car news, reviews and fun.


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Jaguar launches Heritage Driving Experience

16/10/14

Jaguar has announced the launch of a new driving experience that will put drivers behind the wheel of some of the marque’s most legendary cars.

The Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience is being offered by Jaguar Land Rover’s bespoke Special Operations division at a special 200-acre testing facility in Warwickshire.


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Auto Express impressed with Fiat range

16/10/14

A whopping three Fiat models have been highly praised in the latest issue of weekly car magazine Auto Express.

Topping the list is the Fiat 500X crossover, which came first the magazine’s list of 120 brilliant new cars to watch out for in 2015, despite only having been revealed earlier this month.


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Ford wins National Apprenticeship Award

15/10/14

Ford has been named the South East Macro Employer of the Year at this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards.

This is the second year running that Ford has claimed the award, having been shortlisted from hundreds of entrants earlier on in the year.


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Dacia reaches three million sales

15/10/14

Romanian car manufacturer Dacia is celebrating the sale of its three millionth vehicle in the space of just ten years.

The incredible milestone was reached after a Spanish buyer received the keys to a brand new Sandero Stepway from the Renault Group’s senior vice-president Nicolas Wertans in Paris.


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Ford more desirable than premium brands

15/10/14

Ford is one of the most desirable brands amongst company car drivers, even being more highly-esteemed in their eyes than various premium brands.

This comes according to new data from Sewells Research and Insight, who created a top 10 list of the most desirable company cars amongst drivers.


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Can cars be art? Land Rover inspires unique sculptures

15/10/14

Land Rover has teamed up with a renowned Italian artist to create two unique sculptures acknowledging the relationship between automotive design and art.


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Don’t scrap your old tax disc!

15/10/14

It’s only been two weeks since the car tax disc was phased out, but already collectors across the world are keen to get their hands on them.

We already asked you last month what you’d do with your old tax disc, but it seems that with interest from buyers steadily increasing, the best thing to do might actually be to sell it.


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MPG Marathon victory for Renault Trafic

14/10/14

Renault’s new Trafic van has snatched victory as the best-performing Light Commercial Vehicle at this year’s MPG Marathon.

Having taken two titles at the event, one for best MPG and another for best percentage improvement, the Trafic dominated its class at the eco-driving challenge.


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