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Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade

Tuning firm Mountune has announced a new upgrade package for the Ford Fiesta ST, which can be installed via a smartphone app. Dubbed m225, the flash tune bumps the three-cylinder hot hatch's outputs up to 165kW and 340Nm, up from the standard version's 147kW and 290Nm...

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Ford confirms 5000 European job losses, UK cuts to follow
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Ford confirms 5000 European job losses, UK cuts to follow

Ford has confirmed it'll cut more than 5000 jobs in Germany and an as-yet undisclosed number in the United Kingdom, launching a voluntary redundancy program for employees. "Through these programmes and other initiatives, Ford of Germany expects to reduce its headcount in excess of 5000 jobs, including temporary staff," the company said in a statement...


Jaguar Land Rover recalling 44,000 vehicles for excessive emissions in the UK
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Jaguar Land Rover recalling 44,000 vehicles for excessive emissions in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has become the latest automaker to be called out over excessive emissions, with the British firm under fire from authorities for select models built between 2014 and 2018. A new report by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the European Union's Safety Gate Rapex claims JLR vehicles with 2...


Porsche Cayenne Coupe to be revealed later this month - report
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Porsche Cayenne Coupe to be revealed later this month - report

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is just weeks away from reveal, the company's British boss has told Autocar. Speaking with the UK-based publication, Marcus Eckermann, managing director for Porsche Cars Great Britain, said the new variant will be revealed later this month, ahead of an on-sale date during the northern hemisphere's autumn (September-November)...


Nissan x Opus concept revealed
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Nissan x Opus concept revealed

Nissan has collaborated with Opus Campers to create a concept camper trailer that features second-life battery packs from the Leaf EV to offer "up to a week's worth" of off-grid power for remote adventures. Incorporating the vehicle manufacturer's new Energy Roam system, a portable weather-proof power pack with 700Wh capacity, the concept camper trailer offers both 230V and 12V circuits with enough juice for "around seven days of camping", aided by the on-board solar panel accessory...


Honda Australia: 'No changes' for Civic Type R despite UK plant closure
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Honda Australia: 'No changes' for Civic Type R despite UK plant closure

Honda Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to the currently UK-sourced Civic Type R, despite its global parent announcing the factory that makes it will shut its doors in 2021. The Swindon plant is the only Honda facility that makes the Civic Type R (pictured) currently, though the company's local director, Stephen Collins, says the current model will see out its lifecycle and confirmed plans for a next-generation model after that...


Honda preparing to announce UK factory closure - report
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Honda preparing to announce UK factory closure - report

Honda looks likely to announce the closure of its plant in Swindon, UK, thanks to a combination of import tariffs in the USA, declining diesel demand, and uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Reports from Sky News have suggested the announcement could come as soon as this afternoon Australian time, Tuesday morning in the UK...


Range Rover Sport HST revealed for the UK
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Range Rover Sport HST revealed for the UK

Range Rover has revealed a new variant of the Sport in the UK, headlined by the introduction of the company's new Ingenium inline six announced earlier today. Dubbed the Range Rover HST, the special-edition model features the high-output 400PS (294kW) of the new 3.0-litre inline six with mild-hybrid technology, which also puts out 550Nm of torque...


Kia e-Niro sells out in the UK - report
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Kia e-Niro sells out in the UK - report

Kia has completely depleted its 2019 allocation of the new e-Niro in the UK, with prospective buyers now forced to wait until 2020 for the all-electric SUV. According to a new report by Auto Express the Korean manufacturer is struggling to satisfy demand for the zero-emissions crossover, similar to parent Hyundai's experience with the related Kona Electric...


Nissan cancels UK production plans for next-gen X-Trail - report
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Nissan cancels UK production plans for next-gen X-Trail - report

Nissan will not continue building the next-generation X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant in the UK, blaming "uncertainty" surrounding Britain's impending exit from the European Union. First reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, the manufacturer will only build the next-gen crossover in Japan, making its home country the global production hub for its top-selling SUV model...


Jaguar Land Rover: 5000 jobs on the chopping block
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Jaguar Land Rover: 5000 jobs on the chopping block

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will next year slash up to 5000 jobs as part of its turnaround plan, according to new reporting from the UK. According to the Financial Times, the brand will announce a £2.5 billion ($4.3 billion) turnaround plan to deal with falling demand...


Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe/Cabriolet detailed for the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe/Cabriolet detailed for the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has bolstered its E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet line-up with the addition of the new E350 variant featuring the company's mild-hybrid technology. Available in Britain from £44,750 ($78,191) for the coupe and £49,246 ($86,047) for the convertible, the E350 pairs a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an on-board 48V starter motor/alternator for an added 'boost' over short spurts...


Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has detailed the plug-in hybrid E300e, which commences deliveries in Great Britain from 'spring 2019'. Unlike the E300de, which teams a turbo-diesel engine with plug-in hybrid tech, the E300e uses a more conventional petrol-electric setup. Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 211hp (157kW) and 350Nm, while the electric motor makes 122hp (91kW) and 440Nm...


2019 Suzuki Jimny priced from £15,499 in the UK
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2019 Suzuki Jimny priced from £15,499 in the UK

The all-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny has been priced and specified for the UK market, with the little Japanese off-roader to kick off at £15,499 ($27,475) in Britain. Scheduled to go on sale in the UK from January 2019, the Jimny will be offered in two trim levels – SZ4 and SZ5 – both fitted as standard with a five-speed manual transmission and a selectable four-wheel drive system...


TVR Griffith hits the race track - video
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TVR Griffith hits the race track - video

The TVR Griffith was first revealed over a year ago, timed in line with the British sports car maker's 70th anniversary, but production isn't scheduled to commence until late this year. Now, the company has let one of the first examples loose on a race track in the UK, giving us another look at the reborn nameplate in a dynamic setting, following its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed...


Mercedes-Benz E300de PHEV launches in the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E300de PHEV launches in the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has launched the E300de plug-in hybrid in both sedan and wagon variants, adding diesel-electric power to its large car line-up. First previewed in March at the Geneva motor show, the E300de pairs a 145kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with a 91kW/440Nm electric motor and 13.5kWh battery system...


Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag revealed, priced from $139,650
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Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag revealed, priced from $139,650

Jaguar has announced the F-Type Chequered Flag, commemorating seven decades since the original XK 120 was launched in 1948. Based on the R-Dynamic specification, the special-edition F-Type can be had in both coupe and convertible body styles, and is offered with both turbocharged four-cylinder and supercharged V6 engines...


Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record
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Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record

The Abarth 124 Spider is now a Guinness World Record holder, teaming up with stunt driver Alastair Moffatt to achieve the feat. Piloting a standard 124 Spider, Moffatt completed five figure eight maneuvers in succession between two other Abarth 124 Spiders, in a record 45.66 seconds...


Mini streamlines model range in the UK
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Mini streamlines model range in the UK

Mini UK has announced a revised model structure across all its ranges, with each line available in three new 'styles' – Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Designed to streamline the specification process and make it easier for customers to choose their car, the company claims the new model structure will allow buyers to create their vehicle using five steps...


2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi launched in the UK
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2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi launched in the UK

Vauxhall has released the new Corsa GSi in the UK, serving as a new entry-level performance option – 25 years after the original GSi went on sale. Sitting between the core range and the flagship VXR hot hatch, the GSi is powered by a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making 150PS (110kW) and 220Nm – the latter on tap between 2750 and 4500rpm – sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission...