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25 May, 2005

Hybrid Honda sales reach 100,000 mark globally. UK was biggest market in Europe, with 2,000 IMA petrol/electric models finding homes in Britain in past six years.

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Brakes Put On Parking Dings

25 May, 2005

Parking prangs could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a clever new gadget. Technology expert Bosch has invented a reversing aid which will make it impossible for motorists to bump their vehicle when manoeuvring in a tight space.

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We Test 7's Reversing Heaven

25 May, 2005

We know the Bosch system works - as we've tried it. The set-up was fitted to a BMW 7-Series tested by associate editor Richard Yarrow. "I selected reverse and backed towards a wall," he said.

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Q Here For Yet Another Audi Teaser!

25 May, 2005

Stop teasing, Audi! These are the latest preview pictures of the eagerly anticipated Q7, ahead of its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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Motorway Giant's Name Change

25 May, 2005

We all know motorway service stations can 'Costa' fortune - but now it's official.

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Fresh 307's Secret Is Out

25 May, 2005

Here are pictures that Peugeot would rather you didn't see. These images are part of a promotional leaflet which has been leaked from the manufacturer's marketing department - months ahead of the revised 307's official unveiling.

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Did You Know?

25 May, 2005

FINGER-operated column stalk controls for windscreen wipers are now taken for granted, yet they've only been around since 1969, when GM pioneered the technology.

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Hot Mazda 3 Charges In

25 May, 2005

Exclusive pictures in this week's mag show the Mazda's forthcoming 3 MPS (Mazda Performance Series) being put to the test in the hands of development engineers at the Nürburgring in Germany.

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HEMI Power Steaks Its Claim

25 May, 2005

Fancy a hamburger in a hurry? You need a HEMI-powered barbecue! The supergrill (image) was part of the What Can You HEMI? competition at the Chrysler Museum, Michigan.

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Get In Frame For Hot Fiesta's Keys

25 May, 2005

Here's a snappy way to win a Ford Fiesta ST. The blue oval wants pictures of its vehicles that sum up the relationship between Ford and the UK.