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Volkswagen to pay £11bn to settle ‘dieselgate’ claims

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to spend up to $15 billion (£11.3bn) to settle consumer lawsuits in the US after it admitted cheating on emissions tests.

Transport
Skoda VRS 230

Review: High performance Octavia 230 is the marque’s fastest vRS yet

The new car registration figures for the first five months show ups and downs – often related to model renewal schedules, sales pushes, discounts, incentives, the usual activities familiar in all sorts of commerce.

Motoring
The Porsche 911 4S, with twin turbo 3-litre flat six engine and all-wheel-drive, can hit 189mph

Review: The wonderful new turbocharged Porsche 911 4S

It’s mid June. That means the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Making his debut on the grid this weekend was Scottish cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy, who was sharing a Nissan-powered Ligier in the LMP2 class. Brad Pitt, no less, flagged away the race yesterday afternoon. It ends at 2pm today.

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Motorsport heritage centre planned for historic Scots race site

Motorsport heritage centre planned for historic Scots race site

SCOTLAND’S rich motorsport heritage is to be celebrated in a new centre planned to be created in a historic Highland location for the sport – once deemed to be the ultimate test for drivers.

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Citroen C4 Cactus will brighten your day

Citroen C4 Cactus will brighten your day

There’s been a veritable rainbow of cars through Scotsman Motors’ hands recently.

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Vehicles in Scotland are among the worst maintained in the UK, according to new figures. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Scotland has one of highest MoT failure rates in UK

Scotland is among the worst areas of the UK for unroadworthy vehicles, new figures have revealed.

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Dundee the worst city in UK for unroadworthy cars

Dundee the worst city in UK for unroadworthy cars

Scotland is among the worst areas of the UK for unroadworthy vehicles, new figures have revealed.

Motoring
Does the 308 GTi push the right buttons?

Does the 308 GTi push the right buttons?

Hot hatch fans are spoiled rotten at the minute. After a wobbly few years in the late 90s and early noughties, the major manufacturers have got themselves into something of an arms race – with car buyers the beneficiaries.

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The 2.0-litre diesel engine provides the A4 with creamy acceleration

Review: Few saloons can match the Audi A4 in S line trim

The Audi A4 has taken a quantum leap forwards with its latest generation, having inherited refinement boosts like £200 “acoustic glazing” from the sublime A6, and new engines with amazingly low official emissions.

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The Volvo XC90 entry price Momentum D5 diesel model costs �46,250, while you pay �60,455 for the T8 hybrid, above

Review: Volvo XC90 T8 turns heads but its MPG claim is wildly misleading

According to the manufacturer, the Volvo T8 Twin Engine XC90 petrol/electric hybrid has an official combined fuel economy of 134.5 miles a gallon, and a CO2 rating of just 49g/km. These would be remarkable figures for a small hatchback but for a massive seven-seater SUV weighing two and a quarter tons unloaded they seem unbelievable.

Motoring
Zenos E10: Weapons-grade fun

Zenos E10: Weapons-grade fun

As Scotland gets its first Zenos dealership we take a look at the latest British sports car maker to hit the scene

Motoring
Rabbie's Trail Burners unveil their new glass-roofed mini-coaches

Rabbie’s Trail Burners unveils glass-roofed vehicles

Tour company Rabbie’s Trail Burners has revealed its new Edinburgh City Tours in glass-roofed mini-coach convertibles.

Media & Leisure
The rise of average speed cameras and what you should know

The rise of average speed cameras and what you should know

AVERAGE speed cameras are monitoring drivers on more than 250 miles of Britain’s roads, according to a new study.

Motoring
Top Gear or Flop Gear?

Top Gear or Flop Gear?

Three things we liked and three we didn’t about the new series

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The Renegade updates the Jeeps trademark vertical grille and keeps its head  and chassis  well above water

Review: Jeep storms back with radical Renegade

When Fiat rescued Chrysler from hard times it also took control of the Jeep brand, one of the few resolutely dedicated 4x4 makers. The first all-new model from the unification is the Jeep Renegade. Unlike traditional Jeeps, the core model is more soft-roader than all-roader, aimed at people who like the image but don’t need too much wild terrain grunt.

Motoring
Nine out of ten want restrictions on new drivers

Nine out of ten want restrictions on new drivers

Ninety-two per cent of people believe that newly qualified drivers should be subject to restrictions on their driving, according to new research.

Motoring
Used car dealer Iain Harris, right, and Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture: PA

David Cameron buys Nissan Micra from used car dealer

A used car dealer who now counts David Cameron as a customer thought he was being set up for a prank when he was told the Prime Minister intended to visit.

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Cabrio prices start at �16,295 with an 82 horsepower 1.2 three-cylinder petrol engine

Review: Citroën’s redesigned DS3 range retain its true French chic

Citroën’s revamp of its DS Automobiles luxury brand continues with a facelift for the first of the DS models, the DS3 hatch and Cabrio and the introduction of a Performance model.

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Vauxhall Zafira on fire in south west London in November last year. Picture: PA

234,000 Vauxhall Zafiras recalled after reports cars are bursting into flames

MORE THAN 234,000 Vauxhall Zafiras will be recalled for the second time over a problem that has seen the cars burst into flames.

UK
Ford Mustang GT Convertible is a topless stunner

Ford Mustang GT Convertible is a topless stunner

‘Cool car.” It’s not often I hear that, even when this job allows me to drive some fairly exotic fare, but for a week recently I heard it everywhere I went. Everyone from primary school kids to 20-something mountain bikers and middle-aged women in Honda Jazzes smiled, waved or gave a thumbs up. It seems that everyone loves a big ol’ muscle car.

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