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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

John Grose held its fourth annual charity quiz nights and its Ipswich and Lowestoft dealerships bringing the total it has raised for local good causes to nearly £15,000.

MG fan Alistair Shaw has brought an MGB GT Jubilee, which celebrated the famous British sports car marque’s 50th anniversary, back to life just how it would have been when it rolled down the production line. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it was a labour of love.

DS Automobiles is making a fashion statement with its DS 7 Crossback to stand out from the SUV crowd and help establish its standalone brand identity, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The automotive industry is shocked at disappointed the Government is cutting the plug-in car grant. Motoring editor Andy Russell says that with the demise of diesel it should be stepping up incentivising switching to electrifed vehicles.

Ipswich’s Trinity Park became a petrolhead paradise as hosted hundreds of motorcycles from every era at the Copdock Motorcycle Show.

Switching to electric cars is a ‘chicken and egg’ situation in this area for, despite a good uptake, many drivers are put off by a lack of public charging infrastructure. Motoring editor Andy Russell visited an experience day to help motorists find out more.

Volvo showing its pulling power by winning four awards in the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year 2019 competition.

Motoring editor Andy Russell visits a mind-bogglingly vast warehouse, which could house 20 football pitches, which is a logistical labyrinth stocking parts for keeping Fords on the road for the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Motoring editor Andy Russell is back from an exhausting 294-mile, four-day cycle ride from London to Paris. And he was just driving a van to support his wife who was one of the ‘Four de France’ charity riders.

Opinion Why speed limits signs left me confused

Thursday, September 13, 2018

If you think a dual carriage is only a section of road with two lanes going in one direction read on. Motoring editor Andy Russell says you never stop learning as a driver.

From Lancia to Lexus, Mini to Mercedes, do you notice what’s out on the roads?

With vehicles bearing the new registration number taking to the road in September why not try to figure out the answers in this fun plate change challenge devised by motoring editor Andy Russell.

The Donalds Group has shown its confidence in the Volvo and Mazda car brands and Ipswich itself with a £6m relocation to two new state-of-the-art dealerships.

The Mitsubishi brand is back in Ipswich after more than a decade’s absence with the opening of EMG Motor Group’s new dealership in West End Road.

A vintage vehicle rally is expected to bring an assortment of classic cars, motorcycles and tractors to the Suffolk coast this weekend.

New car road tests

The Sportage, now Kia’s most popular UK model, marks its 25th anniversary with a facelift and fresh appeal. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out what makes it so popular.

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Vauxhall has moved into the van-derived people-carrier market with its new Combo Life – it’s not pretty but it’s certainly spacious and practical, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Fiat’s 500X crossover has been updated – Rebecca Chaplin finds out what difference those changes have made.

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Suzuki is now launching the fourth generation of its iconic, lightweight Jimny 4x4 which packs a heavyweight punch off-road. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how good it is with an early drive.

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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is the UK’s best-selling plug-in hybrid – Ryan Hirons drives the new, improved version of the popular, electrified SUV.

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Kia has raised its game with the third-generation Ceed hatchback which closes the gap on the class big guns and is boosted by generous kit, safety features and that long warranty, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Tom Wiltshire gets behind the wheel of Citroen’s latest Berlingo to see if the van-based multi-purpose vehicle still has a place in today’s crossover-dominated market.

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Volkswagen’s GTI models always feel classy and grown-up and the latest hot Polo is spot on. It’s the most powerful, with 200PS and potent performance, but is still a delightfully easy, daily drive, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Toyota’s cute, characterful Aygo city car can still hold its own against newer rivals. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out why with the latest updated range.

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Doctor Who has the Tardis, Peugeot the roomy, practical seven-seat 5008 SUV – both deceptively roomy and ideal for space travel, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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