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psa’s confidence in britain bodes well for future

I ALWAYS get a kick out of visiting factories, especially when there’s good news to report. So it was great to be at the Vauxhall plant in Luton – home to vehicle manufacturing since 1905 – to hear that its future had been secured until the end of the next decade at least. New Vauxhall/Opel owner PSA announced investment of around £100million to build the new Vivaro van in Bedfordshire, along with its Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch sister models. Alongside PSA boss Carlos Tavares was Business Secretary Greg Clarke, revealing that the UK Government has chipped in £9million to help secure the 1,400 jobs at Luton (with more possible) – money well spent in my book. What struck me, though, is the confidence PSA has in the UK’s ability to build quality…

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grown-up focus has golf in sight

• New fourth-generation family car range revealed in full • Sharp design, latest tech aim to return it to top of class “Focus has been overhauled with a brand-new look, more tech and trim options than ever” James_Batchelor@dennis.co.uk @JRRBatchelor MEET the new Ford Focus. One of Britain’s favourite family hatchbacks has been overhauled for 2018 to coincide with the Focus’s 20th anniversary. It’s got a brand-new look, more tech and toys, and more trim options than ever before. With Volkswagen nabbing second place in the UK’s new car registration tables last year, and arrivals such as the Kia Ceed and Toyota Auris just around the corner, Ford’s outgoing Focus was falling behind the times. As a result, the firm has retaliated with the fourth-generation Focus, which arrives in the summer with prices from around £20,500. Take…

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audi loads up on style   with all-new a6 avant

“Load bay is the same as in car it replaces, but newcomer has a more rakish tailgate” John_McIlroy@dennis.co.uk @johnmcilroy THE latest-generation Audi A6 saloon hasn’t reached dealers yet, but the German brand has wasted little time in revealing the Avant estate version. A rival for the BMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes E-Class Estate, the latest A6 Avant gets the same evolution in styling as its four-door sibling. The car is slightly larger than its predecessor – 10mm longer, 20mm wider and 6mm taller – but its front and rear overhangs are both reduced, thanks to an extended wheelbase. That should improve cabin space, particularly for those sitting in the rear seats. The rest of the shape echoes the saloon’s styling. At the front, there’s a 3D effect to the headlights and a ‘strong’ grille that…

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sporty t-roc, tiguan allspace in line of fire

TWO new sporty-looking SUVs have been added to Volkswagen’s UK range, in the form of the T-Roc R-Line and the Tiguan Allspace R-Line. On the T-Roc, VW’s smallest and newest SUV offering, R-Line trim brings 19-inch alloy wheels and unique, racier styling with fresh front and rear bumpers, a new roof spoiler and black wheelarch extensions. Minor tweaks are found inside, too, with the addition of a flat-bottomed R-Line sports steering wheel and new ‘Carbon Flag’ pattern upholstery on the seats. Standard equipment includes VW’s Active Info Display digital dials, an eight-inch central infotainment display, sat-nav and sports suspension. Prices start at £26,450 for the 148bhp 1.5-litre TSI petrol-engined T-Roc R-Line. A more powerful, all-wheel-drive 187bhp 2.0-litre model and a 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel version are also available. The Tiguan Allspace R-Line takes after…

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upload dash cam footage to ko bad drivers

“We know the restrictions in terms of cost and time of the police developing a platform, so it was easy for us to take the initiative”BRYN BROOKER Nextbase Hugo_Griffiths@dennis.co.uk @hugo_griffiths DASH cam owners could soon be able to send footage of dangerous and illegal driving to police across England and Wales thanks to a revolutionary new online portal, Auto Express can reveal. Forces in the two countries are preparing to modernise the way they accept dash cam footage from drivers, following the creation of a universal online platform to receive recordings. The Nextbase National Dash Cam Safety Portal will allow owners of any brand of dash cam to upload footage of dangerous driving. Together with a witness statement and details of where the offence took place, the footage would be sent to the relevant police force,…

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opinion

Deputy editor, Auto Express FOR some people, a national platform for dash cam footage to help prosecute fellow road users may stir up fresh concerns about a “big brother” state. But in truth, and based upon the reaction of leading road safety bodies to Operation Snap, it could be a useful asset to help keep driving standards in check. Provided there are guidelines in place on how the forces view the footage and act upon it, the new system could be a much more positive thing than speed cameras, which enforce the law instead of policing it. “The system could be more positive than speed cameras” The key, as always, will be what the police do with the footage that’s been supplied to them. The system will, at some point, require judgement on whether…