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The new BMW 6 Series Gran Diesel Coupe is elegant, fairly economical and has sporty pretensions. If you want something a bit more luxurious than the 5 Series, it ticks a lot of boxes. It’s a lot like the two-door 6 Series in many ways but gets two more doors and more length. It also boasts more space in the rear as well as a larger boot. Overall, it’s one of the most accommodating if expensive BMW’s on the market.

The Geneva Motor Show 2018 Highlights

A quick round up of some special releases from this years Geneva Motor Show
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Every one of the highlights of the auto calendar, the Geneva Motor Show always gets our engines going here at OSV. Last year, highlights included the blistering Ferrari 812 SuperFast, the McLaren 720S and the Lamborghini Aventador. Catching the eye and capturing the imagination this time around is a brand new Skoda gas hybrid, Porsche’s stunning rival to the Tesla X - and, um, a Volkswagen school bus that drives itself. There’s more too, including a brand spanking new Aston Martin that’s so fast the brand themselves aren’t letting us know quite how fast just yet!
White Skoda Karoq
The number of SUVs in the list of the top twenty most popular vehicles has almost doubled since 2013, increasing from four to seven. However, new research by leading independent vehicle professionals, OSV Ltd, reveals that there seems to be a correlation in the growth in the number of people who think badly of the SUVs – and their drivers. Although just over a third (34%) of people said that they would consider buying an SUV in the future, more than half (54%) said that owners of these vehicles were some of the most annoying drivers on the road, a description most often used when referring to the driver of a more traditional 4x4.

Car Travel Tips

We give you some of our top travel tips...
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Going on a winter break? Maybe you desperately want to get away after the stress of Christmas and New Year. Or perhaps you want to celebrate the end of dry January in style by going away for a few days. Regardless of the reason, you are going away and you are going to take your car with you. Like people, pets and work, cars also have to go through preparation before you travel. If you don’t prepare your car then you could end up in all sorts of trouble. So in this article...

Who Is In More Accidents? Men or Women?

We look to answer the age long debate...
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A few years ago, we reported that the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) found that men are more likely to be involved in crashes because of bad driving habits than women. These bad habits included driving too fast and drink-driving. They found that men were nearly twice as likely to be involved in a collision due to being careless, reckless or in a hurry. They also found that men are more likely to crash because of poor behaviour or inexperience. However, that was a few years ago, so is this still the case? In this article, we settle the argument once and for all and give you some top tips to stay safe on the roads...
red Toyota Prius parked on tarmac
Toyota are one of the largest car manufacturers in the world and are hugely popular. Known for their city cars and their hybrid car, the Prius, Toyota are a common sight on our British roads. Their affordability, practicality and great style means that they are popular for first time drivers and families alike. They are also hugely popular to lease. But which Toyota’s are the best to lease? In this article we look at the Top 5 Toyota lease deals on the market today, and the ones you might want to consider leasing through OSV...

Winter Tyres Explained: Should I Get Winter Tyres?

Everything you need to know about winter tyres...
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Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean that winter is. In fact, we’ve got quite a way before we get to summer again. And, the recent bad weather might have got you wondering whether you should invest in some winter tyres. So should you get winter tyres? In this article, we look at everything you need to know about winter tyres including the different types, how much they cost and whether they are something you should consider.

Volvo Lease Deals: Is It Best To Go For A Volvo? What Volvo Is Best For Me?

We look at some of the best Volvo lease deals out there at the moment...
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Volvo have seen a huge surge in popularity as of late, and in 2016 their sales in the UK hit a 25-year high. The Volvo V40 was the most popular model here in the UK, followed by the XC60 and the XC90. Their somewhat conservative but stylish looks and penchant for the best and most advanced safety technology has made them hugely appealing for families and business buyers alike. This rise in popularity of Volvo models has led to some great lease deals. So what Volvo is best for you? In this article...

Infiniti Lease Deals: Top 5 Infiniti Cars

We look at the top Infiniti lease deals...
metallic coloured infiniti q30 parked in car park in front of modern building
There are so many lease deals out there that it can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you and which ones aren’t. Infiniti haven’t been hugely popular in the UK in the past, but they are becoming increasingly popular recently, and we think that this rise in popularity will coincide with a rise in great lease deals to be had on the brand. So which deals are the best? We look at the top 5 Infiniti cars to lease, and talk a little bit about their reliability.

What Are Hydrogen Fuel Cars? Are They A Real Possibility?

We look at what hydrogen fuel cars are all about...
Toyota Mirai in black driving along a road with the desert behind it
Electric cars have become hugely popular as of late. New registrations of plug-in cars have increased to more than 125,000 by the end of November 2017 and 126,000 electric vehicles were registered in 2017. So it’s safe to say the electric car market is growing. Now everyone knows how electric cars work, they work with a battery. However, there is a new type of electric car that could be coming to the market soon. We’re talking about hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. First coming to prominence at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota unveiled a concept car that ran on a hydrogen fuel cell. So what are hydrogen fuel cars? And are they a real possibility for the future? In this article...
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