OSV Motoring News from 16 September

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Orange cars are the most likely to be stolen, according to HPI

Do you drive an orange car?

Latest research from HPI revealed the top ten coloured-cars that are most likely to be registered as stolen in the UK following a HPI Check. Orange came out on top, followed by Cream and Pink.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Orange
  2. Cream
  3. Pink
  4. White
  5. Yellow
  6. Green
  7. Black
  8. Red/blue
  9. Grey
  10. Gold/silver


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Nissan X Trail

Nissan and EDF could save you money on your electricity bills

Do you drive a Nissan Leaf or e-NV200?

If so, a new partnership between the Japanese manufacturer and energy company EDF Group could be beneficial to you. They have expanded their collaboration together in developing smart charging technologies for electric vehicles, with a particular focus on charging systems in the UK, France, Italy and Belgium.

One of their developments concerns vehicle-to-grid charging systems that would allow owners of the Leaf or e-NV200 to receive discounts off their electricity by simply charging their vehicle. This would work by allowing surplus energy from electric cars to be supplied back into the grid.

What are your thoughts? Would this be enough to incentivise you to buy a Leaf or e-NV200?

Nissan Leaf

Would you pay £10 a month to charity for a reserved parking space?

Do you struggle to find a parking space at the office?

A recent Motorpoint survey found that 20% of drivers would support a Charity Parking Scheme, where they would pay £10 a month to park at their place of work if this money was donated to charity. Motorpoint themselves have launched their own scheme, which will allow the company to raise £5,000 per year for their chosen charities.

Would you welcome a similar charity scheme at your place of work? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Ferrari releases details about its first SUV

The ‘Prancing Horse’ has dropped some exciting details surrounding their highly anticipated SUV, the Purosangue, which is due for release in 2022.

Meaning ‘thoroughbred’ in Italian, the new car will be Ferrari’s first foray into the SUV market and it promises to be unique. The brand plans on it being different to other luxury SUVs already released by manufacturers like Bentley and Aston Martin.

With the Purosangue, the company hopes to combine what many love about the brand’s supercars — outstanding performance and attractive design — with the comfort and versatility offered by SUVs. Who expected Ferrari to finally release a family friendly vehicle?

Unfortunately, Ferrari has yet to release official images of this exciting car , but its design has been confirmed. It will sport front-mid-engine architecture and will very likely to be a plug-in hybrid.

2020 World Car Awards – long list released in Frankfurt

We know that the 2019 World Car of the Year was electric, the iconic Jaguar I-Pace. However, anyone expecting this car to make it two years in a row is going to be surprised to discover that it didn’t even make the long list.

At the end of last week, the World Car of the Year 2020 long list was announced in Frankfurt, and it was a list of surprises.

World Car of the Year 2020

  • Cadillac CT4
  • DS DS 3 Crossback/Etense
  • DS DS 7 Crossback/Etense
  • Ford Escape/Kuga
  • Ford Explorer
  • Hyundai Palisade
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Hyundai Venue
  • Kia Seltos
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Telluride
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda3
  • Mercedes-AMG A35/45
  • Mercedes-AMG CLA35/45
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • Mini Cooper SE
  • Opel/Vauxhall Corsa
  • Peugeot 2008
  • Peugeot 208
  • Renault Captur
  • Renault Clio
  • Renault Zoe R135
  • Seat Tarraco
  • Skoda Kamiq
  • Skoda Scala
  • SsangYong Korando
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen T-Cross

World Performance Car of the Year

  • Alpine A110S
  • Audi RS 6 Avant
  • Audi RS 7 Sportback
  • Audi S8
  • Audi SQ8
  • BMW M8 Coupé
  • BMW Z4
  • Mercedes-AMG A35/45
  • Mercedes-AMG CLA35/45
  • Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Toyota GR Supra

World Luxury Car of the Year

  • BMW 7 Series
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X7
  • BMW Z4
  • Cadillac CT5
  • Cadillac XT6
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Toyota GR Supra

World Urban Car of the Year

  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mini Cooper SE Electric
  • Opel/Vauxhall Corsa
  • Peugeot 208
  • Renault Clio
  • Renault Zoe R135
  • Volkswagen T-Cross
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