Motoring news round-up

Not every piece of motoring-related news that drops into the Only Motors inbox is worth a whole story. But some are still worth pointing out anyway. Here they are.

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This week Mitsubishi celebrates 40 years in the UK. The first car it sold here was the Ford Escort-rivalling Lancer
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Vauxhall is offering 18-20 year olds one year’s insurance for £99 when they buy a new Corsa Excite or Limited Edition
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You can buy the Infiniti Q50 with a 2.0 turbo petrol engine, developing 208bhp and 258lb/ft. A 7-spd auto box is standard. Prices start at £31,755
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Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs at its factories in Elsmere Port and Luton.
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The last Caterham Superlight R500 has rolled out of the factory. The mental 263bhp roadster has been replaced by the even more mental 310bhp 620R. Car #174 is heading to Peru, of all places
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The SWB Mitsubishi Shogun is just about the most butch car on the market. But the new Barbarian special edition is butchier still. With prices starting at £31,999 you get 20″ wheels, leather seats and DAB radio. Colours other than black are available, but why would you want anything else?
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Olympic Gold-medalist boxer and Hyundai brand ambassador Nicola Adams MBE went for a ride with Hyundai WRC team leader Thierry Neuville in his i20 WRC. She seems to have enjoyed it
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The McLaren 650S will blow a £200k-size hole in your wallet. But if you’ve got a few pennies left, you could buy the registration ‘650S’ for it. The DVLA is auctioning the plate with a reserve of £3.5k. ‘MCL650S’ recently sold for £16k

Image credits: Mitsubishi; Vauxhall; Infiniti; Caterham; Hyundai; DVLA

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