CRUSH SHAME

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - ON THE ROAD -

Automotive ex­perts at HPI saved al­most £1mil­lion worth of su­per­cars from be­ing crushed in Septem­ber for be­ing on the road with­out in­sur­ance – in­clud­ing a £318k Lam­borgh­ini Aven­ta­dor, a £103k Mercedes G-class and a Fer­rari FF.

HPI works with po­lice to help fi­nance and leas­ing com­pa­nies re­cover unin­sured su­per­cars and other pre­mi­umprice ve­hi­cles. You’d think if you could af­ford a Lambo you’d get it in­sured.

The cars should have been crushed to show their own­ers that be­ing stink­ing rich doesn’t mean you can act ir­re­spon­si­bly by driv­ing unin­sured.

Bet if you or I were caught with an unin­sured Da­cia it would be flat­tened.

The first pick-up truck by Mercedes-benz, the X-class, has gone on sale with de­liv­er­ies start­ing early next year from £27,310 plus VAT.

The X-class is based on the Nis­san Navarra but you’d never guess. It looks and feels like a Mercedes even if it does have an engine made by Re­nault – and the French firm’s own take on the plat­form, the Alaskan, goes on sale next year.

All X-class mod­els fea­ture 4wd and high and low-range trans­fer gear­boxes with a choice of 163bhp or 190bhp 2.3-litre diesels.

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