That this new Grandland X is predicted to be Vauxhall’s second biggest seller, ahead of traditional favourites such as the Astra and Insignia (albeit still trailing behind the Corsa), is proof once again of just how important SUVs have become. These high-riding cars represent what is still a growing sector in an otherwise declining market, and carry decent profit margins for their makers.
It’s back to the Seventies with a roar, with an example of an almost-forgotten family car, the Hillman Avenger - and not only that, it’s an even rarer Tiger high-performance model of which only 200 were made. The right-hand-drive Mk1 Tiger from 1972 is being sold by Classic Car Auctions on December 2 is reckoned to be one of just 25 surviving examples worldwide from a limited run of 200 cars produced by the Chrysler Competitions Centre. It is estimated to sell for between £18,000 and £22,000.
So Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget and, as widely expected, diesel-engined cars are in the firing line. Except they're not. It was anticipated that older diesels would be heavily penalised but Mr Hammond has merely tinkered with the first-year rate on new diesel-engined cars registered from next April so that they will have VED applied as if they were in the band above.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".