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s bigger really better: Why today’s cars are over 63% bigger - and what this means for the future

Cars are getting bigger, there’s no doubt about it, and it seems UK infrastructure can’t keep up with our ever-growing vehicles, leaving drivers in a spot of bother on the roads.

To find out just how much cars are expanding, Zuto analysed 14 of the UK’s most popular cars to see the difference in size in comparison to the original versions.

From the 14 models analysed, nine have almost DOUBLED in size, meaning there is twice as much room inside, but half as much on the road.

Research shows that the Ford Mustang has seen the biggest change, with a 63% increase in...

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