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Audi Q5 2017 Review

Audi Q5 Review:  Four rings on a new Q

Quattro four-wheel-drive has long been in Audi’s arsenal to keep its performance cars sure-footed on the road, and it’s now also at the heart of a whole family of Q models. Think Q car, and the first thing that may come to mind is either a stealthy unmarked police...

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Renault Zoe Review: Go Electric

Renault Zoe Review: Go Electric

A bigger battery and a longer range between charges has made the electric Zoe a better bet than before. Fossil fuels are running out, we keep being told. One day we’ll all be driving electric cars, or maybe hydrogen-powered ones, or fuelled by something else not invented yet. For...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Review: Svelte Italian

Alfa Romeo Giulia Review: Svelte Italian

Be prepared to be seduced by a handsome Italian. Alfa is back on form with the Giulia. Alfa Romeo has long been one of the most glamorous car brands, with its snake badge, Italian style and its reputation for romantic, exciting-to-drive cars. How perfect it was that when Dustin...

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Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Historic adventurer

There’s something rather thrilling about driving a car that, in modified form, has conquered Antarctica. A famous expedition more than a century ago is remembered for its pioneering bravery, but also more sadly for its failure. It has gone down in history that Sir Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to cross...

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The new 2017 suzuki swift in blue.

Suzuki Swift Review: Slick Supermini

Here comes Suzuki’s new-generation supermini to do battle in one of the most hotly-contested sectors of the new car market, up against some tough rivals. There is no shortage of choice if you are looking for a moderately-sized, reasonably good fun-to-drive, affordable supermini. Out in front is Ford’s top-selling...

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Kia Picanto Review: Cute Kia Grows Up

Kia Picanto Review: Cute Kia Grows Up

The smallest car in the Kia range has just been replaced with a new model that’s well worth a closer look. Here’s a pub quiz-worthy question: what’s the meaning of Kia, the Korean car brand name? It apparently derives from characters in the Korean language that mean ‘to come...

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Skoda Kodiaq Review: Bear Hug of an SUV

Skoda Kodiaq Review: Bear Hug of an SUV

Already chosen by Top Gear magazine as ‘Best Family Car in the World’, the Skoda Kodiaq is a competitively priced seven-seater. Coming up with a name for a new car must be a bit of an ordeal for motor companies. Anything catchy or interesting has either been used already,...

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Nissan Micra Review: Not So Mumsy Anymore

Nissan Micra Review: Not So Mumsy Anymore

Nice little car, bit of an image problem…sums up how most of us have viewed the Nissan Micra, but it’s all change with the new one.  For more than 30 years, and through four model generations, the Nissan Micra has endeared itself to be-smitten owners. Anyone who has ever...

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Tesla Model X Review: All-Electric SUV

Tesla Model X Review: All-Electric SUV

Can a tall, pumped-up 4×4 SUV be environmentally friendly? It can if it’s a Tesla Model X, but it comes at a high price. Tesla is an intriguing car maker. Born in California, it famously specialises in electric cars, is barely a decade old, but is already making significant...

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Land rover discovery review

Land Rover Discovery Review: Awesome Talent

  The soaring peak on the motoring landscape this week has been the launch of Land Rover’s new fifth generation Discovery. It’s awesome. Like many other car makers, Land Rover has ambassadors for the brand. Unlike others, Land Rover’s are not just red carpet celebrities and notable sportsmen, but...

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