Jeep Renegade Review

Celebrating 75: Jeep Renegade Review

Driving the newest model from the world’s oldest mass producer of four-wheel-drive cars. When my cousin bought a new car in a vivid shade of yellow, everyone in the family took the mickey. Why on earth had he chosen that colour, we all chortled. But he had the last...

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Kia Niro Review

Family-friendly Hybrid: Kia Niro Review

Hello to a new petrol-electric crossover model from the South Korean car-maker. This car is a new departure for Kia, the South Korean car maker once known for its budget models and now morphed into a chic alternative to better-known mainstream brands. As the company’s first hybrid, and unusually...

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Toyota Hilux Review

Hunky Workhorse: Toyota Hilux Review

Longer, lower and with a new diesel engine, the Hilux goes into its eighth generation. Toyota’s Hilux has been around a long time. Nearly half a century, in fact, of tough motoring and mud-plugging since the original one was launched in 1968. One of the first modern pickups, it...

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Hottest for 40 years: Ford Fiesta ST200 Review

Hottest for 40 years: Ford Fiesta ST200 Review

  Just as the Fiesta celebrates its big anniversary, here comes the quickest one yet … It’s hard to believe that the Ford Fiesta is 40 years old this summer. Or that the hugely successful Fiesta – which was long been Britain’s best-selling new car – was originally named...

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Boxing Clever: Volkswagen Touran Review

Boxing Clever: Volkswagen Touran Review

The new generation VW Touran is like the old one but better. There’s more room inside and seven seats, the rearmost of which fold into the floor. Outside it’s neatly inoffensive a tad bigger and a bit lighter.   Petrol engines are available in both 1.2 and 1.4, and...

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SsangYong Korando Review 2016

Korando Unchained: SsangYong Korando Review

Positioned as a metal-for-money alternative to lifestyle 4x4s like the Nissan Qashqai, the SsangYong Korando is likely to be a pragmatic rather than emotional purchase. Inside Korando is a spacious beast, with a decent amount of room for five, a nearly flat floor and a cavernous boot.  Fixtures and...

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Mazda 6 2016 review

Six of the Best: Mazda 6 Review

Some cars have a bit of a spark to them, something that lifts them from the mundane and is more than the sum of the parts that go into making them. The Mazda 6 is a good example. The current version has been around long enough to have had...

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Audi A3 2016 Review

Audi you Like That? Audi A3 Review

Spending five days and 900 miles in the company of a car is a good way to get to know it, and that was my experience with an Audi A3 saloon. It was a Quattro all-wheel-drive 2.0 diesel which with a six-speed, self-shifting S-tronic transmission with steering wheel paddle...

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