Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Shades of grey show new Octavia means business

Shades of grey show new Octavia means business

THERE was a time when things were simple — they were black and white with no in-between. Indeed, in recent years that barometer of ...

 

School’s hosting third classic car show and teaming up with boat show

School’s hosting third classic car show and teaming up with boat show

PANGBOURNE College will host its third annual classic car show on Saturday, June 2, from 10am to 4pm. The show has been immensely ...

 

Road closures in a rally good cause

Road closures in a rally good cause

CLOSED public roads in Britain will be used to host world championship motor sport for the very first time this October in north Wales....

 

Land Rover’s three score and 10

Land Rover’s three score and 10

LAND Rover made good use this week of the modern digital age by marking its 70th anniversary with a perfectly timed global broadcast ...

 

Supercars are revving up for day out at Stonor Park

Supercars are revving up for day out at Stonor Park

A FLEET of supercars will be on display at Stonor Park later this month. They will be parked on the front lawn of the Grade I listed ...

 

Suzuki’s ‘medium-sized’ SUV leads from the front

Suzuki’s ‘medium-sized’ SUV leads from the front

PROGRESS is of course relative and nowhere more so than in the world of cars. When the digital age throws up yet more bureaucracy for ...

 

Foot-down encounter had Stinger in the tail

Foot-down encounter had Stinger in the tail

IT was one of those great moments in a motoring life that you appreciate because all of us seem to be constantly under the watchful ...

 

Citroen paints range with a broader brush

Citroen paints range with a broader brush

SO if you had £40,000 to spend on a car. what would you go for? A mid-spec SUV (sport utility vehicle) perhaps, or a top of the range ...

 

Small but spacious and powerful

Small but spacious and powerful

THE Škoda Karoq, a new compact SUV launched at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, is the Czech carmaker’s first car to be equipped with ...

 

Comfortable and luxurious with cutting edge gadgets

Comfortable and luxurious with cutting edge gadgets

WHEN Emmanuel Macron became president of France in May of last year the car he chose for his victory parade down the Champs-Elysées in ...

 

Mazda’s sound quality keeps up with its looks

Mazda’s sound quality keeps up with its looks

WHAT next for the Mazda MX-5, the super little Japanese sports car that continues to defy the social mores of an age dedicated to ...

 

New Kia makes the sharp end a pleasant place to be

New Kia makes the sharp end a pleasant place to be

THE Stinger in the tale this week is a brand new model unveiled by Kia at a drive-day I recently attended at the car’s UK launch at a ...

 

Hottest hatch is very much the star

Hottest hatch is very much the star

THE consummate power hatchback is not like the proverbial London bus — you wait for one then two come along at once. In the case of ...

 

This 500,000-strong Fiat's giving the competition L

This 500,000-strong Fiat's giving the competition L

I HAVE never been a great fan of that well-worn phrase “we are getting on with it” — probably because I associate those words with ...

 

Superb factfile

Test car: Škoda Superb SportLine 2.0 TSI 280PS 4x4 DSG Price, including options: £37,645 Performance: • Combined mpg: 39.8 mpg • CO2 ...

 

Downsized Skoda bristles with up-to-date technology

Downsized Skoda bristles with up-to-date technology

THE Škoda Superb has come a long, long way since the days way back in the Thirties when it first appeared on the market. Now this ...

 

Enthusiasts head to Beaulieu for Simply Porsche Sunday

Enthusiasts head to Beaulieu for Simply Porsche Sunday

MY favourite Porsche is the rather wonderful Porsche 356 — a rather indistinct number yet in June 1947 it was given to a car that ...

 

Luxurious Land Rover still laps it up off-road

Luxurious Land Rover still laps it up off-road

THERE is little room for equivocation when it comes to the function in life of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery. This car is an SUV ...

 

Sport model will Jazz up range

Sport model will Jazz up range

THE news that Honda has revealed pricing for a new 2018 Jazz Sport can only be greeted with enthusiasm by fans — such as myself — of ...

 

SUV 'family' has lots for owners to identify with

SUV 'family' has lots for owners to identify with

TO borrow from the language of social media what is trending in the global automotive industry at present is the desire of carmakers ...

 

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