Monday, 19 November 2018

Upgraded pick-up is equally strong on power and grace

Upgraded pick-up is equally strong on power and grace

THE second of Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts movies is about to hit cinema screens — and speaking of which I have ...

 

Compact Jeep’s a griller thriller

Compact Jeep’s a griller thriller

WHATEVER happened to the demand for those big, some might say overbearing 4x4s that have dwarfed cars and demanded more road space ...

 

New Suzuki Swift more than lives up to its name

New Suzuki Swift more than lives up to its name

I AM not usually one to dwell on the name of the colour of a car because it can be misleading. Yet one colour choice on the Suzuki ...

 

Luxury all-rounder ticks all boxes

Luxury all-rounder ticks all boxes

WHAT makes a car stand out from the rest, particularly today where so many models seem to have come off the same designer’s drawing ...

 

SUV makes an ideal ‘comfort zone’

SUV makes an ideal ‘comfort zone’

I KNEW I was truly back in my comfort zone when I met two “bobbies on the beat” in a French market in Brittany. Well, you would be ...

 

Size-wise, SUVs are tailored to fit

Size-wise, SUVs are tailored to fit

CAR manufacture is all about size these days — with carmakers producing “family” ranges of cars with all the skill and precision of ...

 

Punctuation deleted as Kia revolution rolls on

Punctuation deleted as Kia revolution rolls on

IT seems that the poor old apostrophe — which, let’s face it, continues to take more than its fair share of a grammatical bashing ...

 

Luxury car maker wants to be comfortably ahead

Luxury car maker wants to be comfortably ahead

IT was good to see that Infiniti upgraded the specifications of both its Q30 and QX30 models for 2018. I am inordinately fond of the ...

 

Baby of the Peugeot line keeps on growing better

Baby of the Peugeot line keeps on growing better

IT is quite amazing how carmakers keep coming up with novel ideas to give sales a boost to a tried and tested model. Take this week’s ...

 

Electric car's well worth a plug

Electric car's well worth a plug

IT seems to me that the driver of an all-electric car experiences two conflicting emotions while at the wheel. One is a rather ...

 

Helping hand gives a flavour of the future

Helping hand gives a flavour of the future

BRACE yourselves, folks — autonomous driving is just around the corner and the car I have been at the wheel of this week reinforces ...

 

‘Horse strength’ makes sense with new Škoda

‘Horse strength’ makes sense with new Škoda

GIVE a car a boost of real power in the engine department and it can make the world of difference to the way it drives. Obvious, yes, ...

 

SUV’s baby brother is great value for money

SUV’s baby brother is great value for money

THE Spanish car maker Seat has an avowed ambition to launch one new car every six months until 2020. The first two vehicles will be ...

 

Compact crossover’s safe as houses

Compact crossover’s safe as houses

SUBARU fans will be glad to know that while the Japanese car maker continues to go its own sweet, individual way — which many of us ...

 

Clever and versatile with nod to motorsport heritage

Clever and versatile with nod to motorsport heritage

THE Monte Carlo Rally was a source of wonder and excitement for me when as a child I watched it light up the tiny screen of our ...

 

Spoiled for choice with Mazda tourer

Spoiled for choice with Mazda tourer

MAZDA came to the Cotswolds last week to launch upgraded versions of its flagship model — the large and handsome Mazda6. I was able to ...

 

Crossover really makes the grade

Crossover really makes the grade

THE smallest of cars come in all shapes and sizes. No, scratch that, they come in one size — small — and that should fit all. They are ...

 

All eyes on the Range Rover Velar

All eyes on the Range Rover Velar

THE Range Rover Velar is as smooth as it sounds and the DNA of its name, like all the best ancestry, hides a secret. Back in the ...

 

Vauxhall’s star has global reach

Vauxhall’s star has global reach

A WELCOME aspect of attending the biggest annual flower show in the world last week was the recognition that gardening can “improve ...

 

Holiday drivers urged to watch alcohol limits

A ROAD safety organisation has warned holiday drivers to watch out for the lower drink-drive limits in force across Europe this summer....

 

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