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Ford Kuga 2.0 Titanium

Ford Kuga 2.0 Titanium

Ford’s urban warrior, the Kuga is one of the most stylish crossovers but with rivals emerging from every direction can it still cut it with the best Most car makers at this stage have made inroads to the lucrative crossover segment. These vehicles have proved popular, combining the 4×4 look without any of the guilt [...]

Excelling with Power – BMW X6 XDrive 30d

Excelling with Power – BMW X6 XDrive 30d

A lavish SUV with sports-car-like handling but is this enough to get past those challenging looks?, we find out Attaching an X5 chassis to the body of a four door coupe was always going to defy logic but BMW accomplished it and by doing so won a host of new fans. Who knew the world [...]

The three door Veloster

Symmetry with Style – Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDi

  Hyundai’s new Veloster is one of the most distinctive cars around. Aiming to combine the style of a coupe with the practicality of a hatchback we find out if it lives up to that promise. A three door, low slung coupe the Veloster competes with VW’s Scirocco, the Opel Astra GTC and the Renault [...]

Space Age Hatchback – The Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC

Space Age Hatchback – The Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC

Now in its ninth generation, the Civic has been Honda’s most successful car. Radical on the outside and futuristic on the inside, the new Honda Civic is still one of the most distinctive cars around.  When it first launched the Civic was like nothing else on the road, is was sharp, angular and bold. The [...]

BMW 3 Series – 3 is the Magic Number

BMW 3 Series – 3 is the Magic Number

Accounting for a fifth of all total BMW sales worldwide there is no underestimating the importance of the 3 series saloon. The sixth-generation 3-series, long the benchmark for performance saloons is lighter, longer and faster than its predecessor. Equipped with a range of new engines and gearboxes the new 3 series charts a different course for [...]

Powerful, polished and frugal – BMW 116D Urban

Powerful, polished and frugal – BMW 116D Urban

BMW’s new 1-series might not look much different from the outside, but behind the wheel is a totally different story. The new version is more efficient, more powerful and more spacious! The 1-series was never universally acclaimed when it first launched in 2004. Criticized for being cramped and badly built none of this did anything [...]

It’s Tough at The Top – Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D4D

It’s Tough at The Top – Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D4D

To mark 60 years of production Toyota have unleashed the revamped version of their mighty Land Cruiser. A raft of hi-tech features has been introduced that are designed to improve its road manners. Test Car Powering our test car is a 3-litre D4D engine. This engine has been re-engineered and the results are an increase [...]

Crossover with Style –Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

Crossover with Style –Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

With the arrival of a diesel hybrid engine can the Peugeot 3008 really deliver on the seductive promise of off road capability, performance and economy? Over the past two years the crossover car has been steadily stealing SUV and MPV buyers in significant numbers.  These vehicles promise SUV looks without the crippling fuel consumption. Peugeot’s [...]

Going Topless – Golf Cabriolet 1.6TDI

Going Topless – Golf Cabriolet 1.6TDI

The first hopeful glimmer of sunshine always sparks a barbecue, sun cream and convertible buying frenzy. With high hopes for good weather we road test the latest addition to the market, VW’s Golf Cabriolet. Despite the increase in popularity and the obvious advantages of hard topped convertibles, soft top purists have little regard for them. [...]

Efficiently Dynamic – The BMW 520d ED

Efficiently Dynamic – The BMW 520d ED

 The BMW 5 series has always been the benchmark for the executive sector for the sheer pleasure it is to drive. In these euro pinching times however buyers are now attaching equal if not more importance to efficiency. So does the BMW 520d add efficiency without taking from performance? BMW has given its 5 Series [...]

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