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MOTORS: I’d rather have a Ford Ranger Tremor pick-up than any pretentious and overpriced SUV

14 July 2024
MOTORS: I’d rather have a Ford Ranger Tremor pick-up than any pretentious and overpriced SUV

MOTORS: I’d rather have a Ford Ranger Tremor pick-up than any pretentious and overpriced SUV

14 July 2024

In my experience not only are they far more capable than the average SUV, but they are also more adaptable and as comfortable, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Suzuki are Swift to fill gap in supermini market

07 July 2024
MOTORS: Suzuki are Swift to fill gap in supermini market

MOTORS: Suzuki are Swift to fill gap in supermini market

07 July 2024

What they’ve come up with to grab the customers is a cracker, which is cleaner, more economical and faster, says our columnist.


MOTORS: VW campervan is something to Buzz about

30 June 2024
MOTORS: VW campervan is something to Buzz about

MOTORS: VW campervan is something to Buzz about

30 June 2024

Some of the interior is made from recycled material, such as old plastic bottles.


MOTORS: Who have Mazda teamed up with for its entry-level hybrid hatchback supermini?

23 June 2024
MOTORS: Who have Mazda teamed up with for its entry-level hybrid hatchback supermini?

MOTORS: Who have Mazda teamed up with for its entry-level hybrid hatchback supermini?

23 June 2024

It’s good to see something new in the supermini market, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Name of KGM Torres aims to capture a feel of adventure, challenge and escapism

16 June 2024
MOTORS: Name of KGM Torres aims to capture a feel of adventure, challenge and escapism

MOTORS: Name of KGM Torres aims to capture a feel of adventure, challenge and escapism

16 June 2024

I reckon KGM will pretty soon become part of the automotive landscape, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Unlike many other EVs, the whole set up felt natural and instinctive

09 June 2024
MOTORS: Unlike many other EVs, the whole set up felt natural and instinctive

MOTORS: Unlike many other EVs, the whole set up felt natural and instinctive

09 June 2024

Charging point woes took away the joy of the car, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Lexus ventures into new territory with sights set on younger buyers

02 June 2024
MOTORS: Lexus ventures into new territory with sights set on younger buyers

MOTORS: Lexus ventures into new territory with sights set on younger buyers

02 June 2024

LBX is the smallest Lexus yet, designed to combine high quality with a casual feel, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Toyota C-HR is agile while having clever technology

26 May 2024
MOTORS: Toyota C-HR is agile while having clever technology

MOTORS: Toyota C-HR is agile while having clever technology

26 May 2024

It’s the first Toyota to use a new synthetic seat covering made from recycled plastic bottles.


MOTORS: Quirkiness makes the Mazda MX-30 something different

19 May 2024
MOTORS: Quirkiness makes the Mazda MX-30 something different

MOTORS: Quirkiness makes the Mazda MX-30 something different

19 May 2024

Mazda are going the whole hog on their environmental programme, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Is Isuzu D-Max a sensible company vehicle option?

12 May 2024
MOTORS: Is Isuzu D-Max a sensible company vehicle option?

MOTORS: Is Isuzu D-Max a sensible company vehicle option?

12 May 2024

It is an incredibly reliable workhorse which takes the worst of the weather and challenging terrain in its stride, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Citroen C5 Aircross exudes quiet sophistication

05 May 2024
MOTORS: Citroen C5 Aircross exudes quiet sophistication

MOTORS: Citroen C5 Aircross exudes quiet sophistication

05 May 2024

It’s all about efficiency, getting the most from the three-cylinder engine while keeping down emissions, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Mazda MX-5 allows us to enjoy driving again

28 April 2024
MOTORS: Mazda MX-5 allows us to enjoy driving again

MOTORS: Mazda MX-5 allows us to enjoy driving again

28 April 2024

The problem with technology which keeps us safe and comfortable, is we can lose touch with what driving is all about, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Polestar swaps salespeople for salaried product specialists

21 April 2024
MOTORS: Polestar swaps salespeople for salaried product specialists

MOTORS: Polestar swaps salespeople for salaried product specialists

21 April 2024

The Polestar 2 fastback model has been updated with an improved range, efficiency and performance while also reducing its carbon footprint.


MOTORS: Tardis-like proportions make Toyota Corolla a wee cracker

07 April 2024
MOTORS: Tardis-like proportions make Toyota Corolla a wee cracker

MOTORS: Tardis-like proportions make Toyota Corolla a wee cracker

07 April 2024

Toyotas are renowned for their sturdiness and reliability, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Honda CR-V feels durable to stand the test of time

31 March 2024
MOTORS: Honda CR-V feels durable to stand the test of time

MOTORS: Honda CR-V feels durable to stand the test of time

31 March 2024

I’m delighted to say that I got the same feeling that this quality standard has continued since the days of my Honda ownership, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Dacia Duster’s best bit is the simplicity of its systems

24 March 2024
MOTORS: Dacia Duster’s best bit is the simplicity of its systems

MOTORS: Dacia Duster’s best bit is the simplicity of its systems

24 March 2024

The Duster has been with us 10 years and more than two million have been sold around Europe to make it the number one for retail sales in its class.


MOTORS: This luxury Range Rover can still have fun off-roading

17 March 2024
MOTORS: This luxury Range Rover can still have fun off-roading

MOTORS: This luxury Range Rover can still have fun off-roading

17 March 2024

A full-size Range Rover is now a very expensive piece of kit which, even without options, costs about the same as a starter flat, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Secret of success for MG HS is great value for money

10 March 2024
MOTORS: Secret of success for MG HS is great value for money

MOTORS: Secret of success for MG HS is great value for money

10 March 2024

The look has been sharpened to be a touch more aggressive and meaningful, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Renault have got a trick up their sleeves

03 March 2024
MOTORS: Renault have got a trick up their sleeves

MOTORS: Renault have got a trick up their sleeves

03 March 2024

In case you haven’t noticed, our roads are becoming quite crowded.


MOTORS: Subaru’s first venture into all-electric arena

25 February 2024
MOTORS: Subaru’s first venture into all-electric arena

MOTORS: Subaru’s first venture into all-electric arena

25 February 2024

As with every EV, the electric power goes straight to the wheels with instant performance and it’s quick off the mark, says our columnist.


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