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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.


MOTORS: ‘Wimpy features’ go when Ineos Grenadier leaves road

18 February 2024
MOTORS: ‘Wimpy features’ go when Ineos Grenadier leaves road

MOTORS: ‘Wimpy features’ go when Ineos Grenadier leaves road

18 February 2024

The Grenadier is designed to appeal to outdoor types, farmers and adventurers, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Which one is the better choice: this Audi Q8 or Q7?

11 February 2024
MOTORS: Which one is the better choice: this Audi Q8 or Q7?

MOTORS: Which one is the better choice: this Audi Q8 or Q7?

11 February 2024

On the subject of fuel, you’ll need deep pockets if you want the Q8 in your drive, says our columnist.


MOTORS: No, you’re not seeing things, this is a Skoda

04 February 2024
MOTORS: No, you’re not seeing things, this is a Skoda

MOTORS: No, you’re not seeing things, this is a Skoda

04 February 2024

Beauty, as we know, is in the eye of the beholder, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Rule-breaker is a stunner as Kia’s new flagship EV

28 January 2024
MOTORS: Rule-breaker is a stunner as Kia’s new flagship EV

MOTORS: Rule-breaker is a stunner as Kia’s new flagship EV

28 January 2024

The EV9 marks the brand’s move into a new market of not just big electric power but is also aimed at premium customers, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Rare Toyota GR86 will be a top find if seen for re-sale

21 January 2024
MOTORS: Rare Toyota GR86 will be a top find if seen for re-sale

MOTORS: Rare Toyota GR86 will be a top find if seen for re-sale

21 January 2024

Luck was on my side as I got hold of one of the last to come here, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Peugeot 408’s appearance stands out from crowd

14 January 2024
MOTORS: Peugeot 408’s appearance stands out from crowd

MOTORS: Peugeot 408’s appearance stands out from crowd

14 January 2024

It is a pretty rare car, but that will appeal to some, especially when they see the stylish package they get for their money, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Are pick-ups getting a bit bigger or am I shrinking?

07 January 2024
MOTORS: Are pick-ups getting a bit bigger or am I shrinking?

MOTORS: Are pick-ups getting a bit bigger or am I shrinking?

07 January 2024

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak has of nice touches like 20-inch alloys, leather seats and other luxury features you’d expect in an upmarket executive car.


MOTORS: Runabout Honda ZR-V’s tech can sometimes be a hazard

31 December 2023
MOTORS: Runabout Honda ZR-V’s tech can sometimes be a hazard

MOTORS: Runabout Honda ZR-V’s tech can sometimes be a hazard

31 December 2023

In the case of the ZR-V the system was confused by the detritus and mud thrown up by the floods onto the sensors, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Bright green button leads to Kia EV6's devilishly fast potential

24 December 2023
MOTORS: Bright green button leads to Kia EV6's devilishly fast potential

MOTORS: Bright green button leads to Kia EV6's devilishly fast potential

24 December 2023

It is the best-looking EV on the road and knocks spots off its rival, the bland and uninspiring equivalent Tesla 3, says our columnist


MOTORS: This car gets my very big Seal of approval

17 December 2023
MOTORS: This car gets my very big Seal of approval

MOTORS: This car gets my very big Seal of approval

17 December 2023

When I was a wee laddie anything bearing the label “Made in China” meant it was cheap and unlikely to last longer than a couple of weeks.


MOTORS: Ioniq 6 is worthy winner of car of the year

10 December 2023
MOTORS: Ioniq 6 is worthy winner of car of the year

MOTORS: Ioniq 6 is worthy winner of car of the year

10 December 2023

If you’re looking for a stylish, innovative and clever car, you’d be hard pushed to find anything better than this year’s Scottish Car of the Year.


MOTORS: Does Kuga answer any ongoing conundrum?

03 December 2023
MOTORS: Does Kuga answer any ongoing conundrum?

MOTORS: Does Kuga answer any ongoing conundrum?

03 December 2023

While the government – whoever it is after the next election – decides on electrification, it leaves potential new car buyers with a quandary.


MOTORS: Why isn’t this as sought after as it should be?

26 November 2023
MOTORS: Why isn’t this as sought after as it should be?

MOTORS: Why isn’t this as sought after as it should be?

26 November 2023

Some things never get the recognition they deserve and on occasion that applies to the cars we drive.


MOTORS: Mirror woes aside, Toyota C-HR is reflection of improvement

19 November 2023
MOTORS: Mirror woes aside, Toyota C-HR is reflection of improvement

MOTORS: Mirror woes aside, Toyota C-HR is reflection of improvement

19 November 2023

In all my years of driving I’ve never thought that the interior mirror wasn’t doing its job properly, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Peugeot gets its claws out to reinforce its identity

12 November 2023
MOTORS: Peugeot gets its claws out to reinforce its identity

MOTORS: Peugeot gets its claws out to reinforce its identity

12 November 2023

It may be the fierce King of the Jungle but the lion is a friendly face for the owners of cars from French carmaker, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Avenger is taking Jeep in a new direction

29 October 2023
MOTORS: Avenger is taking Jeep in a new direction

MOTORS: Avenger is taking Jeep in a new direction

29 October 2023

The Jeep may be the classic all-American beefy offroader but the latest model to bear the name is a complete contrast to that image.


MOTORS: E-Lion roars with electric elements that are different

22 October 2023
MOTORS: E-Lion roars with electric elements that are different

MOTORS: E-Lion roars with electric elements that are different

22 October 2023

In spite of all the government chopping and changing on electric car policy, manufacturers are pressing ahead with the change from petrol and diesel.


MOTORS: Citroen Ami is great fun and extremely practical as city runabout

15 October 2023
MOTORS: Citroen Ami is great fun and extremely practical as city runabout

MOTORS: Citroen Ami is great fun and extremely practical as city runabout

15 October 2023

It’s not a car, it’s a quadricycle, powered by a tiny 8 horsepower electric motor and with a top speed of 28mph, if you’re lucky, says our columnist.


MOTORS: Dakar Rally inspires new incarnation of Toyota Hilux pick-up

08 October 2023
MOTORS: Dakar Rally inspires new incarnation of Toyota Hilux pick-up

MOTORS: Dakar Rally inspires new incarnation of Toyota Hilux pick-up

08 October 2023

As the world is focused on electric power and zero emissions, there is still a place for big beefy machines, says our columnist.


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