Thursday, 19 January 2017

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This is the year of Ford

FORD has finally produced its first ever GT Supercar. Boasting the best power-to-weight ratio of any production car with a top speed smashing 200mph, the GT rolled off the assembly line in Ontario to acclaim in December. A twin-turbo 3.5 litre V6 engine grinds out more than 600bhp alongide a…

Honda HR-V: compact SUV

HONDA’S entry into the compact SUV market was a little later than most rivals, but the current HR-V underlines why it was certainly worth the wait. Dynamic styling, generous levels of standard equipment and class-leading interior space give the HR-V compelling appeal in a class already well served with the…

Changing of the guard

GOOGLE has launched its first foray into the pioneering world of autonomous cars with the formal unveiling of new sister company Waymo, which is expected to whet its appetite for world domination with a self-driving taxi service. Waymo says that drivers around the world clock up an incredible ten trillion…

Ford Mustang: Wild horses

FORD unveiled two special edition Mustangs aimed at the European market at their recent ‘Go Further’ event in Cologne. The Mustang Black Shadow will be available to order from January 2017 with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, plus a 5.0 litre V8 engine beneath the bonnet. Key…

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Sharks circle F1 giant

DETAILS are finally beginning to emerge of the secretive talks between motoring giant McLaren and Silicon Valley tech monstrosity Apple, they of the ubiquitous iPhone and iPad. In September there was speculation that Apple would take over the McLaren consortium in its entirety, placing the Formula One team and car…

BMW 330e Sport report

PETROL-ELECTRIC hybrid cars have been around for a while, but technology keeps moving on and there are now an increasing number of plug-in hybrids, re-chargeable at home or at public charging points. BMW is well-established in this expanding market with models such as the i3 and i8, and now there…

Renault Talisman wins the award “Business car of the year 2017”

A great event just happened in Denmark for Renault. Renault Talisman was competing for the prestigious award “Business Car of the Year 2017”. In competition with 10 other cars – Alfa Romeo Guilia, Audi A4, BMW 3 series, Kia Optima, Skoda Superb, Ford Mondeo, Ford S-Max Jaguar XE, VW Passat,…

Dictator’s delights

WHAT cars do the krazy kids of tyrannical African dictators drive? Bemused onlookers caught a glimpse of the luxurious world of sub-Saharan strongmen when the fleet of one young speed demon was seized in Switzerland. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the son of the similarly named Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo,…

Suzuki Baleno: Road Test

THE Baleno is Suzuki’s new five door hatchback, more spacious than its Swift stablemate and featuring a punchy yet economical 1.0 litre turbo-boost petrol engine. Prices start at £12,999 (€14,607) and while there is no diesel version, there is also a 1.2 petrol model with a hybrid system which offers…

Road Test: Toyota Hilux

FIRST introduced almost 50 years ago, the Toyota Hilux has achieved legendary status in a tough sector of the marketplace. To date it has notched up global sales of over 18 million units, and in Europe last year, it was the best-selling pick-up. Now the all-new Toyota Hilux heralds a…

Lexus RC300h Luxury

THE V8-powered Lexus RC was a niche model but now the market is much wider thanks to the introduction of a hybrid version. While still very quick, the RC300h can deliver 57.6 mpg combined and low emissions of just 113 g/km which makes it a very attractive proposition in a…

Kia Sportage Eco testing

THE Sportage is the model which has done most to boost Kia’s brand image, highlighting the company’s ability to create eye-catching cars with wide appeal and backed by an outstanding seven-year warranty. The SUV class has strong contenders including the Ford Kuga, Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai but the new…
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