Nissan Micra 0.9  5dr
Sep26

Nissan Micra 0.9 5dr

The new Micra is worlds apart from the car it replaces writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?   Nissan’s Micra has been a popular choice with UK drivers for over three decades but despite its pint-sized practicality, affordability and legendary reliability the Micra has never been a car destined to improve your street cred, until now that was. Styling?  Long gone are the cute lines, the curiously high-mounted headlights and cheeky face,...

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Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC CVT Prestige
Sep18

Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC CVT Prestige

The styling may be a little over the top but there is a lot to like about the new Honda Civic writes Hannah Gordon What is it? Honda have been busy producing a better Civic, one that will appeal to a larger market both in design and drivability. Who is it aimed at? The styling of the new Civic surely points to a car aimed at the younger market with more aggressive exterior. Improvements such as interior space would also help it to...

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First Drive: Range Rover Velar
Aug16

First Drive: Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s elegant SUV proves more than a match for Norway’s rugged landscape writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Derived from the Latin word “velare” – meaning “to veil” or “cover” – the Velar is named after a 1969 prototype that eventually evolved into the production-spec Range Rover. It plugs the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and is designed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC...

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Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
Aug03

Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine

Jaguar has unveiled a feisty younger brother to the V8 F-Type writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? You no longer need to splash your cash on the top-of-the-range 5.0 litre V8 or 3.0 litre V6 as a  new greener and crucially cheaper turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has joined the F-Type line up. First impressions of the new Jaguar F-type?  Stylish, sassy, sexy, this seductive two seater is simply one of the...

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Fiat 124 Spider
Jul23

Fiat 124 Spider

Hannah Gordon reviews the Fiat 124 Spider, does it drive as good as it looks?   What is it? A two seater sports car with the chassis and suspension of a Mazda MX5 and the audacious styling and engine from Fiat.   Who is it aimed at? Definitely not a family car, but the Fiat 124 is a nice little sporty number with just two seats a tiny boot and the ability to have its top down when the English weather allows! If you’re a fan of...

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First Drive: Renault Captur
Jul12

First Drive: Renault Captur

With sharper styling, more engines and a few nice touches inside Renault is set to Captur the imagination all over  again writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Renault Captur created quite a stir in the booming crossover market when it hit the roads in 2014. Injecting a little more fun into the market, this compact and affordable Renault was aimed squarely at customers wanting a small crossover but requiring a little more style and...

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