Ten things to know about the all-new Nissan Qashqai
Feb18

Ten things to know about the all-new Nissan Qashqai

Keen to stay ahead of the competition Nissan has launched the all-new Qashqai writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Nissan’s Qashqai defined the crossover segment back in 2007. 2) One million Qashqais have found a home in the UK and over 3 million cars have been sold in Europe and 5 million globally. 3) Still unmistakably Qashqai the new version sports sharper lines and a more modern edgy look. A slightly increased wheelbase means the new...

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Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition
Dec11

Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition

Is this the most important car Volkswagen has launched since the Golf in 1974? asks Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? Volkswagen’s Golf-sized family hatch is the first in a family of ID-badged next-generation electric cars. Is it a looker? Gone are the days when electric cars looked weird and worthy the ID 3 is a very stylish good looking hatchback that actually looks far better in reality than photos might suggest. How smart is...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
May12

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

We test the most extreme version of Alfa’s saloon model writes Ginny Weeks What is it?  The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the highest performing version of the Giulia saloon. It’s powered by a Ferrari-developed 2.9-litre Bi-Turbo V6 engine, producing 510hp and 600Nm of torque. Rivals include the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63. First impressions? It’s a beauty, isn’t it? The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is striking in real life with...

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First Drive: MINI Electric
Mar11

First Drive: MINI Electric

Smart, green and perfectly formed, the all-new MINI Electric has arrived writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Born out of the 1950s fuel shortages and the invasion of German bubble cars, the first Mini rolled off the production line in 1959. Now 61 years later and in response to a crisis of a different sort MINI’s first-ever all-electric offering has been launched. Is it a looker? Based on the 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Electric logo on...

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Kia XCeed
Jan11

Kia XCeed

Kia’s family hatch gets the rugged treatment so Hannah Gordon test drives the new XCeed What is it? Imagine the current Kia Ceed with high heeled welly boots and a trekking rucksack. The XCeed is higher from the ground whilst it still retains hatchback dimensions, it is part of a small crossover market. Who is it aimed at? The sporty compact crossover is aimed at small families or couples, the heightened ride would be an...

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First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X
Oct04

First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X

Can Mazda offer a new future for petrol and diesel engines asks Geraldine Herbert What’s new? At a time when most carmakers are ditching the development of new internal combustion engines (ICE), Mazda are saying yes to investing in petrol and diesel engines and are launching a new take on the lean concept with their revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine. So could this new technology help prolong petrol and even the much-maligned diesel...

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