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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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Aug13

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of...

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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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Is this the end for the red traffic light?
Jul27

Is this the end for the red traffic light?

It would be the dream of many drivers to be able to get from A to B without ever needing to worry about getting stuck at traffic lights. This fantasy could soon become a reality, thanks to an initiative by Ford and Jaguar Land Rover entitled the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory. Join vehicle hire specialist Northgate as they delve into what this project entails and whether it really means the end for the dreaded red traffic light....

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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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79 years old Rosemary Smith proves age is just a number
Jul13

79 years old Rosemary Smith proves age is just a number

At 79 years old, rally driver Rosemary Smith is proving age is just a number as she fulfills her lifelong dream of driving a Renault Sport Formula One Team car! As part of Renault Sport Formula One Team’s 40th Anniversary celebrations, the team at Renault UK saw an opportunity to make this dream come true for the rally-driver, arranging for her to get behind the wheel of a Renault Sport Formula One Team car, while also comparing notes...

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