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Smart Unveils the Smart #1: A Revolutionary Electric Vehicle

The highly awaited Smart #1 electric vehicle from German automaker Smart has been presented. The new #1 EV is the result of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz AMG and Geely, building on the success of their innovative urban car designs from 1994. It aspires to reshape the compact EV market, much like Smart's initial Smart City-Coupe did in...
Vauxhall Mokka

Which is the best small SUV for me?

The Nissan Juke really kicked the small SUV craze off. Since then nearly all the car manufacturers offer something that’s both small and tall. If you’re not after a new one, SUVs make great 2nd hand cars. They’ve been around for a while now so there’s plenty on offer, all at good prices but if you are...
New Peugeot 208

New Peugeot 208 Review

The Peugeot 208 has always performed well in the highly competitive hatchback market and the new version should certainly be considered by any motorist looking for a stylish, fun and reliable small car. While there are some similarities to the previous models, there have also been a few major changes to the car which could help it...

Fiat 500 Icon Reloaded Launch

Fiat 500 Icon Reloaded LaunchThe Fiat 500 has been a real success for Fiat. During 2015 they launched a facelift or ‘Reloaded’ model to freshen up the range while we wait for the all new model which will be released in 2 years. There are a lot of tweaks to the design inside and out and some nice music...

Audi A3 Saloon Review

Audi A3 Saloon ReviewAudi, a prestigious motor brand well-known for its fantastic range of vehicles, is definitely a car company you can rely on. One of our favourites from the range is the A3 Series Saloon. It’s a luxurious and high-quality car that’s actually based on the A3 Sportback, which is also a fantastic car.The Saloon’s professional looking...

Seat Ibiza Hatchback Review

Created to be safe and efficient, the SEAT Ibiza offers a multitude of great benefits to drivers; and as far as vehicle leasing goes, the Ibiza is a fantastic option.The SEAT Ibiza was first introduced to the motoring world over 30 years ago, and has since become a worldwide hit. The Spanish Supermini is SEAT’s best-selling car, and it’s...

Seat 20v20 Concept Car

Crossover cars seem like a really good idea; sensibly sized with all the benefits of an SUV and all the comfort of a car. Most manufacturers have produced at least one model targeted at this sector. Nissan, Audi, BMW, Jeep, Hyundai, Mazda, Kia, Porsche, Land Rover and Mini all have crossover models.CUV (crossover utility vehicle) or crossover it...

The Nissan Juke Evolves

Nissan were responsible for creating a whole new class within the automotive market. The Juke initiated the start of the supermini SUV models, which then sparked the introduction of further competition for Nissan. Following the date the Juke took to market, the likes of the Vauxhall Mokka, Ford Eco Sport and Mini Countryman all became entrants to the same...

BMW 6 Series Guide

We have researched what all the other magazines think about BMW’s 6 series and consolidated their opinion in one place for you.The BMW 6 series groups together their luxury Coupés. BMW are trying to offer a practical car which is spacious combined with a good feature set and a high quality interior.There are four cars in the BMW...

2014 Volvo S60 D4 review

If you are looking for a new company car or a fleet of them, you might be tempted by the number of small capacity diesel hatchbacks on the market. These promise low emissions and low company car tax, but they hardly command prestige among business peers. In business, appearances mean a lot, which is one of the reasons that...

First look at the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo 4C was one of the most hotly anticipated cars of 2013. It promised to merge killer looks with sublime handling, considerable straight-line pace, and economy to match. So, now that it's on the road, what's it like?The first thing you notice about the 4C is just how beautiful it is in the flesh. Press photography and...

Jaguar Coupe F Type review

ReviewThe Jaguar F Type is perhaps the best looking car of 2013, and it is arguably the best looking Jaguar to have ever been made. Okay, okay, so the classic E Type has more charm, and it'll draw more looks from people in the know, but the aggressive styling of the F Type is just something to behold. Whatever...

New Range Rover Sport

The New Range Rover Sport: Bigger and Better than Ever?When a car maker announces the latest incarnation of one of its flagship models you instantly get that eye rolling “inner sigh” when it is described as revolutionary.  However there is no such trepidation with the new Range Rover Sport as it looks so similar to current models. The fact...

Review of the new Mitsubishi ASX

Crossover vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as motorists look for a car that drives like a nimble hatchback yet look like a menacing, expensive off-roader. Mitsubishi unveiled their Crossover, the ASX, in 2007, and it's still on sale today. It is the cheapest car in its segment for the performance on offer. 6 years on, is a new ASX...

Honda Jazz Review

Honda Jazz: Intelligent and Creative DesignThe Honda Jazz is one of the most creative and intelligently designed superminis on the road. With over 250,000 units sold, we take a look at why the Honda Jazz has become one of the UK’s most popular small cars among those who prize practicality, but have an unquenchable thirst for the unconventional.Safety and...

The Main Contenders in the Luxury Saloon Market

Luxury vehicles are built to appeal to every sense of the driving enthusiast, coming equipped with all the latest gadgets, head-turning style and a driving performance to get your adrenaline rushing. Premium brands put a lot of time and resources into making their latest model the most desirable, best seller on the market. Such an epic battle of the...

BMW Announce 4 wheel drive variants of 3 Series

The BMW 3 series is a firm favourite with car fanatics and its increasing popularity grows day by day. The BMW3 series is a huge seller in the UK with many believing its success is down to the rear wheel chassis which creates a fantastic driving experience. You may be surprised to know that four wheel drive has been...

The Kia Pro Cee’d GT has power to succeed

Kia have just launched their first turbo charged petrol engine car in the UK.  And it is a pocket rocket.With the awkward model name of 'pro_cee'd GT' (yes, that is an underscore and an apostrophe in the same dubious model name) it is poised to compete with cars like the Ford Fiesta ST and the Golf GTI, but at...

Mercedes GLA Review

Mercedes GLA first look reviewThe hotly anticipated, Mercedes-Benz GLA mini SUV has recently been unveiled ahead of the Frankfurt Motor show in September. As Mercedes brings out the goods it’s already been compared to other cars within the same category such as the Audi Q3, the recently released, BMW X1 and the Range Rover Evoque.Despite a whole host of competition...

Win a New Citroen C4 Picasso

OK readers... listen up. Citroen are soon to be launching their New C4 Picasso. Do you remember the last Citroen Seekers game? It was really good fun and now they have a new one.  You have the chance to win a brand new C4 Picasso! You can play using a pc, tablet or mobile so no excuses...you have to...

New Audi A5 Reviewed

Very few people believe the 2013 Audi A5 needed improvement. Luckily, most of them work for Audi.Audi has always been known for performance and the 2014 models don’t disappoint. Engines available on the new A5 include a new 2.0 litre power plant with turbo fuel stratified injection (TSFI) and 227 horsepower. With TSFI, the fuel/air mixture is injected directly...

Why the Ford Fiesta is a bestseller

Industry sales data just released for 2012 shows Ford’s Fiesta supermini as the best-selling new car in the UK, with nearly 109,265 registered. Fiesta’s nearest rival in the sales chart is Vauxhall’s Corsa supermini with 89,434; nearly 20,000 cars behind the popular Ford. So what is it that makes the Fiesta such a popular small car?New car sales data...

Famous Cars in Fiction

With World Book Day bringing literature to the forefront of the nation’s mind, even the most thrill-seeking of petrol heads are turning their attention to the books that left a lasting impression on them. But often it isn’t the book’s human characters who have lingered in our mind’s eye over the years – looking back, some great reads are...
2012 A;fa Romeo Giulietta

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review

Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a car that builds upon tradition to move fast into the future of hatchbacks. In what is the latest version of its most iconic model, Alfa Romeo has not given up on its distinctive style: with the basic version starting just above £14.000, Giulietta’s flair also comes at an affordable price. So what does this...
Porsche Carrera

Driving Experience – Tested!

Quite some time ago I wrote about how the good folks at Experience Mad had offered me the chance to try out one of their superb driving experiences run by Everyman Racing. Well I am pleased to report I have now completed this experience, and what an incredible experience it was!Initially I was due to do the experience at...
UK Car Sales

Mercedes Still Selling!

Bucking the trend in economic gloom Mercedes-Benz have posted record July sales in the UK.Mercedes-Benz UK continued their sales gains during the first six months of the year with a record breaking July. Sales at the automaker rose by 11.3% for the month of July, with a total of 6,568 vehicles registered, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers...
The Mazda 3

The Family Car Compromise

It is the topic of numerous bad rom-coms – a baby arrives, and the couples life is turned upside down overnight. The bloke has to swap his sporty two-seater for a thoroughly unexciting, bulky, and practical ‘family’ car. In most cases these cars look (and, indeed, are) solid and sturdy, and big enough to transport baby, buggy, and all...

Specialised Vehicles

Mercedes’ German slogan for their Vario model is ‘The One for Everything’ and it is marketed as their most variable vehicle surpassing most other models when it comes to design options. But in this increasingly efficiency-driven market, is this the kind of variability that is demanded by the consumer?First, it is necessary to define variability, which now, and especially...
Audi Executive S7

What’s Going on with Audi?

Audi are riding a wave of success at the moment, but how are they maintaining their position? Judging by what they’re doing, it seems that updating their existing range and adding more ‘hot’ versions of their models are the order of the day. Is this strategy going to prove successful? 250 RS3 Sportbacks Confirmed When the RS3 went on sale in...
Trabant

The Trabant and the BMW 507

Few countries are as gifted with engines as Germany. From the luxury vehicles produced by Audi all the way to the massive Axor trucks engineered by Mercedes, they cover a wealth of models and needs. Their cars are both fast and technologically advanced, and more often than not they are also durable. It is hard to think of anything the...
The Ampera-Volt

Ampera Volt – Car of the Year 2012?

The winner of The Car of the Year 2012 has been announced as the Ampera Volt model. Don’t recognise the brand? Well that is because this car has a complicated background, having input from numerous different groups. Among those involved in its production we find Opel, Vauxhall, and Chevrolet, with the former two bringing their knowledge of the Ampera...

Mercedes unveils the new Mercedes SLS AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz have unveiled the new Mercedes SLS AMG GT, a new, improved version of the Mercedes SLS AMG. At first glance, it almost seems unchanged from the old SLS AMG, as the only notable differences in terms of design include a darkened headlight and taillights, and the red brake callipers. More differences can be spotted from the radiator grille...

SsangYong Smashes the 4×4 £20k Barrier

SsangYong Smashes the £20k Barrier for a Stylish 4x4 C-Segment Crossover You’d be forgiven for assuming that a compact 4x4 crossover designed by none other than Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italy’s Ital Design is unlikely to be cheap.  Even a few months ago, it would be remarkable if a car manufacturer launched what they reckoned to be a stylish, quality C-segment...
Chrysler 300c

Introducing The 2012 Chrysler 300C

I must start with a confession, I haven’t actually driven the new Chrysler 300C but do not let that put you off this review, because I have done, some would argue something even better. I have been Chauffeur driven in the new Chrysler 300C and driven by a slightly led footed and mafia-esk Italian none the less.The new car...

New Smart Brabus Fortwo

German tuning house BRABUS and all-time favourite micro electric car smart fortwo EV joined forces. The smart BRABUS fortwo electric drive promises better performance and bolder looks from the standard fortwo EV.The tuned smart car proves that being environmentally friendly doesn’t come at the expense of driving fun or good looks. All in black with green highlights, the smart...

3 New premium hatches for 2012

Three of a kind: new premium hatches for 2012Mercedes, Volvo and Audi will all launch new hatchbacks this year, giving premium buyers some strong new optionsBuyers looking for an upmarket family hatchback will be spoiled for choice this year, with three new arrivals from premium manufacturers.The biggest splash will be made by the arrival of Mercedes’ third-generation A-Class car....

Chrysler Ypsilon Review

Out of the confusing jumble of manufacturers and brand names that is Fiat, Chrysler and Lancia, a rather unique and eye-catching little super-mini has emerged on the UK market: the Ypsilon.Just to be clear (or as clear as can be!), Lancia are effectively returning to the UK market, after scurrying away with their tail between their legs some years...

Fiat 500L Review

Do you love the retro chic appeal of the Fiat 500, but have been lumbered with the burden of children so can’t have one? Well good news, Fiat has created the solution to that very dilemma with the new 500L and I’ve been to Italy, Turin to be precise, for a look inside it and learned a fair amount...

New 2012 Audi A3 Review

Audi are turning into Porsche and what I mean by that is not that they are fitting their engines behind the rear axle and suddenly thinking air cooling is a good idea but are instead using tracing paper to design their new cars. I am of course speaking about the all new Audi A3, which despite the model now...

The 10 Most Famous Cars in TV and Film History

Featuring iconic cars owned by characters such as Batman, Del Boy Trotter, Inspector Morse and Starsky and Hutch 1. The General Lee from the The Dukes of HazzardDespite having car doors which didn’t open properly – you had to slide through the window to gain access – this 1969 Dodge Charger became one of the most iconic TV cars of...