Archive | March, 2012

From a different time, but it’s still a British great

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Land Rover Defender 90 Coming over all patriotic, IAN LAMMING drivers a British institution – the Land Rover Defender 90 Stationwagon. THE neighbour stopped me in my tracks – literally and metaphorically – and she’s never done that before. “Ooh, I like your car,” she told me. And she’s never […]

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D-Max pickup

Smooth load-lugger with rugged looks

ISUZU has announced the final specifications and price structure for its all-new D-Max pick-up. The vehicle is making its UK bow at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from April 24 to 26. The D-Max will go on sale in June. There will be four specification levels for […]

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Rea hoping for repeat of success at Imola

IT has been a month since the World Superbike season opener at Australia’s Phillip Island but the riders are back in action this weekend at the Enzo e Dine Ferrari circuit in Imola. For Honda World Superbike riders Jonathan Rea and Hiroshi Aoyama, the Italian track is important for two different reasons. Rea won at […]

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Plug in to new thinking with Vauxhall’s Ampera

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Vauxhall Ampera Plugged in and powered up, KEITH WARD is one of the first to drive Vauxhall’s all-electric Ampera. IN the motel apartment in the fictional town of “Amperaville” that is our base for testing Vauxhall’s ambitious new electric car, they have plastered notes on the kitchen appliances. Thus on […]

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Now you can have an Audi A1 with five doors

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Audi A1 Sportback As Audi adds to its A1 range with a new five-door Sportback, motoring writer KEITH WARD has a look at the new range. SIX months after unveiling the acclaimed A1 as a posh little three-door hatchback, the prolific Audi are back on the launch pad with a […]

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Monster Diesel

Catwalk chic takes to the open road

THE latest stage in a partnership between Ducati and Diesel has been launched, with the introduction of the Monster Diesel, which comes with a dedicated Capsule Collection. This new customised motorcycle is described as urban military chic and will be the star at international launches in Diesel stores in New York, rome and Tokyo. “The […]

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Mantis products put the shine back after winter

With the worst of the winter weather out of the way, DAVID HOOPER, puts a few car care products from the Mantis range to the test. WITH the worst of the winter weather hopefully behind us, there’s no better time to get rid of all the damaging salt that has found its way from the […]

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Ampera wins Monte Carlo

Ampera ‘volts’ to top spot in Monte Carlo

  HOT on the heels of scooping the Car of The Year award 2012, the Vauxhall Ampera has added the 13th International Monte Carlo Rally for electric and alternative propulsion cars to its achievements. Vauxhall managed to have four Amperas in the top 10 vehicles. French pair Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert finished on top […]

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