Archive | April, 2012
GT-R Track Pack

New GT-R will be hard to keep track of!

IT’S fast, it’s very fast, but it’s about to get quicker still. Deliveries of Nissan’s latest bullet GT-R will soon be arriving at the Japanese giant’s 22 High Performance Centres around the UK. Even though drivers haven’t got their cars on the road yet, history suggests that GT-R owners are incredibly demanding. So, in response […]

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Ford Kuga

Kuga aims to be mane SUV contender

FORD has taken trend spotting to a whole new height with the Ford Kuga. The American car giant sent “scouts” all around the globe to find out what drivers and buyers really wanted from their vehicles. As was to be expected, tastes vary in different areas, sometimes hugely, with North Americans preferring large vehicles and […]

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Flooded roads

Take care in wet conditions, advises IAM

THE Institute of Advanced Motorists is advising drivers to take great care in the current poor driving conditions. With yet more heavy rain forecast by the Met Office for the coming days, the road safety charity is concerned that many drivers are not taking enough care in the conditions, resulting in collisions and chaos. IAM […]

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BTCC racers heading for Thruxton thriller

ALL the excitement, thrills and action of touring car racing is heading to Thruxton this weekend. It’s rounds seven, eight and nine of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and the MG KX Momentum Racing team is looking forward to the challenge. Sitting proudly at the top of the leaderboard, it has been […]

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Citroen DS5 gives you plenty of detail to admire

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Citroen DS5 Dramatically styled and packed with innovative technology, DAVID HOOPER, editor of, road tests the latest exciting addition to Citroen’s DS range, the DS5. WITH its DS range, French carmaker Citroen has certainly found a winning formula which has reinvigorated the brand with a young, fresh image and […]

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Vauxhall Ampera won’t run out of electric power

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Vauxhall Ampera Unlike other electric cars, Vauxhall’s new Ampera has a range-extending petrol engine, so you will never run out of power. DAVID HOOPER is one of the first to drive this unique new car which is on sale from May 1. With the launch of its new Ampera, Vauxhall […]

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Lotus in historic return to podium in Bahrain desert

Despite the off-track controversy, the Bahrain Grand Prix provided lots of on-track excitement. TOM WILKINSON reports on all the action. The desert sands of Bahrain provided an action-packed race from the start, it even throwing in the possibility of a rain storm. Thankfully that didn’t come to anything. However, the cool, breezy conditions were unexpected, […]

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Evoque is a big hit with customers, and your head!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Range Evoque Coupe Range Rover’s trendy Evoque Coupe is reportedly selling well in over 160 countries. KEITH WARD puts one to the test. IN this three-door coupe form, with the impression of a squashed-down roof and its high waistline, the new Evoque reminded more than one observer of the beetle-browed, […]

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