Archive | December, 2012
Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS

Driving a Mercedes Actros truck is ‘a piece of cake’

DRIVING a truck used to be a tough job, but these days, it’s a piece of cake at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS! A chance to drive Mercedes-Benz flagship Actros 2545 LS truck during the “Big Stuff” day with Mercedes was an opportunity not to be missed, especially when it was loaded with […]

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Mercedes Unimogs ideal when going gets tough!

My second drive of the Mercedes “Big Stuff” day took me into even more challenging terrain, but it was no match for the amazing Mercedes-Benz Unimogs which seem to be just about unstoppable. No matter how deep the ruts (some were at least 2ft), or how deep the water, this utility vehicle tackled the lot […]

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 4x4 Crew Cab

Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 gets you to where work is

EVERYBODY knows that Mercedes-Benz builds rather nice cars. Some will know that they also make vans – but how many people will know that the German manufacturer makes four-wheel-drive vans and some of the best trucks you can buy? A driving day in Yorkshire gave me the chance to try out some of the “Big […]

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F1 Team Lotus GP

We name our F1 Team of the Year award winners

Our Formula 1 reporter TOM WILKINSON reviews one of the most exciting F1 seasons in years and nominates his Team of the Year. With 12 teams on the grid in 2012, it would have been so easy to award this to Red Bull. After all, they are champions for the third year running. But I […]

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Volkswagen Golf scores well in Ncap tests.

New Volkswagen Golf one of 14 to top Ncap rankings

THE new Volkswagen Golf, which goes on sale in January, is one of 14 new cars to have been awarded a top five-star rating from European consumer protection outfit Euro Ncap. And it also won the award for innovations in the area of integral safety, the Golf’s lane assist and front assist features as well […]

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Mitsubishi Lancer is most reliable car.

Mitsubishi Lancer is most reliable car of last 15 years

THE most reliable car of the last 15 years is the Mitsubishi Lancer, according to automotive warranty specialist Warranty Direct. Warranty Direct, currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, studied more than 200,000 live and historical policies spanning the decade and a half since it started recording reliability data in 1997. Its Reliability Index uses a complex […]

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The Ford Transit Custom Van has been named Van of the Year 2013.

Ford Transit Custom is named Van of the Year 2013

FORD’S new Transit Custom has landed the title of Van of the Year in the 2013 What Van? Awards. The Transit Custom, Ford’s new medium-sized offering, impressed the judging panel with its interior and exterior quality, as well as innovations new to the light commercial vehicle scene. And in a double strike, the blue oval […]

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Infiniti plays the name game

Infiniti’s name game strategy is bang on Q

IT’S all change at Nissan’s premium brand as Infiniti plays the name game with a new naming strategy for all its cars. The first model to carry the marque’s new badge as the company plays the name game will be the Q50, an all-new premium sports sedan to be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show […]

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