Archive | October, 2014
Joggers

Watch out for joggers as clocks go back

BRITISH Summer Time comes to an end tonight, but life doesn’t! For drivers, they need to be aware that the number of joggers who took advantage of the lighter nights to run along our roads will mostly still be there. But they will be much harder to spot. Britain’s top advanced driver, Peter Rodger, of […]

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Renault Captur MediaNav dCi 90 Auto EDC eco2 –

Renault Captur MediaNav dCi 90 Auto EDC eco2 review road test report

ONE of Renault’s dynamic new models will certainly Captur your imagination, but if you watch the TV advertising campaign, you might think it’s a bit “fishy”.
Quite what relevance a blue fish leaping out of its bowl and chasing the car to the seaside has escapes me, but regardless of that, the car itself is actually quite good – and despite a large glass area, you don’t feel as though you’re sitting in a gold fish bowl!

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Mazda3 2.2D 150PS Fastback Sport Nav road test

Mazda3 2.2D 150PS Fastback Sport Nav+ review, road test report

THE new Mazda3 is excellent – it’s as simple as that. I said so when I attended the launch in Scotland and I still say so now, having spent a week at the helm of the Fastback model, or saloon to you and me. The Kodo design of the new Mazda3, which means Soul of Motion, follows the lead set by the Mazda6 and CX-5, which is proving very popular with customers. The concept works well in the Mazda3 too, giving the car considerable road presence and stand-out appeal. It looks good from all angles.

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Shark 2015

Shark 2015 helmet collection unveiled

SHARK Helmets has released three new graphics early in a preview to its 2015 collection that will be launched later in the year. The brand new designs have been introduced on the mid-level S700 and the urban idol Raw. Raw, Shark’s jaw dropping, head turning, urban helmet has had the Kurtz graphic added, which is […]

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Vitara

Suzuki’s new Vitara available in 2015

A NEW version of Suzuki’s popular Vitari has been unveiled by the Japanese carmaker. Since it first appeared in 1988, the Vitara series has earned acclaim for stylish, city oriented designs, compact, easy to manage dimensions, comfortable on-road performance, and genuine off-road capability. Over the years it has evolved in body size and powertrain. Now, […]

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Leaf

Nissan Leaf tops sales charts again

NISSAN’S pure electric Leaf has once again come top of the sales charts in its class. In fact, sales of the model broke European and national records in September. Sales figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the Nissan LEAF clocked up 851 sales during September, up 156 per cent […]

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Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC review and road test report

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC review and road test report

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC review and road test report: A 1.6-litre diesel engine which is better than the rash of 1.0-litre three-pots – DAVID HOOPER drives the new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC CAR manufacturers make all manner of claims about the economy of their latest products, but hardly any can live up to those claims […]

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Fabia

Prices unveiled for new Skoda Fabia

PRICING and equipment levels for Skoda’s all-new Fabia have been revealed. And, just as the original Fabia did 14 years ago, this third generation model is set to redefine sector expectations for quality, efficiency and equipment. The 18-model Fabia range arrives in the UK in January and is offered in three trim levels: S, SE […]

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