THE trendy styling that has become familiar on the Peugeot car range is now finding its way onto the latest van line-up as well.
THE Nissan Juke Nismo RS is the latest performance version of the popular little cross-over model built at the Japanese manufacturer’s huge facility in Sunderland. This is the top-of-the-range Nismo RS which took over from the Nismo I tested last year, and now features more focused and sharper handling, something I criticised the original model for. Nissan Juke Nismo RS road test review
THE Vauxhall Mokka is a smart looking mini-SUV and has become a common site on our roads thanks to its good value offering. It’s popular with a cross-section of buyers, from those young trendy people with an outdoor lifestyle who appreciate the built-in cycle carrier cleverly concealed in the rear bumper, which my test car should have featured, but didn’t thanks to Vauxhall sending me the wrong car, to those of a certain age who find the raised ride height much easier to cope with when getting in and out of the car.
IT’S not often a Norse god gets involved in the design of a new car but that’s what has happened at Volvo with the new XC90 SUV. Seldom has a car had such a commanding presence on the road and its striking looks are set off with daytime running lights in the shape of the hammer of Thor.
WITH sales here currently rising at treble the industry average, three new models launched by the end of this year, upgrades for others and an £11m revamp under way of their 137 dealerships, Mazda’s light is shining brightly.
THINK Vauxhall Corsa and most of us will think of a small town runabout, but I covered hundreds of miles in this Flame Red Vauxhall Corsa, and was highly impressed with it – not least because it’s the most economical car I have ever driven! This Vauxhall Corsa actually returned an amazing 71 miles per gallon and I was so pleased that I had to pull over and take a picture.
AFTER a five year wait, the arrival of the world’s most keenly anticipated hot hatch is only weeks away. Honda’s fourth generation Civic Type R will be the fastest and most powerful front-wheel-drive hot hatch ever.
I travelled to Scotland for the launch of Mazda’s first CX-5, so I was keen to drive this recently facelifted model to see how much things have changed. With the latest Kodo design, the Mazda CX-5 is definitely on a drive upmarket in terms of quality and image. This latest model feels quite special inside, but then, as the range-topping example, so it should.