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Kia Sportage ‘2’ 1.7 CRDi road test report and review

Kia Sportage ‘2’ 1.7 CRDi road test report and review

THE Sportage sold in record numbers here of around 23,000 in 2015. That has not stopped Kia kicking off 2016 with an all-new fourth generation version of what is easily its best-selling model and declaring a target for it of 25,000 UK sales in the next 12 months. An 18-strong range is priced between £17,995 and £31,495, so starting £495 dearer than the previous Sportage, but keenly priced against its main competitors

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Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp road test report and review

Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp road test report and review

EVERYBODY loves the Fiat 500, so when it came to updating an old favourite, Fiat faced something of a dilemma when it came to deciding how much to change. As someone once said, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, so when you stand back and admire this latest updated model, the updates are hard to spot. Fiat reckon there are 1,800 changes, but apart from the lights and bumpers, they’re hard to spot for a casual observer, or even an enthusiast!

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VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review

VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review

VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review: The Golf SV has replaced the Golf Plus. It has more room and more kit. DAVID HOOPER has a look at one of the new models. THE VW Golf SV is a smart looking mini-MPV with seats for five, plus a good sized […]

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Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review (1)

Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review

WHEN a group of friends started to plan their next skiing trip and the decision to drive across Europe in winter was made, for me, this All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 was the weapon of choice. Having driven Volvos in the Finnish Arctic Circle on frozen lakes, I know how good they are in their native conditions – conditions we were likely to encounter during our trip south to Italy in February.

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VW Golf GTE front road test report review

VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid review, road test report

IN a remote area of Northumberland, not far from Hadrian’s Roman Wall, the car park of our recent overnight hostelry offered the surprise of a very 21st century facility – a charging point for electric vehicles.

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Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDiS ALLGRIP SZ5 road test report and review

Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDiS ALLGRIP SZ5 road test report and review

THE Suzuki Vitara has always been a trusty workhorse with a loyal following, but it’s now on track to attract plenty of new fans to the brand as the model takes a leap upmarket in terms of quality and equipment levels.

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Vauxhall Viva SL 1.0 road test report and review

Vauxhall Viva SL 1.0 road test report and review

THE Vauxhall Viva is a name from the past that was revived by the British carmaker Vauxhall for its latest city car. As most cars seem to become larger with every generation, the Vauxhall Viva seems to have broken that rule, and is smaller then I certainly remember the original car being.

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Audi A8 3.0 TDI quattro SE Executive 262PS tiptronic road test report and review (3)

Audi A8 3.0 TDI quattro SE Executive 262PS tiptronic road test report and review

I LIKE carrots but I don’t need to eat them any more to be able to see at night thanks to the amazing night vision technology in this palatial Audi A8.

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