AN electrically heated steering wheel, climate control air conditioning, heated seats… usually the preserve of high-end luxury saloons, so to find these luxuries in such an affordable car as this Kia Picanto is a rare treat.
MORE than ever the latest Polo resembles a downsized Golf. And on the road it shows similar virtues to its larger sibling – a sureness in handling, solidity in feel and a spring in the step from even the smallest engines. Both models are established top 10 sellers in the UK and keep their value well.
IT is easy to see why the Infiniti Q50 stands out from the crowd. In what was a record 2014 for the brand in Britain with sales almost doubling over 2013, the Q50 saloon led its registrations and I am not surprised as it’s a particularly stunning car in its executive class.
FOR those who mourn the sheer excitement of the neat and powerful 2000 coupes built by BMW in the 1960s there is a modern solution. It is called the BMW 225d Coupe 2.0 M Sport and forms part of the 2 Series Coupe range. Driving it brings back more than a whiff of those heady days when the BMW coupes were regarded as being among the kings of the road.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV road test review – ENDA MULLEN drives this Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. FAST FACTS Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs Price: £34,999 THE war against environmentally unfriendly SUVs – or Chelsea Tractors as they came to be called in certain quarters – never got too serious thankfully. Okay, mums on the school run […]
THE journey from willing workhorse to blue-blooded thoroughbred has been both steady and successful. Originally noted more for off-road capability and mud-plugging prowess than drop-dead gorgeous design, the Kia Sorento was a game changer for the Korean car company.
AN all-wheel-drive estate car designed for the big outdoors is the latest offering from SEAT. The Leon X-PERIENCE is a beefed up version of the very practical ST model launched by the Spanish car maker last year and comes with the latest Haldex four-wheel-drive system also used on the Audi Q3.
Volvo are famed for their large, safe cars, but don’t over look their smaller V40, which offers all the well-known attributes of the marque.