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Watch out for joggers as clocks go back

Joggers

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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Shark 2015 helmet collection unveiled

Shark 2015

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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Suzuki’s new Vitara available in 2015

Vitara

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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Nissan Leaf tops sales charts again

Leaf

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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Prices unveiled for new Skoda Fabia

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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Ducati reveal prices for Scrambler

Scrambler

DUCATI has finally unveiled one of the most eagerly awaited new bikes for years — the Ducati Scrambler. This is more than just a new bike: it’s a whole new world for Ducati, one that expresses itself via a range of options and versions that provide a starting point for satisfying the different needs and wants […]

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Are you ready for wet weather to come?

deluge

WITH wet weather becoming ever more common as winter approaches, a survey has revealed almost three-quarters of drivers are not correctly prepared. Tyre safety campaign group Tyresafe says that many drivers are at an increased risk of being involved in a collision. The results come at the start of Tyre Safety Month. Just 27 per […]

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Fancy VW Type II split screen camper?

Samba

1960 Volkswagen Type II 23 Window Split Screen Samba Deluxe IF you’re in the market for a classic car, a VW camper, or just love to view them, get yourself to Ascot on Saturday (11th). More than 70 classic and collectors’ vehicles will be going under the hammer at Coys ‘Spirit of Motoring’ auction. The […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

McLaren 570GT and 570S Coupe road test report and review

McLaren road test report and review

TAKE a huge chunk of race-honed engineering ability, technical excellence, clinical attention to detail and cutting edge design, then mix with that a huge slice of passion and pride in a brand rarely seen in any industry and what do you get?

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Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 180PS Auto road test report review

Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 180PS Auto road test report and review

The Jaguar XE is without question a bit of a head turner and one of the most attractive and desirable cars in its class. Our test car raises the XE’s game further still with the addition of the R-Sport body kit, discreet R-Sport badging on the air vents on wings and a set of 19in Venom twin-spoke wheels with a black finish which add a further £2,200 to the total invoice.

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Facelift for Mazda 3 range – road test report review

Facelift for Mazda 3 range - road test report review

Facelift for Mazda 3 range – road test report review: KEITH WARD has a first drive of the latest Mazda 3 line-up HAVING passed earlier this year a global production figure of 5m, Mazda’s best-selling 3 model, renewed in 2014,  gets a mid-term makeover. Nothing radical – Mazda buffs will spot a revised grille and […]

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Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 road test report review

Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 S&S 6-speed road test report and review

THE Citroen DS3 has long been one of my favourites, similar in size to the BMW Mini, but somehow markedly better. It’s certainly less pretentious, despite its diagonal row of LED’s adorning either corner of the front bumper and I think that as the Mini as morphed up a size or three with each of its new model ranges, few would argue that the DS3 is actually a better looking car.

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Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review

Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review

Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives the latest version of great British favourite. THIS great British favourite since it first went on sale in 1979, the Vauxhall Astra has been deluged with accolades from the motoring press since this latest model went on sale, including the prestigious […]

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Citroen C4 Cactus Flair PureTech 110 S&S roadtest report review

Citroen C4 Cactus Flair PureTech 110 S&S road test report and review

CITROEN’S C4 Cactus has become a familiar sight on our roads now and its trademark bright colours always make me smile and wonder who is buying cars with such garish paintwork. This week’s test car features a discreet black finish, but bright yellow, green, turquoise and orange have all been spotted on our roads.

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Lexus RC 300h Luxury Premium Navigation road test report and review

Lexus RC 300h Luxury Premium Navigation road test report and review

Lexus RC 300h Luxury Premium Navigation road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER reviews the dramatic looking Lexus RC Coupe, but does it cut it as a sports car? We’ve been finding out. THE Lexus RC is a dramatic looking sports coupe which won’t fail to get you noticed thanks to its sharply-styled front end, sleek […]

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Skoda Superb SE L Executive road test report and review

Skoda Superb SE L Executive road test report and review (1)

ASK anyone to name a few prestige luxury car manufacturers and I wonder how many of them would mention the Skoda brand. But let me tell you, if they didn’t, they’d be missing a trick and almost certainly be spending far more than they need to on their luxury transport.

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