Tag Archives: 2012
Kia Rio 1.1

Road test: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi 2 Eco is very frugal

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi 2 Eco 3-door   Kia makes bold claims for its new 1.1-litre three-pot, DAVID HOOPER goes on a week-long economy drive to test the claims. BELIEVE it or not, this is the fourth generation of Kia’s Rio – and the company makes some big claims about […]

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Lexus GS450h roadtest

Review: Lexus GS450h is a silky smooth hybrid

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Lexus GS450 Hybrid Effortless to drive and easy to live with, DAVID HOOPER, says this Lexus GS450h almost made him a convert to hybrid technology. HYBRID cars aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and certainly aren’t as “green” as the manufacturers would have you believe, but this impressive Lexus GS450h has […]

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Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon 1.7 VCDi LT

Chevrolet Cruze review: Practical and economical to run

ROAD TEST AND REVIEW: Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon 1.7 VCDi With pleasant styling and an excellent driving experience, DAVID HOOPER is impressed with the diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon. CHEVROLET’S Cruze is a smart looking car with its imposing split grille at the front sporting its large Chevrolet emblem centre stage. With […]

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Renault Scenic Dynamique TomTom dCi 110 Stop and Start (21)

Renault Scenic road test: Ideal family transport

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Renault Scenic Dynamique TomTom dCi 110 Stop and Start Family transport with a touch of class – DAVID HOOPER, says the latest Renault Scenic range now boasts an upmarket look and feel. RENAULT’S Scenic range is hardly a newcomer to the motoring scene, but this latest version I’ve been driving […]

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F1 Team Lotus GP

We name our F1 Team of the Year award winners

Our Formula 1 reporter TOM WILKINSON reviews one of the most exciting F1 seasons in years and nominates his Team of the Year. With 12 teams on the grid in 2012, it would have been so easy to award this to Red Bull. After all, they are champions for the third year running. But I […]

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Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari F1 race car.

We nominate our Formula 1 Driver of the Year

Our Formula 1 reporter TOM WILKINSON looks back at the 2012 season and picks his Driver of the Year award winner. THIS year has been one of the most exciting Formula 1 seasons in years. German driver Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver in the history of the sport to win three world titles, but […]

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Cap picks Ford Fiesta as Used Car of the Year 2012.

Ford Fiesta is named best used car of 2012 by CAP

USED car experts CAP have picked the Ford Fiesta, Britain’s best-selling car, as its Used Car of the Year 2012. Top of CAP’s criteria when choosing its Used Car of the Year were affordability, practicality, reputation and popularity in the used car market. Mark Norman, of CAP, said:  “It is always tempting for the motoring […]

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Mercedes Benz Vito Sport-X Dualiner

Mercedes Vito Sport-X great for work, rest and play!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X 122CDI Compact Dualiner Versatile, practical and spacious DAVID HOOPER puts a luxuriously kitted out Mercedes Vito Sport-X Dualiner to the test in the Lake District. PRACTICAL family transport comes in all shapes and sizes these days, but not much can compete with the luxury and space to […]

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