Tag Archives: 2015
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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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-D GX4 Auto road test report and review

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-D GX4 Auto road test report and review

THERE are two distinct versions of the latest Mitsubishi Outlander, the PHEV GX3h, or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, or this week’s test car which is the 2.2-litre diesel-engined model.

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Mazda CX-3 1.5 105ps 2WD Sport Nav Diesel (2)

Mazda CX-3 1.5 105ps 2WD Sport Nav Diesel road test report and review

THE Mazda CX-3 looks like the baby brother to the CX-5 we tested last year and liked very much. This latest addition to the Mazda garage sits in the Mini SUV class, which is an increasingly packed corner of the market and includes the popular Nissan Juke and Renault Captur.

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Infiniti 2.2D Sport Tech road test report and review (7)

Infiniti Q50 2.2D Sport Tech road test report and review

THE Infiniti brand is a relative newcomer to the UK, having launched with one SUV model, the FX with a big thirsty petrol engine, from its only showroom in Reading in October 2009, but since then, things have moved on apace. There are now 10 Infiniti Centres dotted around the UK, with Hull’s Priory Park dealership serving the Humber region.

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Honda Civic 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R road test report and review

Honda Civic 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R road test report and review

THIS new Honda Civic Type R looks absolutely stunning and is prodigiously fast, in fact it is one of the most complete cars I’ve ever driven. You don’t need much imagination to realise just how quick this new Honda Civic Type R is when you glance at its performance figures. It “only” has a 2.0-litre engine, but that utilises Honda’s VTEC technology and now comes with a turbocharger just to spice things up a bit.

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Fiat 500X 1.6 MultiJet 120hp Cross road test report review

Fiat 500X 1.6 MultiJet 120hp Cross road test report review

“WHAT’S that?” my friend asked he strode up my drive. “It’s a Fiat 500,” I replied with a slight grin on my face. “No it’s not, he said, they’re small cars, that’s a crossover!” He has a point – It’s a Fiat 500 Jim, but not as we know it . . . Like the now BMW-owned Mini, what started off as a modern remake of a much-loved classic has now developed into a brand in its own right.
The ubiquitous Fiat 500 returned to our showrooms in 2008 and has since spawned various spin-offs, much like a Hollywood blockbuster.

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Ford Focus Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi road test report and review

Ford Focus Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi road test report and review

THE ubiquitous Ford Focus needs little introduction, but this latest model with its 1.5-litre TDCi engine takes Ford and fuel economy to a whole new level. I’ve never found Ford diesel engines among the most economical on the market, but with this new unit, the secrets seem to have been unlocked.

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Nissan Note n-tec 1.2 manual road test report and review

Nissan Note n-tec 1.2 manual road test report and review

IN this stylish n-tec specification which adds lots of extra trim, styling flourishes and safety equipment this version of the Note will strike a chord with many buyers.
Its attractive Ink Blue paintwork may well seal the deal, but the 1.2-litre three-pot with just 59PS won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. It’s not bad around town, which is probably where most buyers of this model will stay, and once up to speed it cruises quietly, but if you need to overtake anything quicker than a tractor, you will struggle.

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