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Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SZ-T Dualjet road test report review

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SZ-T Dualjet road test report review

WHEN you get a text from your friendly neighbour telling you someone’s dumped a Lego car on your drive, it’s hard not to let your expectations become slightly tarnished!

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Kia c'eed Sportswagon

Kia cee’d Sportswagon review: Stop-start catch

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia cee’d Sportswagon Cold mornings highlighted some clever engineering in Stop-Start systems, but it caught KEITH WARD out during his Kia cee’d Sportswagon road test. DRIVERS who find those eco-trendy stop-start engine systems refusing to activate these winter mornings should not be surprised. The latest Kia cee’d, so equipped, caught […]

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New Kia cee’d wins Northern Car of the Year award

The Northern Group of Motoring Writers have bestowed the all-new Kia cee’d with its first major award since its launch in May, naming it Northern Car of the Year. Praised by journalists from across the North of England for its refinement, sophistication, quality and excellent value, the five-door cee’d won the honour in the face […]

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24-hour production

Working round the clock to meet Evoque demand

HUGE demand for the Range Rover Evoque has led to yet another first for the carmaker. The 4,500-strong workforce at the company’s Halewood plant has switched to 24-hour working for the first time in a bid to keep up with orders. Launched in July 2011, the Evoque has been a massive hit worldwide, finding success […]

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VW Polo road test reveals the sweet taste of success

It’s not hard to see why the Polo is an award-winning car. Motoring Writer KEITH WARD understands why it has enjoyed the sweet taste of success. NOW into its fifth generation, the Polo seems to have been around as long as its namesake mint with the hole. The four-wheeled version has been crowned European Car […]

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Volt interest meter hits 2,500 potential customers

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Chevrolet Volt As Chevrolet surges onto the electric car scene, KEITH WARD has a look at its new Volt. According to Chevrolet, around 2,500 UK motorists have expressed “interest”, as distinct from placing orders, in their new electric Volt. However, with only about three dozen launch cars in the country […]

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Supercharged Nissan Micra punches above its weight

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Nissan Micra 1.2 DIG-S With a fresh look and built on a new, lightweight platform, Nissan’s Micra is instantly recognisable, but as DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk discovered when he road tested one recently, it also punches well above its weight. THE Nissan Micra is one of those cars which […]

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Kia Picanto wins its first major accolade

The Northern Group’s vice-chairman Derrick Grocock presents the Northern Car of the Year trophy, a traditional miners’ lamp, to Kia’s Steve Kitson at Wetherby Racecourse. THE Kia Picanto has picked up its first major accolade just three months after going on sale, being named Northern Car of the Year by the Northern Group of Motoring […]

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