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Mazda drives into future with Skyactiv technology

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mazda CX-5 range Mazda’s Skyactiv technology not only heralds the CX-5 compact crossover, but a whole new philosophy. Wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER travels to Scotland to test drive the results of some Blue Sky thinking. THE boffins at Mazda have been doing some “Blue Sky” thinking about the future direction […]

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Horsing around with new Peugeot thoroughbred

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 508 RXH It’s not every day you get the chance to horse around in a car at state-of-the-art stables owned by a millionaire footballer, but that’s exactly what happened during the launch of Peugeot’s 508 Hybrid. wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER explains what it was all about. DRIVING a car […]

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More doors, but is there enough space in the back?

Audi A1 Sportback road test and review TOM SCANLAN says the Audi A1 Sportback says something about its owner… The Sportback version of Audi’s A1 has five doors, and a touch more head and shoulder room for passengers in the rear. This costs £560 more than otherwise equivalent 3-door A1s. New options include colours, with […]

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Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV ‘makes good all-rounder’

Mazda CX-5 road test and review TOM SCANLAN tests three versions of Mazda’s all-new compact crossover, the Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV Mazda’s CX-5 is a good all-rounder – whichever version you fancy. There are two 2.2-litre diesel engines, a150PS and a 175 PS; and a 165 PS 2-litre petrol engine. There is a manual and an […]

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Vauxhall Ampera won’t run out of electric power

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Vauxhall Ampera Unlike other electric cars, Vauxhall’s new Ampera has a range-extending petrol engine, so you will never run out of power. DAVID HOOPER is one of the first to drive this unique new car which is on sale from May 1. With the launch of its new Ampera, Vauxhall […]

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‘Less aggressive’ styling for new Peugeot 208

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 The weather may not have been the best, but a great new car from Peugeot brightened the day in Portugal. DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk, drives the new 208 range. PEUGEOT’S executives are the first to admit the French carmaker’s outgoing 207 model didn’t do as well for […]

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Plug in to new thinking with Vauxhall’s Ampera

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Vauxhall Ampera Plugged in and powered up, KEITH WARD is one of the first to drive Vauxhall’s all-electric Ampera. IN the motel apartment in the fictional town of “Amperaville” that is our base for testing Vauxhall’s ambitious new electric car, they have plastered notes on the kitchen appliances. Thus on […]

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Audi’s Q3 offers something for everyone

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: AUDI Q3  You could take off the badges and still know it was an Audi. Offering a model to suit just about everyone, motoring journalist IAN LAMMING looks at the new Audi Q3 line-up. THERE’S a battle raging in the market place fuelled by circumstance, driven by design. Two things […]

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