Month: April 2016

Kia Sportage ‘2’ 1.7 CRDi road test report and review

THE Sportage sold in record numbers here of around 23,000 in 2015. That has not stopped Kia kicking off 2016 with an all-new fourth generation version of what is easily its best-selling model and declaring a target for it of 25,000 UK sales in the next 12 months. An 18-strong range is priced between £17,995 and £31,495, so starting £495 dearer than the previous Sportage, but keenly priced against its main competitors

Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp road test report and review

EVERYBODY loves the Fiat 500, so when it came to updating an old favourite, Fiat faced something of a dilemma when it came to deciding how much to change. As someone once said, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, so when you stand back and admire this latest updated model, the updates are hard to spot. Fiat reckon there are 1,800 changes, but apart from the lights and bumpers, they’re hard to spot for a casual observer, or even an enthusiast!

Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test review

WHEN a group of friends started to plan their next skiing trip and the decision to drive across Europe in winter was made, for me, this All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 was the weapon of choice. Having driven Volvos in the Finnish Arctic Circle on frozen lakes, I know how good they are in their native conditions – conditions we were likely to encounter during our trip south to Italy in February.