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April, 2019

  • 27 April

    Mercedes CLA Coupe 2019 REVIEW – A car that lives up to the hype

    Mercedes CLA Coupe 2019 (Image: MERCEDES) Traditionalists might twitch at how marketing departments have hijacked the conventional coupe concept, but that hasn’t stopped Mercedes from using it for a new wave of streamlined four-door saloons such as this second generation CLA. From its origins as an attractive alternative to rival ...

  • 24 April

    The 1,000mph supercar that nearly ended up on the scrapheap

    AS A young boy Ian Warhurst was never happier than when he was taking engines apart and putting them back together again. At the University of Huddersfield he studied mechanical engineering design and then he bought a firm which made turbochargers for cars. Ian seemed, therefore, to be the natural choice ...

  • 20 April

    Jaguar XE review: Jag reboot is a Brit special

    The XE’s design makes a saloon look incredibly sporty (Image: Jaguar XE) And now Jaguar has refined that sports saloon idea with this latest facelifted XE. Aimed at those attracted by style and performance, the revised XE is positioned to take advantage of the company car market and those drivers ...

  • 15 April

    Car finance investigation exposes huge problems in the UK for British drivers

    Buying a car can be incredibly difficult and expensive and could land motorists in problems if they aren’t correctly informed about what they are purchasing. An investigation by Admiral Car Finance has revealed that drivers aren’t being given the full picture about the type of car finance that is on offer. A ...

  • 14 April

    Porsche's 911 raising the roof

    The new Porsche 911 (Image: Porsche) Initially two models are available: the rear-wheel-drive Carrera 2S, which costs £102,755, and the four-wheel drive Carrera 4S, yours for £108,063.That’s about £9k or so more than equivalent coupes, though less expensive, less powerful entrylevel models are on the way. Traditionally, cabriolets have had ...

  • 7 April

    Ford Focus Active REVIEW – New SUV ticks all the right boxes

    Ford Focus Active (Image: FORD) The car market has been crossover crazy for quite some time. Most of the crossovers being bought are SUV-like cars, with many of the features of a traditional 4×4. But they don’t have to be: a crossover can also be a regular hatchback or estate, ...

  • 6 April

    Audi Q8 50 TDI REVIEW – Bags of appeal but you may be better off with a Q7

    Audi Q8 2019 (Image: AUDI) The idea of a sporty SUV or even Lamborghini producing a 4×4 like the Urus would have been a suggestion to have the men in white coats running in your direction not so long ago, but now it looks like an astute business move. The ...

  • 2 April

    Electric car charging: You’ll soon be able to recharge your EV in 10 minutes on UK roads

    A new network of electric car chargers forecourts are launching in the UK which will offer rapid charging. The Electric Forecourts being designed and built by GRIDSERVE are aiming to bring the same experience petrol stations do to ICE vehicle owners to EV owners. The 100 charges will deliver paid ...

March, 2019

  • 25 March

    Ford Edge 2019 REVIEW – New SUV just does not cut it

    The Edge is an imposing-looking car, with a very apparent American SUV styling sensibility (Image: Ford/ Handout) British drivers were happy with their hatchbacks and superminis. We didn’t have mountain and desert trails and four-lane highways that stretched for hundreds and hundreds of miles, so a big 4×4 was the ...

  • 21 March

    New cars at risk of being broken into in seconds REVEALED in shock test

    Keyless entry car theft is on the rise in Britain (Image: GETTY) A new vehicle safety test has made it easier for motorists to determine whether or not their car is at risk of keyless entry theft. Safety experts at Thatcham Research has today launched security ratings to help consumers ...