Citroën C5 Aircross
Citroën is a marque on the move and the C5 Aircross, the latest entrée from the fabled French manufacturer, is an SUV that’s out to say something different. Competing against the likes of the Peugeot 3008, VW Tiguan and many others, the C5 Aircross is a new genre SUV... Read more
Kia ProCeed

Kia ProCeed

Blog February 18, 2019

Life in the car business used to be simple. Once, we had saloons and wagons. Then coupes, hatchbacks and SUVs came on the scene. Now we have infinite variations of everything to spice up the show. And that’s not all bad. One such contender is this promising new Kia... Read more
JLR Drive Day

JLR Drive Day

Blog December 20, 2018

To the Stoke Park Country Club, near Windsor, for Jaguar Land Rover’s annual Christmas Showcase, on a blustery, winter Wednesday. This is a day for driving, and lots of it. Stoke Park, as every James Bond fan knows, is where Goldfinger was filmed back in the ‘60s. Ostensibly Stoke... Read more
AutoBest 2018 – the countdown begins…
It’s November and AutoBest, the independent European journalists’ group, has begun the countdown to its annual awards and the “Best Buy Car of Europe in 2019” prize. Six cars are up for contention for AutoBest this year. In one corner, we have the Citroën Berlingo/Peugeot Rifter/Opel-Vauxhall Combo MPVs (counting as... Read more
Go West: Fiat’s facelifted 500X
It’s one of those gloriously sunny days in October and I’m in Bristol to drive Fiat’s newly refreshed 500X. As of winter 2018, Fiat’s compact crossover SUV gains some neat design updates, an improved interior and set of new generation engines to spice up the action. So looking good.  First... Read more
Citroën’s new C4 Cactus
Citroën has had a good thing going with the C4 Cactus, its distinctively designed compact hatch which first appeared on the market some four years ago. Good to drive, comfy and quirky, the C4 Cactus has sold some 270,000 units to date with 30,000 units finding buyers in the... Read more
Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
Good news. I’ve finally caught up with the Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce, the model that’s quietly building quite a name for itself within the Alfa fan community. Faster than the standard petrol/diesel Giulias (150/200 ps) yet not as extreme as the masterful 510 ps Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Veloce launched last... Read more
Mr. Mazda

Mr. Mazda

Blog February 1, 2018

When you look across the Japanese car industry, it’s remarkable how well the cars and companies are known, yet the executives and engineers less so, behind the scenes. Take Mazda as a case in point. Everyone knows and loves the MX-5 and Mazda’s rotary engine is the stuff of... Read more
Citroën’s C3 Aircross wins AUTOBEST 2018
That sound you hear is champagne corks popping across the way in Paris. Citroën’s new C3 Aircross has just driven off with the AutoBest ‘Best Buy Car of Europe’ award’ for 2018. In the centre circle for AutoBest, the European journalists’ awards organisation, stood six cars for this year’s highly competitive... Read more
Flat out in Porsche’s new 911 GT2 RS
Just what is it like to drive Porsche’s stunning new 911 GT2 RS? José Caetano from Portugal’s Auto Foco (and colleague from AutoBest ) last week had the answer. This is his story. There is nothing above the GT2 RS when it comes to performance and outstanding road handling. It is... Read more