AutoBest 2018

AutoBest 2018

Blog October 10, 2017

Question: what do the new Citroën C3 Aircross, Honda Civic, Ford Fiesta, Opel Grandland X, SEAT Ibiza and Volkswagen T-Roc all have in common? Answer, they are the six new car finalists going forward to this winter’s ‘Best Buy Car of Europe in 2018’ award, as organised by AutoBest,  the independent journalists’... Read more
My week with a Prius

My week with a Prius

Blog July 4, 2017

Twenty seventeen is shaping up to be a big year for Toyota and its iconic Prius hybrid. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the original Prius in Japan. Living in Tokyo at that time, I remember that unveiling very well and the huge buzz it... Read more
Honda’s month of May
Some would say that Honda, in the month of May, experienced both the agony and ecstasy. In the world of motor sport, Honda continued to underwhelm as the engine supplier to McLaren in F1 but then, on Sunday, May 28 came the stunning Takuma Sato result at the Indy... Read more
Sizing up Suzuki’s new Ignis
Suzuki is a whizz when it comes to small cars. Just look at the Ignis, Suzuki’s engaging new ultra compact SUV that’s brand new on the market as of January 2017. Ignis comes to market as a fun urban crossover, albeit downsized compared to the vast majority you’ll likely... Read more
Meeting Citroën’s new C3
Bienvenue! Citroën’s appealing new C3 supermini is now out on UK roads, sales kicking off at the beginning of January, starting at £10,995 OTR. Straightaway it’s clear that this characterful, new shape C3 builds on the look and success of the C4 Cactus, the nimble compact crossover that’s done much... Read more
SEAT Ateca wins AutoBest 2017

SEAT Ateca wins AutoBest 2017 Hot

Blog December 19, 2016

Cars judged, votes counted and now we have this year’s Autobest’s result. The SEAT Ateca, the Spanish maker’s stylish new compact SUV, ran out the convincing winner of “AUTOBEST 2017,” it was announced last week. AutoBest is the Europe-based award that’s geared up to find the ‘Best Buy Car of... Read more
Gearing up for the AutoBest awards
Lights out and away we go. Five cars will soon line up for contention as the AutoBest 2016-17 awards get under way in earnest. AutoBest, as a reminder, is the journalist-based European jury tasked with finding the ‘Best Buy Car of Europe in 2017.’ That’s to say, the best new... Read more
When Porsche went Transaxle
Porsche is renowned for making some of the greatest sports cars in the world. But there was a time when some wondered if Porsche had lost its marbles. Scroll back 40 years to the launch of the Porsche 924. Yes, remember that one? At a time when Porsches by... Read more
Woodward Dream Cruise

Woodward Dream Cruise

Blog August 16, 2016

Imagine a street festival in America’s Motown involving thousands of great cars. A cavalcade of cool wheels that seems to go on for days and quite a few nights too. Factor in horsepower (quite a lot of it), noise, exuberance and big enthusiastic crowds and you’re starting to get a... Read more
Fiat’s new 124 Spider
Top down in the new Fiat 124 Spider, in Italy, by the side of Lake Garda on a brilliantly sunny morning. Yeah, it was a helluva job but somebody had to do it…. Such was the scenario confronting the international media as the 124 Spider came out for first... Read more