Renault Koleos GT Line
Jun24

Renault Koleos GT Line

It was the longest road test but with the fewest miles clocked up writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? In the ten weeks of lockdown my trusty road companion was a Koleos, a car that has been gaining fans since 2017 when it was introduced as the flagship of the Renault range. What’s new? Hoping to garner even more interest for 2020 the Koelos is newly enhanced with gizmos and toys. Cosmetic changes are minimal and likely only to...

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AUDI – Q3 Sportback – 35TFSI 150BHP 
Jun19

AUDI – Q3 Sportback – 35TFSI 150BHP 

    The Audi Q3 Sportback will certainly turn heads but are looks enough to justify its price asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Part SUV and part coupe the new Audi Q3 Sportback promises to fuse sportiness and practicality and is designed to compete with rivals such as the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar E-Pace, Volvo XC40, the Mercedes GLA and the Lexus UX. For some the coupe SUV is a smart and sleek compromise for others its...

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Audi A1 citycarver
May05

Audi A1 citycarver

Audi gives their smallest model the SUV treatment with the launch of the A1 Citycarver writes Ginny Weeks What is it? The A1 Citycarver is a rugged version of the classic A1 city car. Made for the ‘urban jungle’, this mini SUV has special features such as a raised ride height (50mm over the standard A1), an octagonal grille and muscular black wheel arches similar to its bigger brothers in the Q range. There are two engine options...

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First Drive: MINI Cooper SE
Mar03

First Drive: MINI Cooper SE

Smart, green and perfectly formed, the all new MINI Electric has arrived writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Born out of the fuel shortages of the 1950s and the onslaught of super-economical Bubble cars the first MINI rolled off the production line in 1959. Now 61 years later and in response to a crisis of a different sort MINI’s first-ever all-electric offering has been launched. Is it a looker? Based on the 3-Door Hatch, the...

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Five Estate Cars for a growing family
Feb17

Five Estate Cars for a growing family

The humble estate car might have been falling out of fashion since the SUV’s arrival, but it still represents the most pragmatic approach to family motoring writes Geraldine Herbert SKODA OCTAVIA COMBI It is a testament to just how good the current Octavia is, that it remains among the best selling cars despite a new model on the way. Essentially the Combi is a Golf with a bigger boot and there is class-leading amount of space...

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BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive M Sport Plus
Jan21

BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive M Sport Plus

Bad weather may prove no problem in BMW’s new 3 series Estate but the price might writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? There may be an insatiable appetite for rugged off roaders with a commanding view of the road but there is still case to be made for the lifestyle estate as a spacious and practical family car. BMW’s new 3 series touring is set to raise the bar all over again in the premium compact estate segment. Who is...

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