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Peugeot 508 Fastback
Jan07

Peugeot 508 Fastback

Due here in Spring, Hannah Gordon gets behind the wheel of one of the most anticipated cars this year, the Peugeot 508 Fastback What is it? A low slung coupe style car, Peugeot has brought something different to the market instead of the usual SUV models. Who is it aimed at? Designed for the executive car market, the coupe styling and large boot lend itself to the business sales rep sector. Styling? The Peugeot 508 has unique styling...

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First Drive: Citroen C5 Aircross
Nov29

First Drive: Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen’s new flagship SUV, the C5 Aircross, is the moment when comfy sofa meets family car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Few places can better test the ability of an SUV than the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, home to stunning desert landscapes, strange and wonderful roads and breathtaking gorges. It was here Citroen chose to launch its all-new SUV, the C5 Aircross. Comfort is Citroen’s new focus; inspired by...

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First Drive: BMW Z4
Nov26

First Drive: BMW Z4

It’s hard not to be seduced by the Z4 with its beautifully sculpted lines and classic feel, but it’s not perfect, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Nothing comes closer to instant glamour than driving an open-topped car, so is it any wonder car-makers tempt us with little sporty numbers? BMW’s classic two-seater, the Z4, is one of the best-looking roadsters. But stunning as it looks, the Z4 has never had the same...

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First Drive: BMW M850i
Nov01

First Drive: BMW M850i

The 8 Series returns after a 20-year absence – and heralds BMW’s future direction writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? .It’s been almost 20 years since the last BMW 8 Series; the two-door coupe traces its history to the Frankfurt Motor show in 1989 and was BMW’s technology showpiece of its time. Dubbed the ‘E31’, it was powered by 5.0-litre V-12 that produced 300 horsepower. Over its lifetime it...

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Renault Koleos
Oct10

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving...

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First Drive: Mazda CX-3
Sep25

First Drive: Mazda CX-3

It may not look radically different but there have been some key improvements to the 2019 Mazda CX-3 writes Suzanne Keane What is it? The CX-3 was launched in 2015 as Mazda’s first compact SUV to take on the crossover market. Now it’s back with a mini-facelift and hoping to stamp all over the competition. First impressions of the Mazda CX-3? The overall look of the CX-3 hasn’t really changed but there’s an updated front grille with...

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