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First Drive: Renault Mégane RS
Feb13

First Drive: Renault Mégane RS

The Renault Mégane RS is the most fun I had, on track and off, in a long time writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sitting lower to the ground than the regular Mégane, the RS 280, the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by the French marque, is low, orange and racetrack-ready. Its predecessor was revered by hot hatchback aficionados, so much is expected of it. First impressions of the new Renault Mégane RS? Despite being painted an...

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First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc
Jan31

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc

VW’s latest SUV is ready to roc but can it stand out in this crowded segment asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? The T-Roc is the latest in Volkswagen’s SUV offensive and is designed to appeal to young, trendy buyers. First impressions of the new VW T-Roc? Buying a new car is much like starting a relationship, it has little if anything to do with the brain and everything to do with the heart. In the fiercely competitive SUV...

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Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 4MATIC 
Jan04

Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 4MATIC 

The new Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 perfectly blends performance and high-end luxury, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sometimes the best cars are the most understated; you could be a thrill-seeking speed freak and nobody need know. The latest variant of Mercedes E-Class, the AMG E43, is just that. Designed to plug the gap between the regular E-Class and the rip-roaring E63, the E43 is a fast but demure car, rather than a hooligan...

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First Drive: Peugeot 5008
Dec11

First Drive: Peugeot 5008

SUVs are currently on a winning streak and it’s easy to see why writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? An MPV is not the car of choice for style conscious families. If you are in the market for one it’s unlikely that you are a singleton, no it is because you are in need of extra seats and space, possibly as much as 1,000 litres, with the seats folded down. In the age of the Urban SUV, Peugeot has looked at the most...

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Hyundai i30 N Performance
Nov22

Hyundai i30 N Performance

Rivals will ignore Hyundai’s first hot hatch at their peril writes Hannah Gordon What is it? A new hot hatch developed by Hyundai that marks an exciting motorsport era for the company. Who is it aimed at? Its hard to nail down just one sector that this car is aimed at, but the ‘popping’ and ‘banging’ exhaust will appeal to the driving enthusiast whilst the i30 N can then flip to an extremely comfortable and well equipped...

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First Drive: Kia Stinger
Nov20

First Drive: Kia Stinger

Suzanne Keane gets behind the wheel of Kia’s new sports car with rear-wheel drive and a twin-turbo V6 engine What is it? The Stinger is the fastest production vehicle in Kia’s history – designed in Frankfurt and perfected at the Nürburgring. The rear wheel drive “sports sedan” has been developed from the 2011 Kia GT concept. First impressions of the new Kia Stinger? The low slung Stinger with its sloping roofline, wide stance...

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