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SEAT Leon ST Cupra
Apr30

SEAT Leon ST Cupra

Buying an estate car tends to be a practical consideration. But this souped-up Seat really moves too, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Estates are rarely cars of choice. Rather they are the heroically dull option when the number of bikes, wellies, labradors and kids you need to ferry around has increased to an unmanageable amount. But over the past few years, a new breed of discreet but sporty load-luggers has emerged which sprint...

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2018 Honda Civic Type R
Apr09

2018 Honda Civic Type R

 The Type R has been given a facelift and Hannah Gordon has been finding  out just what has been nipped and what has been tucked What is it? The ‘demonic’ looking hot hatch is back and carrying with it a big haul of awards naming it as the best in its class. Who is it aimed at? It may have five-doors and a decent size boot but this car is all about power and driver enjoyment whilst pushing it to its limits, it does settle down enough...

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Jaguar E-Pace
Mar07

Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar’s latest SUV looks the part but lacks the edge to justify the price writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? SUVs are the lifeblood of car makers as more families opt for something sportier than an estate and more substantial than a hatchback. Sales of crossovers and SUVs are expected to more than double by 2020 and they have become the go anywhere, all-conquering family transport. While none of us may actually venture off...

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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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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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Renault Megane Grand Coupe 1.6 DCI 130 Signature Nav
Nov06

Renault Megane Grand Coupe 1.6 DCI 130 Signature Nav

Suzanne Keane checks out Renault’s stylish compact Saloon, the Megane Grand Coupe What is it?  The Megane Grand Coupe is the saloon version of last year’s funky hatchback. While it may be less attractive than its hatchback and sports tourer siblings once you’re behind the wheel it feels identical and with 130bhp under the bonnet it won’t be left behind. Styling? While there are touches of coupe styling in keeping with the name...

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