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First Drive: SEAT Tarraco
Feb14

First Drive: SEAT Tarraco

Fancy getting muddy in style? We check out Seats all new seven seat Tarraco writes Geraldine Herbert. What is it? Sitting on top of the SEAT SUV family the Tarraco is a big brother to the Ateca and Arona. With seven-seat SUV plans to tempt buyers away from a host of rivals including the Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail, Kia’s Sorento, Hyundai’s Santa Fe, the Peugeot 5008, the Citroen C5 Aircross and Opel’s...

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First Drive: Lexus ES
Feb05

First Drive: Lexus ES

Can Lexus tempt buyers away from premium German rivals in Europe with its ES, asks Geraldine Herbert. What is it? The ES is the best-selling Lexus in the world but this is the first time the nameplate will be offered in Europe. Lexus is nudging into the premium executive market to rival the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. Is it a looker? Shrinking the best elements of the larger LS, the ES is dramatically styled and...

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First Drive: Lexus RC
Jan30

First Drive: Lexus RC

The Lexus RC 300h stirs the soul, but is it a match for German rivals? Geraldine Herbert finds out What is it? So you want something sporty and premium that wouldn’t look out of place at a Greenpeace fundraiser. You want it to look muscular but not bling, with good driving manners, plush interior and comfort. Well, Lexus would like to tempt you with their 2019 RC 300h – a hybrid coupé. Is it a looker? It looks absolutely gorgeous and...

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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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