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Reviewed Mazda2, a giant in spirit

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

Little big car. The analogy came suggested itself because the top-spec 1.5 litre GT Sport Nav version of the Mazda2 we borrowed provided all the frills and extras you’d expect in a big luxobarge while being physically a tiddler of a supermini in the league of the Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo. Leather upholstery with tastefully subtle contrast panels? Tick. …

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Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid, take a good look.

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

So they’re not all the same (as I had begun to think)! SUVs have for some years now been the type of vehicle that grabs the biggest chunk of the car market. Looking around inside, it happens to be a bit simpler than the other manufacturer’s two models recently tested. But then it’s a lot cheaper — at £27,549 around …

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Jukeing around in the Next Generation Nissan Juke

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Neil Lyndon

I bet you’ve no idea what the word Juke means? It’s even possible that Nissan themselves haven’t got a clue that the name they originally gave to their new subcompact SUV crossover in 2010 actually has a meaning. However, when I was taking my 90-year-old mother-in-law – a Scottish Borderer – out for her weekly trip to the supermarket, she …

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Rolls-Royce Ghost – as the lights go down

In Car Reviews, Rolls Royce by Maggie Barry

A STAR is born or in this case reborn. The Rolls-Royce Ghost first made its appearance in 2009 in direct response to customer demand for a more minimalist vehicle – one they could drive themselves, and why not? With a whopping 6.75-litre V12 engine under the bonnet delivering 563bhp why on earth would you want someone else in the driving …

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The New Land Rover Defender

In Car Reviews, Land Rover by Maggie Barry

Land Rover has come to the Atholl Estate in Scotland to showcase their much-awaited New Defender, the highly anticipated 21st-century successor to the original beloved of country folk everywhere. It’s a unique and special privilege which the Duke enjoys and today he has even more defenders to hand – or Defenders to be precise. The New Defender has arrived and …

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Mazda CX-30, a pretty reasonable compact SUV

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

If you are the kind of person who sees the Porsche Cayenne Turbo as the most complete car on earth, the one that would fulfil all your needs and make every dream come true…but… If the Porsche is a nine for performance, driving dynamics, interior luxury and swank appeal, the Mazda would be somewhere between six and seven. Obviously, these …

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The Lucid Air luxury performance EV launched

In Lucid Motors, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Lucid Motors, not a name many will of heard of, launched its first luxury performance EV, to be known as the Lucid Air, could this be a true rival to Tesla. Reading like a game of top trumps, the Air EV has launched more than a few tricks up its sleeve. A whopping 1080 horsepower, 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, quarter-mile …

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Autumn, there’s a lot of Leafs today

In Nissan, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

No, today, it’s World EV day, with Nissan at the forefront of driving towards a more sustainable society. The Leaf has been a true pioneer for the electric car industry and has evolved over the years to be more and more innovative as the technology evolves. The Nissan Leaf has been highly praised and won many awards over the years, …