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Reviewed the Kia Ceed GT, a rare breed

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

As the Kia CEED GT was delivered to me, I was taken aback for a moment: I realised this was the first time I’d ever seen one in the flesh, and I’m not entirely sure why that is. There’s no doubting that this is a fantastic looking hatchback. While sticking within the typical design language of current-generation hatches, the CEED …

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Nissan Micra N-Sport, take the long way home

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Kieran Bicknell

The humble Nissan Micra; Long known as the first car of choice for newly-passed teenagers or a cheap runabout for your grandma, the Nissan Micra N-sport edition is the latest in a line of models offered, to move the Micra away from these stereotypes and towards the modern supermini and sporty-hatch markets. Does it succeed where previous generations have perhaps …

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Honda Jazz Crosstar practical and wallet friendly

In Car Reviews, Honda by Kieran Bicknell

800 miles in the Honda Jazz Crosstar Now, let’s get one thing out the way first – this is by no means a Gran Tourer or ‘GT’ car. Nor is it particularly well-suited to long-distance travel (compared to other vehicles from Honda’s fleet, such as the Civic or CR-V) however, it coped remarkably well all things considered, and I had …

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Living with the Honda E

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Honda by Kieran Bicknell

Fall in love every day with the highly likeable Honda e Suddenly, everything seems just that little bit better. You pre-heat this electric car before stepping out the front door via the key fob, knowing that the moment you set foot in its futuristic cabin the world will be toasty and warm once again, like having a duvet on four …

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Reviewed, the Škoda Scala Monte Carlo

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

At first, you may be a little confused as to where the Scala fits into Škoda’s vast range. Well, it’s smaller than a Kamiq, but not really bigger than a Fabia. See? It’s a little confusing. Resembling the discontinued ‘wagon’ version of the Fabia, the Scala essentially takes up the same mantle. Five seats, clever design and impressive styling are …

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The New Škoda Octavia, more than satisfying

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

When the new Škoda Octavia launched, was it some sort of prodigy come true, a miracle on earth, the greatest thing since sliced bread… With the motoring cliche “all the car you could ever need” being bandied around like it was the only words anyone could say on Twitter, I looked forward to finding out if a few months after …

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BMW 420i Coupé First Drive Review

In BMW, Car Reviews by Kieran Bicknell

The long-awaited new BMW 4 series Coupé has been the subject of much discussion, especially over the dramatically-revised front end design. The 4 series has long been a staple of the BMW line up. Blending dynamic handling and dashing looks with practicality and class, it is back once again for 2020. Let’s address the elephant in the room first – …

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Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid, a sound and sensible choice

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

How long does it take to make up your mind about a car? What is it that communicates and fixes such an instantaneous impression of feeling right at home in a car? Touch? Feel? Ambience? Texture? The way your bum fits into the seat? The sound the door makes when it closes? A sense of security in something soundly made? …

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Honda CR-V EX Hybrid AWD, a superbly practical SUV

In Car Reviews, Honda by Kieran Bicknell

Honda CR-V – What a wonderful surprise I’ve said before about my love for driving SUVs, and immediately the first thing I did upon taking delivery of the Honda CR-V was check out the interior. Safe to say, I was definitely impressed. The EX sits at the top of Honda’s model range, and it certainly shows. Plenty of leather surfaces …