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ŠKODA, cheers to the first 125 Years

In Short Cuts, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

The ŠKODA story began in 1895 when two cycling enthusiasts by the name of Václav Laurin (a mechanic) and Václav Klement (a bookseller) started out by designing and manufacturing bicycles under the name Laurin & Klement. This name is now reserved for the top-end L&K models in the Škoda lineup. The bicycles sold well, and technology was advancing; So Laurin …

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The perfect vehicle for apocalyptic survival

In Short Cuts by Kieran Bicknell

The current COVID-19 situation is prompting lockdowns across the globe; With views of the Contagion movie on the up, many people are jokingly referring to the situation as the ‘Apocalypse’ – this is, of course, complete nonsense.  But just in case the apocalypse did come knocking though, here are my four choices that may just be the ticket to riding …

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The Suzuki Swift Sport, sublime and simple

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Kieran Bicknell

It’s hard to translate into words the sheer childlike enjoyment that I’ve experienced during my time with the Suzuki Swift Sport. I’ll admit, I had been rather excited for the delivery day since it was confirmed as I’d heard so many good things about both generations of the Swift; And boy, oh boy, did it deliver on my expectations. It’s …

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Škoda Fabia Hatch Monte-Carlo – Simply refreshing

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

Some things in life are known for being refreshing; The first sip of a cold drink on a hot summer day, a warm shower first thing on a cold winter morning, getting to work without having to fight traffic jams or wrestling for a parking space. Now we can add driving the Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo to that list. You …

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Kia Soul EV, electrifying, everyday

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

Electric cars are somewhat of a talking point right now and the Kia Soul EV is worth gassing about. The UK Government has recently set out a ban on the sale of new ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars by 2035, with the shock inclusion of Hybrid vehicles within this category. This leaves only fully electric vehicles free to be sold …

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Kia Stonic Review: The perfect first SUV?

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

SUVs are the perfect everyday car for younger generations. No, I haven’t gone crazy… While I love a fast, hot hatch as much as the next 20- something-year-old, I believe that small SUVs are the ideal practical daily car for younger generations, something that may take convincing for some people. Appearance is everything in this day and age, especially for …

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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 …