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Renault Megane RS 280, a hot hatch review

In Car Reviews, Renault by Tim Barnes-Clay

Even though the three-door coupe has been switched for a five-door hatch, Renault’s Megane RS has the same fun factor injected into it. Indeed, it’s among the best when it comes to modern hot-hatchbacks. But is the Renaultsport Megane superior to the car it trades places with? “Yes” is the short answer. You see, previous Renaultsport cars have obtained a […]

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Reviewed the All-New Rifter MPV from Peugeot

In Car Reviews, Peugeot by Tim Barnes-Clay

When is a van an MPV? When it’s an All-New Rifter. Yes, it doesn’t take an automotive anorak to spot that the Rifter is based on a van. But that doesn’t make it a lame set of wheels. Indeed, this replacement for the pug-ugly Partner Tepee could well be the family transport resolution you’ve been searching for. So, let’s drill down deeper and properly examine this strangely named MPV. Tim Barnes-Clay drives the Peugeot Rifter at the European Launch in Monaco…READ MORE

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New 2018 Toyota Aygo refreshed and reviewed

In Car Reviews, Toyota by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Aygo is in its second incarnation, but it’s not ready to be reborn a third time quite yet. Instead, Toyota has given the car a facelift to freshen things up a bit. Tim Barnes-Clay drives the latest Toyota Aygo at the European launch in Denmark….READ MORE

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2018 review

In Car Reviews, Mercedes-Benz by Tim Barnes-Clay

Drive.co.uk has been testing the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class this week. Read our first impressions on the new premium hatchback. The A-Class has become sexier with each incarnation – and 2018’s Mk4 is a car oozing desirability. It’s a classy hatch with one diesel option – the A180d. Then there are the A200 and A250 petrols. All are offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. But, from 2019, manuals and more powerful engines will join the party. Tim Barnes-Clay enjoys the latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 250 AMG Line DCT…READ MORE

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All New Suzuki Swift Sport – Fun for all

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tim Barnes-Clay

All New Suzuki Swift Sport – Fun for all – Yes, some of its products are tinny as old war helmets, but Suzuki knows how to make popular and fun cars – and the All New Suzuki Swift Sport is one of them. Tim Barnes-Clay at the European Launch in Southern Spain drives swiftly in the eagerly awaited All New Swift Sport…READ MORE

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‘Wow’ – The All New Volvo XC60

In Car Reviews, Volvo by Tim Barnes-Clay

The great Swedish brand, Volvo, never really disappoints. If a medium size SUV floats your boat – even though the All New Volvo XC60 is expensive, it’s seriously worth every penny. Everything I write is subjective, but I try and stay objective as a car reviewer. It’s an impossibility if I’m honest. But, to my eyes – and I bet to yours – the XC60 is a good-looker. It isn’t a pig in a wig that’s for sure – unlike many more bulky SUVs out there. Because Volvo has gone even further upmarket, you’re assured of a premium feeling cabin. You’ll feel safe and you’ll feel special…READ MORE

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A day out at Abarth Day

In Abarth, Blog by Tim Barnes-Clay

Tim Barnes-Clay visited the event at Rockingham Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire. The Abarth 124 Rally was among the celebrated cars of the show when it made its British debut at 2017’s Abarth Day. On Saturday (20 May), the two-up 124 Rally car, managed by Team Bernini Rally, gave auto aficionados the chance to ride shotgun around the track. The 300ps rally machine made its first on-track appearance on British soil and gave guests the opportunity to see the skill of the Bernini rally squad….READ MORE