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First Drive : The Lexus LC Convertible, a sense of theatre

In Car Reviews, Lexus by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Lexus LC Coupe has always looked impressive and elegant all at the same time. The all-new car shares the LC Coupe’s gorgeous design and adrenaline-charged performance while adding the fun associated with wind-in-your-hair motoring. And, as with the hard-topped model, a non-turbocharged unit sits under the hood. This alone makes the LC different. Why? Well, there’s a glut of …

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First Drives: 2020 Honda Civic Type-R, latest, greatest

In Car Reviews by Tim Barnes-Clay

Honda has intensified the magnetism of the Type R The Limited Edition hunk of metal is the most uncompromising Type R. It’s crafted for the track, with a decluttered cabin and lightweight elements, both of which are responsible for the vehicle’s 47kg weight reduction. The next addition is the Sport Line, which been assembled to appeal to motorists who want …

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Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid T5 Review

In Car Reviews, Sponsored Post, Volvo by Tim Barnes-Clay

Okay, so let’s get this clear: this particular Volvo is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle – that’s PHEV for short. Yep, a catchy acronym, I know. If you’re still clueless, it means the car runs on electricity and petrol power. Hybrid tech is a good idea, though – and when you get into the routine of charging up, you can, …

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Reviewed: Mitsubishi L200 Series 6, a big deal

In Car Reviews, Mitsubishi by Tim Barnes-Clay

Mitsubishi knows that Britain is Europe’s biggest market when it comes to pick-ups. The new L200 Series 6 model is a big deal for the Japanese automaker. In its 40th year, the L200 is almost as old as me, but like Doctor Who, it regenerates every few years – usually with a bolder look. The Series 6 doesn’t disappoint and …

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Reviewed – Suzuki Swift Attitude 2019

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Suzuki Swift is a massive seller for the Japanese carmaker. And now it anticipates the up-to-the-minute Swift Attitude will lift sales further. The special-edition model is predicted to account for 40 per cent of all Swift sales in the United Kingdom during the rest of 2019 and beyond. The £14,599 Swift Attitude is modelled around the mid-specification SZ-T grade, …

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Renault Megane RS 280, a hot hatch review

In Car Reviews, Renault by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Renault Megane has been on sale for four years, but we were kept hanging on for the Renaultsport (RS) model. Mind you, when it finally turned up last year, the consensus was that it was worth waiting for. Even though the three-door coupe has been switched for a five-door hatch, Renault’s Megane RS has the same fun factor injected …