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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 […]

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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