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Kia Picanto 125 X-Line S, one of the best small cars for 2020

In Car Reviews, Kia by Tom Scanlan

There’s often something that immediately strikes you about a new car. Take the Kia Picanto X-Line S…it was the colour. Was it yellow? Was it green? The answer lay inside the car. The yellow. (I concluded) accented on the dash and door armrests. The whole effect gave the car a sort of funky appeal. Perhaps more to young people than …

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Yeah! – The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

In Alfa Romeo, Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

‘Blown away!’ ‘Wiped out!’ ‘Confused?’ That’s the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio for me after just one week… Alfa’s Porsche – eater has at its heart a 2.9-litre, 510 bhp V6 engine that can shoot you to 62 mph in a mere 3.9 seconds. Madness, really—who needs it? Ah, well there’s still room in this world for petrol-heads. And you need to …

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The orange MAZDA MX-5 RF 30th Anniversary

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

It’s orange and still great fun. The standard 2-litre engine is the heart in this 30th anniversary MX-5, so it can go like s**t off a shovel, if you want! Good thing I’m not six feet tall – if I was, I would be unlikely to fit comfortably into this superb little sports-car. The cabin is cosy, to say the …

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All-New Seat Tarraco Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Seat by Tom Scanlan

Indeed it is already being delivered to customers. They will no doubt be told, amongst other things, that RVs (residual values) are impressive. Pricing starts at £28,335 and, including First Edition models, reaches more than £40K at the top-of-the-range. There are four versions, starting with SE, then Technology, then Excellence and topping out with Luxury. Within SEAT’s so-called EASYMOVE marketing …

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The 2019 Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Allgrip Auto reviewed

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

And, once again, Suzuki offers a car that is as competitive as anything in its class…a particularly popular and competitive sector. The test car was the top-of-the-range version, priced at £26,149. Dual-tone paint would have added £300. The engine was the 1.4-litre Boosterjet with 140 PS and emitting 174 g/km under WLTP regulations. I found it to be particularly smooth, …