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A day with the FCA Range

In Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

FCA. It stands for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Not terribly original. Just another set of letters that don’t even acronym nicely. So, why not, considering that the group is actually comprised of Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Jeep, FARJAC?! Or CARAFAJ…more of a ring to that one. Maybe even a new brand-name to copyright. Whatever, FCA invited us to a […]

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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, […]

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On the road in the BMW X4 20d M Sport

In BMW, Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

He reckons he is just about at home now with how to use the impressive communications technology available. He reckons the phone system is particularly good. In our test BMW X4 (BMW calls it a Sports Activity Coupe), I admit to not trying this out because I simply don’t like talking on a phone when I am driving. That said, […]

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All-New Suzuki Jimny 2019 Review

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

The Jimny’s traditional ladder-chassis design is significant in the car’s ability to do take on the toughest terrain. It has both front and rear rigid axles and the whole car is more strongly-built, being one-and-a-half-times torsionally stiffer than the outgoing twenty-years-old Jimny. Naturally, its ‘Allgrip Pro’ technology gives you low-ratio 4-wheel-drive with a limited slip differential. On the open road, […]

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The Seat Leon ST Cupra 300 TSi 4Drive reviewed

In Car Reviews, Seat by Tom Scanlan

If you’re lucky, you find a car that fits you like a glove. The Seat Leon ST Cupra 4Drive does that for me. The Cupra being what it is, it’s the driver who really gets the most from this machine. Tom Scanlan enjoys a rapid estate car, the Seat Leon ST Cupra 300 TSi 4Drive…READ MORE

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Reviewed the New Fiat 500X new look, tech and engines

In Car Reviews, Fiat by Tom Scanlan

The 2019 Fiat 500X has been refreshed and updated, Fiat has already decided that it needed to do something to get more customers into this SUV…so, it says, look at the refreshed styling. Tom Scanlan goes to Bristol for the UK Launch and drives two variants of the stylish Italian crossover…READ MORE