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Aston Martin Vantage, just right

In Aston Martin, Car Reviews, Performance, Supercars by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Aston Martin Vantage is what dreams are made of for those who adore British sports cars Why? Well, let’s start with the car’s looks. It’s stunning from the back, with attractive lights and a subtle spoiler. Things are a tad less dramatic at the front, although the shark-nose is appealing. What works, though, are the proportions. The two-seater car …

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E All Electric SUV

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Ford, Mustang by Maggie Barry

WHEN is a Mustang not a Mustang? When it’s Mach-E, of course. The Ford Mustang…the big, beefy American muscle car with plenty of drift and piles of excitement, is the inspiration for this new crossover-type electric model. But while the diehards might hold up their hands in horror, others are going to be mightily impressed by this piece of engineering …

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The Polestar 2 EV, silent and swift

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Polestar by Tom Scanlan

Polestar 2 – A New Swedish EV..the initials are the acronym for an electric vehicle. How long before everyone knows this? Electricity…me: no idea how it works. Faraday was of course a genius. So was Tesla. I hope that Mister Geely (Polestar’s Chinese owner) doesn’t mind me mentioning Tesla, but then billionaires are, we hope, in the end, magnanimous by …

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New Ford Kuga PHEV (2020-) Review

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Ford, Hybrid by Tim Barnes-Clay

The All-New Ford Kuga arrives looking even more like the Focus than, well, the Focus… The Kuga is the blue oval’s most popular SUV in Europe, and the latest model is one of Ford’s most electrified cars to date. The all-new version of the popular SUV comes with a range of powertrains, but it’s the Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) in ST-Line …

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Citroën C5 Aircross C-Series, the ‘Comfort Class’ SUV

In Car Reviews, Citroen by Kieran Bicknell

The Citroën C5 Aircross C-Series, a uniquely styled family car providing class-leading luggage capacity and a strong basic specification From the Citroën press release, the C-Series model is defined as “accentuating the character and comfort of the brand’s models, placing emphasis on colours and materials and equipment that facilitates the in-car experience.” Sounds good, right? Well, let’s find out, as …

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Fiesta ST and Focus ST, I’ll take both

In Car Reviews, Ford, Performance by Neil Lyndon

Any Ford that bears the “ST” badge is best driven in one of two ways… Anything between those two states is a waste of the car’s abilities (or, as three-times World Champion Jack Brabham once said of Grand Prix racing, “You’re either on the gas or you’re on the brakes; and if you’re not, you’re fucking around.”) I enjoyed establishing …

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MINI what’s new for 2021

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Mini by Tom Scanlan

Shiny chrome is out. For Mini in 2021, it’s Piano Black! There’s now the gaping front black grille seemingly about to swallow the number plate. The headlamps are like black eyes, too. At the back, more black, with both front and rear of the car thus looking more aggressive, even more so with the Sport versions. And there’s more inside, …

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MX-5 RF Sport Tech Absolutely fan-bloomin-tastic!

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Kieran Bicknell

As a rule, no two journalists share the same opinion on a car, especially the MX-5. After all, that’s what makes journalism so interesting – opinions. Indeed, I thought, the ‘hype’ around the MX-5 was exaggerated? Yes, each time I’ve been in the passenger seat of (older) MX-5s, they’ve seemed fun on flowing, twisting roads, but in a straight line, …

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BMW 420d M Sport Coupe, a pleasure

In BMW, Car Reviews by Neil Lyndon

Though it is completely up-to-date in all departments – being drawn from the 3 Series for its communications technology, its safety equipment and its chassis engineering – there is something distinctly last-century about the 420d. For a start, its twin-turbo diesel engine, with 190bhp and 400Nm of torque will soon be about as illegal and frowned upon as a packet …

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The extremely good All-New Kia Sorento 4 SUV

In Car Reviews, Kia by Robin Roberts

The Kia Sorento is a superb SUV in a market that often delivers nothing out of the ordinary This large seven-seat SUV launched last year and the Kia Sorento 4 tested is the top of the three available trim levels. Powered by a choice of petrol or diesel engines and self-charging battery. A plug-in hybrid powertrain also joined the range. …