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The Cupra Formentor SUV, for the individual

In Car Reviews, Cupra by Neil Lyndon

A lot of attention was focussed on the Cupra Formentor which I had driven to a recent family occasion. When I clicked the remote door release, puddles of light projecting the Cupra logo formed on the ground beneath the door handles. Nobody knew that they symbolised the performance arm of Seat. “Ah!” said one, “it must be the Batmobile.” When …

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The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is something special

In Car Reviews, Genesis by Maggie Barry

Deadline 2020 – No more petrol and diesel…so there’s plenty of time to try out the new Genesis G70 Shooting Brake The newly created brand is the premium marque of Hyundai and already has outlets across the rest of the world. Now it has been launched in Europe and this shooting brake has been developed specifically for the European market. …

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DS 4, the finest of French cars

In Car Reviews, DS Automobiles by Maggie Barry

The finest wines, haute couture, great grub – France is now giving us another luxury item, the DS 4 Not surprisingly, this gives DS access to come of the best design and technology in the market and the new DS 4 reflects this. Once known simply for its connection with Citroen, DS is now pushing through in its own right …

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The Genesis GV70 SUV, almost has it all

In Car Reviews, Genesis by Tom Scanlan

‘It’s got everything you want and more!’ The Genesis GV70 (which, starting at £39,450, is the Korean marques’ leading seller) is a mid-size SUV that attracts the eye both outside and in its interior. Particularly in the spacious cabin, there are so many touches that illustrate what can be achieved by, well, artists of design. My favourites are the door …

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MG5 EV LR, pretty impressive for £28,995

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, MG by Neil Lyndon

“Nice car,” was my friend’s verdict on the new MG5 EV SW… As I have written before in this space, I drive this guy to an exercise class every Friday. Because he needs a new car, I always make a point of picking him up in my test car for the week. He takes a detailed interest in the build …

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Ford Focus ST – Have fun and you will!

In Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

Ford does it so well! and the Focus ST just raises the bar. Yes, 280 bhp from the 2.3-litre, four pot is the start-point for a study of the Focus’ potential…it’s obviously going to be a real goer! But, less easy to assimilate, perhaps, is how it will feel inside the car and out on the road. Here’s the answer: …

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Genesis G80 AWD, an elegant, polished performer

In Car Reviews, Genesis by Maggie Barry

DO not let the kids sit in the back of the Genesis G80 My goodness, the version I was driving even had individual screens on the rear of the front seats. For them, it is a joy. For you, it would be a mistake – a big mistake. You see, in the rear there is also a command dial to …

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Just Launched – All-New Kia Sportage, better than ever

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Kia by Tom Scanlan

Which one of the All-New Kia Sportage would you go for? At first site it does seem obviously bigger…30 millimetres, in fact…and, on first impressions, even better in many ways. The last model, sold well, these latest Hybrid versions can only bring more potential with new customers moving towards electrification. I first drove the 1.6T-GDi ‘GT-line S’ 48V DCT AWD …

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Mazda3 GT Sport, the best in the family hatchback class?

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

There may come a point in your life at which you simply have to give in and say “Yes, I am a Mazda man”. In my long life, I have been enamoured of a succession of manufacturers to such an extent that they felt like an extension of my personality and identity. Maserati was one of the first when I …