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On the road in the 2018 Mazda6 Saloon

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

When we arrived at Birmingham Airport, Mazda provided a Mazda6 for us to drive away to the launch venue in the Cotswolds. As our car was being edged out of its parking space, I asked one of the guys who were greeting us, “Have we been given the old car for this drive, so that we can compare it with the new one later?”
Neil Lyndon drives the latest 2018 Mazda6 Saloon 194ps GT Sport Nav+ Auto….READ MORE

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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