Car Review – Range Rover Velar

Land Rover has a well-established knack of identifying a gap in the market and then owning that sector. So it is with the superb new Range Rover Velar,  – writes Ian Strachan. They spotted a space between the Range Rover Sport and the smaller Range Rover Evoque. OK – the Discovery probably fits in there somewhere but, as those clever people at Land Rover surmised, Range Rover has become a brand … Continue reading

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Car Review – Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Volvo’s V90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid is probably the most complete car you’re likely to drive writes Ian Strachan. Not only is it a superbly comfortable, well-specified, roomy, high-performing executive express, but it also gives you low running costs, no congestion charges and no first year road tax. The V90 T8 has an 87 bhp electric motor, but it also has a 2.0 litre petrol engine to take over when … Continue reading

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Car Review – Vauxhall Grandland X

Long before Peugeot’s parent company had taken over Vauxhall/Opel the two manufacturers were already co-operating to produce individually-badged vehicles from common floor pans, writes Ian Strachan. One of the results of this collaboration is the largest of Vauxhall’s SUV range – the Grandland X, which is based on the same floorpan as the much-acclaimed Peugeot 3008. But the cars, apart from being pretty much the same size, are very different. The … Continue reading

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Car Review – Mazda3 2.0 SE-L Nav Fastback

Mazda has taken the slightly conservative Mazda3  and turned it into something sporty and exciting, writes  Ian Strachan. The latest Mazda3 is nicely styled, quick, handles well and is a pleasure to drive. I test drove the sleek Mazda3 2.0 SE-L Nav Fastback, fitted with a gutsy 120 bhp 2.0 litre petrol engine which is responsive and flexible. The engine came linked to Mazda’s pleasant six-speed manual gearbox. With this set-up … Continue reading

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Car Review – Audi Q2

Audi is cutting sports utility driving down to size. First there was the huge Q7, then the slightly smaller Q5, then the Q3, and now, inevitably, the Q2.  This latest offering gives you sports utility driving in a more compact package. But despite being smaller, it still looks as purposeful as its bigger brothers, writes motoring editor Ian Strachan. The Q2, like its bigger stablemates, is also very comfortable. It handles … Continue reading

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Car Review – Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCI ST-Line

The revitalised Ford Kuga is probably one of the best-researched vehicles on the market. Ford took on board comments from thousands of users when it came to giving its SUV a makeover. The result is more electronics including voice recognition which can guide you to filling stations, hotels, cafes etc, and more of the functions controlled from a touchscreen. You also get a connection point to charge your mobile phone, … Continue reading

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Car Review – Citroen C4 Cactus Flair

It’s amazing no one has thought of it before; rubberised protective panels on a car’s vulnerable areas to protect it from supermarket trolleys, carelessly opened doors, bumps and scrapes writes motoring editor Ian Strachan. But Citroen has thought of it. The new Citroen C4 Cactus has protective “Airbump” panels on the side doors, and front and rear bumpers, meaning no more scratched or damaged paintwork. A simple idea, and it actually looks OK, … Continue reading

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Car Review – Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki has revived an old name for its new small hatchback. But this new car is a very different proposition from the Baleno of the 1990s, writes Ian Strachan. The 2016 Baleno is a practical and good-looking, economical hatchback which is surprisingly sprightly. You don’t expect sparkling performance from a three-cylinder One litre engine, but thanks to the addition of a turbocharger this engine has some guts. The Baleno is elegant … Continue reading

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Car Review – Subaru XV 2.0D SE Premium

Subaru has developed an attractive range of vehicles which offer solid and dependable alternatives to some of the mainstream manufacturers. The company has launched well-made cars into a variety of sectors at competitive prices. The Subaru XV is pitched into the lucrative and growing 4×4 SUV market. The range has been updated, with softer lines and a higher spec. But prices for the XV are still very competitive, with the … Continue reading

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