When people find out I’m a motoring journalist, what follows is normally the question “what car should I buy?” Lately, by way of an answer, I’ve been suggesting the questioner simply throws a dart at the Mazda range and drives home in whatever it hits. With the unveiling of the new CX-3, Mazda revealed themselves as a brand that marketing types would describe as being “on point.” So when the CX-3 arrived on test, we had seriously high hopes for it.
Just as we’d expect the British Prime Minister to be seen swanning his way up The Mall in the back of a Jaguar for an audience with Her Royal Majiness, we’ve grown used to seeing the French President wafting up the Champs-Élysées in the back of a big Citroen. Citroen believes the DS badge has sufficient cachet to sustain itself as a brand in its own right, and the first of the new models to embody the brand's 'spirit of avant-garde' ethos is the new DS5...
There is no greater anti-dote to the pressures of modern motoring than the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Pot-holes, emissions taxation, speed cameras, climate change brow-beating – all these things are absent from an event that has grown from untried and relatively uncertain beginnings back in 1993 to a venue that has displaced many a traditional motor show...
It could just be because I’m of a certain age, but to me, the name Vitara conjures up images of a wide-wheeled, short wheel-base, soft-top mini 4×4, normally found with an over-sized Rhino graphic plastered on the back. Perhaps it was wrong of me, then, to approach the new Vitara with the somewhat rose-tinted expectation that Suzuki had managed to tap into some of that original Vitara spirit...
Volkswagen is conducting research into automated parking and charging systems for electric cars, dubbed V-Charge for 'valet charging'.
Wondering how the new Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), informally known as 'road tax', unveiled in today's Summer Budget 2015 will work when it's introduced in 2017? We have the details.
The new Honda HR-V will be priced from £17,995 when it arrives in UK showrooms in late August of this year. Diesel models start from £19,745.
The Fiat 500 has been given a relatively mild facelift, exactly eight years after the company's best-selling supermini went on sale, and 58 years after the launch of the original 500.
Subaru has confirmed that the Levorg will be coming to UK shores this September. The name is a concatenation of 'legacy', 'revolution' and 'touring' although in the UK it will be officially known as the Levorg GT.
Alfa Romeo has officially unveiled its new Giulia. At the same time, the company revealed that it would be powered - among other options - by a 510hp six-cylinder turbocharged Ferrari engine.