Recently, the Ford Fiesta was crowned the UK's best-selling car of all time, having shifted more than 4.1 million over the course of its 40-year history. But today’s Fiesta is a far cry from the basic shopping trolley of the seventies and eighties. In fact, this new seventh generation Fiesta almost has more kit and technology than a Mercedes S-Class from just a few years ago. Ford claim it’s the most technologically advanced small car on sale in Europe and, as far as we can tell, they’re not wrong.
We were always fans of the old Volvo XC60. That's not surprising when you consider it consistently found itself at the top of the premium SUV best sellers list. In fact, Volvo sold more XC60s in its last year of production than they had in any other year. Clearly, this new XC60 is a car Volvo can't afford to get wrong. So let me start by letting you in on a secret: they haven't.
So now, we’ve come full circle. After reinventing every model in the Mazda range under the guise of the company’s Kodo and Jinba Ittai malarkey, it’s now the turn of the one that started it all, the CX-5, to enjoy a comprehensive going-over. And to best explain it all, I’d like to start by talking about cargo covers. Ok, I know that sounds about as exciting as watching water evaporate, but bear with me...
While most people probably think of pickups as a fairly simple creation, these days buyers expect something more from their working vehicles: like all-day comfort, for one. That makes designing the modern pick-up a rather more delicate balancing act than it used to be, one that some manufacturers seem to struggle with, with more than one recently-launched pickup arriving onto the market while, shall we say, significantly under-engined. Thankfully, there is an answer in the form of the Ford Ranger, and with the option of a 3.2-litre five-cylinder it’s currently the most powerful pickup on the market.
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will go on sale in the UK in January 2018, with prices starting from £21,275.
The new Volvo XC40 has been officially unveiled and is available to order now ahead of first deliveries in Q1 2018, with prices starting from £27,905.
The new Kia Stonic, the company's first small SUV, officially goes on sale on 23rd October, with prices starting from £16,295 and rising to £20,495.
The new third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport has been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, picking up where the well-regarded second generation model left off.
Although the new Subaru Impreza has been on sale in the US for a year, the company is only now launching the new car in European markets.
The new 2018 Ford Mustang for Europe has been officially unveiled today. The most obvious change is to the design of the front end, with a more aggressive bonnet line and grille, aimed at improving aerodynamics.