When we first reviewed the current generation Mazda3 back in 2014, we came away impressed. That’s not surprising, really: it looks good, drives well, and is powered by a range of great engines. Thankfully when time came for Mazda’s engineers to give their best-seller a mid-life update, they wisely chose not to mess with a winning formula.
Isuzu, perhaps to crown their 100th anniversary celebrations, packed their already capable D-Max off to Iceland to be fiddled with by Arctic Trucks, the company that’s been re-engineering 4x4s for life in the frozen wastelands for the best part of 25 years. The result is the D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35. And it’s the most extreme pick-up on the market today...
Imagine your CEO stands up in front of the world and bravely declares: "by 2020, we will reduce the average CO2 emissions of our range by 25 per cent." What do you do? If you work for most car companies, you’ll probably be forced to hunt through your existing range to find something into which you can shoehorn an electric motor and a stack of batteries. Kia's engineers, however, decided to do it differently. The result is the Niro.
This might surprise you, but Subaru have been making ‘boxer’ (or horizontally-opposed) engines for 50 years now. In that time, they’ve churned out more than 16 million of them, so it’s certainly fair to say they’ve got it down to a fine art. That process of continuous refinement applies equally to the cars that are powered by them, and none represents that ethos better than the Subaru Forester.
The new tenth generation Honda Civic will arrive in UK showrooms this March, initially with a choice of two turbocharged petrol engines and with prices starting from £18,235.
The new Kia Stinger, unveiled this week at the Detroit Motor Show, gives us further evidence that Kia's new-found levels of confidence are being put to good use.
The Subaru BRZ - our driver's favourite - has been revised for the 2017 model year with a few tweaks both inside and out, the most obvious of which is the arrival of a sharp new set of full LED headlights.
The new NIO EP9, the electric supercar from automotive start-up NextEV - has set a new lap record at the famous Nürburgring Nordschliefe, making it the fastest electric car in the world.
The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the company citing a keyword of 'refined toughness' as their reference point during the design process.
This is the new 2017 model year Volkswagen Golf. No, really... it is. Although VW describes the 2017 car as a 'major update' exterior changes are remarkably subtle.