If you’re a Brit, you can be forgiven for not knowing Bronco. Born in the same era as Mustang, its nameplate echoes the same wild, untamed character as its pony car brother. Now, though, Bronco is back, and if first impressions are anything to go by, it’s all set to out-wrangler the Wrangler.
Several times during a 500-mile round-trip to Cornwall in the new Ford Focus Active, I noticed cars would often become ‘stuck’ in its blind-spot. After it happened for the sixth time, I came to the conclusion people were slowing down to get a better look.
The Mazda CX-30 slots neatly in between the CX-3 and CX-5, and borrows much from the well-received Mazda 3, most obviously its updated Kodo design philosophy and its edgier, wedgier snout. For our money, that makes it one of the more distinctive SUVs out there.
Pythagoras would have absolutely loved the DS3 Crossback; nearly every surface, both inside and out, is littered with triangles and geometric shapes. Whether that works for you is, of course, entirely a matter of personal taste, but there are certainly some elements I found to be strangely appealing.
There was a time when if you wanted a new pickup you'd head to your nearest Toyota dealer and simply order a Hilux. Trouble is, other manufacturers have since cottoned on, and with even Mercedes getting in on the act, Toyota has to keep ahead of the curve or risk losing their most utilitarian crown.
Much has been written about the new Ford Focus ST hatchback. The thing is, it’s the estate that interests us, because as well as being fans of fast Fords, we Brits love a good wagon. And this is a very good wagon indeed.
Gone are the days when a pick-up could be constructed from little more than a few bits of pig iron perched atop some cart springs. Perhaps mindful of that, the new Ford Ranger is now laden with more safety gizmos and connected features than ever before.