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Vauxhall Insignia GSi review – it’s all about the money

Vauxhall Insignia GSi review – it’s all about the money

In recent decades fast Vauxhalls have borne the VXR badge. In the 90s, however, GSi was the designation used for the brand’s quicker-than-average models. Now owned by PSA Group, Vauxhall have revived the GSi badge for the 21st century, hoping to capitalise market demand for quick – but not crazy-quick – hatchbacks and saloons. A […]

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Skoda Karoq long-term test month 3

Skoda Karoq long-term test month 3

During our time with the Skoda Karoq, I managed to bag a drive in the updated version of the Nissan Qashqai – the king of the C-SUV segment and the car Skoda wants to beat with the Karoq. It was an enlightening experience, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of both cars and convincing me that […]

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Suzuki Jimny review – tiny tough guy with big boots to fill

Suzuki Jimny review – tiny tough guy with big boots to fill

The Suzuki Jimny is a bit of a weird proposition in the modern motoring world. It’s absolutely tiny, tough as nails and projected to sell just 1,200 units a year. It also has the motoring press more excited than pretty much any other car this year. Its predecessor’s simplicity and honesty caught people’s imagination and […]

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VW Touareg review – go big or go home

VW Touareg review – go big or go home

Everything about the new VW Touareg is massive. From its overall size to the TV-like media screen, the full five-person interior to the 20-inch wheels, this is not a car that struggles to make an impression, even if it does struggle to fit in a supermarket car park. At 4.8m long and 2.2m wide, it’s […]

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Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG-Line review

Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG-Line review

Mercedes’ baby model – the A-Class – has undergone a fairly massive transformation in its 21-year existence. What started as a faintly weird looking micro-MPV has morphed into a sleek hatchback that’s more closely tied to its larger stablemates. Mercedes lays a lot of emphasis on how high-tech this new model, launched earlier this year, […]

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Citroen C3 Aircross review – compact SUV comfortable in its own skin

Citroen C3 Aircross review – compact SUV comfortable in its own skin

Citroen’s take on the compact SUV is a typically distinctive effort from the French masters of quirk. After a wilderness period of bland offerings like the Saxo and Xsara in the 90s, the last decade or so has seen Citroen regain its mojo and cars like the C3, the Cactus and the C3 Aircross stand […]

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Ford Mustang GT review – pony car pioneer still the centre of attention

Ford Mustang GT review – pony car pioneer still the centre of attention

With a road presence unrivalled in the European market, a thumping great engine under the bonnet and producing an unmistakable V8 growl, the 2018 Ford Mustang has lost none of its swagger following its mid-life refresh. From a distance it looks like little has changed but nips, tucks and upgrades – some practical, some cosmetic […]

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Nissan Qashqai review – bringing more power to the people

Nissan Qashqai review – bringing more power to the people

Car makers have faced big changes this year with strict new emissions limits and a tough new testing regime. The changes have caught some brands out as they rush to modify engines to meet the new limits then fight to get them approved under the new tests. To avoid such issues with its market-leading Qashqai, […]

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Suzuki Swift Sport review – a tonne of fun, but at a price

Suzuki Swift Sport review – a tonne of fun, but at a price

Suzuki’s take on the hot supermini has been something of a cult favourite since its launch in 2005. It’s always been a left-field choice, with an emphasis on fun dynamics and smart handling, rather than outright power like competitors such as Ford’s Fiesta ST or the RenaultSport Clio. Weighing in at less than a tonne, […]

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Citroen C5 Aircross review

Citroen C5 Aircross review

Citroen appear to be trying to confuse us. Not long ago, we had the C3 hatchback, the C4 Cactus crossover and the C5 large hatchback/estate. Now, everything’s been rearranged – the C3 has been joined by the C3 Aircross crossover, the C4 has become a regular hatchback and the C5 has been complete redesigned, renamed […]

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