This series of articles charts the evolution of some of the world’s most interesting, innovate and popular cars including the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf.
Fiat, the Italian car maker, has been in business for 120 years. To mark the occasion, Lewis Kingston remembers some of its greatest cars, including the 500 and Panda.
It is 30 years since Lexus arrived on the scene and changed the shape of the luxury car market, particularly in the US. Lewis Kingston examines how the brand came to be.
For more than 40 years and through seven generations the BMW 3 Series has been at the top of its class with global sales topping 15 million examples. Here’s our guide to the 3 Series bloodline.
There are many impressive aspects to the way BMW has handled the relaunch of the Mini – sorry MINI – brand, but perhaps most amazing of all is that it never seems to run out of ideas. Continue reading >>>
It is difficult to overstate the importance of the original Ford Focus. For starters it replaced the Escort, which although somewhat stale by the late 1990s, was still one of the most recognisable cars on the road. Not only that, but the Focus was Ford’s entry into the hugely popular family car segment, a true…
When Mercedes-Benz pulled the wraps off its all-new, fourth-generation A-Class earlier this year the story was all about its revolutionary interior. For here is a small executive car with the technology and appearance to match the world’s best luxury motors. Continue reading >>>
The arrival of a new Porsche 911 is always major news in the automotive world, not least because it signifies the continuation of a car that first appeared in 1963. Common to all is an unconventional rear-engined layout, excellent performance, and admirable practicality for a thoroughbred sports car. In this article we are going to…
What it lacks in excitement the Toyota Prius makes up for with clever engineering and a forward-thinking approach. Here’s how it’s developed over the years.
The Volkswagen Golf is one of the world’s best-selling cars. Lewis Kingston looks back on eight generations of this fine family car.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is arguably the definitive hot hatch. Here’s how it evolved from the original Mk1 to the outgoing Mk7.
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