The motor industry’s love affair with the Sport Utility Vehicle shows no sign of waning. These days, buyers can choose from a menu of offerings so extensive that it can be hard to know which way to turn. There are big SUVs and small SUVs, off-road SUVs and on-road SUVs, high performance SUVs, electric SUVs, SUVs that think they are coupes, and superminis that think they are SUVs. So where exactly in all of this does the new Kia XCeed slot in?[Read more…] about 2019 Kia XCeed Review: An (SUV-)inspired business move
Anybody familiar with Seat’s product line-up might point out that the Spanish car-maker offers one of the best seven seaters currently on sale. It’s called the Alhambra and is a big, comfortable, practical and competitively priced people carrier. What it’s not, however, is an SUV. That’s where the new Tarraco comes in, offering an alternative seven-seat solution in a body style that is much more on-trend.[Read more…] about Seat Tarraco Review: Driving Spain’s Seven-Seat SUV
If you want to see exactly how far ‘ordinary’ cars have come in the past 20 years, look no further than the Ford Focus. For it was in 1998 that Ford’s ‘New Edge’ hatchback made its debut as one of the most advanced family cars there had ever been, complete with radically different styling, and ‘control blade’ independent rear suspension to provide class-leading ride and handling.[Read more…] about Better Than Ever: 2019 Ford Focus Driven
While revolutionary in many respects, the original Mercedes-Benz A-Class of 1997 was not a car that was about to draw younger buyers towards the German marque. Indeed, it wasn’t until the introduction of the third-generation A-Class in 2012 that sales figures really began to soar thanks to a combination of that car’s more conventional design appealing to a wider audience, and the increasing popularity of affordable finance deals.
The Vauxhall Astra is one of the UK’s most popular family cars, a position it has held since the original went on sale in the 1980s. No wonder then that it’s also in plentiful supply on the used car market, spanning several generations and body styles.