Another day, another compact crossover. Audi figuratively stuck their second-gen Q3 into a press, squeezed it into a hatchback, pardon, coupé, pardon, Sportback shape and charges you extra for the loss in practicality.
You’ve made it this far. That big Volvo is keeping you awake at night and all you require is a nudge over (or away from) the purchasing ledge. We’re always happy to help.
My word, this car’s name is quite a mouthful. So is it a real OPC or just a Sport? Read on to find out…
Good breeding, clever design and cool colours – surely this is a winning recipe?
One new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: Kia’s new Sportage is closely related to its Korean cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. Besides sharing a lot of technology, the relation is evident in both vehicle’s stylish looks. Where a Tucson shows flowing lines, the Sportage was penned with more determined strokes of the pen.
Frog, Prince or Juke? We take a good look at this unique Nissan.
Some think it looks foxy, others think it looks like a frog peering out of a marshy pond but love it or hate it, you cannot ignore the restyled Juke cross-over.
The striking sedan
Have you noticed how some cars are starting to look the same? Not to name and shame, I can think of a few luxury marques whose range can only be deciphered by a veteran salesperson or the designer himself. Happily, Honda didn’t get that idea (yet), especially with their new Civic sedan.
The flowing beauty
In the eye of the beholder. Beauty can be a fickle, fleeting and quite subjective matter but occasionally it can also be universal. This most certainly applies to the Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupé I tested recently because everyone – every single observer I talked to – noted how pretty it looked.
The big power
The motoring industry often develops its own names for certain genres of automobiles. Softroaders, MPV’s, Sports Sedans all denominate a category of car but none is more revered than the fabled Hot Hatch. After spending a week with Honda’s new Civic Type-R, I’d like to propose a rethink of that classification.
The tempting alternative
Every other month, a car manufacturer announces that they’re launching the most important model ever. Considering the manpower and investment it takes to put a new car on its wheels, I certainly won’t argue with that but find the phrase slightly overused – with very few exceptions. Like the new Opel Astra.