Car Reviews

Porsche Macan GTS (2016) review

This is the Porsche Macan GTS, a compact SUV that slots between the existing S and Turbo models in today’s line-up. Best think of it, though, as an S with a few more stops pulled out, the same kind of recipe that elevates Carrera and Cayman GTS above S variants. The GTS gets a lightly tickled version of the S’s ... Read More »

Tesla Model S gets Spotify music streaming service

Tesla owners will have access to millions of music tracks in their cars with new Spotify service Tesla Model S owners will soon be able to listen to millions of music tracks for free in their cars, thanks to a partnership with music streaming service Spotify. An update to the car’s software will add a premium account for the service, ... Read More »

Peugeot 108 review

The Peugeot 108 is the French firm’s smallest and cheapest car Under the skin, the Peugeot 108 is closely related to the latest Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo. However, the three cars look quite different, with the 108 having the most grown-up and sophisticated appearance. The 108 is also available with everything from a reversing camera to leather upholstery, despite being Peugeot’s cheapest model. Plus it’s an ... Read More »

Car review: Bentley Continental GT V8 S Coupé

In the twelve years it’s been around, the Continental GT has been a big success story for Bentley. It’s best known for its huge 12-cylinder engine, but the smaller 4.0-litre V8 option has always arguably been the sweet spot in the Conti range. Now that V8 is available with two turbos, boosting power from 500bhp to 521bhp, delivering a 192mph ... Read More »

2012 Jeep Patriot Sport (4×2) Review

I really wanted a Land Rover short wheel base.Also I was told they hold there price and last a long time.But the cost was too much.So when I saw the Jeep prices I decided on a Jeep Patriot Sport cvt 2Ltr.In black it really looked good. I thought the extras were really good I’m getting 32mpg US.Even though some will ... Read More »

Renault Kwid – First Drive Review

If the product development memo for a Mercedes S Class reads, “Throw everything you have at it”, the one for an Indian small car reads, “Remove everything you can from it”. Innovating in the small car segment is inherently difficult. There is very little room – literally – to play with the design. And the price tag is tiny, which ... Read More »

Audi Q7 e-tron (2016) plug-in hybrid review

And then there were two. The Q7 e-tron is Audi’s second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) – and in terms of environmental impact it’s not difficult to imagine the Q7 needing more of this kind of assistance than the existingA3 e-tron. Audi’s premier SUV is not a small vehicle. In fact, it’s one of the UK market’s largest 4x4s. Which ... Read More »

Exclusive Review: 3rd Generation Skoda Superb

It was easily one of the most significant cars to drive into the Indian market when the 2nd generation arrived in 2009. Even the 1st gen before it had established what I call E-Class comfort at C-Class prices, but the 2nd generation truly cemented that reputation, and was a big hit for the Czech carmaker. The Skoda Superb established itself ... Read More »

Mazda 6 review: Japan’s Passat rival

Few family cars are as stylish or efficient as the Mazda 6 These days the most popular family saloons tend to be premium-badged models from the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes, but the Mazda 6 shows there’s still a place for a stylish and well equipped mainstream alternative. It’s available with a range of engines that are both powerful and efficient for their size, and ... Read More »

Seat Leon Cross Sport concept (2015) review

Chatting with newly installed president Luca de Meo at Seat’s Martorell factory near Barcelona, one word kept cropping up: ‘flair’. It’s clear that standing out from the crowd is a crucial part of the Spanish brand’s message, but how to do that when you’ve got to justify not only your standing within the VW Group, but also a recently announced ... Read More »