2016 Jaguar F-Pace road test review: “Grace, Space, Pace……it’s Ace”

MyCarCoach review of Jaguar F-Pace

The premium SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) market is for luxury car makers what the Oscars after-party is to celebrities: each is desperate to get in on the action. When Porsche launched their Cayenne SUV fifteen years ago they went from zero (profit) to money-making hero. Just making sports cars is like owning a selection of race horses, they may look impressive but are extremely difficult to make money from. SUVs on the other hand, can be a licence to print Read The Rest...

2016 Volvo S90/V90 road test review by car finder Nick Johnson: “Scandinavian Smooth”

Volvo S90/V90 review by car finder MyCarCoach

Volvo has always liked to do things differently according to their bigwigs, but in the past, different often seemed to mean cars that could be best described as safe, practical and dependable. Not bad qualities in fairness, but thanks to some hefty investment from Volvo’s Chinese parent, Geely, their latest flagship S90 (saloon) and V90 (estate) now offer additional terms of endearment like sleek, handsome and modern.   This level of progress continues inside too with the offer of suitably futuristic technology Read The Rest...

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive by Nick Johnson

MyCarCoach road test review of Porsche Panamera Hybrid

The automotive world is currently going bananas for hybrids (combustion engine twinned with electric motor) and if you associated the term just with Toyota’s Prius model then where have you been hiding?! Look no further than Porsche’s latest supercar below, the 918 Spyder to see how far hybrids have come and are going. From: £88,967 (price as tested £100,876) Available: Now But what is all the point in this alchemy you may ask, well look at this way, this Panamera offers performance of Read The Rest...

2014 Audi RS7 first drive review by car finder Nick Johnson

MyCarCoach road test review of Audi RS7

For those of you unfamiliar with Audi’s RS models, these are what AMG are to Mercedes or ‘M’ to BMW. The recipe is a familiar one, take one of Audi’s premier models and garnish with a whacking great engine to provide rocket-ship performance. Price: From £82,010 (as tested £115,425) Available: Now In the case of the RS7, the donor car unsurprisingly is Audi’s A7 which is a rather glamorous interpretation of a five door luxury coupe. Replacing the ‘A’ and morphing into ‘RS’ Read The Rest...

SMMT Test Day 2014: “Not even the weather could dampen our smiles”

MyCarCoach review of SMMT

SMMT test day is what candy stores are to kids, providing the opportunity for motor journalists and reviewers like me to sample all the latest exciting cars on sale in the UK. From Dacia to Rolls-Royce, you pays no money and make your choice! It also conveniently takes place around Millbrook's infamous Proving Ground, so you can sample each car in a testing environment of your choice. Paradise!    This was my first invitation to a Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Read The Rest...