Much in the way that the supermarkets have a ‘value’ range, the Fiat Panda has always been something of an essential no-frills car. Previously, what it lost out in seemingly being designed with a ruler, it made up for in dependable charm. Now there’s a new model and it promises, according to Fiat’s boss Olivier François, to be “the official car for doing whatever the hell you like”. But can ‘Value’ still cut it in a market full of ‘Finest’ Read The Rest...
Jaguar has always had a thing for naming its most revered sports cars after letters. It all started with the glorious Le-Mans winning C-Type in the early 1950’s followed by the Le-Mans winning D-Type of the mid ‘50s and then, the most beautiful car in the world, according to Enzo Ferrari, the E-Type of the swinging 60s. And now, finally, a whole 50 years after the first E-Type, we have the F-Type!
The F-Type aims to re-claim Jaguar’s spirit for the Read The Rest...
For car makers out there who plan to launch an estate model, it would seem the worst thing you can ever do is describe your new model as just that. BMW have their estate ‘Touring’ models, Audi their ‘Avant’ range and now Jaguar have this, welcome to the ‘Sportbrake’.
2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio.
Price: From £31,945 (as tested £51,505).
The Sportbrake is not Jaguar’s first estate variant - that accolade fell to the X Type model from the Read The Rest...
New Range Rovers come along very seldom. The last one was launched all the way back in 2002, so when a new one is launched there’s a little celebration to be had.
2013 Range Rover 4.4 SDV8
But first a little history. Let’s imagine for a moment the date is 1970 and your career of choice is Country Gent. Naturally you need a four wheel drive vehicle in which to thrash around your vast expanse of land, but you also Read The Rest...
Hands up then, who has heard of the term ‘downsizing?’ Any takers? No? Well 'downsizing' is a term used to describe the trend for installing a very small engine in a car which translates to low running costs but improves the power output by adding a turbo or supercharger. The theory is you get an environmentally friendly car that does not operate at a snail’s pace but does it work in practice?
Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost
Price: From £16,445
The only practice Read The Rest...