December, 2011

With the launch in 2010 of both a premium supermini (the A1) and a large and style-oriented  5 door hatchback, Audi filled in the two as yet unused numbers ...

2011 Audi A7 3.0 TDi 245 quattro S-Line (GB)

Audi / Road Tests


Last weekend I was behind the wheel of an Alfa Giulietta and this weekend it was a Hyundai i30, both of which are medium sized hatchbacks, or C-segment cars in ...

2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 GL FDU Classic (E)

Hyundai / Road Tests


There can be few marques which generate more debate than Alfa Romeo. We saw that not just during the Centenary celebrations in 2010 but whenever ...

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1750 TBi Cloverleaf (GB)

Alfa Romeo / Road Tests


No-one was more surprised than me to see a white BMW X5 parked up in the Hertz LAX facility, as with the exception of a small number of 328i saloons, the ...

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Premium (USA)

BMW / Road Tests


With the notable exceptions of Ireland, Spain and some of the southern mediterranean countries, there is little demand in Europe for small saloons, so we tend ...

2011 Toyota Yaris Sedan (USA)

Road Tests / Toyota


  That Mitsubishi has been struggling in the cut throat world of global automotive markets is evident for all to see. Sales volumes are low, and there ...

2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2.4 GS Sport (USA)

Mitsubishi / Road Tests


Seven years is a long time for a car to stay in production these days. Indeed, it is probably longer than average, even allowing for that figure to be ...

2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS (USA)

Mercury / Road Tests


Last year I attended the Auto Retro event in Barcelona, the largest classic car show in Spain, and enjoyed not just the event itself, but a weekend in that ...

Auto Retro Barcelona – Dec 2011

Events / Shows


  These days, we will live in a globalized world. In case there is any doubt about this, you only have to look at the impacts to the economies of the ...

2011 Nissan Versa 1.8S Sedan (USA)

Nissan / Road Tests