MINI Countryman Cooper & Paceman Cooper get ALL4 4WD

Photo MINI Countryman Cooper

MINI is extending the availability of its 4WD ALL4 platform for the Countryman range with the Countryman Cooper and Paceman Cooper getting the ALL4 option. We always find it astonishing that car makers ‘ration’ the availability of four wheel drive platforms in their cars, usually citing a ‘lack of demand’. But that lack of demand […]

Dacia won’t build a car smaller than the Sandero

Photo 2013 Dacia Sandero

Despite rumours that Dacia will launch a Supermini based on the next generation Renault Twingo, Renault says the Sandero will remain their smallest model. In austere times, budget buys sell. Which is why Dacia is having so much success with its compact Sandero and Duster SUV. With prices on the Sandero starting at just £5,995 […]

Ford EcoSport, Kuga & Edge SUVs will drive Ford’s sales

Photo 2013 Ford Kuga SUV

Ford CEO Alan Mulally is driving Ford’s sales forward by focusing on the still burgeoning market for smaller SUVs, like the EcoSport, Kuga and Edge. In 2010 we decided that the Ford Kuga was the inheritor of Ford’s ‘Family Car’ crown, as it offered everything a traditional family saloon does but in a more practical package. […]

New Hyundai Test Centre at the Nurburgring revealed

Photo of New Hyundai Test Centre at the Nurburgring

Hyundai has revealed the first images of its new Nurburgring Test Centre as it readies itself for a full time presence at the Nurbrurgring. If anyone had said, just a few years ago, that Hyundai would develop a test centre at the Nurburgring to help shake-down their cars, they’d have been laughed at. But Hyundai […]

Peugeot 208 takes on Wacky Races in a new advert

Peugeot 208 and Wacky Races crew photo

The new Peugeot 208 takes on the Wacky Races crew – from Dick Dastardly and Muttley to Penelope Pitstop – in a new advert for the 208 from Brazil. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember Wacky Races. In particular, if you’re anything like those in the office here who are old enough, Penelope […]

Kia Recall: 25,000 UK Kias recalled for faulty brake lights

Photo of recalled 2009 Kia Sportage

Kia in the UK is recalling 25,192 cars built between 2006 and 2011 to fix faulty brake lights, including Sportage, Carens, Sedona and Sorento. Kia’s research and development checks have uncovered a fault in the brake light switch on a whole raft of Kia cars built between 2006 and 2011, with over 25,000 UK-owned Kias […]

Jaguar F-Type sold out until end of 2013

Photo of Jaguar F-Type on road top down

The new Jaguar F-Type only went on sale officially in April 2013, but production is already sold out until the end of 2013. The new Jaguar F-Type may not be a volume car for Jaguar – it’s place in jaguar’s lineup is to cast a rosy, sporty glow on the whole Jaguar range – but […]