This is the grooviest car review on the internet right now. Full Video Too!
Kia call this car the Soul, and music has always been an integral theme with this model range – even in this latest third generation edition. You can see that from the acoustically-themed stylised interior design elements, and the fact that it’s got a banging 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system. Whilst on the UK launch of the latest version, the most pertinent comment of the day came from Kevin Haggarthy: “I know why this car doesn’t have any engine noise, it’s so we can hear the music better!”
Most of us are cute when we’re babies. And then we grow up
However some fortunate few manage to retain that adorability even as they mature. In the car world, that’s the 500X. If every time you happen upon a Fiat 500 you just want to pick it up and cuddle it, then you’ll like its bigger brother, the 500X. Okay, you may not want to pick it up – it looks firmly within its puppy-fat phase – but you’ll want to pull its cheeks (fenders) and pat it on the head (roof).
Kevin’s got one on test – his review coming soon – meanwhile, here’s one Shahzad did earlier!
When it came to Hondas, Type R used to mean screaming highly-strung motors, super tight shocks to keep the car flat (and chiropractors in business), and a raw lightness more redolent of a tin-top racer for the track than a sportscar for B-roads. Type R also meant the most exciting, capable and engaging versions of ordinary cars ever offered for sale.
With Valentines Day just a few weeks away, the Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio could be your first sign of Infidelity……….
by Kevin Haggarthy
You can fall in love with a car. You can. It’s an emotional thing, one that you either understand or you don’t. If you don’t there’s a good chance the relationship with your loved one could be in jeopardy. If you do, you’d never dream of depriving your loved one of his/her indulgence. I proposed to my first love when she suggested we invest in a Ferrari. I knew at that moment she was ‘the one’…….Continue reading “Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio…….Your naughty Valentine’s Day treat?”
If you want style and panache from a car you might want to take a look at European brands that are funnelling the essence of continental catwalk fashion into the themes and aesthetics of their automobiles. I previously reviewed the DS7 Crossback, which encapsulates this ethos, but if you don’t need something quite as commodious then take a look at this lovely crossover SUV from the Citroen spin-off brand DS.
Antiquated and outmoded, or the automotive last action heroes? Either way, it’s worth one last ride
By Shahzad Sheikh
If you’re here, here in the UK that is, you can’t have this car. It’s like automotive forbidden fruit. Now you’re curious right? Especially when I tell you that you’re looking at the most powerful production four-door saloon car in the world. Yep, the next most powerful four-door would be the 680bhp Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size, this is one feisty little hot hatch
By Shahzad Sheikh
Remember Rhino the hamster-in-a-ball who is a fan of, and then befriends, Bolt the supposed superdog in the 2008 Disney movie? Rhino is tiny and tubby, but a powerhouse of passion, puissance and pluck; naive about the world, unshakeable in self-belief, and unconcerned about any notion of conventionality.
That’s who this crazed and not-so-cuddly-and-cute, Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione, reminds me of.
This is the 2019 Toyota Aygo in X-trend spec which is actually new for this year. It gets the 15-inch machined alloys and the red accents on the sills, bumper and mirrors, which are cool. Even cooler is the optional canvas full length power roof – in the summer it’s like driving a baby four-seater convertible!
Review of the 601bhp, £620,000 hand-built David Brown Automotive Speedback Silverstone
By Shahzad Sheikh
It’s a limited edition sister car to the Speedback GT that was introduced five years ago – a hand made, coach built performance grand tourer based on a Jaguar XKR platform and drivetrain. Beautifully built, enticingly expensive, remarkably rare – only 10 of the 100 Speedback series cars will be Silverstone editions.
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