There are many impressive aspects to the way BMW has handled the relaunch of the Mini – sorry MINI – brand, but perhaps most amazing of all is that it never seems to run out of ideas. Continue reading >>>
It is no secret that the Seat Leon Cupra has long provided access to the same engines, gearboxes and technology as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, but for a heavily reduced price. So the story went when the third generation Leon hot hatch was introduced to the UK in early 2014, using the VW Group’s MQB architecture as also seen on the Golf. Difference was, Seat added a lot more power to the mix…
There was an awful lot that could’ve gone wrong when, almost 20 years ago, BMW relaunched MINI. Yet from the retro-inspired styling to the UK-based Plant Oxford production facility, the modern MINI has in fact been a complete triumph, serving as a masterclass in how to make an old brand relevant to new consumers.
Having a car that is spacious and versatile is essential if you’ve got a young family to transport. And there are few that fit the bill better than the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, for here is a seven-seat people carrier that has been designed with families firmly in mind, from its comfortable ride and big boot, to the fact its second row features three individual seats each with Isofix mounting points.
This week, stories that caught the attention of our editors include smart glasses from Porsche, evolving self-driving tech and why technologists say you shouldn’t throw away that empty Folgers can. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
This week our editors read stories about the most regal sets of wheels, potential for peace among bikes and cars and a guide for restoring those foggy headlights. Read these stories and more by clicking the link below. Continue reading >>>
While not officially called an Impreza, the WRX STI that was sold between 2008 and 2013 was a clear descendant of the rally-bred saloon that had so dominated the performance car scene in the 1990s.
This week stories that caught the attention of our editors include the Northeast’s distracted driving habits, considerations for deciding used over new cars and how to be a car-mechanic lie detector. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>