Two Top Class Wagons – Mercedes E220d AMG Line Estate and Volvo V90 D4 Inscription

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Does anyone still want an estate car? The inexorable, illogical rise of the SUV and its crossover cousin might have displaced it as the default family car, but in a year bookended by rude shocks – the death of David Bowie, the ascension of Donald Trump – there’s something reassuring about the humble station wagon. … [Read more…]

The Bright and The Bully – Volkswagen I.D vs Honda Civic Type R

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Volkswagen is planning a squeaky clean future.. luckily Honda still knows how to make them mean Well, it hardly takes a professor of automotive semiotics to decipher what’s going on here. The signs are clear. There’s something of the night about the Honda. Wearing brushed-black paint, it gesticulates with razor-edged aerodynamic aids and shouts with … [Read more…]

Culture Clash – the Coupe Concept

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Three different approaches to the rear-drive coupe concept. With around $70,000 in your back pocket, which is the one to have? Wherever you care to look, the automotive industry seems to be converging on the same technical solutions. Hypercars must have some form of hybridisation, hot hatches are powered by four-cylinder turbo engines, supersedans run … [Read more…]