Nissan Micra 0.9T 2017

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Forget the previous Micra; Nissan has far loftier ambitions for its new supermini The Micra was once so integral to Nissan’s success that there was higher public awareness of the name ‘Micra’ than there was of the word ‘Nissan’.

New Seat Ateca For 2017

The bearpit of intense competition that is the current SUV-crossover scene is new territory for SEAT. Not for its Volkswagen Group cousins, though. VW has the closely related Tiguan, Skoda does very well with the highly-regarded Yeti, and Audi weighs in with the Q3. Even VW-owned Bentley is in on the SUV scene with its … [Read more…]

Top 5 Nurburgring’s Lap Times for Front-wheel Drive Cars

Unsure the front-drive Nordschleife lap record really matters? This lot would beg to differ 5. Renaultsport Megane Trophy 265 Time: 8m 7.97s ec When: June 2011 Quicker round the ‘Ring than a Honda NSX-R and still an all-time hot hatch great, the 265’s time stood for three years. The previous record holder? Another hardcore Megane, … [Read more…]

Fast Q&A For VW Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 and Mercedes-AMG A 45 4Matic

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Time to trade in the family wagon? VW Golf GTI Clubsport: Middle class sportswagen celebrates 40th birthday with more power, real downforce and tasteful GTI nods. Only 1000 coming to the UK too, so think of a good hiding place. Mercedes-AMG A 45: Elder if not elderly statesman of the group inserts four-wheel drive, DCT … [Read more…]

3008 is Carbuyer Car of the Year

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The Carbuyer Magazine has named Peugeot’s new 3008 as its Car of the Year 2017. The model also took top honours in the Best SUV category. Carbuyer editor Stuart Milne said: “Repositioning the 3008 as a conventional SUV was a masterstoke, meaning Peugeot has introduced a brilliant car at a time when the market is … [Read more…]