25 Mar: Mazda MX-30

… Mazda MX-30 … There’s more to Falkirk than canal lifts (the Falkirk Wheel) and huge horses’ heids (the Kelpies). It currently has the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Scotland. Located beside Falkirk Stadium and just a mile from Junction 6 on the M9, the new facility has […] Read more »

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21 Mar: BMW 420D M Sport Coupe

… BMW 420D M Sport Coupe … The BMW 420D M Sport Coupe is not just a driving machine, it is a driver’s machine. Subtle difference I know but it’s the sort of car that could tempt you from the straight and narrow. Imagine emerging from the house of a […] Read more »

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17 Mar: Renault Zoe R135 Z.E.50

Renault Zoe R135 Z.E.50 Electric cars are still regarded by many as a novelty. That view is really beginning to change now and it will continue to change. It has to. The Government says so. No more petrol and diesel new cars after the Year 2030. So much for freedom […] Read more »

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18 Feb: Suzuki Vitara

… Suzuki Vitara … To call the Suzuki Vitara the big brother of the Suzuki Ignis is more of a reflection on the diminutive scale of the Ignis than the physical bulk of the Vitara, because, truth to tell, the Vitara is more of a compact SUV than a large […] Read more »

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10 Feb: SEAT Leon FR e-Hybrid

… SEAT Leon FR e-HYBRID PHEV … There is just one tiny wee problem with the Seat Leon FR PHEV. If Seat were serious about fuel economy, they wouldn’t make this car so much fun to drive. It’s not the quickest warm hatch around, but the petrol electric drivetrain does […] Read more »

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04 Feb: Peugeot 2008 EV

… Peugeot 2008 EV … From a technological point of view personal road transport is getting really exciting with the rapidly advancing switchover from fossil fuels to electricity. This will be the biggest shock to UK culture since decimalisation day 50 years ago this month – only a bit more […] Read more »

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14 Jan: Ford Custom Tourneo

… Ford Transit Custom Tourneo Titanium 1.0T Ecoboost PHEV … If you think installing a 1 litre engine, even one with 124 bhp, in a one tonne van is nuts, I’d be awfy tempted to agree. But this is no normal engine and this is no normal van. This is […] Read more »

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11 Jan: Kia Sorento

… Kia Sorento ‘4’ 1.6 HEV T-GDi Auto AWD … Surprise. That’s the first impression when you meet the new Kia Sorento for the first time. It’s just so bluidy good – apologies for the language but not the sentiment. Part of the Hyundai Motor Group, Kia has come a […] Read more »

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11 Dec: Audi A3 Sportback 35 TDI

… Audi A3 Sportback 35 TDI … “That’s the new 35 isn’t it?” The question came from a die-hard fan of a rival German make. So on that basis, the new Audi A3 Sportback with its noticeably deeper front grille must have made an impression. Then the questions followed thick […] Read more »

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12 Nov: Toyota GR Yaris

… Toyota GR Yaris … Toyota has got its mojo back, and it’s good to see. 25 years after its World Rally Team got a severe rap on the knuckles, the arrival of Tommi Makinen has provided a blast of fresh Scandinavian air. At the present time the Toyota Gazoo […] Read more »

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