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The motor industry can be a funny place at times. Six months ago I popped over to Italy to drive a new Fiat but spent more time in presentations or on a bus than I did behind the wheel of their car. Cynically, I did immediately wonder why that was.Continue Reading

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As Alfa Romeo’s first supermini since the demise of the Alfasud in 1989, the MiTo has a lot to achieve. Not only does it have to bring people to the struggling brand but when they get there it has to be every bit as good as its Mini and FiatContinue Reading

Vauxhall is not a brand name that appears on most urban fashionistas radar, the cars of choice generally being limited to the Fiat 500 and Mini, with perhaps the Audi A1 thrown in for those doing well. That could change if the new Vauxhall Adam can capture hearts in theContinue Reading

The most economical cars on the road, at least according to official economy figures, are almost invariably diesel powered superminis. However, petrol engines are getting ever more efficient, cost less to fuel and quieter, and they’re generally less bad for the environment in an urban setting than diesels. So whatContinue Reading

We had the opportunity to head to a secret test facility at a village called Millbrook just off the A428 near Bedford for the annual SMMT Test Day, where manufacturers lay on a massive fleet of cars for us to hurl around private roads. It’s a tough job.

Britain’s first low-carbon motor festival, EcoVelocity, proved a success for manufacturers with sales emerging as a direct result of the motor show held in the shadow of Battersea power station.