Over 150 car, motorcycle, mobility and technology manufacturers are exhibiting at this year’s Paris Motor Show that opens to the public on 4 October. With so much to see, here’s an advance guide to the most exciting new cars expected to have their first public viewing at the show… BMWContinue Reading

Is strong and stable enough for the Skoda Karoq to be liked by the many and not just a few?

Kids get all the fun. While we get to drive the new Skoda Karoq, it’s the youngsters that get to play with it. Or, specifically, play with a Kid Karoq made entirely from cardboard.

We take a spin in the latest Skoda Yeti to see if bigfoot really is big where it matters…

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This is the third generation of Skoda’s ever-popular small hatchback, and it’s been tasked with winning sales from a talented and crowded sector that includes the likes of the Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Fiesta. To do that it needs to be better than just ok, otherwise it’ll beContinue Reading

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Shopping for a new set of wheels? Chances are that one of the last things you’ll be thinking about is what’ll happen when you want to sell that car a few years down the line… It’s a universal truth that all cars begin to lose their value the moment they’reContinue Reading

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There are few car brands that still hold the power to surprise. Beyond the occasional concept car that looks like it’s been designed for interplanetary travel (yes, I mean you, Lamborghini Egoista) most manufacturers bring out evolutions of existing models, with small iterative improvements, tiny changes here and there. SomeContinue Reading

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Peugeot’s 208 has sold like the proverbial hotcake since launch last year, with 35,000 of the cars now cruising around Britain’s roads. The French manufacturer is now hoping to keep that momentum going with a jacked-up crossover variant, the 2008.

The once maligned Skoda brand has been turned in to a huge triumph thanks to investment from Volkswagen, and one would imagine thoughts of a similar level of success were going through Renault’s mind when they took control of Dacia in 1999.

Small is beautiful, so the saying goes. There’s the iPhone, Monaco and Keira Knightley for example, although they’re all quite expensive. I want something that’s small but also good value, avoiding the trap of increasing prices with miniaturisation that’s caught out Smart with the ForTwo and, more recently, Renault’s Twizy.

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

My first experience of the Mitsubishi ASX was on a private circuit. Hurling it around while knowing there was nothing coming the other way was great fun, leaving me with a huge grin. Proof, if ever it were needed, that driving a slow car fast is far more entertaining thanContinue 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.

Skoda will revive the Rapid name later this year, attaching it to a brand new compact hatchback that will slot between the Fabia and Octavia.