Car Reviews

20Sep 2017

With the current-generation Fiesta on the way out, the ST200 steps in as a scorching last hurrah… Four years. That’s how long it’s been since we last tested the current-generation Ford Fiesta ST. It’s telling that, in that considerable time, nothing has come close to knocking the plucky little Ford from its lofty perch as CAR‘s […]

20Sep 2017

Entering a cutthroat segment in which it hasn’t competed since the Bravo, Fiat is hedging its bets on the new Tipo… Golf, Astra, Focus, Mazda3, Mégane, Auris, 308, Civic, i30, Cerato… The C-segment isn’t exactly devoid of talent, is it? To varying degrees, each of these competitors offers something unique to buyers for whom a […]

18Sep 2017

This Clio RS is a notch up in terms of performance and handling, but does that translate into an exciting experience behind the wheel? Hot hatches have gone through a massive development phase over the past decade. There is now a clear division between the usual posse and the level above them, the so-called super hatches […]

05Sep 2017

Does affixing an “M” to the peak model in the 7 Series range transform it into the super-saloon that’s never been? Almost, but not quite… No other series-production BMW in the German company’s 101-year history has been as powerful, nor accelerated with as much venom (well, before the recent reveal of the new 441 kW […]

05Sep 2017

The revised entry-level Golf now gets a three-cylinder engine. Is it up to the job? Volkswagen’s Golf and the Apple iPhone. Two divergent products that share a similar goal. It’s a reference we’ve made previously but, given that both are currently midway through their seventh-generation life cycles, the likeness between VW’s bread-and-butter range and Apple’s […]

05Sep 2017

Jaguar’s limited-edition F-Type V6 boasts a bump in power and commemorative visual details, but exclusivity has a price… From our introduction to the F-Type range some four years ago, it was the V6 that we thought was the best engine in the range. As hairy-chested and superb-sounding as the V8 is (we tested the V8 […]