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SsangYong’s biggest challenge is not its vehicles but getting its name know – the all-new Rexton SUV winning 4x4 of the year is a huge boost, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Subaru claims its new XV compact crossover’s all-wheel-drive system makes it as good on the road as it performs off-road. Will Rimell puts it to the test.

Creating a seven-seater Tiguan Allspace involved more than just stretching it to fit an extra row of seats, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Think you will always ‘own’ your personalised registration plate? It may not be the case so be warned, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motor trade apprentice John Smith faced a serious challenge to bring his first car, a Ford Taunus 12M, up to his standards. But, unfortunately, his labour of love did not last long.

Geoffrey Green is reliving his early ‘scooter boy’ days having bought another Lambretta and lovingly restored it in retirement.

Gallery: Diesel not a dirty word for new Peugeot 308

Thursday, February 15, 2018

With modern Euro 6 diesels as good as the new engine debuting in the Peugeot 308, don’t dismiss them if you do serious mileage, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Did you understand your finance options before signing on the dotted line, or have you got an agreement for an asset you are not fully sure about? asks Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance.

Gallery: Little Lexus facelift a smart move

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Lexus CT200h may still be the only premium, compact hybrid hatchback but a facelift may not be enough to freshen its appeal against some all-new,and cheaper, rivals, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, unromantic motoring editor Andy Russell asks what would give you the biggest buzz – a passionate kiss or driving a sports car?

Mercedes-Benz debuts in the soft-roader estate market with its E-Class All-Terrain that’s very capable of taking the rough with the smooth, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ken Crane tells about his 500 A Topolino – a ‘little mouse-shaped’ Fiat which he bought after passing his driving test.

This is going to be another exciting year for new cars – motoring editor Andy Russell picks out a few of the cars he is looking forward to driving.

When it comes to working out how things come apart and, more importantly, go back together again, motoring editor Andy Russell puts it down to a passion for model-making.

Want a load-lugging, lifestyle 4x4, but an SUV is not your style? Vauxhall’s rugged Insignia Country Tourer could be the answer, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Not one but two first cars – a 1959 Hillman Minx Series III and a 1953-54 Standard 8 – owned by Clive Dyball and his wife, Margaret.

SEAT has grown its SUV family with the Arona compact crossover, smaller sibling to the Ateca, but also set to be a big player as motoring editor Andy Russell finds out at its launch.

Mercedes-Benz reckons it has found a new niche in the pick-up truck segment. Darren Cassey finds out if its debut X-Class pick-up can fill it.

Richard Clarke bought an ex-Army wartime Austin 8 AP tourer staff car as his first car but it certainly didn’t run with military motoring precision.

Volkswagen’s all-new, sixth-generation Polo supermini is big on space and character – a ‘big motor’ of the modern motoring world, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Steve Williams was in the dark about the condition of his Triumph Herald, after buying it at night in the rain, but daylight revealed it was a wreck.

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