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Honda played a key role in creating the hugely-successful SUV sector with the popular CR-V and the latest model is something of a radical revamp, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motoring editor Andy Russell, who has fond memories of owning an early MG Metro, says the new MG3 supermini is another boost for the modern-day brand in terms of driving appeal, value and warranty.

Gallery Revived GSi warms up Corsa

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Vauxhall has revived the GSi badge for its Corsa supermini, 25 years after launching the original. Andy Russell says it looks the part but lacks the performance of rivals.

The Sportage, now Kia's most popular UK model, marks its 25th anniversary with a facelift and fresh appeal. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out what makes it so popular.

Suzuki is now launching the fourth generation of its iconic, lightweight Jimny 4x4 which packs a heavyweight punch off-road. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how good it is with an early drive.

Kia has raised its game with the third-generation Ceed hatchback which closes the gap on the class big guns and is boosted by generous kit, safety features and that long warranty, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Holden is a name associated with the motor trade in Norfolk for 90 years. Motoring editor Andy Russell chats to current CEO Tim Holden, third generation in the family motor group, about how it has become a nationally-recognised driving force.

Volkswagen's GTI models always feel classy and grown-up and the latest hot Polo is spot on. It's the most powerful, with 200PS and potent performance, but is still a delightfully easy, daily drive, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Toyota's cute, characterful Aygo city car can still hold its own against newer rivals. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out why with the latest updated range.

As diesel car registrations drop, more and more motorists are becoming aware of the benefits of hybrid cars and how easy they are to drive. Toyota's pioneering role in hybrid technology means nearly half its total sales now combine petrol and electric power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Owning a Vauxhall Viva proved educational for Bob Hobbs - engine problems while on holiday in France led to a lifelong study of speaking French.

MG fan Alistair Shaw has brought an MGB GT Jubilee, which celebrated the famous British sports car marque's 50th anniversary, back to life just how it would have been when it rolled down the production line. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it was a labour of love.

Doctor Who has the Tardis, Peugeot the roomy, practical seven-seat 5008 SUV - both deceptively roomy and ideal for space travel, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Volkswagen's third-generation Touareg flagship SUV benefits from a big injection of style, technology and prestige which has done wonders for its image, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ford's new Fiesta ST is a 'supersonic supermini' with a 200PS, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine that gives it a big heart in the hot-hatch hierarchy. Motoring editor Andy Russell gets into the beat.

DS Automobiles is making a fashion statement with its DS 7 Crossback to stand out from the SUV crowd and help establish its standalone brand identity, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

After a summer travelling around in a Renault 4L camionnette, running market stalls in France, it transported Sylvie Wheatley to university where she experienced a scary moment with a sleepy 'stowaway'.

The automotive industry is shocked at disappointed the Government is cutting the plug-in car grant. Motoring editor Andy Russell says that with the demise of diesel it should be stepping up incentivising switching to electrifed vehicles.

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