11th October 2017 by John Meadowcroft

It was just over a year ago that Kia announced it was to release its first ever plug-in model, a hybrid version of its popular Optima which would offer an all-electric driving mode as well as new connectivity features including Apple CarPlay, complemented by active aerodynamics to help improve the car’s performance.

12th September 2017 by John Meadowcroft

Family and fleet drivers have a lot of choice when it comes to picking a hatchback from the Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf and BMW 1 Series.

Volvo’s V40 has been in that mix for years, with the Swedish manufacturer working hard to tempt drivers through the car’s impressive performance on the road and its award-winning safety measures.

17th August 2017 by John Meadowcroft

Volvo’s on a roll. The manufacturer announced at the start of the year that it had smashed all of its sales records throughout 2016; the third year in a row that it had done so.

They’ve done so by quite a sizeable margin, too, with 2016’s sales eclipsing 2015’s by an astonishing 6.2%; more than half a million new cars sold. With Volvo also announcing that all their cars are going to be completely electric by 2019, the manufacturer is fast becoming recognised as a reliable, responsible manufacturer that understands the need of modern motorists.

11th September 2017 by John Meadowcroft

Seat couldn’t be prouder of its latest Leon; its third generation overall.

The family hatchback isn’t just a strong competitor to the multi-award-winning Volkswagen Golf; it’s also been lauded by Seat as the best-selling version of the Leon in the company’s history. Last month Seat announced that the Leon has also been their top-selling car since 2014, with 1,893,279 units sold in total since the Leon’s initial launch in 1999.

14th August 2017 by John Meadowcroft

First launched in 1988, Suzuki’s Vitara range has won fans for the model’s ability to match stylish, sleek city looks with incredible on- and off-road performance.

More than a quarter of a century since the Vitara’s debut and it’s still attracting admirers – the updated Vitara range released in 2015 proving hugely popular and highlighting the faith Suzuki has in the compact SUV.

The Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ-T is the latest in the line and, as expected, is much different to the original model. It’s smaller, more practical, affordable when priced against its segment competitors and looks sharper than ever.