Ford’s latest Focus RS is a blast

IT’S amazing how much fun you can have with 2.3 litres of petrol engine at the command of your right foot. And Ford is doing plenty to ensure that buyers get a really interesting time behind the wheel with the...

Revamped Ford Mustang still devours the miles in style

KIDS who spent the 60s with their noses pressed against car showroom windows had some pretty amazing performance hardware to drool over. But in amongst all their dreaming was one that was impossible to achieve. The Ford Mustang had whetted...

Honda Civic Type R facing the chop: I predict a riot

THE Swindon-built Honda Civic Type R, one of the best performance cars on the UK roads, is going to be one of the casualties of the new Civic which is currently being produced at the factory. The ninth Civic, of...

Volvo: Now a very tasty alternative to the German giants

JUST like Skoda has shaken off its unreliable reputation it is the same with Volvo with its staid moniker. Volvo now produce some of the finest cars around. Since the company broke away from the Ford clutches at the turning...

DRIVEN: The jury is out on the Nissan Juke

THE Nissan Juke has been described as the perfect example of the crossover. Other people can’t stand it. So it is a sort of Marmite car. I guess I’m the man in the middle. I like all the Nissan range...

Coming to America: New Swindon-built Honda Civic sets sail to the US

PRODUCTION of the US version of the new Civic hatchback has started at Honda’s UK manufacturing base in Swindon. The first cars bound for the US have set sail, due to arrive in US dealers in September. Honda of the...

Post-Brexit: 44 great reasons to keep loving German giants Audi

THERE are 44 different Audis out on the UK roads at the moment, which means that if you drove a difficult one every week it would take you 10 months to go through the fleet. If the 44 number is...

Lydiard Park gearing up for Auto & Retro Festival

MORE than 150 classic, vintage and performance cars will be on display in front of Lydiard House on Saturday. The display will form part of the Lydiard Park Auto & Retro Festival, which is organised by Swindon Borough Council and...

Swindon factory worker hits jackpot in Mitsubishi prize draw

FACTORY worker Gary Broom has won £1,000 of vouchers thanks to Swindon Mitsubishi. The 52-year-old entered a prize draw to win the Love2shop vouchers while the dealership had a vehicle display outside Tesco in Ocotal Way. Gary, of Burford Avenue, Swindon,...

Luxurious Touran has so much in the tank

ONE of the least thirsty cars around is the Volkswagen Touran, the car which is great for families, people who have travel a bit or for anyone who likes a bit of luxury. It will do at least 60 miles...

2008 model can secure Peugeot’s place as the people’s champion

PEUGEOT cars just continue to get better and better. They have dragged the French motoring industry back to where it belongs, right at the top along with the Germans and the Japanese. Their latest offering is the crossover 2008 which will...

Behind the wheel of the UK’s fastest-growing motoring brand

WITH Lexus providing the luxury touch for Toyota, it is Infiniti which does the same job for Nissan and what a good job they do. You don’t see that many of them on the UK roads but when you do...

If it’s good enough for Ant & Dec: New Suzuki Baleno full of eastern...

THE latest Suzuki model to come off the production line will be in UK dealerships next month. And the Baleno is straight from India, the new hothouse of car production where they are producing cars by the million every year. India...

Wiltshire Mitsubishi dominate as group reveals award winners

THE UK's largest independent Mitsubishi dealer group, CCR, has presented its annual awards to its top-performing dealers. The Wiltshire dealerships in Swindon and Melksham won four of the nine awards between them at the ceremony held at Alexandra House, near...

Mitsubishi Outlander gets seal of approval from Swindon and GB speedway boss

THE manager of Team GB and Swindon Robins speedway teams has picked up a new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Swindon Mitsubishi has supported Alun Rossiter for the last year and has just provided the former speedway rider with a new plug-in...