Peugeot 5008 aims for wider appeal with SUV looks

Peugeot has sharpened up the appeal of its 5008 by adding a bit of SUV style to give it a more adventuresome look and appeal.

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New Citroen Berlingo widens appeal

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last year this is the latest version of the Berlingo is still based on the Berlingo van, but feels more like an MPV.

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Electric cars are not the panacea

It is clear that people have high expectations for the government’s ban on pure petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2040. Probably too high.

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MG ZS takes on the crossovers

The name MG is one of the best-known in British motoring history. For anyone with a whiff of petrol in their veins, the famous initials are bound to stir memories of vintage MGs, the sports cars of the 60s, or the more recent sporty versions of saloons and hatchbacks.

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Speed limiters on all cars by 2022

All new cars in Europe will have speed limiters fitted by 2022 under new plans. And, although the UK is planning to leaving the EU, it is expected that the law will extend to the UK.

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Updated: Is 20 mph speed limit practical?

A Bill was presented to the Scottish Parliament recently by Green MSP Mark Ruskell, seeking to introduce a law making 20 mph the default speed limit in built-up areas across Scotland.

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Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer GSi chases sports exec glory

The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer GSi is a more focussed sports model than you might think and it even has a surprise for Audi quattros and BMW X Drives hidden in its drivetrain.

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Stinger – Kia's executive saloon challenger

The Kia Stinger signals the Korean manufacturers continuing ambitions to move further upmarket by challenging the established marques in the sports executive saloon market.

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Citroen C4 Cactus bids for wider appeal

The Citroen C4 Cactus was first unveiled as a concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, attracting a lot of comment for its bubble-wrap-style “Aitbump” panels on the doors. This distinctive feature – aimed at protecting the car against car park door “dings” – made it through to the production Cactus which came out the following year.

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Glovebox chooses DriveBlog as one of best

Car and motorcycle parts and accessories company, Glovebox has chosen DriveBlog to be one of the ‘Best UK Car Blogs in 2018’.

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Backtrack: Chysler PT Cruiser

From time to time, we look through the archives to find interesting road tests from our archives. This time, it’s a look back at that retro looking cruiser from the USA, the Chrysler PT Cruiser.

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Save plastic and reduce screenwash burden

We have long had a split in our household. For her car my wife favours the type screen wash that comes, already diluted, in a huge plastic bottle. Me, I have always preferred the concentrated screen wash that you dilute with water in your screen wash bottle.

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Subaru targets growth with XV

With the SUV market still buoyant, the Subaru XV is aimed at building on the niche success of the Outback Sport. The aim, quite clearly is to consolidate Subaru’s position in the domestic market in Japan and in the USA and to try to build its presence in the UK.

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Low emission zones in France

Following our story on the umwelt zones in Germany comes news of similar restrictions in Paris.

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Autostadt - think automotive Disneyland

Autostadt is something of an automotive Disneyland for car enthusiasts of all ages.

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Going to France this summer? Watch your speed.

From today speed limits on many A and B roads in France have changed. Many roads have been reduced from 90 kph to 80 kph. Read More...
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Heading to Germany? Beware of the umwelt.

Planning a trip to Germany this summer? Watch out for the umweltzones.

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Reliving the golden years at Spa Classic

For fans of classic motor racing, all roads led to the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this weekend for the Spa Classic. Driveblog.co.uk was there, with camera, to capture some of the best cars on the track.

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The Rolls Royce that goes anywhere

There will be spluttering over the champagne and choking over cigars after dinner tonight. Rolls-Royce has entered the off-road market.

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Lexus IS 300h combines refinement with economy

Next year will be the 30th anniversary of the launch of Lexus as a new global prestige car brand. In terms of market value, it is now one of the ten largest Japanese brands and the freeways of America positively flow with Lexuses.

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Ford unveils new Focus

Twenty years on from when it replaced the Escort with the Focus, Ford has unveiled its all-new Ford Focus, with technology and driver aids grabbing the headlines.

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Lamborghini takes off-road route

One of the undoubted stars of the Geneva Motor Show was the Lamborghini Urus SUV, which will go on sale later this year.

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Suzuki Jimny tackles 'Beast from the East'

The timing was spot-on. The Suzuki Jimny arrived for review just as the ‘Beast from the East’ got its claws into Britain.

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Jaguar's electric challenger

With its involvement in Formula E, Jaguar has made it clear that it sees electric cars featuring strongly in its future. Now, that future is here, with the launch of the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace at this week’s Geneva Motor Show.

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Ecurie Ecosse plans return to Le Mans

Ecurie Ecosse – the Scottish motor racing team that trounced the big manufacturer-backed teams to win the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1956 and 1957 – has announced their aim to return to the classic French race in 2019.

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Toxicity Charge will hit more in the capital

It may seem some time away, but many people would normally plan to continue driving the car they have today in 2021. For those who live in the suburbs of London, that may be an expensive prospect.

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Great Drives: Punakaiki to Invercargill

For our previous “Great Drive” we looked at the North Coast 500 in Scotland. This time we couldn’t get much further away with a focus on driving the west coast route 6 on the South Island of New Zealand.

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The Le Mans experience

Most motoring enthusiasts aspire to savour the very special atmosphere of the Le Mans 24 hour race. Certainly, I’ll never forget my one and only time at the circuit for the 24-hours.

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Toyota targets wide appeal with C-HR

The revolution is well underway at Toyota. Those of us used to seeing the company produce dependable, but rather unexciting models are having our expectations well and truly shaken up.

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The McLaren 720S is even more of a supercar

For a motoring enthusiast, it is the sort of situation that dreams are made of. Here we were at Broomhall House, near Dunfermline, and I was being asked which of the small group McLarens I wanted to drive first.

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Fiat 124 spearheads move into new markets

It’s not that many years ago that Europe – and Britain in particular – led the world in producing small, affordable sports cars that found a ready market around the world.

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The ban on petrol and diesel cars

The announcement of a ban on sale of petrol or diesel powered cars from 2040 must rank right up there as one of the most momentous motoring announcements of recent years.

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Kia Optima a rational rather than emotional choice

The Kia Optima Sportswagon pitches in to the growing market for estate cars, with a strong pitch that includes comprehensive equipment, space, flexibility and the protection of Kia’s seven-year warranty.

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Skoda Superb offers class-leading space

There is a well-established story in motoring circles to explain how the Skoda Superb came to have limousine-style rear legroom and the Rolls Royce-style umbrella stored in the door.

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Kia Niro chases growing hybrid market

The latest to join the UK hybrid market is Kia with the launch of the new Kia Niro. The Niro was unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show last year and this is Kia’s first dedicated hybrid model, with a plug-in hybrid version to follow soon. Under the skin it shares some of the technology with the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid hatchback.

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More assertive look for Suzuki S-Cross

I was quite impressed with the last Suzuki SX4 S-Cross that I drove. But, in retrospect I can see that it did lack a vital element for a crossover. It looked a little bit tame.

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Vauxhall Opel joins PSA Group

General Motors and the PSA Group have announced an agreement that will take GM’s Opel and Vauxhall European subsidiaries to join Peugeot and Citroen as part of the the PSA Group.

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New Range Rover slots in above Evoque

Encouraged by the huge success of the Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover has launched the new Range Rover Velar to fill the gap between the small Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport.

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Experience the North Coast 500

With the pound no longer going so far in various holiday destinations around the world, maybe you are looking at opportunities to enjoy a road trip adventure closer to home. Or, maybe you are reading this outside the UK and are tempted by the opportunity to explore here while the exchange rate is favourable.

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Lexus fettles the RX to meet growing competition

There’s growing competition in the luxury SUV market with established players like the Range Rover, the BMW X5 and Audi Q7 being joined by the latest Volvo XC90 and the Jaguar F-Pace. To meet this challenge, Lexus has given its Lexus RX a makeover.

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