First Drive Review: Vauxhall Crossland X


Vauxhall has kicked its Mervia to the kerb in favour of the all-new Crossland X. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, drove the 1.2 turbo petrol variant at the car’s media launch.

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2017 Mazda6 Tourer Review


The Mazda6 has been given the smallest amount of Botox for 2017. The third incarnation of the car went under the knife more thoroughly two years ago, so this time around, the Japanese motor maker has focused most of its attention on technology. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.

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2017 Kia Picanto Review


The 2017 Kia Picanto is a joy to get behind the wheel of, as our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, found out.

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Abarth 595C Turismo (2017) Review


Abarth is the athletic arm of Fiat – and the 595 is a whirlwind of fun, as motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, discovered.

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Citroen Dispatch Review


The third incarnation of Citroen’s Dispatch van is the most crucial commercial vehicle to be ushered in for twenty years. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, explains why.

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All-New Insignia Grand Sport Overview


The all-new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is on sale in Britain now, but it won’t be in showrooms until next month. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, drove the model at its UK media launch.

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Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Review


The all-new Insignia Grand Sport is on sale now, but won’t hit showrooms until May. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, got behind the wheel of a test model for us earlier this week.

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Ford Fiesta ST-Line Review


The Ford Fiesta ST-Line is a sporty little number, with lower running costs than the ‘real-deal’ Fiesta ST. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, found out why the ST-Line might just be the compromise you’ve been looking for if ‘hot-hatch’ looks, married with a ‘warm-hatch’ drive, are your thing.

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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 10


Motoring Journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been updating us about the Ford Grand C-Max for the last few months. Here are his latest musings about what it’s like to live with.

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Ford Focus ST-Line Review


The Ford Focus ST-Line comes with different engine choices, but you won’t discover anything that’s too crazily potent here. The point of the ST-Line is to deliver athletic looks without costing the earth to run. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay reports.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Review


Korean car company, Hyundai is getting even better at making cars – and its Santa Fe model is one of the most attractive SUVs in its class. But is it any good? Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, drove one for a week to find out.

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Fiat Tipo Hatchback Review


The roomy and frugal all-new Fiat Tipo has entered a market full of small family hatchbacks. But the car has found its place, as motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay reports.

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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 9


Over the last few weeks, motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been testing the Ford Grand C-Max. Here’s his latest piece about what the car is like to live with.

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Fiat 124 Spider Review


The Fiat 124 Spider is the Mazda MX-5’s direct rival. Some would argue it’s even better than the Japanese legend. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.

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SEAT Ateca Review


Back in June, motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, was one of the first people to experience the all-new SEAT Ateca. He loved driving it in its native Spain, but now he’s gone for a second bite of the cherry by getting behind the Ateca’s wheel in Britain.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Review


Small sports cars may be too compact for 6ft tall motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, but Tim was more than happy to travel to Devon to try one of the first MX-5 RF’s out.

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Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 120 


If you want an estate car without airs, but you fancy sporty looks, then the Peugeot 508 SW GT Line is a good bet, says motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 7


This week, motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been driving the Ford Grand C-Max around like a mad thing. If he’s not been on the school run, he’s been diving into airport carparks so he can fly off to attend a car launch somewhere in Europe.

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