2022 Kia Sorento Review | The alternative three-row SUV

Posted in REVIEWS on September 20, 2021

The 2022 Kia Sorento is a different sort of three-row SUV, and that's actually the main reason to consider one. For starters, it's smaller than the others, making it more manageable to drive for those who'll only need that extra row on rare occasions – which isn't an unusual use case. At the same time, it's still larger than compact SUVs, including the few that have three rows themselves. Then there's what's going on under Read More »

BTCC 2021: Moffat, Hill and Turkington take Croft wins

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 20, 2021
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Aiden Moffat, Jake Hill and four-time champion Colin Turkington all took victories in the latest British Touring Car Championship event at Croft, while three strong finishes from title holder Ash Sutton helped bolster his points lead. Here are the key talking points after the three races in Yorkshire. Infinitis shine bright With reigning champion Sutton running maximum success ballast in qualifying, it was his Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 team-mate Moffat who stole the show Read More »

All-new Lotus Emira priced at £75,995 in First Edition trim

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 20, 2021
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The Emira uses double- wishbone suspension all-round and retains hydraulic (rather than electric) steering, which will delight Lotus purists. Two chassis settings will be offered: the standard Tour, which allows a softer ride, and the stiffer Sport, which will be offered with an optional Lotus Driver’s Pack. This includes launch control and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres in place of the standard Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport rubber. The Emira doesn’t feature any active aerodynamics Read More »

Goodwood Revival returns as stars come out to play

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 20, 2021
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The damage led to a long safety car interruption, but in the E-Type’s 60th anniversary year, James Cottingham was a convincing winner, sharing his rapid car with Harvey Stanley. Cottingham was also a winner on Saturday, claiming the Sussex Trophy in his Tojeiro Jaguar from Sam Hancock’s Ferrari 246S Dino, the pair putting on a fine display of tail-out racing in their beautiful 1950s sports racers. Away from the racing, the Revival was bigger than Read More »

Toyota launches new mobility service app in Derby

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 20, 2021
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Toyota has launched a new app-based service that will give thousands of people access to journey planning and booking, which, the firm says, will help reduce environmental impact of transport and support the mobility of those with disabilities. The app will be launched through Kinto, Toyota’s mobility brand. Named DerbyGo (by Kinto), it will initially be used in an 18-month trial focusing on rail and bus services in Derby, being rolled out to students and staff at Read More »

Dakar Rally: Audi Puts The RS Q e-tron to the Test in Morocco

Posted in AUDI, LUXURY CARS on September 20, 2021
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Image: Audi Ahead of the Dakar Rally, Audi Sport has put its Audi RS Q e-tron through its paces in the deserts of Morocco. With its three driver crews, Audi pushed the car to its extremes to test its capabilities. Sven Quandt, team principal of Q Motorsport said that at times, the temperatures soared to over 40 degrees Celsius, which brought some new issues to light. He also said that sandstorms hampered the tests. Andreas Read More »

Fering Pioneer

Posted in Driving Your Dream on September 20, 2021

Fering Pioneer A brand-new British company has launched an adventure vehicle that broke the rulebook with a sustainable electric pickup truck designed to handle the toughest terrain.  Fering Pioneer is the creation of former Ferrari and McLaren engineer Ben Scott-Geddes, who repurposed supercar and racing technology to provide environmental responsibility and unparalleled off-road capabilities for the most extreme adventures.  Despite its appearance, the Fering Pioneer is no bigger than a typical delivery van. Its weight Read More »

Used buying guide: Nissan Patrol GR

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 20, 2021
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Then in 2003, the short-wheelbase Patrol GR was dropped and the trim levels were tweaked, with generously equipped SVE (foglights, leather seats and a sunroof) replacing SE. The 2005 facelift ushered in a new but very similar-looking body, a refreshed interior and more standard kit. It also brought an end to the turbo trouble that can plague earlier 3.0 Di examples. That aside, the Patrol GR is reliable. Servicing is reasonably cheap and straightforward, especially Read More »

2022 Toyota Tundra debuts with twin-turbo V6 and optional hybrid

Posted in REVIEWS on September 20, 2021

In the ever-escalating truck wars in America, where the fullsize pickup outsells every other type of vehicle, 15 years isn’t just a long time. It’s practically an eternity. But that’s how long Toyota kept its second-generation Tundra on sale, having debuted all the way back in February of 2006 for the 2007 model year. Back then, the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8 engine’s 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque sounded impressive, the six-speed automatic was state Read More »

2024 Dacia Duster to go hybrid but remain affordable

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 19, 2021
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Dacia is striving to ensure the Duster SUV flagship remains true to its affordable and capable billing as the firm expands and electrifies its product line-up under parent company Groupe Renault’s ‘Renaulution’ transformation strategy. Speaking exclusively to Autocar following the brand’s recent reveal of its freshly updated Nissan Juke rival, Duster product boss Julien Ferry emphasised that the current model’s successor must be “the same” car. “Its role in the company is to provide a very good Read More »