Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 K

What better way of banishing memories of the old SLK’s slightly effete image, stodgy handling and humdrum mechanicals, than unveiling this summer’s all-new model? Pick any criticism levelled at the…

Toyota Corolla Verso T2

Toyota has become the latest in a steady stream of manufacturers to embrace the concept of a seven-seater mid-sized MPV. Priced from £14,495, the Toyota Corolla Verso will compete head-on…

Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX STi WR1

In case you missed a hyperactive Norwegian leaping across your television screen last November, Subaru UK has this to remind you that Petter Solberg won the 2003 World Rally Championship…

Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI

Launched in 1996, the Skoda Octavia was the car that finally persuaded buyers to take Skoda seriously in the Western world. Based on the Volkswagen Golf, it was conservative, capacious,…

Toyota Verso 2.0 D4-D

Toyota has become the latest in a steady stream of manufacturers to embrace the concept of a seven-seater mid-sized MPV. Priced from £14,495, the Toyota Corolla Verso will compete head-on…

Cadillac XLR

To perfectly pigeonhole the XLR, think of GM’s new premium roadster as Cadillac’s SL500. Like its Mercedes rival, the XLR’s a flip-top, two-seat V8-powered convertible that’s so well equipped there…

Alfa Romeo GT 2.0

Standing up here on the edge of this windswept, remote Scottish valley, there are only two things on my mind. One: the Alfa Romeo GT I’ve just jumped out of…

Lotus Exige

What’s in a name? Everything. And no sports car in the last 10 years has had a better name than the Lotus Exige. I don’t know what it means, or…

BMW 530d Touring

There is considerable irony in the fact that the sensitivity of your natural posterior cushioning to ride comfort will determine not only what you feel about the new 5-series Touring,…

Smart Roadster Coupe Brabus

Every loft-living, plasma screen-watching gadgethead wants a Smart Brabus. First out of the box last year were the Fortwo Coupé Brabus and Fortwo Cabrio Brabus, and now the Roadster and…