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The Kia CEED 2019 CRDI 2 Review & Road Test

The Kia Ceed has come along way as has the Kia brand, this car is ready to take on the German premium hatchbacks. The model we have is the '2' which is the base model of the CEED, sayong that base level has some great option, auto lights with self dip and Apple car Play and Android Auto.

This car also returns around 70mpg, it is also NCAP 5 and looks rather cool too, find out more in the video review.

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian Series 5 Review & Road Test

Last week we reviewwed the Mitsubishi L200 Series 5, the pickup truck which is soon to be replaced by the new one, already available in Thailand.

This model is superb, a better turning circle, well refined and very capable off road which is easy to engage with it's Super Select II mode.

The L200 is powered by a 2.4 turbo diesel engine which develops a staggering 430nm of torque and is coupled to an auto gearbox.

To find out more watch our full video review, you won't be disappointed.

Ford Ka+ Plus Active 2019 1.2 3 Cylinder Review

Wondering how the latest Ford Ka+ Active fairs?

Well we've just reviewed this rather well priced Crossover come city car from Ford. The model we had came with a 1.2 3 cylinder petrol engine with 85ps, you can also get another petrol model and 1 diesel too, they are all 5 speed manual.

Now how does the Active differ? Well you get 15" alloy wheels, AWD style cladding and rough road shocks.

Find out how it drives, if it's roomy and whether it's economical in the review.

 

Audi Q5 2018 Review and Road Test

The Audi Q5, we had this fabulous SUV for 7 days allowing us to truly see what the latest Audi quattro really like. The video answers the question, What is the Q5 2018 like to drive? and looks at the functionality, practicality, build quality and of course the styling.

The quattro on this model is amazing, much the Q2 we tested, amazing handling, great responsive engine and relatively economical. 

The Kia Stonic

The Kia Stonic is a B SUV built on the same platform as the Rio, it's roomy, punchy and great value. This is our 8th best performer this month on our youtube channel, and it's not surprising.

The model we had came with 1 litre turbo charged 3 cylinder with a 6 speed manual gearbox, we gained around 40 - 45 mpg.

Infotainment includes DAB, Apple carplay and Android Auto.

 

The video shows a full review including our driving experience.

 

 

Tour of UK Car Events in Honda Cars, we're now back

What a crazy week, we've been radio silence for some time, how ever all in a good cause. We've been touring rounding the UK in our Honda press cars, the Jazz Sport and Civic Type R GT visiting the finest car events the UK has to offer, here's what we did:-

Concours of Elegance | Hampton Court, London
Classic and Super Car BCS | Blenheim Palace, Blenheim
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Launch | The Cotswolds
Goodwood Revival | Chichester

The fabulous RS Motorhome

Annabelle Quirk walks you around the Mercedes RS Motorhome at the London Motor Show 2018 at the ExCel. This is the perfect vehicle for the Goodwood events and attending overseas automotive events, luxurious, stylish and just amazing, the ultimate RV.

Milestones and looking to 2019

What a year 2018, and you were there alongside us, here are some of the Milestones we accomplished.

 

  • We increased our full car review content to one a car a week, sometimes upto 3, yet still drove each vehicle over a few hundred miles to give our viewers an accurate representaion of the review vehicle
  • We've attended a record no. of events including launches and drive days
  • We hit 1000 subscribers and 1,000,000 minutes watched on youtube
  • Increased our manufacturers we review for adding Ford, Mazda, and DS to name a few
  • Uploaded videos far frequently
  • Forged new partnerships

 

That was just a few of the highlights, currently we are heading for 3,000,000 + minutes watched a year, a remarkable figure, subscribers are currently at 1273 growing daily.

Thank you all

BMW i8 Coupe 2018 Facelift Variant Review and Road Test

BMW i8 2018 Coupe

The BMW i8 review and road test is live, the progressive sportscar which utilises an electric motor and a highly tuned 1.5 3 cylinder turbo charged petrol engine.

MG ZS Review and Roadtest

Here is our review of the 5 seater SUV from the now Chinese owned manufacturer MG, the brand is owned by SAIC, one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. The car starts at £12,500 which is a crazy price and to top that comes with a 7 year warranty.

It's spacious, comes with with a range of trims, with the top of the range model the MG ZS Exclusive coming in with 17in alloys, 8 in touch screen with Apple car play and leather effect seats.

See how the nimble SUV rates with the Planet Auto guys, Ben and Michael.