- Published: Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:34
- Published: Sunday, 17 November 2019 22:51
The 4th Gen Korando is an SUV that's come along way, the model we had was the diesel now this is a 1.6 Turbo this is smaller than previous versions yet just as torquey.
We have the Pioneer trim, with the 1.6 diesel engine coupled to a 6 speed automatic, there are 4 trims available, the ELX, Ventura, Pioneer and Ultimate.
It's practical, well trimmed and you can get tech including full LED's, virtual navigation in the cluster and lot more.
The clever thing with the new Korando is safety is the same across the whole range. Interiors vary dependant on trim, as for driving it, great combo, runs well, gets a touch louder at higher revs, smooth changes not as smooth as say a 9 speed, however that makes sense.
There are 3 driving modes, these change the characteristics of the SUV. Steering is direct and there is little body roll unless you hammer it, overall a great SUV.
Prices start at under £20,000 and top out around £32,000, watch out for petrol and electric models in the future.
- Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:39
The Honda Insight 1st Gen, a hybrid car devleoped with one goal in mind ground breaking fuel economy.
The 2 seater is powered by 1 litre 3 cylinder VTEC and an electric motor.
It offers around 70 mpg, even Ben has achieved 60mpg with his style of driving. It's construction is all aluminium, making it light and the design has cues such as covered wheels sloping roof and sloping sides.
It was manufactured in Suzuka Japan, the same factory as the NSX.
We have this car on review all week, we're even doing a long haul to see how an 18 year old hybrid copes in todays world.
- Published: Sunday, 10 November 2019 16:21
- Published: Sunday, 03 November 2019 19:41
- Published: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:43
Big Automotive news today, the possibility of a massive merger combing the forces Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA and PSA Groupe. That's right, talks are being are held again with the possibility of merger talks with PSA who own Citroen, Peugeot, DS and recently acquired Vauxhall - Opel know, these car companies have been in talks over the last few months previously.
FCA has been trying to grow the empire and have held talks with Renault Groupe, talks broke down when neither of the firms could reach an agreement.
PSA issued a statement this morning saying: “Following recent reports on a possible business combination between Groupe PSA and FCA Group, Groupe PSA confirms there are ongoing discussions aimed at creating one of the world’s leading automotive groups.
The merger has been approved and FCA and PSA are going in on a 50/50. It'll be interesting to see how this evolves the automotive giant.
- Published: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:37
Subaru Levorg Prototype
This isn't one we've not attended yet, mind you the cars they unveiled would have made it well worth while.
New Honda Jazz
Another one of the cars that has interested many is the brand-new Honda Jazz, it's got some really distinct design styling, love or hate it comes to mind, it's got more of a look the Civic with a more distinct front, it's it's an interesting one it's styling lends it self more to a mini van style it seems to have a more sharper front.
- Published: Monday, 28 October 2019 13:02
The Subaru Levorg starts at just under £30,000 however this model that we have is the 2L i GT model powered by a flat for Boxer engine coupled to a lineartronic gearbox, an economical impressive drive, as you know by now the lineartronic has advanced since the earlier models this is a great looking practical estate car.