Updates October

Coming up we have a number of vehicles on review, including Subaru, SsangYong, Peugeot, MG and more.

We are also catching up on our video content too, you'll find these and more on our Planetauto Youtube channel - videos include

MG ZS EV Road Trip Part One

MG ZS  EV Road Trip Part Two

MG ZS EV Road Trip Part Three

Concours Of Elegance Hampton Court 2019

Mercedes Sprinter Van 116 CDI Review

Part one of the ZS S Electric vehicle 400 mile road trip will follow.

 

Peugeot Rifter Review & Road Test

A very versatile vehicle, with some rather cool styling, very practical, masses of storage and there's a range of engines and gearboxes. If this doesn't suit you, you can option it up as you see, fit, we found this combo a great one, lots of power and more engaging than you'd think. 

Updates and the Future of Planet Auto

Well what a few months it's been,there are a couple of announcements however let's get to the cool things first.
 
As you've seen we've had lots of car reviews coming in and we've had commercial vehicles as well from Mercedes-Benz, now there's lots more commercials coming as well as a range of cars & SUVs and you name it.
 
This year has been the most jam packed yet, we've been Goodwood FOS, Concours of Elegance at HAC and Hampton Court, Salon Prive at Bleheim and Goodwood Revival, and of course launches including Ssang Yong and Subaru our first international one.
 
Now we've been quiet for a while however there is a reason for that, three is now 2 and it's just Ben and Annabelle now, Michael has left to explore other things.
 
This hasn't stopped us, instead we've done the opposite and gone full steam ahead, expect more updates and video reviews posted to the site as well as updates and do you us on youtube too.
 
Infact in the last few weeks we've had more traffic than ever with our MG ZS EV road trip trilogy and we attended SMMT and got lots of content too, we also have a backlog of videos coming out over the coming weeks, we aim to put one video out a day, as well as review car bits.
 
Thank you

Goblin works garage and Holts blog feature

This month already is going crazy, we've so far been to the unveiling of the Goblins Works Garage latest project car, a rather funky yet 90's themed dystopian e30 with e46 engine, cambered wheels and custom bodykit created by the Goblins.

Founder of Goblin Works Garage Jimmy De-Ville interview coming soon.
 

We also had one of Ben's and Annabelle's adventures featured in the Holts blog, its well worth a read, it involves Mk2 Golf GTI 16V, driving rain, unfamiliar location and unfriendly lights.
 

Intrigued? Well read all about it here - Holts Driving Stories
 

As for car reviews it has been rather packed everything from New Jimny SZ5 to the BMW X5 M-Sport watch all our latest LIVE streams and car reviews on the Planet Auto YouTube Channel

Springing into the auto year

It's Spring already, the clocks have gone back and the automotive world is coming to life, as you can see we've been busy reviewing cars as well lining up some of the newest models.

We've lots planned in the coming months including some rather cool automotive events including The Commercial Vehicle Show, London Concours and some invite only events one being Goblin Garage.

 

For more on these events and what the team are getting upto visit our Planet Auto Youtube channel for LIVE streams and car video content.

 

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.

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.

 

 

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

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