Review: Mini Countryman Cooper S ALL4

February 12 2011

The new Mini has been an unmitigated success. People love its cheeky looks, cheerfully modernised from its classic forebear, along with its go-kart handling and the perceived build quality that comes with being part of the BMW brand.


Review: Honda CR-Z Sport

February 5 2011

Honda's CR-Z should be an admirable car. It's the first hybrid-powered coupe (apart from the original Insight in the 80s, which sold in tiny numbers), and it taps into an ethos that I like: why shouldn't people be able to own a car that's sporty and environmentally friendly?


Review: VW Scirocco R

January 29 2011

When Volkswagen decide to revive an old classic, they usually do it quite well. The new Beetle was warmly received and the new Scirocco has, if anything, eclipsed its stablemate's success.


Review: Infiniti EX

January 22 2011

Infiniti is to Nissan what Lexus is to Toyota the luxury arm of a large mainstream manufacturer. But, while Lexus is a household name over here, Infiniti is the new kid on the block.