While many manufacturers scramble to get their first electric cars to market, Nissan is merrily launching the second generation Leaf.
A decade ago, Kia changed from a purveyor of cheap and cheerful runarounds to a maker of some very competitive cars indeed.
The roof is down, wind is ruffling through my hair and the sun is twinkling on the waters off Scotland’s west coast.
Along with the Nissan Qashqai, the Kia Sportage was one of two cars that kicked off the SUV craze.
In 12 years as a motoring journalist I’ve rarely been as excited to drive a new car.
Vauxhall’s first generation Insignia was nicknamed, slightly cruelly, the Insomnia by some in the motoring press.
I’m driving along the shore of Loch Fyne heading towards Loch Lomond. The rain is off and on, as it always seems to be, but my progress is swift and comfortable.
The last two decades have seen cars become much better value.
I’ve endured potholes, huge puddles, and even been stuck behind a herd of escaped Highland coos.
Is there any car that cannot be turned into an SUV?