First Drive: Subtle updates ensure the Audi TT RS retains its edge

May 23 2019

What is it? Cars undergo mid-life refreshes all the time. Even as recently as the 2000s, this usually meant a slick new look, more engine options and better technology. However, these days it tends to be a milder affair – a little bodywork nip and tuck to improve air flow, an engine tweak to improve emissions, and a new set of alloy wheels, if we’re lucky.


Audi SQ2: Hot hatch performance with crossover practicality

May 13 2019

What is it? This is the Audi SQ2, the latest identikit, parts bin performance car from the Volkswagen Group. That’s an admittedly pessimistic way to start, but this go-faster crossover has an engine and platform we’re mighty familiar with, with everything from the Cupra Ateca to the Volkswagen Golf R sharing mechanicals. So, you’ll understand why it’s difficult to get too excited…

Road tests

Baby Audi gets A+ for quality

May 8 2019

When it comes to quality, you used to have to go big. Little cars were fine around town but rubbish on the motorway and missing the gizmos and gadgets of their bigger brethren.


First drive: The Jaguar F-Pace SVR was worth the wait

April 23 2019

What is it? When it comes to SUVs, Jaguar doesn’t exactly have much heritage – it’s built three, all in the last three years. The F-Pace, though (the largest of the bunch) has proven to be a hit, and it seems sister company Land Rover’s expertise in building high-riding 4x4s has rubbed off.