Automotive & Transport

ROAD TEST: Hyundai i30

By Ian Strachan The i30 has made a big impression since its launch in 2007. Now the third generation of this elegant family car will boost its popularity still further. The latest i30 is a good looking, well specified five-door hatchback with all the extras you’d expect and it starts at just a fiver under £17,000.…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST: Volvo XC60

By Ian Strachan Volvo’s range has shown a lot of confidence of late, pitching in with the best. And their latest version of the mid-size XC60 is no exception. This excellent package drops right into the compact premium SUV sector, battling the likes of the Range Rover Evoque, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 – writes…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST: Range Rover Sport SD4

By Ian Strachan The first thing I noticed about the diesel-powered Range Rover Sport SD4 which I’ve just tested was just how quiet it was. I’m old enough to remember early gas-guzzling Range Rover’s with big diesels which would compete with a tractor for engine noise. But this one was whisper quiet.…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST: Citroen DS4 Crossback

By Ian Strachan Citroen’s premium mid-size coupe – the striking DS4 – has been picking up awards left, right and centre – and deservedly so. And the latest DS4 Crossback is a thing of beauty. I’m not quite sure what’s happened at Citroen. With the sporty DS3, the stylish DS4 and the sleek DS5, they have…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands