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ROAD TEST – Volkswagen T-Roc

By Ian Strachan Volkswagen has clearly been eyeing the fast-growing medium SUV sector. Hence the launch of the T-Roc to sit below the popular and well-established Tiguan writes motoring editor Ian Strachan. With rugged good looks and some striking paint colours (my test car came in a startling Turmeric yellow) this is…

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ROAD TEST – Skoda Octavia SE 1.0 hatch

By Ian Strachan Time was when one litre engines were confined to city cars and superminis. Not any more writes motoring editor Ian Strachan. Engine technology has moved on so much that a one litre unit can provide more than enough power for a family saloon. The Skoda Octavia is a case in point. The Octavia SE Hatch is…

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ROAD TEST – Jeep Compass

By Ian Strachan If you’re going to have an off roader you might as well have a proper one. One that’s got the right credentials – and that means a Land Rover or a Jeep writes motoring editor Ian Strachan. Yes, there are a few others that perform reasonably well off road, but far too many are for appearances…

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ROAD TEST – Ford Fiesta

By Ian Strachan The Ford Fiesta has been on our roads for many years, and now it’s got even better. The car that is keeping Ford at the top of the UK sales charts is probably one of the most technologically advanced small cars in Europe, writes motoring editor Ian Strachan. The development of the eponymous…

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