Automotive & Transport

ROAD TEST: Subaru Forester 2.0D XC Premium

By Ian Strachan The Subaru Forester has always been one of my favourite small 4x4s, with good looks and high specification in a sensible-sized package. It’s a 4×4 with a strong personality and a purposeful look, writes Ian Strachan. And in its latest form it builds on its strengths of being a tough and capable…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST: Suzuki Ignis

By Ian Strachan Suzuki’s latest crossover vehicle – the compact Ignis – is testament to the fact that four-wheel drive vehicles don’t have to be big gas guzzlers. The impressively frugal Ignis shows that all-wheel drive vehicles can be small but roomy, and with all the specification of a much bigger…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST: Fiat Tipo

By Ian Strachan The often-overlooked Fiat Tipo has been around for a while and has always been a pleasing car to look at, with a good range of engines and high build quality. But now its got whole lot better. The new Tipo – which comes as a hatchback or station wagon, boasts greater practicality and more room, a…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST: Mazda CX-5 – 2017

By Ian Strachan Over the last few years manufacturers have been falling over themselves to turn out cars which defy pigeon-holing in any particular sector, combining the attributes of at least two market sectors writes Ian Strachan. Mazda is no exception and the Japanese firm’s compact crossover is the recently…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands