Automotive & Transport

ROAD TEST – Kia Ceed 1.6

By Ian Strachan Something’s missing from the new Kia Ceed. Not from the car itself, but from its name. The rogue apostrophe after the final ‘e’ and before the ‘d’, which never made any grammatical sense, has finally gone. But that’s far from the only improvement that Kia has made to…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST – Peugeot 508 GT-Line 2019

By Ian Strachan The Peugeot 508 was a great addition to the executive fleet market when it was launched more than seven years ago. Now this executive cruiser has just got better. The latest 508 is modern and elegant with striking design and superb comfort. In fact it’s one of those cars which is difficult to fault.…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST – Audi A6 Avant 3.2 FSI Quattro

By Ian Strachan The latest Audi A6 Avant is a real smoothie. Smooth good looks, smooth ride and handling, and smooth power delivery. And it’s big – longer and wider than most of its competitors with an impressively large loadspace. I drove the sizzling six-cylinder 3.0 286bhp quattro diesel version, with a…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands
ROAD TEST – Ford Focus Vignale

By Ian Strachan Close on £30,000 for a Ford Focus? It sounds expensive, but the likes of Audi and BMW have been selling medium sector cars with that sort of price tag for quite a few years, and the new Ford Focus Vignale is certainly a cut above. Apart from attractive styling and a classy leather-clad interior, you…

Automotive & TransportWest Midlands