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Safe driving in the snow is possible

Even if it has not struck your part of the country, highlights Iain Robertson, if you want to avoid the chaos of last year’s ‘Beast from the East’, take the advice of our friends from Seat and their Spanish professional driving partner, Jordi Gené.

Nissan Leaf defies range anxiety in latest, ingenious EV model

No longer do you have to be ‘half-daft’ to contemplate living with an EV, reports Iain Robertson, as he has proven in the latest version of the Nissan Leaf, which promises in excess of 230-miles of range in a largely intelligent and intuitive car.

Dichotomy of i3 busts preconceptions and makes BMW’s EV a player

‘Being different’ is a calling-card for most Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers and ‘built-for-purpose’ is the raison d’etre behind BMW’s intriguing offering that Iain Robertson has now driven in ‘unassisted’, strictly electric form; he’s impressed!

Electrifying i-Pace is Jaguar’s conceptual reality

While not the first off-the-blocks, Jaguar’s latest i-Pace is both style-centric and on-the-money inspirational, reports Iain Robertson, having taken his first drive of the newcomer that sets fresh standards in the premium Electric Vehicle (EV) market.

Despite the problems, Land Rover is celebrating 30 years of Discovery

Life goes on at Land Rover, the profitable arm of the West Midlands-based JLR combine, highlights Iain Robertson, as the company rolls out a 400-off run of special editions to mark the 30th anniversary of the company’s finest off-roader.

Golf icon enhanced

Think ‘GTi’ and you also think VW Golf, states Iain Robertson, which only serves to highlight the importance of branding that Volkswagen initiated with the all-conquering Golf model that is currently one of the most popular makes and models in the world.

New RAV4 unravels Toyota’s sense of purpose

As one of the world’s best-selling ‘sporty-utes’, Iain Robertson underscores the value of Toyota’s RAV4 to an already over-crowded sector of the new car scene, while ensuring that its role is strengthened in line with the firm’s energetic stance.

Yaris GR Sport is Toyota’s more focused ‘XR2i’

Moved as he was by the strictly limited edition GRMN version of Toyota’s popular Yaris, Iain Robertson longed for more sporting commitment from Japan’s top carmaker, which makes the addition of GR Sport to the range so apposite.

Motoring News ‘Round-Up’

As we operate one of the most current and up-to-date automotive websites on the Internet, Iain Robertson summarises some of the minor news stories that we hope you will find interesting, while checking back through our growing archive, you will find more detailed information on many of the core subjects.

Sixty years of Mini; a birthday worth celebrating

In an age prior to The Beatles, before ‘flower power’ took hold and ‘Twiggy’ was tree remnant, recalls Iain Robertson, the original Mini set tongues wagging, with its front-wheel-drive, mega-efficient space and mere 10-feet footprint.

Hyundai i30N Fastback gets engine to match name

Calling it the first C-segment hot coupe, writes Iain Robertson, may be stretching credibility a touch but, armed with 272bhp, the new Fastback version of the South Korean carmaker’s popular i30 model is sure to turn heads and change opinions.

Purposeful 4x4 catered for by just three carmakers, Merc, Jeep and Suzuki

Ever since Land Rover deserted the ‘proper’ 4WD market, only three manufacturers have flown a more serious flag, states Iain Robertson, which underscores the value of SUVs in some respects but, focussing on the Merc, also narrows the field of choice.

Lexus goes the whole hog with latest RC F

Having enjoyed tremendous success with the motorsport-influenced version of its RC F coupe, reports Iain Robertson, Lexus has supplemented the new model line-up with a Track Edition that throws a cat among the performance pigeons.

Niche-spotting VW plays ‘parts-bin’ games with Tiguan

VW has been earning a reputation as the consummate range-filler, resulting from its Group product breadth, reports Iain Robertson, as it rationalises its mid-size SUV offering, while dabbling in its immense availability of suitable components.