Month: August 2017

FIAT’s Tipo Station Wagon 

FIAT’s Tipo Station Wagon  with Loads of Style ! FIAT’s new Tipo bears absolutely no resemblence to the model they launched initially in 1988.  The new Tipo was designed from the ground up with the task of offering excellent value for money – and the new Tipo Station Wagon certainly pulls that task off exceptionally well. The new FIAT Tipo is offered in 3 body styles – 5-door hatchback (as reviewed in the ‘hatchback’ section of this website), 4-door saloon and 5-door estate (Station Wagon) for maximum practicality. Three trim levels are available – Pop, Easy and Lounge, while...

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New IGNIS from Suzuki

Suzuki is well known globally for its expertise in small cars, and the new Ignis compact crossover is its latest example. Since launching its first car in 1955 (called the Suzulight), Suzuki has produced a vast range of significant models, each tailored to the needs of its time. Historically, Suzuki has earned high acclaim for its stylish, city oriented designs, compact and easy-to- manage dimensions, while also offering lively performance, excellent fuel economy and low emissions. Suzuki unveiled the new Ignis for Europe at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as its new global compact crossover and it clearly demonstrates...

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Hyundai’s Ingenious IONIQ Electric Car

The Ingenious Hyundai IONIQ is available as a hybrid, an all-electric vehicle, and a plug-in hybrid with extended range.  My test car this week was the all-electric IONIQ which offers an attractive price of just €28,495 (ex works) after deduction of the Government Grant for private buyers of €5,000. It offers a strong driving performance and an upmarket interior, while reassuring the driver that they are doing their bit to protect the environment. The new IONIQ is definitely one of the best-in-class pure electric vehicles on the market today and a driving range of up to 280km puts it...

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Nissan hit the right ‘Note’

Designed in Europe and built in Sunderland in the UK, the Nissan Note represents the very best in Japanese engineering and reliability and is packed with the very latest technology and safety features. The Nissan Note is a modern-looking, well-built small car that is marginally bigger than a conventional supermini and offers exceptional space efficiency and flexibility from its well-planned interior. It’s a match for many larger family hatchbacks for passenger space and luggage space, making it an ideal choice for those seeking maximum practicality for their money. My test car was the Nissan Note SV model, fitted with...

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