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Range Rover Evoque (2019) first drive: Baby Rover all grown up
Range Rover Evoque (2019) first drive: Baby Rover all grown up By Leon Poultney

The original Range Rover Evoque is something of a success story for the British marque, as it introduced a new raft of young and trendy customers to the Read more

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for
Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for By Leon Poultney

Audi is a company that preaches all-wheel-drive technology. Its famous Quattro system has won numerous rally titles, ushered various Le Mans racers to Read more

Seat Arona review: A smooth ride with a surprising amount of space inside
4.0 stars Seat Arona review: A smooth ride with a surprising amount of space inside By Leon Poultney

Seat has traditionally been the slightly confused brand in the Volkswagen Group - not quite having the selection of cars to live up to its funky, youthful Read more

Alpine A110 review: Renault resurrects classic sports car with aplomb
5.0 stars Alpine A110 review: Renault resurrects classic sports car with aplomb By Leon Poultney

To properly understand the modern Alpine A110 it helps to rewind to clock to 1955, when racing enthusiast and talented engineer Jean Rédélé decided Read more

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works
Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works By Leon Poultney

Anyone who is tuned into the news or has the faintest interest in cars will know that self-driving automobiles are very much on the way."Shock, horror, Read more

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment
Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment By Leon Poultney

It is very easy to think you know everything about the latest Ford GT, for this is a car that seemingly came out of nowhere at the 2015 Detroit Motor Read more

Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling
5.0 stars Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling By Leon Poultney

Jaguar Land Rover has hauled the Velar name out of the history books to grace the fourth Range Rover model in the marque's long and illustrious history.Granted, Read more

BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive
5.0 stars BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive By Leon Poultney

Car salesmen have a very difficult job trying to convince customers to buy an estate car these days. For some reason, the marketing machine has brainwashed Read more

Honda Civic Type R (2017) review: The hot hatch hooligan
4.5 stars Honda Civic Type R (2017) review: The hot hatch hooligan By Leon Poultney

When you think hot hatch, there are typically three letters that immediately spring to mind: G.T.I. Over the past four decades, Volkswagen's souped-up Read more

Smart Electric Drive (2017) first drive: Nippy inner-city transport sprouts a plug socket
Smart Electric Drive (2017) first drive: Nippy inner-city transport sprouts a plug socket By Leon Poultney

Stop anyone in the street and ask them to name the electric car pioneers and it's likely the big names will make up the majority of answers: the Renault Read more

BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?
5.0 stars BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection? By Leon Poultney

The last-generation BMW 5 Series sold more than two million units worldwide. Two million. To put that into perspective: between 2010 and 2015 Porsche built Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch By Leon Poultney

The fact that the GTI Clubsport even exists is a miracle in itself. Volkswagen already offers the brilliantly capable GTI and the Golf R for those needing Read more

Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic
Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic By Leon Poultney

There are only handful of car buyers in this world that require their daily drive to develop 604bhp, pack the latest semi-autonomous driving functionality Read more

Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed
5.0 stars Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed By Leon Poultney

Audi R8 owners dislike the sentiment, but the German speed machine has always been the sensible supercar.The controlled but elegant exterior styling, the Read more

Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality
Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality By Leon Poultney

The Kia Optima is the sort of car that you see starring in flashy US TV commercials, where enormous NBA superstars cram their frames into the cockpit and Read more

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future
Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future By Leon Poultney

It's almost 34-degrees Celsius and we're standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that's located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Read more

Honda NSX first drive: The high-tech hooligan
Honda NSX first drive: The high-tech hooligan By Leon Poultney

Honda has long been a company that strives to innovate. When it feels a lawnmower doesn't cut grass efficiently enough, it goes and designs a new one. Read more

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers
Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers By Leon Poultney

Amarok is the Inuit word for wolf. We don't speak Inuit, but you can see what Volkswagen is trying to achieve with its surprisingly luxurious pickup.The Read more

Porsche 911 Targa 4 review: A modernised blast from the past
Porsche 911 Targa 4 review: A modernised blast from the past By Leon Poultney

Think of the Targa-topped Porsche 911 and, assuming you were alive, your mind is likely to be transported to times past, a time when men with slick hair Read more