Our team bring you informed analysis of selected new vehicle models and put them in automotive industry perspective
5 December 2013
Since the arrival of the latest Range Rover Sport, the Porsche Cayenne has had a battle on its hands for the status of best in class. With Land Rover about to launch a V8 diesel variant, Glenn Brooks decided it was time to assess the Cayenne S Diesel.
3 December 2013
The parent company has been celebrating a record month for exports, while SsangYong Motor UK rolls out multiple new models. Glenn Brooks climbs into a Turismo MPV to see what has changed following owner Mahindra's investments in new products.
29 November 2013
While Ford and Opel/Vauxhall believe a B segment sports model should be a coupe with a slick manual gearbox, Renault thinks otherwise. Glenn Brooks samples the R.S. Clio 200 EDC, a hot hatch with rear doors, and automatic transmission.
27 November 2013
The latest Commodore sedan is almost certain to be the last rear-wheel drive Aussie-built Holden. Glenn Brooks, just back from two weeks in his home city of Sydney, tried the new-ish SSV Redline derivative and was reluctant to give it back.
5 November 2013
Is the Range Rover worth the premium that Land Rover charges for it over the enormously capable Range Rover Sport? Or are these vehicles for two different kinds of buyer? Glenn Brooks decides.
1 November 2013
SEAT boss Jürgen Stackmann told just-auto that he loves the UK market. Here, the brand is on course for a record year, thanks to new models such as the Toledo. Glenn Brooks gets the measure of this built-by-Škoda B/C segment hatchback.
29 October 2013
Is the Hyundai i40 a Korean car? It might seem a silly question, but Glenn Brooks finds this is a far more of a German-engineered model than most people realise.
24 October 2013
Coping with the weather in Britain can be summed up in one word: wait. Or in four: This Too Shall Pass. The open-topped version of the Citroën DS3 perfectly suits our peculiar climate, Glenn Brooks reckons. It may even be key to PSA’s future.
22 October 2013
The UK is now Škoda’s third largest market behind only Germany and China. What’s more, brand image and pricing is a long way from cheap. Glenn Brooks reviews the Superb Outdoor, a near-GBP30,000 model.
17 October 2013
Imagine a new Porsche where, on the media launch, all the talk is of range on electric power and super-low CO2. Glenn Brooks has been variously hammering and gliding around the Cotswolds, from where he reports.
9 October 2013
It’s been three and a half years since the Alfa Giulietta had its world premiere at the 2010 Geneva motor show. Glenn Brooks has just been sampling the latest model, updated with an assortment of mid-life freshening features.
4 October 2013
Is there another sedan sold anywhere with diesel-electric power and all-wheel drive? After a week with the 508 HYbrid4, Glenn Brooks believes he has found that rare car - one with no direct rivals.
30 September 2013
After selling over a million of the sedan versions alone worldwide since launch in 2010, BMW has updated the sixth-generation 5 series, the most successful in the model’s 41-year history, but so subtly you need to have new alongside old to pick the difference.
26 September 2013
The roll out of additional Golf variants continues. Glenn Brooks recently tested the GTI, GTD and BlueMotion, each of which reached UK dealers this summer, as well as the estate, which goes on sale in October.
24 September 2013
Deputy Editor Graeme Roberts runs an eye over General Motors' Europe's updated Opel/Vauxhall Insignia range and discovers a much more refined car thanks to new engines and an improved interior. An almost identical version, now built locally, is sold as the Buick Regal in the US and Canada.
20 September 2013
With a roomy estate premiering at last week's Frankfurt show, as well as more details of the Type-R hatchback to come, Honda clearly has a lot more plans for its UK-built Civic range. Glenn Brooks samples the new 1.6-litre diesel hatchback.
17 September 2013
Nissan Motorsport's model range continues to grow, as does its importance as a profit centre for Nissan Motor. Glenn Brooks tries the division's Juke NISMO.
13 September 2013
Just back from a 1,300 mile round trip to the Frankfurt IAA, Glenn Brooks bids farewell to a car that impressed him with its combination of relaxed high speed cruising, great handling and exceptional economy - the Vauxhall Astra 2.0 BiTurbo.
10 September 2013
Mitsubishi Motors UK is on a roll, its August sales up 46 percent on 2012. The Outlander and Mirage are the main reasons but the Shogun, first launched in 1999, is playing its part too. Glenn Brooks gets reacquainted with this big SUV.
6 September 2013
Suzuki Motor Europe claims its new SX4 S-Cross now sets the standard in the C Crossover segment. Glenn Brooks drives it, and uncovers details of some future Suzukis.