Nick Rufford

Jenson Button on quitting F1, Richard Branson and his father’s death


Jenson Button’s career in Formula One was ended by a head injury. But it wasn’t his. It killed his father, John, the man who inspired and...
2017 Range Rover Velar review

First Drive review: Range Rover Velar


It’s not every car you test by driving it to the top of a Norwegian mountain, but the Velar is not every car. It’s a brand new Range Rover...
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Extended test: 2017 Honda CR-V


The Honda CR-V is a popular sight on British roads, slowly but surely adding to the number of SUVs filling car parks at schools, supermarkets and
2017 Mazda CX-5 (2-litre petrol) review

Mazda CX-5 (2017) review


The news is bad for owners of diesels, but you wouldn’t think so from the number of such cars in showrooms
First Drive review: 2017 Land Rover Discovery

First Drive review: 2017 Land Rover Discovery


Think of a Land Rover and you’ll probably conjure up an image of a farmer taking bales to the top field or a coastguard pulling a boat across...
First Drive review: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R

First Drive review: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R


It’s a well-known fact, at least to motor company bosses, that luxury sports cars are desired by adolescents but bought by the middle-aged...
Extended test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX5h

Extended test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX5h


Living in London and having two children who like nothing more than to escape to the Royal Parks and spin the pedals of their bicycles like a hamsters...
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First Drive review: 2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV (prototype)


Sliding across a frozen Swedish lake in Jaguar's sleek 4x4, the F-Pace, Nick Rufford gets chills down his spine. And not just because it's -27C.
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First Drive: 2015 Ferrari 488 Spider


There are a few things wrong with Ferrari’s latest drop-top, but that’s unlikely to put off buyers ...
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First Drive review: Peugeot 308 GT (2015)


For all its hot-hatch pretensions, including its sleek looks and a faux engine growl, Peugeot’s 308 GT feels decidedly lukewarm
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First Drive review: Land Rover Discovery Sport (2015)


By raiding the parts bin and applying magic glue, Land Rover has created an SUV with off-road toughness, all mod cons and room for seven
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First drive review: Mercedes-AMG GT S (2015)


Mid-market sports cars are cash cows for manufacturers, none more so than the Porsche 911. But it's got competition...
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First drive review: Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG coupé (2014)


An S-class for the driver in you