First Drive review: 2016 Seat Ateca


In an ideal world, a Seat is a maverick’s VW. It’s the place where the coldly calculated products
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First Drive review: Mazda CX-3 (2015)


Mazda takes aim at the Nissan Juke with this compact crossover
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First Drive review: Porsche Cayman GT4 (2015)


Anyone seeking a sports car simply to pose in should steer well clear of this road-hugging, bend-devouring, sugar rush of extremes
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First Drive review: Nissan Juke Nismo RS


The new hot version of Nissan’s shrunken SUV promises ‘excitement for everyone’. Well, someone’s been overlooked
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First Drive review: Tesla Model S P85D


Tesla’s Model S P85D can park itself and take control on the motorway. With 691 horsepower and two motors, you just won’t want to let it...
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First Drive review: Mazda CX-5 (2015)


It's always a bit worrying when a mainstream manufacturer announces that it is going 'premium'. More often than not, this means they've stuck a bit...
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First Drive review: Mercedes-AMG C 63 (2015)


The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 doesn’t hang about. Panting expectantly as soon as you’ve twisted the key in the ignition, it accelerates from 0 to...
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First Drive review: Smart Fortwo (2015)


Springtime for Lego: a study recently declared the Danish company the world’s most powerful brand. It had dethroned Ferrari...
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First Drive review: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (2015)


You have to feel for Volvo. Like the conscientious pupil who has diligently learnt all the lines for the end-of-term play only to be upstaged by the...
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First Drive review: Volvo XC90 (2015)


The update of the XC90 after 12 years is a momentous occasion. Will it finally take Volvo into the top tier of SUV makers?
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First Drive review: Audi TTS roadster


A biblical deluge in Mallorca cramped this new roadster’s style but when the clouds parted, a proper sports car emerged...
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First Drive review: Audi R8 LMX (2014)


The Audi R8 was the future once. A prototype appeared in 2003 and was so modern-looking that it became the basis for Will Smith’s car in the film...
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First Drive review: Ford Mondeo (2015)


He helped Tony Blair to a landslide win in 1997 but while the archetypal Mondeo buyer may no longer have the same political clout the car itself is...