Before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Eastern Bloc countries churned out cars that were largely lousy. Skodas were the best of the bunch, but still crude. Factory-fresh Dacias drove/broke down like high-mile motors on the way out. Yugos were upholstered skateboards... only slower. Trabants were more kennels on wheels than cars. And...
Mileage: 695Economy: 37.0mpgBefore I got my hands on the keys to our striking Citroen C3 Aircross, I wasn’t sure I was going to take to the small SUV’s slightly unusual styling.But when I went along to the Robins and Day London West Citroen dealership in Brentford to collect it, the car instantly stood out on...
Tesla has plans to build a rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra within five years.Responding to a question about compact and sub-compact cars, Musk told the Tesla shareholders’ conference: “I think we’ll do a compact car in less than five years.”While no more details were offered, Musk...
The Mercedes A-Class has come a long way in 21 years. Starting life as a clever – albeit dowdy – mini MPV. The latest fourth generation model, however, cuts a sharp, aggressive figure that Mercedes hopes will entice younger buyers to the brand.We drove the latest car in Europe earlier this year, but this...
The large panel van sector has a new arrival in the shape of the MAN TGE. German company MAN Truck & Bus is an established truck manufacturer that today is part of the Volkswagen Group, but the arrival of the TGE marks its first venture into the light commercial vehicle market.If the TGE...