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Jaguar’s XJ takes a Portfolio route to executive excellence

In a competitive high-end market sector, the stakes are steep for getting a contender wrong but, as Iain Robertson highlights, adopting an alternative route to market can pay dividends, especially against the might of the ‘Teutonic Threesome’.

Return of the ‘Straight-Six’ will stir great memories for Range Rover

It has been many years since JLR wrangled a petrol inline ‘six’ beneath its top models’ bonnets but, says Iain Robertson, it is a competent job that heralds strong performance, allied to perfect balance and a deliciously purring exhaust note.

Automotive archetypal excellence is DS3 Crossback’s Gallic signature

Admitting to intense cynicism, when the DS remit was first mooted, Iain Robertson is totally satisfied that the brand’s separation from its former Citroen lineage is continuing apace, with its latest compact and premium crossover model.

Marking an icon is Mazda’s 30th celebratory MX-5

Few cars can be said to have earned their stripes in the manner of Mazda’s impeccably-mannered two-seater sportscar and Iain Robertson revels in its thirty years of driver-orientated perfection as the world’s class best-seller of all time.

Cheeky new addition to Renault Captur line-up

The prospect of adding sporting luxury, without insisting on a performance penalty, is the most positive step being made by Renault on its ever-popular mini-SUV model, which Iain Robertson believes will boost demand for a charming family car.

BMW goes the whole hog with new 7-Series hybrid

Hot on the heels of the conventional 7-Series launch, reports Iain Robertson, Germany’s most profitable carmaker adopts PHEV technology for its top-drawer newcomer that is due to hit UK roads from mid-March.

MPV! SsshhMPV!! The lest-we-forget Seat Alhambra

In a world governed by SUVs, Iain Robertson had believed that the MPV was an automotive dodo but reacquaintance with a latest model has renewed his confidence in a motor industry that appears to be led too frequently by the ring in its retail nose.

VW supplements its SUV offering with new T-Cross entry-level

Much vaunted (having been promised for years), the all-new T-Cross completes the Volkswagen line-up of SUVs for all size and surface requirements and Iain Robertson has been privy to the very first example before its April launch date.

Renault’s will to drive down EV prices starts with Zoe

For just the past five years, the pretty and compact Zoe has provided a modest entry-level to EV mobility, to which Iain Robertson believes more carmakers should be directing their attentions, rather than profiteering from market circumstances.

All new Renault Clio, from interior ‘tease’ to exterior

Earlier this week, Iain Robertson teased you with the interior photographs of the comprehensively revised Renault Clio, now he has managed to snap the exterior of the car, which is sure to excite Clio lovers keen to see what the newcomer looks like.

Fiat’s ‘go-anywhere’ 500X is now available in enhanced form

If, like Iain Robertson, you want the retrospective looks of a Fiat 500 but struggle with its sub-compact dimensions, perhaps the more grown-up 500X, with its urban warrior status, might suffice, after all it looks the part and S-Design adds merit.

Success For BMW 5 Series at What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2018

Both the BMW 5 Series Saloon and Touring have been crowned winners at the annual WhatCar? Car of the Year Awards 2018.

Replacing the irreplaceable Skoda Yeti

While Skoda may have appeared to shed its ‘value-for-money’ skin, writes Iain Robertson, it has been busy creating a replacement for the much-love Yeti model, which also gains a new name and will be unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Nissan Leaf defies range anxiety in latest, ingenious EV model

No longer do you have to be ‘half-daft’ to contemplate living with an EV, reports Iain Robertson, as he has proven in the latest version of the Nissan Leaf, which promises in excess of 230-miles of range in a largely intelligent and intuitive car.

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