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Renault creates evocative potency with new Megane R.S.300

You can see the looks of long-awaited design efficacy in the eyes of Renault personnel as they unveil their hottest of hot hatches, writes Iain Robertson, as if all their Christmases had come at once in the golden hued Gallic charger.

Much-improved BMW X5 aims for the higher ground

No less than 2.2m X5s have found homes since its launch 19 years ago, reports Iain Robertson, the South Carolina, American-built multi-activity vehicle having set a benchmark in the category that has been under assault of late.

Much-revised Kadjar strengthens Renault’s place in SUV scene

While sitting comfortably in the middle of Renault’s three-strong SUV range, writes Iain Robertson, the Kadjar is by far the most in-demand of its models, which makes total replacement difficult and careful titivation vital.

Enticing new Scala redefines Skoda’s place in the new car scene

While the Octavia has always been Skoda’s VW Golf-based model, which has provided the brand with both presence and great success, suggests Iain Robertson, the entirely fresh Scala model takes the fight directly to Skoda’s key rivals.

Seat does its corporate ‘thing’ with new Tarraco multi-seat SUV

It is useful that Seat can share VW technology, states Iain Robertson, as it needed an up-to-seven-seater to replace its aeons-old Alhambra MPV, therefore, it might as well be the ‘Spanish’ equivalent to the Skoda Kodiaq…which it is.

Seat lights blue touch-paper on Cupra for its hottest SUV

Using the opportunity to launch not just a new model but a new sub-brand, highlights Iain Robertson, Seat enters the most sporting SUV segment with a genuine giant-killer.

Spacious Kodiaq vRS is Skoda’s hottest SUV ever

Sampling the latest Skoda serves to enhance the Czech brand’s image at its highest ebb, reports Iain Robertson, as he got down and dirty with the marque’s outstanding seven-seater.

Working the oracle, with an eminently practical Suzuki Swift Sport

Falling into a category of ‘seriously purposeful hatchbacks’, the most recent Sport version of the popular Suzuki Swift led Iain Robertson into a wish to delve into its greater depths, beyond mere junior league hot-hatch territory, where it delivers well.

Bahn-storming new 8-Series whisks BMW into premium coupe sector

Ever since Jaguar departed the up-market coupe segment of the new car market, with its last XK8 and XKR line-up, highlights Iain Robertson, a convenient gap has been left open and BMW is now seeking to fill it with a beautiful alternative.

Land-Rover gifts Forces Favourite Evoque a slick new frock

Available to order now, inspired by the super-smooth Velar model, an all-new Range Rover Evoque breathes fresh vitality into the marque’s entry-level model, states Iain Robertson, for a new era featuring advanced technology and hybrid engineering.

Vastly improved Vitara is new in all but basic outline

Suzuki avoids SUV anguish by producing a user-friendly but stylistically different and recognisable rival to the current crop of compact activity vehicles, writes Iain Robertson, while retaining affordability, quality and multi-surface competence.

The all-new Suzuki Jim…NO! FORGET IT! It’s sold out!

Despite reports to the contrary, some aspects of the UK motor industry are in a vibrant state, suggests Iain Robertson, not least the SUV sector, which, for Suzuki, means that its latest and potentially most exciting newcomer is just unavailable!

BMW ramps-up 3-Series expectations with 330e supplementary information

Hot on the heels of the new M340i details, reports Iain Robertson, is more information on one of the new 3-Series’ star turns, in the form of its plug-in hybrid model, the 330e, which is sure to generate tremendous interest, at a price!

Toyota expands Corolla line-up with all-new saloon variant

Having already agreed that the ‘Auris’ model name is being dropped in favour of a return of ‘Corolla’, highlights Iain Robertson, Japanese and British carmaker, Toyota, is broadening its appeal with an all-new booted version of its new model.

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