July 2014




The bus that never was

In busy conditions, the time it takes for a bus to drop passengers at a stop and then board the new riders, can result in significant service delays, not to mention upsetting passengers whose journey…


Jaguar XE preview

It has been no great secret that Jaguar have had a new small saloon under development to replace the generally unlamented, although reasonably capable Ford Mondeo-based X Type. Jaguars recent models have just been getting…


Latest Octavia Scout goes on sale.

The current Octavia Scout, Skoda’s high-riding 4×4 version of its popular Octavia estate, is one of those cars which is less popular than it really deserves. Even the notoriously picky Top Gear conceded that, to quote,…



Goodbye glorious gauges

Do you get a glow of satisfaction from studying a dashboard full of iconic round gauges, with speedo, rev-counter, fuel gauge and the like lined up in their serried ranks? If so, enjoy those products,…


Volkswagen reveals all-new Passat

It must be strange being a designer at Volkswagen these days. Every stylists brief must be to “make it look like its predecessor”, and to give the guys credit, they are incredibly good at it! Take…


Anyone for a cut-price plug-in hybrid?

Hybrid cars are increasingly becoming seen as desirable, however their price premium over the equivalent petrol & diesel models holds back many buyers. Those buyers are exactly the sort of folk who could be interested…