Category: Motoring and Machinery

Calm, capable touring estate

by Huw Thomas, Vice chairman, Welsh Motoring Writers AS sales of SUVs began to take off some estate cars took on something of that look. It usually meant increased ground clearance, wing and sill cladding with...

Performance and economy

by Huw Thomas, vice chairman, Welsh Motoring Writers MAzDA manages to compete, and be competitive, in the global mainstream without the advantage of massive corporate scale. Toyota and Volkswagen vie for the top spot...

Polished ‘SUV Tourer’

by huw Thomas, vice chairman, Welsh motoring Writers Kia first brought the Sorento to Europe in 2002 as a mid/large sized 4×4. Revised in 2007 it had a separate chassis; beam rear axle; high...

Space and pace in 4×4 guise

by Huw Thomas, vice chairman, Welsh Motoring Writers CURREnT Insignia was General Motors’ last big European project before it sold Opel-Vauxhall to PSA (Peugeot Citroen) in 2017. ‘Grand Sport Tourer’ (hatch) and ‘Sports Tourer’...

Defin itive 4x4s ren ewed

by Huw Thomas, vice chairman, Welsh Motoring Writers IF a good pedigree is the result of sound heredity and careful husbandry then the new Suzuki Jimny and Jeep Wrangler are a case in point....

Ford Ranger revamp

Scheduled for a mid- year arrival here, Ford’s “mid-life refresh” for the current Ranger goes beyond the usual front-end “facelift” and posher, more refined interior. Collision and pedestrian detection alert/auto-braking together with (driver activated)...

New improved Kia ProCeed

by Huw Thomas, vice chairman, Welsh Motoring Writers ‘SerieS 1’ Ceed (2006-2012) was Kia’s first car to be designed as well as produced in europe. ‘Series 2’ came in 2012 and this saw the...