• August 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Many new drivers will take to the road this summer after successfully passing their driving tests. There may be some hiccups along the way and some could find it tough to cope with a setback. Statistics show that the first six months of solo driving are when new drivers are… Read More

  • August 23, 2017 - James Ash

    A group of young motorists are mocking modern driving etiquette that has left adult drivers raging. Posting selfies behind the wheel, horn happy drivers and litterbugs have been voted by Brits as the top modern day driving irritations, in a new study. Over half (57%) of Brits surveyed said that… Read More

  • August 22, 2017 - James Ash

    The supermini market is one of the most competitive segments in the UK and is flooded with all manner of small runabouts from premium offerings like the Audi A1, through to the quirky, like the Fiat 500 and BMW MINI. But if it’s capable and affordable you’re after, then you… Read More

  • August 22, 2017 - James Ash

    The new SsangYong Rexton 4×4 arrives in the UK this autumn, heralding major advances in style, quality, safety and technology for the brand. Impressing with its sheer presence and beautifully balanced exterior, new Rexton is a large D/E-segment four-wheel drive that offers a prestige cabin for passengers to travel in… Read More

  • August 21, 2017 - James Ash

    There used to be a time that if you wanted the premium build of an executive car and the go anywhere ability of a 4×4, you’re options were pretty limited. Now, though, you’re swamped with choice Audi has the Q5, BMW has the X3, Mercedes has the GLC, Jaguar has… Read More

  • August 21, 2017 - James Ash

    Millions of British motorists are driving their cars without any knowledge of the symbols on the dashboard, according to new research. A study of 2,000 drivers shows nine in 10 have had a symbol pop up on the dashboard which they haven’t recognised. One in three cannot recognise which symbol… Read More

  • August 18, 2017 - James Ash

    Ever since Nissan launched the Qashqai crossover in the late naughties, rival manufacturers have been playing a bit of catch up, in a bid to try and topple its popularity.  Now, the crossover market has become one of the most competitive in the UK, it seems buyers Now, the crossover… Read More

  • August 18, 2017 - James Ash

    Independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed confirmation of the Government’s plan to allow learner drivers on motorways to improve safety, saying they are long overdue and should make a significant difference to accident rates amongst new and inexperienced drivers. The plans were last weekend by Transport Secretary Chris… Read More

  • August 17, 2017 - James Ash

    It’s been around 20 years since Ford last officially sold a large SUV, that was the Explorer, and while it was spacious and comfortable, it carried with it some typical American traits, the biggest being poor fuel economy. During that absence the demands set by 4×4 owners have grown, not… Read More

  • August 16, 2017 - James Ash

    All eyes are on the growing list of modern classics set to go under the hammer at the Classic Car Auctions September Sale as market demand increases for eighties and nineties performance cars. Fast Fords, BMWs, and performance Audis are joined by Peugeot and VW hot hatches in an impressive… Read More

  • August 15, 2017 - James Ash

    There was a time when the only draw for buying a car from South Korea was a cheap sticker price. Build quality, driving manners and even safety were all afterthoughts. But over time, manufacturers like Kia and Hyundai have evolved into brands that are starting to trouble more established European… Read More

  • August 15, 2017 - James Ash

    Over time our eyesight deteriorates and previously strong vision can become poor. If eyesight problems are left unaddressed they can often lead to poor reaction times to unexpected hazards or the behaviour of other road users. This week’s tips give advice on eyesight when riding and driving from IAM RoadSmart’s… Read More

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