November 20, 2017

DRIVEN: VOLVO V40 D2 POWERSHIFT SE LUX

Dynamic performer: Volvo's new V40 goes as well as it looks   With the introduction of the new V40, Volvo has finally brought to market an attractive medium – sized premium hatchback alternative, to compete with the usual German crowd (Audi A3, BMW 1-series, VW Golf). Volvo’s … [Read more...]

KEEP THE CAR, CHANGE YOUR TYRES

Recent snow and icy weather has resulted in a surge of sales of 4x4 and SUVs, but would these buyers have been better of simply equipping their existing car with winter tyres? Autocar magazine has pondered this seasonal question by conducting a test between a two and four-wheel driven Skoda … [Read more...]

Analogue-air: Tyre pressure gauge from Race X

With a plethora of digital tyre pressure monitors on the market, it’s refreshing to see one of the good old analogue variety, especially when it’s of the quality on offer here. The Race X Professional even comes with its own protective plastic carrying case. In use the device is extremely … [Read more...]

Smart move for smartphones Use your smartphone legally while behind the wheel

Leading portable satnav manufacture TomTom has launched a Hands Free Car Kit for smartphones, enabling motorists to phone and drive without breaking the law. Although many new cars now come as standard with Bluetooth enabled media and navigation systems, TomTom’s new Car Kit aims to bridge … [Read more...]

New Volvo V40 gets top marks for pedestrian safety.

The new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. The overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute. Volvo has also been awarded the highest ever rating by Euro NCAP, in the pedestrian protection category of the frontal collision test. The … [Read more...]