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DISCOVER LAND ROVER’S HISTORY

DISCOVER LAND ROVER’S HISTORY

        LAUNCHED in time with Land Rover’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the Land Rover Scrapbook, by company insider Mike Gould, takes the reader on a “voyage of discovery” through the highs, lows, designs and decisions that have catapulted Land Rover vehicles from utilitarian workhorses to worldwide automotive icons. […]

Peugeot bares all at LCV Show

Peugeot bares all at LCV Show

THIS year marks the completion of Peugeot’s two-year strategy to replace and update its range of light commercial vehicles. The launch of the Bipper and Partner vans will complete the extensive line-up which now covers payloads from 1 m3 to 17 m3 and payloads of 450 kg to 1910 kg. […]

2008 Naza Sorento

2008 Naza Sorento

Ever since the last economic crisis of the late 1990s, the large (or medium-sized, depending on your point of view) SUV segment has never been the same. It was once a booming segment in the days of the Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Land Cruiser but when the government bumped up […]

A direct line to the MD of Proton

A direct line to the MD of Proton

Proton MD Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir The treatment of customers at Proton showrooms has left a lot to be desired and that?s a fact which Proton MD, Dato’ Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir does not dispute. When he took on the ?hot seat? at the national […]

Mitsubishi Concept-RA

Mitsubishi Concept-RA

Illustrating the fact that thrilling performance and environmental responsibility need not be mutually exclusive concepts, the Mitsubishi Concept-RA features the S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system and the Twin Clutch SST automated manual transmission used in the Lancer Evolution. However, the concept car is powered by a new high-output, high-efficiency clean […]

Toyota A-BAT hybrid pick-up

Toyota A-BAT hybrid pick-up

It had to come eventually ? a pick-up truck with a hybrid powerplant. And not surprisingly, the proposal comes from the company which has sold the most hybrids to date, Toyota. Actually, the A-BAT (as the concept pick-up model is called) is not the first time Toyota has proposed a […]

WHITE NOISE (ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE DRIVE)

WHITE NOISE (ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE DRIVE)

      IT TAKES a certain type of individual to be able to carry off a white suit. Confident, charismatic, well proportioned and easy on the eye. When all of those characteristics are present the result usually looks fantastic. The same is true of cars. The only difference being, […]

MODEL BEHAVIOUR

MODEL BEHAVIOUR

As I wandered through the vast halls of the Autosport International Show, Birmingham, I couldn’t help but notice that the car show models attracted almost as much attention as the cars themselves. The fact that sex sells is nothing new of course. Using sex, or rather women, to sell products, […]

FEELING PARKY

FEELING PARKY

IT’S that heart-sinking moment that occurs when you walk back to your vehicle only to find it’s been accessorised. By a traffic warden. Particularly when that tacky plastic envelope has been issued unfairly. Now, I’m not talking about those cases where you weigh up the probability of getting a parking […]

SWEET SUCCESS

SWEET SUCCESS

An adventurer from Poole has returned home after he drove to Timbuktu in a lorry powered by chocolate. Electrician John Grimshaw and engineer Andy Pag left Poole in November 2007 and arrived in Timbuktu, Mail one month later after a 4,500-mile drive across the Sahara. The pair had to battle […]