“All five inches of the additional length over the regular A8 goes into making the back half of the cabin as big and as nice as it can possibly be – put simply, there’s five inches more rear legroom, and the A8 wasn’t exactly cramped to begin with.”
“Cracking the Audi/BMW/Mercedes stranglehold of executive saloons is not easy… If Genesis can get customers into them it’ll capture plenty of sales from drivers who fancy something a little different but no less competent.”
“For car enthusiasts, the Mach-E does three things wrong: it’s a BEV, it’s a crossover, and it wears a badge they think it didn’t earn. However, for those who’ll actually buy the car, it’s a relatively engaging drive and a comfortable, spacious, and pretty handsome family car.”
There’s not many marques that survive 30 years in the original mold any more. Even some of the most venerable badges have either had breaks in production, or have switched things up a bit to pander to market tastes.
Depending on where you stand, that title will elicit either a nod of approval or a beeline to the comment section to tell me how wrong I am. That’s the magic of the reborn, fifth-generation Supra: there is no middle ground for it in the court of public opinion.
Which is better: a good family estate car with normal car manners and space in length; or a crossover SUV with high driving position, oodles of headroom and at least a fighting chance of off-road progress?
The Korean brands are on a roll right now. Kia is making some of the most handsome cars in its sector, sister brand Hyundai is making some quality kit (and even appearing in Marvel films) and Ssangyong remains as robust and great value as ever.
In recent years, I’ve not been particularly kind to the Toyota Corolla. Three decades on from the sushi-delivering model revered by the PlayStation generation, the existing sedan had all the thrill of a marathon night of lingerie… laundry.
The Suzuki Jimny has always been one of those cars. It’s the kind of car that those in the know love, despite many glaring flaws that put off regular folk – like Land Rover’s venerable Defender, or the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. In fact it’s a lot like the Defender and G-Class in many ways, only at one-third scale…
There’s a distinct lack of something during this press briefing. It’s not turbo power — ubiquitous in this day and age, especially in the hot hatch segment — nor is it a lack of enthusiasm about a product a team is clearly proud of.