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Motoring & Fleet

ROAD TEST: Kia Optima Sportswagon

By Ian Strachan The Kia Optima Sportswagon marks a new departure for the Korean manufacturer. Designed in Europe specifically for the European market it is Kia’s first attempt at an upper medium estate car. And it’s a good attempt, with a stylish design and bags of practicality. As well as 552 litres of…

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ROAD TEST: Vauxhall Insignia SportsTourer SRi

By Ian Strachan The Vauxhall Insignia has rapidly become the car to beat in  the upper medium sector. The Insignia Sports Tourer is big, well-specified, classy to look at and a pleasure to drive yet it still costs not much more than £20,000, writes Ian Strachan. The estate version of the Insignia has kept all the…

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ROAD TEST: Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI – 2017

By Ian Strachan The Seat Ibiza has been around for getting on for 30 years. But in its latest guise, this small car is now a dynamic, comfortable and reliable offering. The Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI has all the advantages of a brisk little coupe, but with money-spinning economy. It has good looks, more-than-adequate…

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Citroen Berlingo 2016

Just because it’s a van, it doesn’t have to be noisy, uncomfortable or short on creature comforts. Just the opposite in fact. Drivers of light commercial vehicles tend to spend much of their working day in their vehicles, which means comfort becomes as important as practicality. That’s where the Citroen Berlingo…

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