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Honda played a key role in creating the hugely-successful SUV sector with the popular CR-V and the latest model is something of a radical revamp, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motoring editor Andy Russell, who has fond memories of owning an early MG Metro, says the new MG3 supermini is another boost for the modern-day brand in terms of driving appeal, value and warranty.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Vauxhall has revived the GSi badge for its Corsa supermini, 25 years after launching the original. Andy Russell says it looks the part but lacks the performance of rivals.

The Sportage, now Kia's most popular UK model, marks its 25th anniversary with a facelift and fresh appeal. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out what makes it so popular.

Suzuki is now launching the fourth generation of its iconic, lightweight Jimny 4x4 which packs a heavyweight punch off-road. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how good it is with an early drive.

Kia has raised its game with the third-generation Ceed hatchback which closes the gap on the class big guns and is boosted by generous kit, safety features and that long warranty, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Volkswagen's GTI models always feel classy and grown-up and the latest hot Polo is spot on. It's the most powerful, with 200PS and potent performance, but is still a delightfully easy, daily drive, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Toyota's cute, characterful Aygo city car can still hold its own against newer rivals. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out why with the latest updated range.

Owning a Vauxhall Viva proved educational for Bob Hobbs - engine problems while on holiday in France led to a lifelong study of speaking French.

MG fan Alistair Shaw has brought an MGB GT Jubilee, which celebrated the famous British sports car marque's 50th anniversary, back to life just how it would have been when it rolled down the production line. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it was a labour of love.

Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich has a wide range of motorbike clothing and accessories and its expert staff can help you make the right choice and make sure it fits properly. Motoring editor Andy Russell also checks out some Christmas gift ideas for bikers.

Doctor Who has the Tardis, Peugeot the roomy, practical seven-seat 5008 SUV - both deceptively roomy and ideal for space travel, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Volkswagen's third-generation Touareg flagship SUV benefits from a big injection of style, technology and prestige which has done wonders for its image, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ford's new Fiesta ST is a 'supersonic supermini' with a 200PS, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine that gives it a big heart in the hot-hatch hierarchy. Motoring editor Andy Russell gets into the beat.

DS Automobiles is making a fashion statement with its DS 7 Crossback to stand out from the SUV crowd and help establish its standalone brand identity, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

After a summer travelling around in a Renault 4L camionnette, running market stalls in France, it transported Sylvie Wheatley to university where she experienced a scary moment with a sleepy 'stowaway'.

The automotive industry is shocked at disappointed the Government is cutting the plug-in car grant. Motoring editor Andy Russell says that with the demise of diesel it should be stepping up incentivising switching to electrifed vehicles.

It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children's show.

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Ahead of its 20th anniversary, the Skoda Fabia hatchback and estate have a fresh face and new technology and equipment. Motoring editor Andy Russell drives the talented, no-nonsense small car.

Bob Vousden had a hairy moment after tackling the hairpin bends on a mountain road when the brakes failed in his well loaded Morris 1000.

SEAT has had a significant impact in a short time on the SUV market, following the Ateca with the compact Arona that's big on space and talent, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

As the leaves turn from green to red and gold, East Anglia's countryside is full of amazing places to see trees in all their glory. Here are 21 places where you can enjoy all the shades of autumn.

Switching to electric cars is a 'chicken and egg' situation in this area for, despite a good uptake, many drivers are put off by a lack of public charging infrastructure. Motoring editor Andy Russell visited an experience day to help motorists find out more.

Ford celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Ford Focus with a new model that brings new affordable technology and connectivity to the class, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

It was 12 years before Sharon Willmott was able to afford her first car, a £20 1948 Morris Minor, but she then kept 'him' for more than 20 years... with the help of her father.

With many manufacturers launching their first pure electric vehicles, EV pioneer Nissan has launched its second-generation Leaf, now a credible alternative to petrol and diesel power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motoring editor Andy Russell visits a mind-bogglingly vast warehouse, which could house 20 football pitches, which is a logistical labyrinth stocking parts for keeping Fords on the road for the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Roger Norvill found life with his 1931 Austin 7 could be an uphill struggle but playing hide and seek after fellow Servicemen's good-humoured antics were all part of the fun.

The iconic Ford Mustang has become a big hit since galloping into the UK sports car market and has now been honed to make it even better to drive and live with, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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