MINI circa 2020 bears little or no resemblance to the one born out of the Suez crisis in the mid 1950s and the ensuing oil shortage that hastened the demand for affordable motoring.
But with the world now facing new environmental and economic challenges, it was inevitable that MINI would ditch fossil fuels and go electric.
So does pairing up one of the world’s most iconic cars that’s small, nimble and has kart-like handling, with a powertrain that brings instant acceleration, low running costs and near silent progress, work? Continue reading →
YOU can’t say you aren’t spoilt for choice if a compact crossover is on your wish list.
And when you start looking there’s very little chance you’ll overlook the latest Peugeot 2008 with its choice of virulent paint jobs.
Fusion Orange metallic is certainly one that stands out in a crowded car park as foolhardy shoppers attempt to cram their boots with more toilet roll than any sane person would need at the start of Lockdown 2.
AN easier, quicker and cleaner way to check your tyre pressures? What’s not to like!
Here’s a handy little gadget that allows you to just that, accurately and in double quick time.
Michelin”s Pressure Checker can be used on everything from bicycles, mopeds, scooters, motorbikes, cars, 4x4s, vans, minibuses, motorcaravans and light-duty trailers – and that includes caravans and horse box trailers.
It allows you to check all four pressures accurately and without the need to connect a pressure gauge to the valve, which is unhygienic and removes air from the tyre.
THERE’S very little chance of Toyota’s reputation for building decent hybrid powered cars getting a kicking with the latest C-HR.
They just seem to get better with each update and upgrade and from a drivers point of view the process is simplicity itself.
Toyota’s full hybrids are engineered to run on power from their petrol engine and their electric motor but they’re also capable of running on electric impetus alone – which is what makes a full hybrid different from other mild versions.