They probably caught it back in 1939 when there was a knock at the door and outside were the seried ranks of the Wermacht and the SS, intent on dominating western Europe and anyone else who got in the way.
It’s taken a while but you can’t say they’re not showing the symptoms of wanting to dominate the European small car market.
A car that has always been a firm favourite with we British motorists comes to you in 2020 in a form, shall we say, that is suitably enhanced.
The looks remain unmistakably Vauxhall‘s popular family hatch, but it’s the bits you can’t see where the most significant changes have taken place.
Now they seem intent on copying some goods rather larger than your average smart phone. Cars for the European market are next on the agenda for the peoples republic and rest assured they will be, shall we say, competitively priced.
An initial foray from the eastern outpost of communism has seen the rather well known MG brand back in business here.
If you can forego the brutal power in favour of something more wallet friendly in terms of performance and economy, the latest Civic might just tempt you.
With the latest and menacing look of something hinting at more brutal underpinnings, the Civic EX Sport Line is what you might dub an insurance friendly package.
They even made sure the windows were open, because some of the latest ones have got a tango coloured coating inside too.
It’s quirky looks in its compact chunky body have made it a popular choice for those motorists who stray from the conventional. And there must be a lot of them about, because there are a lot of Jukes about too.
BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder, and to that oft used question ‘Would you?’ I’d reply ‘Yes, I probably would’.
Before eyebrows start raising, I should point out we’re talking about a car here, and not one you might have given much of a second glance to before.
Skoda‘s latest model to hit UK shores quite adequately sums up the Czech firm’s progress over the past few years – impressive.
The Scala is Skoda’s model to plug the gap between Fabia (small hatch) and Octavia (big hatch/saloon/estate).
Well, they’re not things that get used a great deal here in Milton Keynes either, where guessing what people are going to do on the many roundabouts and dual carriageways is one of the most popular pastimes.