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VIDEO: Nissan Leaf Gen 2

VIDEO: Nissan Leaf Gen 2

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A lot rides on the new Nissan Leaf, which will chart the advancement of electric vehicles from earlier models. Phil Curry takes the Generation 2 version out for a spin... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WgUBltVk7Y&t
VIDEO: Hyundai i30N

VIDEO: Hyundai i30N

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Phil Curry takes the Hyundai i30N, Korea's answer to the hot hatch, for a spin around Millbrook. Can it compete with established models from Ford, Volkswagen et al?
VIDEO: MG GS review

VIDEO: MG GS review

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With the SUV market growing at a rapid rate, can an old British marque with a new name above the door hope to compete? Phil Curry took the MG GS for a road trip to Wales, making use of the tight twisty turns and long country lanes, to find the answer to that question. Expect informative opinion, sheep and lots of mispronunciation...
Mazda MX-5 1.5i Review

Mazda MX-5 1.5i Review

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The Mazda MX-5 is the benchmark for the two-seater roadster, so when the Japanese company launches a new version, it does so to an expectant audience. All Torque Managing Editor Phil Curry takes his first drive in any MX-5 variant, and shares his views... https://youtu.be/U4haIqKNSI4   Want to see more? Check out our MX-5 Gallery below...    
VIDEO: Audi R8 Spyder

VIDEO: Audi R8 Spyder

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The R8 brings to Audi a performance supercar, powered by a 5.2-litre V10. The Spyder driven in this video is fitted with the company's DSG auto gearbox which provides smooth shifts in whatever driving mode you should choose, while the handling is precise and neat, suspension soaking up the bumps while also holding you well into the corners. However, the noise of the engine is beautiful, so enjoy as we take you on a drive around the Millbrook Alpine course on a sunny May day...
MG ZT review

MG ZT review

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All Torque Managing Editor Phil Curry reviews the MG ZT, Rover Group's attempt to bring new customers to its vehicles while boosting the MG brand.
MG 3

MG 3

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The MG Rover story still leaves a bitter taste in the automotive industry’s mouth, but the brand is back in one form, MG is once again producing cars for the UK. Phil Curry drove its latest offering, the MG 3 Rover was never a budget brand, it always carried that sense of being Britain’s answer to BMW – even when the German manufacturer owned it. MG on the other hand was the sporty marque, the one you wanted to have fun in. However, now the company is owned by the Chinese its values have changed. Rover is gone, perhaps carrying too much symbolism of failure. MG has been repurposed as a ‘budget’ model, with a fun and sporty side. Looking  at the MG3, this is very apparent. It is intended to rival the Fiesta and Corsa, with a price akin to a city car. (more…)
Citroën C4 Cactus review

Citroën C4 Cactus review

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Car manufacturers have been taking vehicle styling to the extreme with some models, some with success and some without. Citroën are the latest to come out with an ‘interesting’ looking car, with its Cactus seemingly wearing a body jacket. Phil Curry finds out whether beauty can be found inside and out…   When I first saw this car launched I felt torn. Some examples of radical styling in the past I have liked, the Nissan Quashqi for example. Then there were the Fiat Multiplas of the world. I liked the front end of the Cactus, yet the pockets on the doors remind me of a rich country gent wearing a padded warmer. All it needed was a flat cap and wellies and it would be at home on the estate. (more…)
Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

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Is Volkswagen's top range Golf able to make its own voice heard above that of the GTI? Phil Curry takes a drive to find out... The hot-hatch market has been superceided time and again by what I term the performance hatches. The Focus ST has the RS above it, similar for the Seat Leon Cupra and the Cupra R. Volkswagen too have long been players in this game, while the Golf GTI grabs the headlines, there has been the R32 plugging away in the background for those in pursuit of true speed. Therefore when it became time for a new Golf, it wasn’t long until there was a need for a new R. (more…)
Vauxhall Adam

Vauxhall Adam

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Vauxhall have finally tapped into a market that its rivals have a strong foothold in. Is its customisable answer any good? Phil Curry takes a look… For some people, the pleasure of buying a new car is being able to name it. Vauxhall have saved some of its customer’s time and effort by naming its city car Adam. A strange name, the company hopes the Adam will give it a footing in the small car market currently dominated by the Ford Ka and Fiat 500. With the Agila now classed as a mini MPV, the brand has lacked a presence in an area which is becoming more important to manufacturers. They have gone down the approach of making the car as customisable as possible in order to appeal to younger drivers, but does this come at the expense of the driving experience? (more…)