I saw Britain’s most popular SUV in its natural habitat the other day; parked in a bus stop outside a school, hazard lights on and doors open, with a harassed mum haranguing two pre-teen lads about football kit. One of them was proclaiming his innocence waving his breakfast pop tart, before a golden Labrador leant out of the boot and gently eased it out of his grasp. Anti-dog theft tech is one thing they haven’t developed for the Nissan Qashqai at the company’s technical centre at Cranfield. It has, however, done just about everything else for this school-run champion, which regularly features in the UK top 10 best-sellers list. It’s had 360-degree cameras for years before the opposition, it was predominately front-wheel drive at a time when rivals were still sweating over driving all four wheels and it’s been sold pretty much round the world in largely the same form. Yet somehow the opposition, even when markedly superior, hasn’t been able to … [Read more...] about Nissan Qashqai review – Britain’s favourite SUV gets a mid-life facelift, but is it enough to keep it on top?
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Kia is taking a direct aim at the Volkswagen Golf with the new Ceed, which it claims will be the most high-tech car in its class when UK sales commence this autumn.Revealed ahead of a public debut at the Geneva motor show next month, the five-door hatchback is the first from a new family of Ceed models that will also include an estate, which is expected to be shown alongside the new hatchback in Geneva, and a shooting brake that's due in 2019. Autocar has already driven a prototype 2018 Ceed. Click here to read the review Although now outsold by the Sportage and Sorento SUVs, the Ceed remains a key contributor to Kia’s growing European market share, which last year reached 3% - a level that has doubled since the first Ceed launched in 2006. This year, Kia is aiming to surpass 500,000 car sales in Europe for the first time.The new five-door has been given a more mature look with straighter lines and less clutter than its predecessor. … [Read more...] about 2018 Kia Ceed revealed: revamped hatch takes aim at Golf